Friday Pre-Conference Event:
“Come to the Table: An Intergenerational Family Meal for Women who Love and Serve the Church”
Pull up a chair as we gather your sisters in Christ around the table for food, fellowship and guided conversations about Christ and His Church. This evening will feature intergenerational women who will use their gifts and graces to start meaningful conversations. Our prayer is that you will leave hinged to new people and enriched from engaging table talk discussions.
Saturday One-Day Conference:
“Hinged: Vitally Connected to Christ and His Church”
A hinge is a utilitarian piece of hardware. Its job is to connect two pieces together so that they are made useful. Have you ever wondered what difference it would make if we actually believed we were better when we were hinged together to Christ and one another? We live in a world of radical individualism. We long for vital connections and yet we are more isolated than ever before. It is our hope that women (ages 13-103) will gather to connect across our differences: different generations, cultures, and contexts. But even more impactful will be to see them vitally connected to Christ and His Church. Saturday will be led by intergenerational teaching and worship teams on key truths from the book of Ephesians.
Our hope is that both of these events will also strengthen churches and increase blessed belongingness.
Hinged will include:
- Six regional Hinged conferences in Charlotte, NC., San Antonio, TX., Chicago, IL., Birmingham, AL., Newark, DE., and San Diego, CA.
- A Hinged Bible study for Teens and Women on the book of Ephesians available January 2020.
- And eight FREE* Hinged Women’s Ministry Trainings that we hope to give away to our eight PCA women’s ministry geographic regions.
Women of all ages are invited to join us as we study God’s Word together.
Women’s Ministry Training Proposal
The aim of the Women’s Ministry Training is to help all women think biblically about who God is and what He is calling them to be in the context of the church, home, workplace or community. This valuable equipping resource is a series of in-depth sessions that provide both a biblical framework as well as many practical tools around five truths: Covenant, Church, Womanhood, Kingdom Discipleship and Titus 2 Women’s Ministry. We believe that all women from high school on up can benefit from attending a training event. This good gift to the Church has been used to establish and reinvigorate women’s ministries across the country and the world for the past twenty plus years. So, I urge you to use the brochure and talk to your session or presbytery leadership and submit a proposal today.
- $25 – Friday Night “Come To the Table” – An Intergenerational family meal for women who love and serve the church (dinner included)
- $75 – Early Registration Fee – Saturday Conference
- $100 – Regular Registration – Saturday
The registration fee does NOT include your lodging. Registration will begin September 1, 2019.
Registration will open September 1, 2019.
If you have registration questions, please contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-825-1132.
Friday – 5:00-9:00 pm – Pre-Conference Event: “Come to the Table” – An Intergenerational family meal for women who love and serve the church (dinner provided) ($25 additional fee)
Saturday – 9 am-2:30 pm – Main Conference (includes 3 plenary sessions and lunch)
Charlotte, NC – January 31-February 1, 2020 – Christ Covenant, 800 Fullwood Lane, Matthews, NC 28105
Chicago, IL – May 1-2, 2020 – Naperville Presbyterian Church, 943 Sanctuary Lane, Naperville, IL 60540
Birmingham, AL – September 18-19, 2020 – Covenant Presbyterian Church, 65 Old Montgomery Hwy., Birmingham, AL 35209
Newark, DE – October 2-3, 2020 – Reach Church, 2880 Summit Bridge Road, Bear, DE 19701
San Diego, CA – October 9-10, 2020 – New Life Presbyterian Church, 615 W.Citracado Pkwy., Escondido, CA 92025
San Antonio, TX – October 16-17 2020 – Redeemer Presbyterian Church San Antonio, 903 N. St. Mary’s Street, San Antonio, TX 78215
Courtney Denton is married to Alex and has two young children, Blakely and Banks. She serves as the director of Women’s Ministries at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill, SC. Courtney’s desire is to equip and encourage women with the understanding of their God-given design and to live a life transformed by the Gospel. She is the author of KICKSTAND Devotionals. Courtney loves time with her family, Mexican food, shopping, and traveling.
Melissa Kruger serves Director of Women’s Content for The Gospel Coalition (TGC) and on staff as Women’s Ministry Coordinator at Uptown Church (PCA) in Charlotte, NC . She’s the author of The Envy of Eve: Finding Contentment in a Covetous World, Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood, In All Things: A Nine Week Devotional on Unshakeable Joy, 5 Things to Pray for Your Children, and editor of Identity Theft. Her husband, Mike, is the president of Reformed Theological Seminary and they have three children.
Karen Hodge serves as the Coordinator for PCA Women’s Ministry, where she seeks to connect women and churches to one another and to sound resources. She is also having the time of her life serving alongside her husband, pastor and best friend Chris. Chris and Karen have two adult children, Anna Grace Botka and Haddon Hodge. It is from the perspective of a wife, mother, leader and fellow pilgrim that she hopes to offer insights from God’s Word concerning how she and they can most effectively learn to enjoy and extend God’s glory. Karen, along with Susan Hunt, authored Transformed: Life-taker to Life-giver and Life-giving Leadership.
