By Polly House
More than 1,300 women attended the Nov. 9-11 National Women’s Leadership Forum, held for the first time at LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center located near Asheville, N.C.
Chris Adams, senior lead women’s ministry specialist for LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention and host of the event, welcomed attendees and shared that the conference was being attended by more than 360 churches from 18 denominations in 38 states, including Alaska and Hawaii, and internationally from Australia and Canada.
“This is the biggest, most diverse group we have had in the 15-year history of this event,” Adams said.
Travis Cottrell and the praise team opened the general sessions with music and prayer. Cottrell, worship pastor at Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, Tenn., has been a familiar face at LifeWay-sponsored women’s events since teaming up with Beth Moore for the Living Proof Live events more than a decade ago.
Large group general sessions allowed women to hear from speakers who gave valuable tips and shared their own successes and failures in ministry.
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