Our 2011 She Speaks conference registration is underway! Each year the conference fills up and we’re already a third full. But there is still room for you, so keep reading!
As Director of the Women’s Ministry Leadership track at She Speaks, I’ve been given the amazing opportunity to give away one of several Cecil Murphey Scholarship that he so generously donated to our ministry. If you haven’t heard of Cecil Murphey’s amazing newsletters, you’ll want toclick here to subscribe for free!
Karen True from WomensMinistry.net is co-leading the Women’s Ministry Leadership track with me this year and we’ve got several great guest speakers, too. Maybe you are hopping over from Karen’s WMnet email announcing this give-away, and I’m so glad you did! If you want to know more about our annual She Speaks Conference for Leaders, Speakers and Writers click here. If you want to know how to enter to win, keep reading.
The purpose of this scholarship is to bless and encourage a women’s ministry leader who needs renewed vision, great training, meaningful connections and intentional networking with other women’s ministry leaders from across the country. The purpose of Women’s Ministry Leaders Track is to provide all of this so that hearts are refreshed, callings are confirmed and women grow in their passion and ability to lead women closer to the heart of God and!
Are you a woman who leads a women’s ministry, as a volunteer or paid staff? Or, do you lead a women’s Bible study and want to grow in leadership development.
Perhaps you know a women’s ministry leader you’d like to nominate for this scholarship. Well, here’s a little more about our She Speaks Womens Ministry track:
For Women’s Ministry Leaders
You know first hand the unique opportunities and challenges that present themselves when you lead a ministry in your church for women. You give and serve all year long — now is your chance to get filled back up with encouragement and training. You’ll have the opportunity to attend a Pre-Conference Intensive as well as the women’s ministry leadership track where you’ll learn how to:
- Build a multi-generational ministry
- Plan events with excellence
- Handle conflict in ministry
- Become an EXTRAordinary leader
- Determine the best curriculum for your groups
- Develop a dynamic ministry for moms
- Discover God’s dream for your ministry team
- Do the Little Things that Make a Big Difference in Leadership…..and more
And now, here are the rules for my She Speaks Leadership Scholarship Contest:
1. If you have a blog or facebook page, write a post on your blog or a note on your FB wall that tells others a little about the She Speaks Conference and why you would like to win this scholarship.
2. Be sure to include a link to my facebook page using @reneeswope (if post on FB) or to this scholarship opportunity post if you post on your blog.
3. If you did the above, be sure to also leave a comment under this post telling me you did.
4. If you do not have a blog or facebook page, leave a comment under this post describing why you would like to win this scholarship. Have your post up by Sunday, March 20th, 2011.
5. I’d love for you to visit Cecil Murphey’s blog and thank him for this wonderfully generous opportunity. He’s got a heart like Jesus and so much wisdom to share!
VERY IMPORTANT: The winner of this contest will be awarded a scholarship for the cost of one person’s registration for the 2011 She Speaks main conference.
The value of this scholarship is $595 which includes your conference materials, conference registration, 2 nights at the conference hotel and meals associated with the conference. Please note it does not include any travel expenses. Also, you will be assigned a room mate or you have the option to pay the extra charge for a private room. This scholarship is non-transferable and can not be traded for cash.
Oh, I hope to see many of you at She Speaks this year, whether you attend as a women’s ministry leader, speaker or writer!! It will be so fun to see your face and hug your neck. And I’ll get to introduce to you to my baby/book “A Confident Heart.” She’s being released at She
I also have some wonderful friends within P31 giving away some more scholarships this week!
- Writers, visit my friend Glynnis..
- Speakers, visit my friend Karen.
- Event Planners, visit my friend LeAnn.
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Reading this book made me feel normal and far from alone. It reassured me and led me to God’s word to find my confidence, not in the eyes of others. If you’ve ever experienced doubt…read this to be reminded of God’s love and His never wavering ability to use you for His glory.
It is probably too late to post but still wanted to thank you for the scholarship opportunity and would love to have a chance to win. I do have a facebook account but am not quite up to speed with it.
I am relatively new to women's ministry and attend a small church just starting a women's ministry and would love to get my hands on any training that I can. I am an at home mom that babysits a little so money is a little tight and the scholarship would be a wonderful help!
Thank you so much for this incredibly generous offer. I have been away for some time, and desperately trying to keep up with these opportunties. So thankful to Mr. Murphy as well. I have posted on my blog a link to this scholarship, as well as why I would love to be considered!
hope this link works 🙂 I made a note on fb for the scholarship entry! May the winner know that they are so blessed. May each woman that has a desire to attend know that their way is made by faith and in due season! Thank you so much for this opporunity.
I have written a blog post about the She Speaks conference and why I would like to win a scholarship. I do not have a facebook account, but you can check out my blog post at http://www.extramilegirl.wordpress.com.
