There is something powerful that happens when women of all ages engage in God’s kingdom together. At our annual Engaging in the Kingdom conference we bring women together and empower them to become who God designed them to be. This conference is a mixture of powerful worship, deep biblical teaching and spirit filled prayer ministry that is anchored in authentic relationships new and old. This year our guest speaker is Melanie Forsythe. She is the lead pastor of LIFE Vineyard Church in Columbus, Ohio, and she is passionate about calling women to live lives of authentic devotion to Jesus.
Early Registration - $50 (until April 25) Registration - $65 (after April 25) Registration includes materials, coffee and beverages, breakfast each morning, and lunch on Saturday.
Thursday Evening - (Just For Leaders)
6:00pm Registration Opens
7:00pm Leadership Session
8:00am Registration & Light Breakfast
9:00am Session 1
12:00pm Lunch & Free Time
6:15pm Desserts in the lobby
7pm Session 2
8:00am Light breakfast
9:00am Session 3
11:15am Buffet Luncheon
Melanie Forsythe-Lee is the Lead Pastor of LIFE vineyard church, a vibrant faith community in the heart of Columbus, Ohio. She came to faith in the post Christian landscape of Australia. There, Melanie was a youth pastor for many years before moving to America alongside her now late husband, co-founding LIFE vineyard thirteen years ago. Melanie is unapologetically in love with the Gospel, and full of hope and vision for the future of local church. She has led a women’s conference, Selah, for many years and has now stepped in to lead the Women’s association for Vineyard USA. Melanie is married to Andrew and is the mother of three teenagers. In her spare time you’ll find her in her garden growing food, baking or listening to live music.
Brenda Gatlin is a Super Regional Leader for Vineyard USA. She is passionate about leading from her transparent authenticity and seeing people set free from oppression. She is gifted and has been training and equipping others to continue doing all the things that Jesus did and for helping leaders become healthy throughout her years of ministry. Brenda and her husband Michael have been Senior Pastors at Duluth Vineyard in Minnesota since 1997. In addition to this local leadership, Brenda served as an Area Pastor in her Region for 5 years, and in 2013 was appointed as the Regional Leader for the Midwest North Region. Brenda and Michael have been married 35 years. They are parents to three grown and married children, and grandparents to two girls. Her favorite ways to practice Sabbath are riding her motorcycle, long talks over coffee with friends, being grandma (Mimi) to her two granddaughters, being a fan of professional bull riding, baking, and puzzling through the long winter evenings of Northern Minnesota.
Country Inn & Suites
4257 Haines Rd | Duluth, MN
Fairfield Inn & Suites
1510 Maple Grove Rd | Duluth, MN
Comfort Suites Canal Park
408 Canal Park Dr. | Duluth, MN
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200 W. 1st St. | Duluth, MN
Days Inn Duluth Lakewalk
2211 London Rd | Duluth, MN
Residence Inn Duluth
517 W. Central Entrance | Duluth, MN
On top of engaging in an amazing conference, this year we will also be collecting feminine hygiene products to help combat period poverty in our area. Those who experience homelessness often don't have what they need, like products or even access to water, in order to best care for their bodies during menstruation. It is our hope to supply a wide selection of items for people to receive from our food shelf when needed. We will be accepting any of the following items for donation:
- Tampons of all sizes
- Menstrual cups
- Incontinence products
- Panty liners
Thank you for partnering with us as we work towards loving and empowering women.