Join us in Chattanooga – October 5-6, 2018
Chattanooga Conference Details
- $25 – Optional Pre-Conference Training
- $75 – Early Registration Fee (register by August 24 for the discounted rate)
- $100 – Regular Registration (registration ends September 21, unless we sell out sooner)
- $40 – Registration for High School and College Students (by August 24); $50 after August 24.
The registration fee does NOT include your lodging. Registration will begin on January 1, 2018.
Register early! (We sold out at several conferences in 2016.)
Registrations are transferable, but not refundable.
If you have registration questions, please contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-825-1132.
Chattanooga, TN – October 5-6, 2018
2424 East 3rd Street
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Friday Afternoon – 1:30-4:30 pm – Optional Pre-Conference Workshops ($25 additional fee)
Friday Evening – 7-9 pm – Main Conference (includes 1 plenary session with Courtney Doctor)
Saturday – 9 am-2:30 pm – Main Conference (includes 2 plenary sessions with Courtney Doctor, 2 workshop sessions, and lunch)
Courtney Doctor is an author, Bible teacher, frequent conference and retreat speaker, and periodic blogger. She received an MDiv from Covenant Theological Seminary in 2013 and is the author of From Garden to Glory: A Bible Study on the Bible’s Story (2016). Her greatest desire in all of this is to be able to faithfully study, apply, and teach the Word of God.
Courtney served as the Director of Women’s Ministry at the Kirk of the Hills PCA in Saint Louis, MO from 2014-17. She has a love for education, formerly serving on the board of directors for Providence Classical Christian Academy in Saint Louis as well as currently serving on the advisory board for Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA.
God has blessed Courtney and her husband, Craig, with four wonderful children (Austin, Bradon, Shelby, and Rebecca) as well as two amazing daughters-in-law (Ruth and Jordan) — and their first grandson, Bo!
Pre-Conference Trainings – Friday afternoon (1:30-4:30 pm) – Cost is $25
Thinking Biblically and Living Covenantally – Marcie Tuten
Our Women’s Ministry Training is designed to give all women a framework to think biblically about who God is and who He is calling you to be in the context of the home, church or workplace. Some of the topics covered are covenant, church, womanhood, and kingdom discipleship. You will also discover practical tools and engaging ideas for cultivating ministry among women. This training is open to all women, but we strongly encourage women’s ministry leaders/teams, Bible study leaders and other leadership women to attend.
Under the Hood: Fixing the Engine That Drives Racial Healing – Lisa Robinson
How do we get past the divisiveness that plague racial discussions today? This workshop will move beyond the language that keeps us divided and get under the hood to examine the root of the problem. By exploring the biblical narrative, the underlying causes of fractures will be exposed to address the dispositions that we really suffer from. A historical sketch will reveal how these dispositions have manifested in the American church and have produced partiality, animosity and failure to embrace our corporate identity in Christ.
Longing for a Better Theology – Shelley Madueme
Theology is not an optional part of the Christian life. We all have a theology, whether we realize it or not. The real question is whether our theology is good or bad. In this pre-conference training, we will discuss the significance of theology–what it is and why it is vitally important. After dispelling common misperceptions about theology, we will analyze the role theology plays in our daily lives and how it impacts the way we think and act. Specifically, we will look at ways in which weak theology hinders women in their Christian lives and we will discuss tools that can help us become better theologians.
Loving and Discipling our Covenant Children at Home and in the Church – B.A. Snider and Bethany Belue
Part 1 Gospel-centered Children’s Discipleship (B.A. Snider) – This seminar will consider how the gospel shapes everything from parenting (including discipline), to family devotions, to curriculum choice, etc. Essentially, gospel-centered discipleship recognizes parents and teachers are partnering with a sovereignly gracious God to lead them to know, love, and trust him.
Part 2 Parenting in the Covenant Community (Bethany Belue) – This seminar will consider the partnership that exists between parents and the children’s ministry of local churches. It will touch on the relational nature of covenant theology and the importance of a multi-generational view regarding children’s ministry.
A Gospel Lens for Unity and Community – Maria Garriott and Abby Hutto
Join us to learn practical, tangible tools to help you face the complex and often disorienting world of life and ministry! Parakaleo’s interactive training and tools provide a grid for viewing and living life through the lens of the gospel and are firmly based in theology, informed by educational theory and influenced by ongoing research. Come learn to take truth to your own heart and to the hearts of others regarding our union with Christ and communion with others.
You will choose 2 workshops when registering.