Cheerleader for Jesus says
Thank you so much for offering this opportunity to receive the gift of a Cecil Murphey scholarship for this year's She Speaks Conference. I have never been to any Christian conference (yet) and just learned of this one last year.
Please follow the link to my blog entry at http://www.gidgetcampeau.blgospot.com.
I am also connecting people to the She Speaks conference through my facebook (found by my email GidgetCampeau@aol.com) and buttons on the right margin of my blog.
Can't wait to meet everyone. I am sure that Jesus will help you decide which woman to select and she will be AWESOME!
As a leader for the women's ministry for my church, I have observed women come to church but do not take an active part in the ministry. I have a desire to see women involved and using their God-given gifts and talents.
God provided the opportunity for me to faciliate a women's ministry at a subsidized housing community. Getting the women to participate was a challenge. I believe the She Speaks Conference will afford me the opportunity to learn how to reach women of various backgrounds. Also, through this conference I am hoping to gain tools to help me be a more effective facilitator.
I am a single mom with a daughter in college. Any extra monies from income goes to her for expenses. I want to attend this conference and receiving a scholarship will help me to get there.
Kristen Marie says
My blog post…..
Also tagged you on facebook. 😀
Mrs. Valarie Garvin says
Renee, I have blogged about why I would love to win a Scholarship to She Speaks, I have also entered a comment on Cecil Murphey's blog! Thank you for this amazing opportunity!
Virginia Cradlebaugh says
Thank you, Renee for the opportunity to win a scholarship contest donated by Cec Murphy to attend the She Speaks Conference 2011. I have written a note on my FB page and tried following your directions. However, I'm not not sure if it was done correctly.(I'm still thawing out from the Ice Age and catching up with modern technology.)
Thank you Renee, for the opportunity to win a contest that gives away a $595 scholarship to the She Speaks Conference 2011. I did write a note on my face book and tried to follow your directions, though I'm not sure if it is was done correctly.(I'm still thawing out from the ice age and catching up with modern technology.)
Thank you for the opportunity to receive a scholarship to the conference. I have linked to your blog and spoke of the opportunity for anyone in womans ministry on my Facebook page. I do hope to see my name, but then we all do =D. Be blessed this Lord's Day!
🙂 Cindy Hannon
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Bev Brandon @ The Fray says
I just love it that all of you who are a part of this ministry are living out Isaiah 66:2 – humble and tremble at His Word.
A brand spanking new emptynester here looking for opportunity to love and minister to my world.
I have left a link at my five-year personal blog: http://beverly-brandon.blogspot.com AND I left a link at my four-year daily blog:
http://www.covertocoverchronologically.blogspot.com/ where I am Reading Through the Bible and posting daily with twenty or so women over the past four years. I also left a link on my facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/beverlybrandon AND on my twitter: @BevBrandon
My husband & I are currently looking for a new church and ministry position. Waiting on a very Good God! I have led women's ministry and Bible studies and mentored women over the past couple of decades. I long to finish well! God continues to re-write the text of my life as I long to continue to open the Book of my Heart to His Eyes, 2 Samuel 22:25. Would so love this grace, this opportunity to hear the Whispers of God saying "this way, walk in it." Isaiah 30:21.
And for whomever you choose, John 1:16, may He multiply Grace upon Grace on all of you.
My Gratitude to you for leading well, Daniel 12:3. Love, Bev
Tammy Nischan says
I wanted to let you know that I also posted on my blog about the She Speaks scholarship opportunity!
Thanks again for offering such an incredible gift!
Tammy Nischan says
Have a blast in Atlanta with your family! I linked to you on Facebook with my entry for the scholarship! Thank you so much for this opportunity! I am working feverishly on my book proposal and am praying that God will open the door for me to attend She Speaks again this year, not only so that I can present my proposal to a publisher, but also to share in the release of your book!!!!!!!!!!! WOO HOO! So happy for you!
Beyond Sunday Morning says
Thank you, Renee Swope and Cecil Murphey for giving us all this chance by offering a scholarship. I know that the right person will be selected and that God will pave the way for her to go.
My reason to attend She Speaks is posted on my blog at http://beyondsundaymorning-amy.blogspot.com/.
Blessings to you for your service to our King,
Thank you so much for this awesome opportunity!
I posted my entry to my blog and included a link to yours.
My prayers are with all the ladies who have entered and with all the ladies planning and attending this year.
Grace be with you!
Cassie Weller says
Hi Renee! I have left both a Facebook note and a link in my personal blog pointing others to this great opportunity. Thank you for your faithfulness to God's calling and prayers/blessings over you and yours!
Terry Beveridge says
Thanks so much to you, Cecil, and P31 for allowing this gracious opportunity to all who are desiring the Lord to work in and through them for His good pleasure!
My reason for applying for this scholarship is the invaluable opportunity to be able to obtain sound direction and gain godly insight of the leadership role which is now before me.
