Do you have a desire for God to increase your influence in this world? He wants to.

February 25, 2023 | Fervent Church | Las Vegas, Nevada

This When She Leads conference is for every woman serving in ministry. Our theme this year is, Breaking New Ground, taken from Hosea 10:12 – “Sow for yourselves with a view to righteousness, harvest in accordance with kindness, break up your uncultivated ground for it is time to seek the Lord until he comes and rains righteousness on you” (NASB)

As we gather, our focus is threefold:

First, we are asking God to break new ground in equipping us for this cultural moment.

Second, we are asking God to break new ground in discovering new territories, new fields, and new ministries.

And third, we are asking God to break new ground in our communities, where we want to meet new people and establish new friendships, so we can partner together for the furtherance of the gospel.

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Brenda Leavenworth is an author and speaker based in Temecula, CA. Her passion is to help women grow in their knowledge and understanding of Scripture as they pursue Christian maturity. She has written several in-depth Bible studies, including her 2016 release of Proverbs 31 study, Far Above Rubies. Brenda enjoys traveling the globe to share God’s Word. She holds a master’s in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Leadership from Calvary Chapel University, where she has recently become adjunct faculty. As the host of the When She Leads podcast, Brenda actively and passionately discusses the complexities and realities of leading ministry as a woman. Brenda currently serves and loves her community as the Director of the Women’s Ministry.

Kelly Bell has been married to Brian, Senior Pastor of Calvary Murrieta, for 39 years.  They have two children and five grandchildren. Kelly is the Director of Women’s Ministry and has a passion for seeing women grow in their faith and become doers of the Word. She is a teacher, a writer, and the author of a Bible Study series called “Reasons to Rejoice.”  Kelly oversees their Justice Ministry and has a passion to “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, ensuring justice for those being crushed.” (Proverbs 31:8-9). She volunteers with various other community organizations, such as ICA, Rebirth Homes, and the Murrieta Food Pantry. Kelly loves to run, cycle, hike, read, eat, play with her grandkids, travel, go to the beach, and find ways to share Jesus with her world!

Kathy Morales is an author and Bible teacher who is committed to teaching the uncompromised truth of God’s Word in a relevant, inspiring, and practical way. Her passion is seeing believers establish an authentic, enduring relationship with Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit and a growing understanding of God’s Word. Kathy holds a Master of Divinity from Calvary Chapel University and a doctorate of education from Liberty University. She serves as the women’s ministry director at her church. Kathy is married to Jimmy Morales, senior pastor at Fervent, a Calvary Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Together they have three adult children and three precious grandchildren.

Inga-Lill Guzik was born in Sweden and immigrated with her family to California very young. For the last 40 years, Inga-Lill has been active in church ministry in various capacities: teaching and leading weekly women’s groups, college groups, retreats, church events, and Sunday school for all ages. Her passion is to see women grow in their knowledge of God through the Word, grow in their personal lives to be used by God, and become passionate about the area of influence God has given them.

Sara Holliday has been in the leadership and administration of discipleship programs, internships, various womens’ ministries, and she loves to teach the Bible. She is passionate about discipleship and team-building. She currently serves as the Worship Director at Reliance church. She firmly believes the mission, vision, and values of a worship community should be to know Him and make Him known through music paired with relational living. “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!”

Ashly Czaja is a 26 year old lover of Jesus, her husband Levy, their dog Bear, and coffee. She is from the Los Angeles area and started leading worship at a young age. She attended Calvary Chapel Bible College and served in a youth discipleship program called On The Edge. After moving out of state during Covid, she moved back to California as her husband took the role of High School Pastor at Cornerstone Community Church in Los Angeles, where they now serve.

Breakout Sessions

Cultivating Confidence

Conviction and Courage in this Cultural Moment 

Inga-Lill Guzik

Jeremiah 1:7-8 The LORD replied, “Don’t say, ‘I’m too young,’ for you must go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell you. And don’t be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and will protect you. I, the LORD, have spoken!” What others may, I may not! The cost of leadership and the dilemma of choosing day by day this calling to a higher standard. What happens if I don’t want to lead in that way? Come to this breakout session to find out!

