Equipping women leaders in ministry to be refueled, revived, and refocused.

Lead Bold Conference

Sept 10-11

2021

2021 Lead Bold Conference

 

Go...And Lead Bold! This past year+ forced a pause for many ministry leaders. Even before the pandemic, though, women in ministry often felt overlooked, hindered or just plain stopped. Yet, we know God has called us. So instead of waiting back, we will step forward and live out God’s purposes for us. The Lead Bold Fall Conference will empower and equip you to GO!

 

During the conference you will experience inspiring:

  • main sessions

  • insightful workshops

  • dynamic discussion groups

  • and even soul-enriching personal reflection time

 

You’ll pick which two of the four workshops you’ll attend, enabling you to customize which topics and tools will best suit your ministry season. And maybe best of all, you will experience community with other female ministry leaders who “get you” and are ready to embolden you to reach your God-given leadership potential.

 

[For those interested in Spanish interpretation, we will be offering interpretive services throughout the conference. Please select your Spanish preferences when you purchase your ticket.]

September
10-11, 2021

Friday 7PM and

ends Saturday 5PM.

Pre-Conference Friday 1-4PM

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2021 Keynote Speaker

 

Sharon Norris Elliott

Photo by Laura Zherebnenkov

Live significantly!” That’s the inspiring message of Sharon Norris Elliott, award-winning author, popular speaker, astute Bible teacher, literary agent and founder/CEO of Life That Matters Ministries and AuthorizeMe®. Sharon is amazed at how God’s goodness has brought her from being “Straight Outta Compton” to standing before great people and audiences. Dedicated to teaching and learning, she is a cum laude college graduate (Biola University), holder of an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree, and member of several prestigious organizations (ACE, AWSA). Sharon is also a religious broadcaster hosting her own show, Life That Matters with Sharon Norris Elliott, and a women’s roundtable show, A View from the Upper Room, on The Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network (HSBN.tv), and the Christian Women’s Word Network (CWWN.tv). Sharon recently retired from her 35-year career as an English teacher at Orange Lutheran High School in Southern California. She and her husband James serve at Christ Second Baptist Church in Long Beach, CA. They enjoy their empty nest, travelling, and visiting their children and grandchildren. Discover more books and her devotional blog at her ministry website, www.LifeThatMatters.net

 

Workshops

Each attendee can choose two workshops in which to participate during the conference.

Leading from the Margins

Many anointed leaders are not given the opportunities to lead - especially when they do not fit the traditional leadership mold that pervades our corporate and even ministry worlds. However, cultural change is not coming from top tier leadership but from groundswells of those on the edges. This workshop will identify strategies to bring movement to a God-given calling even when there has been no formal invitation to lead. As women and as leaders, we must learn to steward our voices and our relational capital to create the change that is desired. Once God has activated us, we really do not need the permission of others to move forward in obedience. We simply need tenacity and discernment to craft our own path and lead from the margins.

The Art of Spiritual Discernment: Where Prayer and Action Meet

We make choices every day. Some are life-altering and others not so much. Spiritual discernment is a function of our personal relationship with God. The more deeply we know the Lord, the easier it will be to sense what He desires us to do. Discernment describes any process of sifting, weighing or discriminating what is of God from what might arise from other sources. Bring to this break-out session a matter of personal discernment and we will practice together the art of finding God’s call in daily life.

The Bold Pause

You’re in a conversation with a team-member when suddenly something is said and you feel yourself starting to react. You get hot, your palms become sweaty, your jaw clenches, and your breath becomes shallow. Everything in you wants to react in the moment. So you do. But all that comes of it are bad feelings, overly-harsh words and no resolution. What if you had the tools to ensure that same scenario could play out in a healthy, constructive way? This workshop will teach you the “bold pause,” the space in which you align your intent (what you want to do) with your impact (how the action is experienced) in order to experience the best outcome.

Leadership Influence:
Bringing out the Best in Others

Great leaders cast a compelling vision that inspires others to roll up their sleeves and join in. But it takes more than a strong vision to grow a strong team. Influential leaders must bring out the best in others! They go beyond self-awareness...they are also “others-aware.” The most effective leaders consistently seek to understand the uniqueness of each person on their team. In this practical workshop we will explore ways to lean into this powerful opportunity to develop the people you are leading. What an incredible privilege we have to speak life, spark imagination, and influence people to become all that they are meant to be! Let's dig deep as we consider tangible ways to sow seeds that will lead to a harvest of goodness in the kingdom.

 

Crafting a Compelling Message:
Speaker Training

Friday, Sept 10th | 1-4PM | $60

Do you love words? Are words your wheelhouse? Do you have a message God’s prompting you to share? Then jump in with both feet and take those words from the page to the platform. Whether you want to develop your budding speaking gifts or you are already speaking/teaching/preaching in your ministry setting, we want to help you move from called to equipped with whatever message God is writing in you.