Closer Than a Sister: United to Christ and One Another – Christina Fox
Union with Christ is a fundamental truth to our faith. Our justification, sanctification, and glorification all rest upon it. This union also unites us to other believers. It unites the women in our churches as sisters. This workshop will explore our union with one another, including such questions as: What does it mean to be united to our sisters in Christ? What does it look like in our churches? How do we live out our union together in this fallen world? Join us as we pursue developing spiritual relationships with other women in our churches.
Racial Reconciliation Panel – Lisa Robinson
Racial reconciliation has been a hot topic lately in our denomination. But it seems the issue is frequently wrought with tension that hinders the body of Christ from truly embracing our identity in Christ as disparate people brought together in union with him. How can we truly reconcile and come together, moving past suspicions, anxiety and varied concerns? This panel discussion will provide women the opportunity to engage in dialogue about this sensitive topic in a safe, accepting space.
Increasing Biblical Literacy in a Distracted World – Mary Haberkorn
How do we lead a Bible study full of screens and busy schedules? Is there a method that will result in more understanding of Scripture and life transformation? This workshop is filled with research from my dissertation and experience based testimonials with a practical approach to the unique demands of teaching and discipling our Millennial women. More importantly, the necessary component of inter-generational relationships and how they yield biblical understanding and passion for Christ. Ultimately we’ll look at four topics: restoring focus to study, relating authentically through accountability, acknowledgement of biblical authority and the enlistment of spiritual responsibility as one matures.
Sex, Lies and God’s Design – Donna Tigar and MyChelle Pinkerton
Many women in the church are what we label “walking wounded”. Either their wounds are ignored or they don’t feel safe enough to ask for help. Their pain stems from struggles involving sexuality which can lead to emotional instability. In this workshop we’ll explore the ways in which the gospel can give new hope, victory, and joy in Christ to women in the midst of the struggle.
Personal Encounters with the King – Barbara Jones
Christ often interacted with women in a way that challenged existing cultural norms. In doing so, He opened new possibilities for how the unique gifts of women fit into His kingdom plan. Let’s explore these biblical examples and how Christ might be speaking to you in today’s cultural context.
Single Women in the Family of God – Christiana Fitzpatrick and Panel
A panel discussion on the challenges single women face in the church. How is God’s family working to support all its family members? We hope to discuss how the church can more effectively develop and appreciate the gifts of single women and intentionally include them in the church family.
Connecting Anxious and Depressed Women to the Cross – Brenda Payne
This workshop will give hope and help to fellow strugglers by looking at the ONE who speaks to these concerns with compassion and authority. This workshop will include a biblical theology and methodology for comfort and transformation.
Spiritual Mothers and Daughters: Connecting the Generations – Sandy Hartley
This workshop will encourage each woman—of any age— to participate in the Great Commission as both a spiritual daughter and a spiritual mother. Based on Matthew 28:18-20 and Titus 2:3-5, we will show the scriptural foundation for discipleship and then give practical ways to become a part of the generational legacy taught by Jesus and Paul.
Workshop Speakers and Team Leaders:
Sandra Smith came to know Jesus as the teenage daughter of Caribbean immigrants, living in the inner city of Philadelphia. Sandra is the wife of Kevin, the senior pastor of New City Fellowship church in Chattanooga, TN. She and Kevin have been married for 29 years and they have been blessed with four daughters; Tesia, Bethany, Chara, and Joanna. The Smiths have served Christ together in ministry for 26 years within the PCA in Washington, D.C., Miami, and currently in Chattanooga, TN. Sandra has earned a Master’s of Science in Education and she has been an educator for nearly 20 years. Christ is precious to Sandra and her desire is to know Him more intimately and to be instrumental in making Christ known by others.
Sandy Hartley is a Team Leader for ONE Chattanooga, as well as a speaker. She is a Chattanooga native and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with degrees in mathematics. She has been president of the women’s ministry at her church and presbytery and a Women’s Advisor to the Covenant College Board and has spoken at retreats and conferences in the US and Latin America. Sandy is currently the Mid-America Regional Advisor for PCA women and leads Titus 2 and Journey groups, having a passion for discipling younger women. She and her husband Loren, a ruling elder, have a son, daughter, and two grandchildren. They enjoy travel and UTC football and basketball.
Bethany Belue graduated from Western Carolina University with a degree in early childhood education. She has served on staff with 2 large PCA churches as the Children’s Director, Redeemer Presbyterian in New York City and Oak Mountain Presbyterian in Birmingham. She currently works at CDM as the Executive Assistant to Stephen Estock and Certification Administrator. She lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband Dustin.
