be radiant conference

 

 

A WBC Women’s Weekend scheduled for April 28-30, 2017.

 

Join us as we put aside work, technology, and the busyness of life to immerse ourselves in the Word of God. "Taste and see" for yourself that the Lord is good and how meeting with Him face-to-face leaves you spiritually radiant. 

Faithful pastor's wife, missionary, and counselor, Judi Coats, will join us as our special speaker. Mark your calendars for April 28-30, 2017. We extend a special invitation to all your school-aged daughters to join us for the Friday evening session, which will also include supper and a craft (a nursery will not be provided, however). Saturday and Sunday sessions will be for adult ladies only. 

 

The cost is $15 per lady and $5 per daughter coming on Friday evening (pay at the door).

Please fill out the RSVP form by April 16. 

 

Times:  April 28: 5:00-9:00 pm

April 29: 9:00 am-1:15 pm

April 30: 11:00 am-12:00 pm (Adult Education hour)

 

 

Be Radiant Registration Form RSVP

Email the above form to Grace Peters

Grace Peters

 

 

 

Here is a special message from Julie and Grace about this weekend event.

 

Dear WBC Ladies,

In the last few decades, the word exfoliant has taken the cosmetic and skincare industry by storm. Most skincare alone, with its creamy cleansers and facial bars, is incapable of removing dead skin cell accumulation, increasing the possibility for breakouts and leaving the skin looking dull and dry. Someone who wants to get rid of these problems would do well to consider getting a good exfoliant. Exfoliants usually contain some sort of rough ingredient, like sugar or ground coffee, which scrubs away the dead skin cells and restores elasticity and brightness to the skin. Exfoliating provides a deeper clean, sometimes one that hurts through the process, but results in softer, smoother skin that is not able to be achieved by any other means. 

Hebrews 4:12-13 says, “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”

The day-in day-out “minding the law” and “doing good” often leaves me a dry Christian. I’m “clean” on the outside, and yet my walk with God is mundane and possibly listless. It is not as though I desire to be rebellious or disobedient, but sometimes the commands of Scripture overwhelm me in my attempt to continue on the default path of righteousness. I say, “I’m doing well!” in quick answer to the questions of others, yet deep in my heart, I often hear myself ask, “Is this it? Isn’t there something more?”

I tend to hide myself from vulnerability and any change that might hurt me, but these are precisely the things I need in my life to become truly radiant. I need a spiritual exfoliant to push past my clean, smiling face and reach deeply into my dry and sometimes sad heart. I am incapable of true change without the pain and rawness the Two-Edged Sword brings. I need to look into God’s Word and see my sinfulness afresh and the blinding holiness of God in contrast. I need to step away from the default righteousness and look to the Deliverer. 

Every time I return to the Word and look at it to see how I must change, it scrubs off more layers of dryness and more actions and thoughts of sinfulness. And every time I choose His way for my life instead of my own, I become more and more radiant. 

Vibrant, radiant Christianity starts with painful, raw vulnerability. David opened himself up by telling God, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; . . . and see if there is any wicked way in me . . .” (Psalm 139:23-24). Even though it hurts to recognize my sin again and again, to bring it before God in shame, it reminds me that God’s holiness is the only way I can be radiant.

As we draw closer to our Women’s Weekend on April 28-30, we encourage you to make plans to join us for a spiritual exfoliation – a time set aside to let God’s Word reach in and change us so that we might “Be Radiant” for His use!  In preparation for the Women’s Weekend, please remember to read Psalm 119 once a week, focusing on verses 9-15 for this week.  

Julie & Grace