 

During this pre-conference you will learn to:

  • Plan and create compelling content

  • Deliver with excellence and confidence

  • Get over comparison traps

  • Engage your audience from beginning to end

Tammy Whitehurst

As an author, blogger, and full time speaker Tammy encourages and challenges audiences to live life kicked up a notch. She has written articles for Lifeway magazines, Woman's World, Mature Living, Christianity Today and many other publications. Her devotional, High Heels and Hallelujahs is a hit with women in a fast paced world. She is also the co-owner of the Christian Communicators Conference--a training retreat for speakers. However, to those who know her best she is simply Davis’s wife, a former middle school teacher, and a proud mom to four grown kids. She struggles like the rest of us with dust, dog hair, cellulite, junk drawers, and wrinkles.

 

Schedule

Friday

Friday

Friday

12:30pm

Pre-conference Check-in

Friday

Friday

Friday

1:00pm

Pre-conference Begins

Friday

Friday

Friday

6:00pm

Conference Check-in

Friday

Friday

Friday

7:00pm

Main Session 1

Friday

Friday

Friday

8:15pm

Connection Group

Friday

Friday

Friday

9:00pm

Meet & Greet

Friday

Friday

Friday

9:30pm

Good night

Friday
Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

8:30am

Doors Open

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

9:00am

Main Session 2

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

11:00am

Workshops

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

12:00pm

Lunch (on your own)

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

1:00pm

Main Session 3

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

2:00pm

Workshops

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

3:00pm

Connection Group

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

3:45pm

Main Session 4

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

5:00pm

Conference Ends

Location

 

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CrossWinds Church

www.crosswindschurch.org

1660 Freisman Rd.

Livermore, CA 94551

 

Accommodations

Our conference hotel is Homewood Suites by Hilton Livermore, located less than ½ mile from conference location. Each room includes sitting and kitchen areas, making it a great option for extra connection time with friends who are also attending the conference

  • Studio Suite- $119 +tx

       (1 king bed + sofa bed)

  • 1-Bedroom Suite - $129 + tx

      (2 queen beds + sofa bed)

  • 2-Bedroom Suite* - $219 + tx

​     (2 queen, 1 king bed + sofa bed)

  *very limited number of 2 bedrooms available

Homewood Suites by Hilton Livermore
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Conference Special Rates

Conference rooms are on a first-come-first-serve basis and will be reservable through 8/27. After that time we cannot guarantee room conference rates or availability.

  • Book online or call (925) 606-1984 or      (800) 455-8667

  • The conference discount reservation deadline has passed. To inquire about still reserving with the rates listed above, please contact us.

Reservations

 

Frequently asked questions

Who is this conference for? How do I know if it’s for me?


The Lead Bold Conference is simply a leadership conference for women in ministry. If you see what you do as ministry (paid, volunteer, experienced, brand new, church-centric or not), then you will fit right in at this conference. At the conference, you will get to enjoy challenging teaching, invigorating discussion and relevant ministry insights from our ministry panel. You’ll get to connect with other women in ministry who can encourage you regardless of your ministry season. If you’re looking to learn from other women leaders and get to share what you’ve learned along the way, too, then it’s for you. This conference is a gathering of ministry leaders, so if that’s you, then we hope to see you there!




How is this conference going to refresh me?


We know ministry leadership can take its toll emotionally, relationally, spiritually and physically. So when we created Lead Bold, we did so with the intention of breathing new life into your weary soul. At the conference, you will get to enjoy challenging teaching, invigorating discussion and peer networking with other women leaders. On top of that, we’ve carved out time in the conference schedule for personal reflection space where you can be still and let God refresh you as only He can. Lead Bold is a place where bold leaders come together but don’t have to lead...they just get to receive!




Will the conference address doctrinal or theological issues surrounding gender and/or women’s roles?


The short answer is “yes”...but we don’t all have to agree. The Lead Bold Conference is not about gender roles, but discussion around this topic is inevitable. The conference is designed to be a place of mutual encouragement and support regardless of differing interpretations around the topic of women’s roles. We welcome all ministry leaders to attend, no matter their tradition, denomination or perspective. We do ask that any discussion on this topic that occurs at any Lead Bold event, be engaged in with respect and toward the goal of understanding one another.




Are scholarships available for the conference?


We never want finances to hinder a woman from attending the Lead Bold Conference. With that in mind we are able to offer scholarships on a case by case basis. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please email us with your inquiry and someone from our scholarship team will be in touch with next steps.




What Covid protocols will be implemented during the conference?


We are committed to the safety of our attendees and will adhere to Alameda County’s Covid-19 protocols that are in place at the time of the conference. While our main sessions and some of our workshops will be held inside, our venue has a large amount of outdoor space that we will also be utilizing. Snack/food items offered by the conference will predominantly be individually packaged.