Christiana Fitzpatrick serves as the Director of Global Education for Covenant College, where she has worked since 2007. Previously, she worked as the missions coordinator for Tenth Presbyterian Church and as an advisor in Career Services at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania as well as a master of arts in education from Wake Forest University. Although she grew up in a Christian home, Christiana did not come to know the Lord until her college years. She is passionate about cross-cultural education, injustice in the world and the church, and investing in the lives of college students. Originally from Pennsylvania, she’s made her home in Chattanooga for the past ten years and worships and serves at Resurrected Baptist Church here in the city.
Christina Fox is an author, speaker, blogger, and editor. She is the editor of the enCourage blog for PCA Women’s Ministry. She writes for a number of Christian ministries and publications, including Revive Our Hearts, Ligonier, and TGC. Christina is the author of A Heart Set Free, Closer than a Sister, and forthcoming, Idols of a Mother’s Heart (2018). She teaches women’s Bible study at East Cobb PCA where she also leads a discipleship group of teen girls. You can find her at ChristinaFox.com and at Facebook.com/ChristinaFoxAuthor.
Maria Garriott – In 1980, Maria married Craig Garriott and moved into urban Baltimore to plant Faith Christian Fellowship, a multiethnic, socio-economically diverse PCA church, where they still serve. Maria worked as a curriculum writer at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education for 20 years before joining the staff of Parakaleo, a ministry to church planting spouses, in 2009. She is the author of A Thousand Resurrections, a memoir of urban church planting, and her poetry and articles have been published in numerous magazines. Maria and Craig have five adult children and three grandchildren.
Mary Haberkorn has a Doctorate of Ministry with an emphasis in women’s studies. She is a mother of 3 little boys, youth pastor’s wife, an artist, and a teacher of a women’s Bible study in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She has organized and led Bible studies for women and her passion is to see multi-generational women grow together in their relationship with Christ and to become committed and transformed by the study of God’s Word.
Abby Hutto is the Director of Women’s Ministry at Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church in Gahanna, Ohio. She also works for Parakaleo, a ministry that comes alongside women in ministry, as a Network Leader, Gospel Coach and Alongside Trainer. She loves to study and teach God’s Word and delights in helping others experience and know their Heavenly Father better. Abby is married to Ken, and they have two children, Hannah (13) and Harris (12). They live in Westerville, Ohio. Abby’s first book, God For Us, Not Against Us (P&R Publishing), is due to release in the Fall of 2018.
Barbara D. Jones currently leads efforts towards diversity at Mission to the World (MTW), the mission sending agency for the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), and within diverse reformed communities at large. She became a Christian at the age of 27 and was called to serve on a church planting mission team by the age of 29. Her journey as a believer led her from Chicago to Atlanta, where she served four years with the Evangelical Covenant Church in partnership with Campus Crusade’s Here’s Life Inner City ministry. The Lord challenged her to broaden her thinking about the importance of both local and global missions by calling her to serve with MTW and World Relief, a refugee resettlement agency. Over the past twenty-four years Barbara has assessed, coached, and led ministry teams around the world. She is presently pursuing an M. Div. at Reformed Theological Seminary-Atlanta, and enjoys writing, speaking, mentoring and being an encourager. Barbara is married to Ernest T. Jones and is mother to adult twin sons (Sebastian and Julian). However, her most prized role outside of being a child of the King, is her role of grandma to Zion (4) and Seniyah (newborn).
Shelley Madueme lives in Flintstone, GA, with her husband Hans and their children Caleb and Zoë. She completed a Master of Theological Studies at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, AL, and a Master of Theology in New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. In addition to homeschooling, Shelley organizes adult Sunday school at St. Elmo Presbyterian in Chattanooga, TN, and is helping form a women’s ministry. She enjoys reading fiction, walking, adult conversation, cooking, and family outings.
Brenda Payne has worked as an ACBC certified biblical counselor since 2003. She is the founder of KNOWN Ministries, which is committed to training and equipping women to connect to Christ and His Word in order to bring about God honoring change in themselves and others. She is a wife, mother, author, trainer, and conference speaker.
MyChelle Pinkerton is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and received her Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from RIchmont Graduate University. MyChelle and her husband, Pierre, have two precious sons.
Lisa Robinson is a member of Town North Presbyterian Church in Richardson, TX and holds a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary. She has a passion to see people embrace the revelation of God in Scripture, his care for his creation and the glory of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Lisa is also a nonprofit professional who has worked on addressing issues related to poverty since 1992. She actively blogs on her site Theothoughts (www.theothoughts.com), contributes to various other writing projects, and enjoys her “food adventures” involving the sampling of different ethnic cuisines. She is a widow and has two adult children.
