This last week we gathered together with four of our LeadHer Local chapters in Springfield, MO for an evening that we call LeadHer Live! A one night event where 175 women were able to experience powerful worship, life changing testimonies, time for women to connect one on one, and a message to challenge women to live out their impact on the world around them.
We were able to give out two LeadHer Impact Awards- which are gifts to bless and support LeadHer Members or Coordinators that have felt encouraged and equipped through LeadHer to do something new to impact the world around them for Christ. We were able to bless Janelle Reed who founded SingleMomz Rock in Springfield, MO to help support local single moms and Michelle Cramer, a professional photographer that started On Angel’s Wings to give families who have lost or are losing a child a photo shoot to capture precious moments.
Women were challenged that night to lay down anything that was holding them back from being “All in” with God. They were each given a tile and asked to write on one side of it that thing that they struggled to give to God and be willing to release it by laying it at the foot of the cross. It was a powerful sight to see almost all the women in that room respond to that invitation to lay something down and commit to seeking God wholeheartedly.
For the last few weeks we have been talking about the 20 chapters that we feel God is leading us to start by the end of 2014 from coast to coast. We have been praying that God would connect us to these women and give them the courage to step out of their comfort zones and be willing to Grow Women God’s way in their community by serving as a LeadHer Local Coordinator. At our Live event— we heard from four women that are ready to begin their training to start a chapter in their area! The following day, our Chapter Development Director Holly Kurtz had a chance to meet with a couple of them and get them ready to launch in the next month or so!
It was truly a GREAT weekend and we look forward to next year’s Live events! We are planning FOUR of them… be sure to stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates on dates and locations when one may be coming to your area!