Be Real And Victorious Every day!
BRAVE began quite a few years ago now when we were pastoring in Wales. It took a back seat for 6 years when we went back to Tanzania and when we began our time at Kingdom Life Church, Newcastle, it was re-born with the Acrostic coming into play!
I’m writing this on the day before our second conference here in Newcastle. The first was last September having been re-scheduled due to the first lock down. In fact, Boris locked us down on the Monday and BRAVE was due on the following Saturday! If you’ve ever organised a day conference, you will know it was awful to have to cancel! But, that’s water under the bridge!
What are conferences?
They’re an event! They’re a place where you can immerse yourself in an atmosphere that isn’t every day life. Hopefully it’s a place where you encounter God on a new level in a more intense way without the distractions of normal life. It’s a place to make new friends, to do something different – (BRAVE is definitely offering that this year! Not saying what quite yet!) If you’re not coming and want to know, drop me a line! (I won’t have to kill you if I tell you! Hahaha)
They are hard work. So much planning that begins months before, prayer, rooms to set up, things to order, teams to gather, treats to buy, messages to prepare, and the list could go on.
What conferences aren’t
They’re not the process of life. You can’t sustain yourself on conferences alone. They aren’t normal, you can’t run your life or your church on conferences. If athletes only did events, they wouldn’t be successful at all. Getting up every day – usually very early – to train, is what gives them successful events.
If you’re training yourself to be Godly, every day, conferences are an incredible addition to your Christian walk. If you’re not training yourself to be Godly, every day, conferences are an incredible chance to get back on track!
I’m humbled at the chance to lead a conference this weekend with an incredible team – couldn’t do it without them! One of my best friends is travelling on a plane from Africa at this very moment (7.00am Thursday) to speak and be part of our conference! Wow! (She will love the Friday night surprise!)
Thank you God. I pray that every delegate will first and foremost encounter you. I pray that every delegate will be set free to be the woman you are calling them to be. I pray that laughter will ring out from Kingdom Life Church – if you know me, you know there is going to be lots of fun!
If you’re coming, sign up for the ride! Don’t sit back, do something new, get stuck in, make new friends!
If you’re not coming, I will miss you! Maybe next year? Newcastle is an amazing city, Kingdom Life Church is a amazing church to pastor – thank you God (and Paul Hudson! – our boss) for giving us this incredible opportunity!
Hold onto your hats! BRAVE 2022 – Here we go!!! Woohoooooo!