Hinged San Antonio:
Hope Blanton is a counselor, Bible study co-author of At His Feet Studies, and a retreat speaker. She has a bachelors and masters in social work and currently works as a counselor for Kaleo Counseling, PLLC, in San Antonio, Texas. Previously she worked as the Women’s Ministry Equipper for Redeemer Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. She has co-authored five Bible studies for women with Christine Gordon on: Romans, 1 Samuel, Philippians, Psalms, and Luke. She is passionate about helping women access the theological richness found in Scripture and to walk them through their suffering. She is the mother of three children, Cana, Thea, Nias, and wife to Ray, a professor at University of Incarnate Word. She loves good food, making people laugh, and being outside with her Chihuahua.
Susan Tyner enjoys teaching and helping women involved in their local churches as well as serving Jesus’ church beyond the local level. She just finished her term as a PCA Women’s Ministry Mid-South Regional Advisor and is currently an Advisor to the PCA Reformed University Fellowship Permanent Committee. Since moving to Fort Worth, TX, from Oxford, MS, Susan recently joined the staff at Trinity Presbyterian Church as Women’s Ministry Coordinator. Susan and her husband, Lee, have five children and an almost empty nest.
Rachel Craddock is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University (B.A. Education) and a first-grade teacher at heart. Rachel has been a member of the PCA since becoming a Christian in 2003 through the ministry of Campus Outreach. She currently serves as Women’s Ministry Coordinator at North Cincinnati Community Church and CDM’s Regional Advisor to Women’s Ministry in Mid America. She is the author of Slowly Unraveled: Changed from the Inside Out (CDM, January 2019). Rachel is married to Michael and together they have four amazing children: Ezra (10), Asher (9), Caleb (7), and Lydia Jane (5). She and her family are members of North Cincinnati Community Church in Mason, Ohio where her husband serves as lead pastor.
Abby Hutto is Director of Spiritual Formation at Story Presbyterian Church in Westerville, Ohio. She also works for Parakaleo, a non-profit organization that comes alongside women in ministry, as a group leader and trainer. Abby loves to study and teach Scripture and delights in helping others experience and know God better. Abby is married to Ken, and they have two children, Hannah (14) and Harry (13). They live in Westerville, Ohio. Abby is the author of God For Us: Discovering the Heart of the Father through the Life of the Son, (P&R Publishing, March 2019). Contact Abby at www. godforusministries.com.
Stephanie Formenti serves as the Chapel Associate for Discipleship at Covenant College in Lookout Mt., GA. She earned a Masters in Theological Studies from Covenant Theological Seminary where she met her husband, Gustavo. Together they served in Cape Town, South Africa as missionaries with MTW and are coming to Covenant after living in Brazil for three years. Stephanie is passionate about Word-based discipleship and is thrilled to be serving and walking alongside the students at Covenant. She and her husband have three young children and are members of New City Fellowship East Lake.
Vanessa Hawkins is the Director of Women’s Ministry at First Presbyterian Church Augusta. In 2017, she received her Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary where she is currently pursuing her DMin in Cultural Apologetics and Communication. She also serves as the Diversity Advisor for the PCA’s Women’s Ministry. She is honored to be the wife of her third grade friend Marcus, and together they are the parents of Kayla, Sydney, Chelsey and a rambunctious boxer named Caspian. She enjoys a moderate hike, good conversation and a hot cup of tea.
Elizabeth Garn is a writer, speaker, wife, mom, and geek. When she’s not picking-up Legos off the family room floor, she’s writing about everyday theology and talks about what it means to be made in the image of God. She has her MA in Theological Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary and writes for ChristandPopCulture.com, The Gospel Coalition, enCourage, and blogs at www.ElizabethGarn.com. Her first book, Freedom to Flourish, will be released in the fall of 2019.
Ellen Dykas is the Women’s Ministry Coordinator, for Harvest USA, a national ministry focused on gospel centered discipleship and ministry equipping regarding issues of sexuality and gender. She teaches and writes frequently on these topics, including Sexual Sanity for Women, a discipleship workbook for women needing help in their journey of faith and repentance. Ellen received her MA in Theological studies at Covenant Theological Seminary and a graduate certificate in Biblical Counseling from the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation. She delights in sharing life and the gospel with her church family at New Life Church in Dresher PA.
Hinged San Diego:
Ashley Hales is a writer, speaker, and holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Her first book is Finding Holy in the Suburbs: Living Faithfully in the Land of Too Much (InterVarsity Press). She also hosts The Finding Holy Podcast. Ashley is married to Bryce, a church planter who is planting Resurrection Orange County in southern California. They have four children.
Jeany Jun is wife of a ruling elder, a mother to three teenagers, a professor and pharmacist. She served in Cambodia as a medical missionary with her family from 2010-2013. In addition to her service in her local church as Discipleship Group Director at New Life Presbyterian Church of Orange County, she is a chapter author in two books, His Testimonies My Heritage: Women of Color on the Word of God and Beyond the Roles: A Biblical Framework for Women and Ministry.
Please contact Kathy Wargo, email@example.com, for sponsorship opportunities.
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Please note: Registration fees are NOT refundable, but they are transferrable to someone else for conference registration at the same conference location. If you are transferring your registration, please send the name and email address of the person being transferred to so that we can include her in our mailings. Send information to Kathy Wargo: firstname.lastname@example.org.