The fall ministry year will soon be off to a running start! By November, women involved in all kinds of ministry – whether in a church, parachurch organization, or in the community – often feel a need for a fresh burst of energy.
That’s when REVIVE comes to town! REVIVE is a half-day women’s conference, held in both Vancouver and Portland, that aims to transform ministry leaders from feeling like a sun-scorched land to a well-watered garden! (Isaiah 58:11)
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:12-14
REVIVE: A Call to Persevere!
At its core, calling comes from God. It carries with it a deep inner conviction of “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.” Yet a call from Jesus to persevere is not necessarily a calling that thrills our souls. Perseverance implies endurance, steadfastness, persistence . . . often tolerating the less-than-ideal for a greater good. It requires stamina, discipline, self-restraint, long-suffering. But unless we have our eyes fixed on the finish-line of the enlargement of our souls, we’ll miss the joy Christ intends when he extends to us his personal invitation to persevere.
The author of Hebrews says it this way: “Let us strip off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. Who for the joy set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame…Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”
Ready, set, REVIVE! Come join us for a Spirit-empowered morning as we embrace God’s call to persevere!
Our virtual REVIVE conference promises to be a morning overflowing with:
- Live stream Spirit-filled worship.
- Biblical insights from our keynote speaker, Pam Lau.
- Encouraging small-group fellowship with women in Portland or Vancouver.
- A selection of 7 inspiring and empowering ZOOM breakout sessions!
Event Details & Registration:
This year Revive: A Call to Persevere will be live streamed from Western Seminary’s Johnson Chapel. We will host separate Portland and Vancouver worship teams, live Bible exposition followed by small groups to connect with local women. The morning will also include breakout sessions with digital materials and opportunities to ask questions of speakers!
In order to create this unique virtual experience, when guests register online, they will be asked to choose their two breakouts. On the Thursday afternoon before each REVIVE morning, guests will be sent links to the worship and keynote sessions, as well as the links to their two chosen breakout sessions and digital materials.
When you register as one of our REVIVE guests, we encourage you to register for breakouts carefully, as changes will not be possible (due to individual links that need to be sent to each guest and the necessary time involved in creating the email links.). This also means we will NOT have registration open on the day of each REVIVE. Registration will close the Tuesday night before each REVIVE event.
GROUP REGISTRATION OPTION: In case you want to attend in a home or church setting with your socially-distanced small group, a group of five or ten friends can register together. Keep in mind that in doing a group registration, you will ALL attend the same two breakouts. Be sure to check with your group about which two breakouts you all want to attend! (On the registration website, there will be the option for one person to register all the women in their group for one price.)
- Friday, November 6th | 8:50 am – 12:30 pm
- Virtual Conference via Vimeo and Zoom
- Online Registration for Vancouver is OPEN!
- Friday, November 13th | 8:50 am – 12:30 pm
- Virtual Conference via Vimeo and Zoom
Additional Event Details:
Cost: $13 General Online Registration. $10 Student Registration. (E-mail email@example.com for discount code)
Breakouts and Speakers: Check out the breakouts & speakers page for full details about the seven breakout sessions offered at this year’s virtual conference. This year you will be able to attend two of the seven breakout sessions back to back! When you register, you will be asked to choose your breakouts. On Thursday afternoon before REVIVE, we will send you your two breakout links!
Virtual Small Group Connection: During a portion of the conference, you will have the opportunity to meet, network, and collaborate with local women in groups of 3-4 in a Zoom breakout room. These Zoom breakouts will automatically put each woman in their small group.
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