B.A. Snider has more than 20 years’ experience as a children’s director in PCA churches ranging in size from 200 to 4,000 but finds her passion is the same no matter how many children she’s serving. Show the children Jesus. Teach the kids all of the Bible so they see that the stories from the Old Testament point to Jesus and that the New Testament shows how Jesus fulfilled God’s promises—yesterday, today, and forever. B.A. began her formal ministry as a children’s director and consultant in 1993, but she has taught and led music for children since she was in junior high school. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Tennessee and taught college until the Lord called her to seminary and full-time ministry. She graduated with a master’s degree in Christian Education from Columbia International University. Speaking at conferences, consulting with leadership, and training teachers brought her to Great Commission Publications (www.gcp.org) in 2014 as the Children’s Ministry Consultant and Marketing Director.
Donna Tigar is a native of Easton, PA and has lived in the Chattanooga area for more than 30 years. She and her husband, Tom, were married in 1967. They have one son and two grandchildren. Donna originally worked with The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for over 20 years as a Project Manager over training and development. In 2003 Donna felt God calling her into ministry. Because of the burden God had given her to help people seeking freedom from sexual brokenness, she started working with Harvest USA, a ministry dedicated to helping people with these issues. Donna speaks with passion, commitment, and experience from her years of leading support groups for hurting women and wives of men who are struggling with sexual brokenness.
Marcie Tuten is wife to Chris and mother to three girls. She lives in Atlanta, GA with her family where she attends Christ-Church. Before becoming a mother, Marcie taught school for 8 years. She especially finds joy in helping shepherd a small group and teaching children on Sunday mornings to know and love the Lord. Marcie is a PCA Women’s Ministry Trainer.
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Chattanooga Choo Choo, 1400 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402, 423-266-5000 – $119/night.
You are welcome to find other hotels that best suit your needs. A few other suggestions are:
Courtyard by Marriott, 200 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37402, 423-755-0871
Hampton Inn, 400 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37402, 423-693-0500
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Are children allowed to attend? Is childcare available?
We are asking that no children (excluding infants) attend the sessions. There will not be childcare at the church.
I can only attend on Saturday. Is there a reduced rate available?
No, we are sorry, but we do not have a reduced rate available for Saturday only.
I would like to attend one of the Pre-Conference Trainings on Friday, but I cannot attend the main Conference. Is that possible?
Yes! You are welcome to attend one of the Pre-Conference Training sessions without registering for the Conference. There is a place online to register for them as well. Men and women are welcome to attend.
How do I register for the Pre-Conference Training?
When you register for the conference, there will be an option to register for the pre-conference as well.
What is the refund policy?
Registrations are transferable without penalty, but they are not refundable.
Can I transfer my registration?
Yes! You are able to transfer your registration. Transfers are the responsibility of the two parties involved. CDM is not responsible to arrange payment for transferred registration. Please email Kathy Wargo with updated information.
How do I change my workshop selections?
Once you choose your workshop, you will not be able to make changes to your registration. However, at the conference, you may attend the workshop of your choice, but we ask that you allow others who registered for that workshop to take their seats first.
When should I make my hotel reservations?
We have contracts with hotels, but our cut-off dates are well in advance of the conference so that CDM will not be responsible for any unreserved rooms. Be sure to make your reservations early for group rates.
May I stay at a location other than the recommended hotel?
Because the ONE Conferences are being held at local churches, we are not committed to filling a certain number of hotel rooms with our contract. You are welcome to stay at someone’s home or at a different hotel. The rates we have contracted with the hotel are lower than typical rates.
I’m flying to the ONE Conference. How do I get from the airport to my hotel and to the church?
It would be best to rent a car if flying because there is no mass transportation to the hotel or church.
If a Conference is filled, is there a waiting list?
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It does not take much to divide us as women. Age, opinions, race, preferences, comfort, conflict or any indwelling sin can find us quickly separated from God and one another. And yet fundamentally we are more alike than different. Last words can be both precious and profound. Jesus uttered some of His last words to us on His way to the cross in His high priestly prayer, “that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” (John 17:21ESV). You see, our unity with Him and one another is not only imperative to Christ, it is ultimately a matter of life or death…will our unity compel the world to believe in Him? Our oneness will either validate or negate the claims of the gospel. We pray you will join us at a ONE conference in 2018 where we will challenge women to think biblically rather than emotively about oneness from the truths found in John 17.
Women of all ages are invited to join us as we study God’s Word together.