Paving the Way

How to Reach Gen Z   

Ashly Czaja

 

As time keeps moving forward, there will always be a need to reach the next generation. Although there is nothing new under the sun, we must come to a place of understanding younger people in a way that is honorable to God and yet also meets them where they are at. Join me as we discuss what this looks like, both spiritually and practically.

Propagating Leadership

Developing Leaders and Servants Matthew 24:45-46

Brenda Leavenworth

One of the keys to propagating (to increase by reproduction) servant-leaders in ministry is having a well-established, firmly rooted, and spirit-filled archetype to follow, one that is worth imitating. In this breakout session, we will discuss a healthy model of leadership, along with practical ways to extend these principles to those we serve with through instruction and training.

Times of Refreshing

A Gathering for Women in Worship

Sara Holliday

 

Acts 3:20 says, “Then times of refreshment will come from the presence of the Lord…” As God raises up female worship leaders in this cultural moment, we may find ourselves longing for fellowship and refreshment with other like-minded women who serve in worship ministry. This breakout session will cover the biblical and practical aspects of engaging our worship community while encouraging one another to rely on the faithfulness of Christ and the power of the Spirit as we glorify God in our ministries.”

Hand to the Plow: Fighting Human Sex Trafficking

“Let Justice Roll Like a River” Amos 5:23-24

Kelly Bell
All through Scripture, we see God’s heart of justice, identifying with the powerless and taking up their cause. Justice is part of the character and nature of God. If the Lord loves justice, shouldn’t we as well? (Isaiah 61:8) Micah tells us to live justly, not only “do” acts of justice (Micah 6:8).

The journey towards “living justly” in this world is a lifestyle we are called to embrace as children of God. The Church has an amazing opportunity to bring hope, healing, and truth to the hurting, vulnerable, and exploited. Vinoth Ramachandra wrote, “Jesus and the Biblical prophets did not think of rendering assistance to the needy in the world in terms of charity, but in terms of justice.” Join us as we discuss how the Church is in a prime position to “put our hand to the plow” and some practical ways to do that individually and as a leader.

Worship

Sara Holliday currently serves as the Worship Director at Reliance church. She firmly believes the mission, vision, and values of a worship community should be to know Him and make Him known through music paired with relational living. “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!” Sara has been in the leadership and administration of discipleship programs, internships, various womens’ ministries, and she loves to teach the Bible. She is passionate about discipleship and team-building.

 

 

Victoria Dooling is a pastor’s wife, mom, and worship leader who loves to teach and sing about Jesus. She has been serving in church ministry with her husband Joe for the last eight years in Bakersfield, CA. Currently, their lives are in a season of transition, and the Lord is leading them on a journey of faith, allowing them to serve their families and local churches.   Victoria loves spending time with her husband and three children, all under the age of five. She is currently raising and schooling her children while the Lord teaches her what worship looks like in everyday life. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys crocheting and cooking. She also has a master’s degree in Christian Education from Calvary Chapel University.

Pricing

Cost: $40

You can add a lunch meal to your registration! It’s only an additional cost of $12.

Group Rate: Take 10% off for your group of five or more!

Accommodations

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Las Vegas Summerlin Tech
7101 Cascade Valley Court, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89128
702-360-1200
Single bed rate: $197.00
Double bed rate: $206.00 +$10.00 for each additional guest to a max of 4 guests in a room with two double beds. A hot breakfast buffet is included in the rate. Mention “Calvary Chapel” when booking your room.

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Schedule

8:00 am – Check-In & Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – Main Session #1

10:45 am – Breakout Sessions

12:00 pm – Lunch

1:15 pm – Main Session #2 & #3

3:00 pm – Live Q&A Panel

4:00 pm – Conference Close

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