As a large part of our women’s ministry, we have an annual women’s conference. This year we decided to brand our conference. It is called “Infusion”. Every year now we will have our Infusion Women’s Conference.
We held Infusion 2008 last weekend, June 20th-21st. Our theme for the conference was “A Dance with Destiny”. As a team, our committee felt led in this direction because it is such a prevalent topic in our society right now. We all have a purpose and there is no better way to live than to be walking with passion while pursuing your purpose.
Tisa Sanderson was our MC for the event. Judy Brisky and Kami Collins were our featured guests. Judy Brisky is from Southlake, TX where she and her husband are in ministry at Gateway Church. Kami Collins pastors along side her husband Clint here in Big Spring, TX at Life Church. Both ladies were wonderful speakers. They were humorous yet sensitive, witty and relational, and most importantly they brought forth the Word of God and ministered to all those who were present. We also had an incredible worship team assembled with Beth Cassel, Clay Collins, Jason Sanderson and the musicians from Life Church’s worship team. They really ushered in the Holy Spirit and set the tone for the whole conference.
In keeping with our theme, that Friday night, after Judy Brisky spoke, we had a dance in our youth room. It is a pretty large room, so we cleared everything out except a p.a. system and a large disco ball (that’s right, we hung a disco ball!) and the ladies let loose. We were nervous that people wouldn’t want to dance, but, boy, were we wrong. We even have pictures to prove it! We also set up a large table with chips and dips and drinks and served a large sheet cake with our logo imprinted on the top. It was much fun!
On Saturday, we served a light breakfast before convening back for worship and to hear Pastor Kami speak. After a short break, we had break-out sessions where several different speakers held classes and spoke specifically on a certain topic. Since our theme was about destiny and dancing, all the tied into that and really served as a way to get the women into smaller groups where they felt more comfortable to open up and get ministered to if they so desired. The titles for the break-outs were:
- The Argentine Tango with Kimberly Long-Our walk with God is like unto a romantic dance. We long to be held passionately close by our Savior. And, as we make advancements in our walk with God, we sometimes find it difficult. However, the difficult times are what yield more intimacy with Him.
- The Waltz with Martha Cook-Like the Waltz, learning to walk with the Lord is not complicated. Learning to trust in HIm and to listen to the Holy Spirit helps you find God’s grace and enter into a refreshing place of rest.
- The Rumba with Christina Segundo-The Rumba is a dance that emphasizes the man’s strength (God) and the lady’s femininity (us). The man creates a frame (His plan & purpose for our life) through subtle movements (the Holy Spirit’s leading) in which to present her.
After the break-out sessions, we had lunch at a local cafe called “Just Peachy”. They are located in an old house and the decorations make you feel like you are at a tea party. It was the perfect atmosphere for a large group of women diners. Also, throughout the conference we had doorprizes. Local vendors around town donated all of the doorprizes. As a promotional part of the conference, we had t-shirts and writing pens with our logo available. We also set up a resource table from our local Christian bookstore, The Master’s Touch.
Overall, it was a huge success. I feel so blessed to have been a part of such an event. The team that put this together gets better every year. I admire and respect all of the women involved for their committment and there love for God’s daughters. As Judy Brisky said, “You Rock!”
I can’t wait to see what God puts together for next year’s conference!