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For the last decade, Jen has been encouraging, challenging, and cheering on women to embrace both the beauty and bedlam of their everyday lives on her popular lifestyle blog, Balancing Beauty and Bedlam.
With a variety of topics from easy dinner ideas, personal finance, leaving a legacy, mentor mom moments or engaging women on what matters most in their home, heart and spiritual lives, Jen equips others to live Life to its fullest, reminding them it’s the little things that are the big things in life.
A popular (in)courage author, blogger, speaker, and founder/host of the annual Becoming Conference; Jen shares with humor and authenticity as she invites others to join her on this bumpy, beautiful life journey.
She lives in North Carolina with her husband, five children, a few too many animals and an available sofa for anyone who needs it.
Featured Speaker: Robyn Dykstra
Just who is Robyn Dykstra? As a speaker, she talks to thousands of women annually at about
40 women’s events across the country. As a Bible teacher, Robyn has over 30 years of experience. As a natural comedian, she was awarded The Toastmasters International Gold Advanced Communicator and Humorous Speech Contest Champion. She also serves as a Faculty Member on Carol Kent’s (yet another of our previous conference speakers!) “Speak Up Speaker Training & Equipping Conference”. As an author, she wrote “The Widow Wore Pink”, A True Story of Life After Loss and the Transforming Power of a Loving God.
Even more, Robyn is a captivating speaker who inspires and entertains women, but she’s passionate about encouraging and equipping women to encounter Christ personally and to experience Jesus in His fullness of faith and power! She’ll prompt women take the next step in their journey of faith - whether that’s receiving him, trusting him, or proclaiming him. Check out her website for more info: https://robyndykstra.com/story/
Band Members: Krista Seibert, Michelle Neff, Rachel Stoker, Jeff Kerr, Kris Hughes, Dan Wigger, Jenna Campbell, And Abbie Gray
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.
John 15:8 "My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.
What's the theme mean? Upcycled: From our Mess to His Message
Here's what good old Merriam Webster has to say about the verb upcycle:
~to recycle (something) in such a way that the resulting product is of a higher value than the original item
~to create an object of greater value from a discarded object of lesser value
Friday March 6th:
1st Main Session 7-9pm “Your Heart, His Home
Saturday March 7th
2nd Main Session 9:00-11:00am “Stronger Together”
Breakout Session A 11:00am-12pm
Breakout Session B 1:30-2:30pm
3rd Main Session 3:00-5:00pm “Discerning the Voice of God”
Special Event 6:30-8:00pm
Enjoy your FREE EVENING!
Sunday March 8th
4th Session AMU 9:00-11am “Sharing Your Story”
"Please note: BYOM-Bring Your Own Mug! Bring your favorite travel mug or 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 (email@example.com) 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
WILL THERE BE VENDORS?
Will there be vendors? Yes. Neva’s Bookstore will return! Please note: All proceeds made at Neva's store goes towards missions!
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.