A little background…
In November '09, God graciously opened the door for our small in-home Bible study group to become the flock of a new lampstand, of which my husband is the pastor (his pastor-teacher gift was realized later in life and he was ordained in '08). Due to my new position as an (almost 50 yr. old) 'pastor's wife', I diligently began searching for sources which offered Biblical help and solid direction. As the Lord would have it, I "happened upon" Proverbs 31 Ministry. I came across this She Speaks opportunity while browsing through a P31 email recently. P31 and everything it includes — what a pure delight! Completely down-to-earth, real living, day-to-day encouragement! Such an awesome web ministry!!
…where was I going with this?… oh!
Well, the Lord wasted no time in allowing me to serve Him in our new little church as the leader of our Ladies Weekly Prayer/Bible Study Group and a monthly Ladies Prayer Meeting, as well as one of two teachers for Sunday School and the Wednesday night children's Bible study. As you might imagine, I've also found myself in a position of coming alongside the younger (and older-than-me) women – not just with encouragement but also with offering advice for the testing / situations in which they found themselves. Plus now some of them have started approaching me requesting more "ladies gatherings", picnics and the like… oof!
My deepest desire is to be able to gain the knowledge and confidence to lovingly and effectively lead the women while pleasing God and glorifying His Son through His strength in everything He's already given, is giving, and is going to give me to do.
So, with all this said, just to be considered a potential recipient for the WMLS would be a huge honor and an amazing blessing. Thank you, again, for y'all's graciousness!
a sister in Christ who is neither a blogger nor a facebooker (but is apparently long-winded…)
Sweet Peas says
I friended you on fb and here is my link. Not sure if I did this correctly or not: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=113749&id;=1393595707&saved;#!/profile.php?id=1393595707
I saw that you were giving away a scholarship to the SHe speaks conference. I tried to win the one that Lysa was giving away but did not win. I just got back from a mission trip to Lima Peru from March 10-18. We arrived back in the states on Friday afternoon. My story begins… I came across the proverbs 31.org website in March 2010…I can’t even remember how I came across it but I was sharing it with one of our agents who was struggling with trying to balance between work, being a mom and being a wife. I then found myself drawn to the SHE SPEAKS link. Let me backtrack a little. We had just moved to Mississippi (where my husband is from) after being in the military and moved in with his parents because our home in TN did not sell….if you are wondering, yes we are still living with them after 14 months but god is good. We have 4 year old twins (boy and a girl). This past year has been filled with lots of eotion, tears, frustration, little patience, and humility all at the same time. I love to lead and as my husband says have the gift of gab. I wanted to attend the conference last year but we did not have the money and t be honest I never mentioned it to my husband because I thought he would think I was crazy. Well over this year he has had a calling from God and he is in school at William Carey for Biblical Studies and wants to go to seminary next year. Back to last year again…we joined our church and they did video testimonies and my testimony was played for the church and then on tv for the hattiesburg and surrunding areas to see. Nothing like everyone knowing your life and where you have been. So when I came across the She Speaks site my testimony had already been shared with a lot of people. The night I shared this site with a friend I prayed that if God wanted me to share my testimony that he would open doors. Well the next morning I got a message from the women’s minstry team about sharing my testimony before a women’s event the next week. I always knew that God answred prayers but this was the first time that my prayer was answered so fast. God is opening doors now and I want to learn how to speak insuch a way that Women will be drawn to our Heavenly Father. I had the opportunity to meet Lysa at our church (temple baptist, hattiesburg, ms) in Janary….what a joy! Can’t wait to meet you in person at the conference! I could go on and on but that will be for another day.
Kathy S. says
Here is my post:
THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY!
Tuesdays with Tuesday says
Renee this is Tuesday Tate again. I just finishing reading CeC blog. Good stuff. I hope U received my other msg regarding my post on FB.
I am an ordained minister. Left Corporate America about 12yrs ago to start my own business – at least that is what I thought. I soon realized God had other plans. My call to ministry soon overtook me and I have never looked back. Have tried my hand at a # of things including starting a business but no matter what I do – it always comes bk to serving – helping – encouraging – inspiring people to purpose.
I currently serve as an elder at my church and oversee 20+ ministries in their development, processes and procedures.
As I shared on my FB page, receiving this scholarship would be an amazing blessing towards me moving forward in all that God has for me. The conference address all that is me (minister, leader and writer) & where I am @ & where I am going and it is all in 1 place -AWESOME. So glad – excited – that I found SSC.
