I love a fresh start. That is what the Lord offers to us in 2023. A great way to get a fresh start is to connect or reconnect with Arkansas Baptists Women.  

This year we are focusing on Arkansas Baptists Women Growing Together. That’s right, friend. It’s time to simplify, deepen our roots, and grow!  

Let’s talk about growing together. Spiritual growth happens in the day-in-and-day-out aspects of our relationship with Jesus. Daily choices impact if we grow and how we grow. So, this year, we will focus on heart attitudes, spiritual disciplines, steps of faith, and leadership development that will increase our influence for Kingdom impact. 

I hope you will join Arkansas Baptists Women on this faith adventure! Mark your calendar for Network Gatherings, Thrive Collective, Inspire Women’s Conference, and the Inspire on the Go Podcast! All of these are designed for you and the women in your church and community. 

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Network Gatherings 

Arkansas Baptists Women’s Ministry Networks offer an opportunity for leaders to gather in regional groups to share ideas, discuss strategy, and get to know one another. The goal is to help grow a strong network of leaders who offer friendship and serve as a resource and encouragement to one another. Our desire is to cultivate relationships among women who lead in the local church as we connect, equip, support, and encourage women’s ministry leaders in each region of the state. Join the Network Gathering in your regional area on Thursday, February 9, 2023. Learn more and register at www.absc.org.wmnetworks   

Thrive Collective 

Thrive Collective is a one-day workshop for women’s ministry leaders. It will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. This will be a focused time for women’s ministry leaders to cultivate relationships with one another in an interactive setting. Thrive Collective is a place to find encouragement, ideas, inspiration, and friendship as we grow together with each other and God. Registration opens February 9th. More details coming soon at www.absc.org/women   

2023 Inspire Women’s Conference 

Inspire 2023 is going to be an exciting opportunity for the women of Arkansas. Inspire Women’s Conference is designed for women of all ages and stages of life! At Inspire you can expect powerful worship, dynamic speakers, and meaningful times of connection that will bless, challenge, and equip you. Save the date for Inspire 2023 happening at First Baptist Church in Russellville on Saturday, September 23. Registration opens March 1, 2023. Stay up to date on details at www.absc.org/inspire   

Inspire On The Go Podcast 

This season we are focusing on growing together. It’s exciting to know that we can grow in our relationship with Jesus and our friendship with one another. As we abide in Jesus daily, and invite His Word to abide in us, spiritual growth takes place in and through our lives. So, what does “growing together” look like for you in your life and ministry setting? Grab a cup of coffee and join the conversation! Our first episode in 2023 dropped on Monday, January 16, and previewed all the exciting things coming your way this year. Listen on any podcast platform or at www.absc.org/inspireotg  

Arkansas Baptists Women, let’s embrace each opportunity to grow together. Just think about the lives that will be changed, including our own! God is good, and He has a good plan. Let’s embrace it and grow! To learn more about these opportunities or to subscribe to the Arkansas Baptists Women database, visit www.absc.org/women. We can’t wait to see you in 2023!  

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