Friday, May 18, 2012

Bi-Vocational Minister Wives

As you are reading this, Roger and I are currently in Nashville at the Bi-Vocational Ministers Council's Planning Meeting, where we are praying and planning for our awesome Bi-Vocational Ministers and Wives Conference that will be held this coming February 2013.  Please pray for us as we plan.

If your husband is a Bi-Vocational Minister, please make plans to attend our conference.  I can not even begin to tell you what this conference does to a minister and his wife.  Our church can not wait for Roger and I to attend every year.  They say us going to the conference is like us getting a great big Booster Shot.  We come back uplifted and renewed and on fire for God.

We have made so many close friendships through the conference.  These are friends that we stay in contact with throughout the year.  There is just a bond.

Bro. Ray Gilder, Lana and Marjorie do an awesome job of seeing that our plans are carried out.

This past year we had many, many first time couples and we did not meet anyone that was not planning and anxiously awaiting the next conference.  I promise you it is not like anything you would expect.  The first year we went....probably 13 or 14 years ago, I did not want to go.  I was tired.....and burned out.  I could only imagine that it would be a marathon preaching weekend and I just wanted a break.  We went....only because our deacons had come to us and said they were paying for it and wanted us to go. glad I am we went.  It was NOTHING like what I expected.  Yes...there is lots of breakouts sessions, devotions, preaching and singing...............but everyone there is in the same boat as you.  Everyone is burned out and needing a boost.  Everyone has at least the church job and two to three other jobs to make ends meet.  And like I mentioned.....the friendships are a hugh added bonus.

Again....I would like for you to start praying and begin right now to make plans to attend the  Bi-Vocational Conference in February 2013.  You will be glad you did.


Barbara Arnold said...

This is Barbara Arnold. I would like to add that I was in a low place the 1st. Year we went to a retreat. It was an awesome experience!!! Nobody could ever of explained to us how badly we needed this retreat. We were pressured into going. Now we cant wait for retreat!! You are right, in trying to encourage others to come reap the benefits of this awesome weekend!!!

Kathy Britton said...

Thanks for the testimony. BTW...great seeing everyone this weekend. Kathy