Amy R says
Good Morning! My name is Amy Reeves. I am seeking funding to attend the 2011 She Speaks Conference. I have a very powerful testimony that I am called to deliver to women. I have been on the womens ministry council at my church for the past 10 years. I also serve as Group Coordinator for Mended Little Hearts of Mississippi, a nonprofit organization that provides hope, support and education to pediatric heart patients and their families in Mississippi. I work as a Purchasing Agent by day and after work am an aquatics instructor teaching six classes of ladies a week. I even sneak Jesus into the pool by choreographing to Christian music! In my spare time (my lunch hour) I teach Bible studies at my office. I am wife to my husband Mickey, mother to my 10 year old daughter Amelia and two year old son Jordan. Jordan was born with two congenital heart defects, various GI defects, Celiac disease and last week we learned that he is deaf in his left ear and not sure of the damage in his right. He is called the "miracle man" by his doctors at Blair Batson Hospital for Children because there is no good logical reason that he should be alive today. But you and I both know why he is here- two words-Jesus Christ.
We have recently had to file bankruptcy due to the overwhelming medical expenses. We had a beautiful home that we gave up. Home is where we all are together. I would do anything for my kids and as painful as this is would do it 10 times over.
I feel called to help other women. All my trials have done is make me closer to my Savior and there has been a lifetime of them. Jesus had so blessed me and it is time to share it and just let him spill over on other ladies.
Because of my finances it is impossible for me to come up with the funding on my own. I do feel as though I should attend. I know that if I am meant to attend a way will be provided. Any help you could give me would be appreciated.
Tuesdays with Tuesday says
Hello Renee my name is Tuesday Tate (hopefully this works – 3rd times a charm – @ least that is what they say. I am letting U know I added my interested to attend & recv the SSC scholarship to my FB page. Blessings to U.
I have already registered for She Speaks bust still plan to do a post!
This will be my 4th year and being with you ladies has become an annual event that encourages me, fuels my passion for women's ministry and gives me a chance to HUG YOU!!! 🙂
Blessings to you ladies on the contest.
It is so worth the effort.
Just felt like I was suppose to leave you a comment – letting you know I've been praying that the Lord leads you to the right pick for your scholarship giveaway 🙂
The Spirit will lead you to the right one!
Blessings to you!
– Kate 🙂
Alicia Canestra says
My blog is posted on my facebook….hopefully I properly tagged it for you!! 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity!! Warmly – Alicia Canestra
ET @ Titus2:3-5 says
I would like to nominate a very special woman for this scholarship.
I led the WM at our church for over 6 years, and was sad that a work transfer moved our family away. But God had new plans for us and for the ministry!
I had the honor of attending the retreat hosted by the new WM leader at my old home church, and we took time there to "pass the mantle" on to her and pray a blessing over her.
My heart's desire is to see her continue to grow the ministry and to experience rich blessings as she serves so selflessly!
So please, choose Stacy M. for this scholaship!
P.S. Posting to FB. 🙂
Debbie Dovel says
I would love to win the scholarship to the She Speaks Conference, as I am a member of the women's leadership team at my church and recently began leading a "Made to Crave" bible study there. I was really nervous at first, but now am feeling more comfortable in this role, but I can see where I have so much to learn about connecting with other Christian women. I really feel like it is God's calling in my life to be in women's ministry. I have experience some things that I feel like I can share with other women to help them deal with their pain, but I need to learn more about how to do that in a way that reaches out to them and glorifies God. We will be starting a First Place 4 Health weight loss group when Made to Crave is completed, and I would really like to be able to learn to be the best leader I can. I think the She Speaks Conference would definitely help. Thanks for your consideration! — Debbie Dovel
Sharmen Oswald says
Renee, I just linked the She Speaks Conference and your blogspot on my FB page and asked for prayers to win this scholarship. I am the 'volunteer' women's ministry leader in my church because no one else would take it on. There are so many women in our community who need the confidence and love that Christ can give so that they can live thier lives more abundantly. I want to lead women down the path to see Christ as their everything. Christ ever so gently 'taught' me that He could meet all of my needs when my husband was deployed overseas, not once but twice. I want to instill in women that they really can do all things in Christ. Please pray with me as I say yes to God's nudging when no makes more sense. Thank you for your radio spots that encourage me and challenge me to look at my world with spiritual eyes.
She Speaks Conference sponsored by Proverbs 31 Ministry is a conference where women in ministry can be renewed and revived in their calling to serve God. She Speaks Conference offers women in ministry many tools and knowledge how to impact women in their own church, community, and the world of all ages.
I would like to win the scholarship to attend this wonderful event because God has been preparing me for women's ministry through involvement in the True Women Movement. I have a deep yearning inside to make a difference in the lives of women. This conference would give me the encouragement and leadership skills to develop the call God placed in my heart. I want to learn speaking and writing skills that will be effective. As I sat in church looking at the young women, I felt a deep desire to draw them in to the women's ministry. I believe God's timing was perfect because He showed me the video on 20-something and getting them involved. By attending She Speaks I will be able to answer God's call and be confident in that call.
I also posted this on my wall in FB Andrea Chapman