The Flourish Conference
Flourish 2021 Announcement!
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Featured Speaker: Karen McGibbon, PhD
Dr. Karen McGibbon moved from Jamaica to Findlay, Ohio in January 2017 to accept a teaching position as an Assistant Professor in the Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling at the Winebrenner Theological Seminary. She holds an MA in Pastoral Psychology & Counseling and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision. She is a Psychotherapist and Certified Life Coach practicing for over ten years in a wide variety of settings.
Karen is a mental health practitioner both in Ohio and Jamaica, where she continues to remotely operate a private practice. She is currently serving as the President of the Northwest Ohio Counseling Association. Karen has a passion for helping people, having faithfully served in various ministry leadership positions to individuals, couples and families for over 20 years.
She’s been married to Frank, her partner in life and ministry, for over 27 years and is the mother of two adult children who reside in Ohio. Karen enjoys cooking for her family, reading a good book and playing the piano whenever she gets the chance.
Emmaus Road is a Christian worship group from Southwestern Pennsylvania, playing songs currently heard on Christian radio as well as some old classics with a contemporary twist. The band is: Andrea Dennis - Vocals; Annette Simmons - Vocals & Keyboards; Paul Garner - Guitar; Kelly DeVincent - Vocals; Chloe DeVincent - Vocals; Christian DeVincent - Drums and John DeVincent - Vocals & Guitar
What is the Flourish Conference?
Flourish is an annual weekend, occurring typically in early March, that is set aside for women to gather together and explore the identity of God our Father and what that means for us as his followers.
The conference is held at the Winebrenner Theological Seminary building on the campus of the University of Findlay, in Findlay OH. It's sponsored by the Women's Ministries which is a part of the Churches of God, General Conference (CGGC).
Though the Conference is affiliated with the CGGC denomination and encourages women from Churches of God churches to join us, all women are invited to attend. You'll meet ladies from the greater Findlay/Lima area as well as women from across the CGGC Denomination, from coast to coast.
So come away with us and rest awhile. Be replenished by His truths & promises found in the scriptures. Discover the power of God Almighty and the Holy Spirit's never-ending pursuit of us. Meet new friends and treasure old relationships. You are welcome here!
What will you find at the Flourish Conference?
God, Biblical Teaching, Community, Jesus Christ, Love, Accountability, Training, Laughter, Prayer, Renewal, the Holy Spirit, Friends, Worship, Transformation, Hope and Real Women.
You'll find women that are broken, imperfect, messy, and human. Yet, you'll find those same women were created by our Heavenly Father and designed with gifts, skills, experiences, and passions that are intended to be shared with our hurting & hopeless world. Women who are a part of God's mission and have been sent out into their communities to develop relationships with those who cross their paths. Women who will shine His light on those paths. Women leaders who will join the journey with others and accompany these fellow travelers back to their Heavenly Father. Women who mentor, teach and disciple other women. Women who make the kind of disciples that make more disciples.
"My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples." John 15:8
Friday March 4th:
1st Main Session 7-9pm
Saturday March 5th
2nd Main Session 9:00-10:45am
Breakout Session A 11:00am-12pm
Breakout Session B 1:30-2:30pm
3rd Main Session 3:00-5:00pm
Enjoy your FREE EVENING!
Sunday March 6th
4th Session AMU 9:00-11:30am
"Please note: BYOM-Bring Your Own Mug! Bring your favorite travel mug/water bottle to the conference."
The Answers You Need
CAN ANYONE ATTEND THE FLOURISH CONFERENCE?
Yes. All women and teenage girls are welcome!
CAN I BRING MY NURSING INFANT WITH ME?
IS THERE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE?
Yes. There are a limited number of Scholarships available for those with a financial need. Email Nancy Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org) or contact her via snail-mail (1114 Circle Dr, Latrobe PA 15650) to express your interest prior to registering. Please, do NOT register online. She will advise you of your next step.
CAN I JUST ATTEND ON SATURDAY?
Yes. We encourage you to attend as your schedule allows. We believe that attending the whole weekend will offer you the greatest benefit. But we do offer special pricing for one day attendance of Saturday only. Please refer to the Registration Information section for details.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
There are two ways:
1) Online registration is encouraged at theflourishconference.org
2) Snail-mail registration is available by mailing registration form & payment (Checks made out to CGGC) to our National CGWM Treasurer Nancy Scott 1114 Circle Dr, Latrobe PA 15650; Questions? Email her at: email@example.com
ARE THERE MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS I SHOULD BRING?
Yes. Board games or cards for free time, donation for next year’s Scholarship Offering, and an attitude of flexibility, joy and gratitude. Please again bring your own reusable Mug!
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Dress is casual for the weekend. A sweater or additional jacket may be especially helpful for the main sessions in the auditorium.
Please follow the link below to download and print our registration form to mail in.
Where to Stay?
Phone (567) 208-4949 Fax (419) 420-1655
Phone (419) 420-1212
Phone (419) 422-9700.
1020 Interstate Court
Findlay, OH 45840