What We Are Reading

The Liberating Truth

The Liberating Truth

by Danielle Strickland

Danielle Strickland contends that women everywhere remain subjugated by cultural norms that tell them to conform, hold back, and turn aside from God’s call upon their lives. Consequently many women fail to play a full part in the healing and restoration of society. The church should take the lead. In this prophetic book Danielle observes:

“We should be the ones who model an alternative approach to leadership. We are the ones with the Bible and the witness of the Holy Spirit who through Scripture, reason, tradition and experience has shown, over and over again His heart for the release of women to exercise their gifts.”

The book covers: The current situation (exploitation or subjugation); the historical situation (feminism and the Christian tradition); key biblical material; justice (the feminization of poverty); what does the future offer, and what should the church do?

Forgotten God

Forgotten God

by Francis Chan

Pastor Francis Chan offers a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit’s direction in our lives.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and … the Holy Spirit. We pray in the name of all three, but how often do we live with an awareness of only the first two? As Jesus ascended into heaven, He promised to send the Holy Spirit—the Helper—so that we could be true and living witnesses for Christ. Unfortunately, today’s church has admired the gift but neglected to open it.

Breakthrough author Francis Chan rips away paper and bows to get at the true source of the church’s power—the Holy Spirit. Chan contends that we’ve ignored the Spirit for far too long, and we are reaping the disastrous results. Thorough scriptural support and compelling narrative form Chan’s invitation to stop and remember the One we’ve forgotten, the Spirit of the living God.

Celebration of Discipline

Celebration of Discipline

by Richard J. Foster

Richard J. Foster’s Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth is hailed by many as the best modern book on Christian spirituality with millions of copies sold since its original publication in 1978. In Celebration of Discipline, Foster explores the “classic Disciplines,” or central spiritual practices, of the Christian faith to show how each of these areas contribute to a balanced spiritual life. Foster, the bestselling author of several books (Prayer and Streams of Living Water) and intrachurch movement founder of Renovaré, helps motivate Christians everywhere to embark on a journey of prayer and spiritual growth.

Organizations We Love

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Proverbs 31 Ministries

Website: proverbs31.org

About: Proverbs 31 Ministries is a non-denominational, non-profit Christian ministry that seeks to lead women into a personal relationship with Christ, with Proverbs 31:10-31 as a guide

Eventsproverbs31.org/training-events

Exponential

Exponential

Website: exponential.org

About: Equipping movement makers with actionable principles, ideas and solutions for the accelerated multiplication of healthy, reproducing faith communities.

Events:

Exponential Conference | Orlando, FL | March 2-5, 2020

Hope

Hope International

Website: hopeinternational.org

About: At HOPE International, we invest in the dreams of families in the world’s underserved communities as we proclaim and live the Gospel.

Events: Hope International offers many events. For the event details and nearest to you, use the link below:

hopeinternational.org/take-action/events

Forth Worth, TX | February 27, 2020

Tyler, TX | February 28, 2020

Charlotte, NC | February 28, 2020

Fort Wayne, IN | March 5, 2020

Central, Hong Kong | April 22, 2020

Newport Beach, CA | May 14, 2020

Org_WomenSpeakers

Women Speakers Collective

Website: womenspeakerscollective.com

About:

Prepare
We will host speakers boot camps for women who are looking to refine their speaking skills and connect with other powerful women.

Platform
We will seek out platforms for women speakers at events and churches globally.

Profile
We will feature the best and brightest new female speakers on our website for a year to launch them into wider spaces.

Events: Women’s Speakers Collective Bootcamps | womenspeakerscollective.com/the-bootcamp

Atlanta | April 28-29, 2020

Calgary | May 13-14, 2020

Long Beach | October 5-6, 2020

UK | November 12-13, 2020

Org_A21

A21

Website: a21.org

About: Our Mission is to end slavery.

We are a nonprofit organization fueled by radical hope that human beings everywhere will be rescued from bondage and completely restored. We are the abolitionists of the 21st century. We work with you to free slaves and disrupt the demand.

Events:

A21 Walk for Freedom | October 17, 2020 | Multiple Cities across the world

Overland Missions

Overland Missions

Website: overlandmissions.com

About: Overland Missions exists to take the Gospel of Christ to the most remote and forgotten places on earth.

Events:

Las Vegas | October 20-21, 2020

Q Ideas

Q Ideas

Websiteqideas.org

About: Q was created as a place where church and cultural leaders could come together to collaborate and explore ideas about how the Gospel can be expressed within our cultural context.

Events:

From the ideas and current issues shaping society, to the truth that transforms the world, you will be informed and gain confidence that God is at work in his mission to renew all things. Education by thought leaders and stories from change-makers will inspire a hopeful way forward. Join us to be equipped for the difficult conversations and extraordinary opportunities that lie ahead.

Commons | October 29, 2020 | Many Cities – Apply to host and learn more by using the link below:

qcommons.com/hosting

She Reads Truth

She Reads Truth

Website: shereadstruth.com

About: She Reads Truth is a worldwide community of women who read God’s Word together every day. Founded in 2012, She Reads Truth invites women of all ages to engage Scripture through curated daily reading plans, as well as online conversation led by a vibrant community of contributing writers.

Explore. Equip. Empower.

Explore. Helping women explore their unique God given calling.

Equip. Providing tools for women to be equipped in their leadership and discipleship journey.

Empower. Bridging the gap between calling and opportunity for women to fully reach their purpose and potential.