A few years ago, I met my friend Cherie Wagner through an uncanny avenue immediately following the very first IF: Gathering. We had both traveled to attend the Austin event, and never met while we were there. After coming home and connecting through Facebook, we realized that we lived abut a mile from one another. My friend Erin came over, and we invited Cherie to join us for a conversation about all things IF, living in Gilbert, and how amazing God is when He connects people. A friendship was born built on similar passions, giftings, and our love for Jesus.
I don't remember the exact moment, but somewhere in our coffee and breakfast dates, Cherie began to share with me her vision for unity in the church. We both happen to be members of large mega churches that are also within a few miles of one another. We felt robbed that it took an event out of state to connect us with someone who was so close, yet because we attend separate churches, so far away. I echoed her sentiments, and the conversations continued.
Hours upon hours of plotting and scheming, along with the support of Cherie's non-profit ministry Neue Thing, and numerous women from churches around the valley, we are pleased to announce that Unify PHX is happening.
Unify PHX exists to Encourage, Equip, and Empower women from many different churches. We seek to come together to worship and uplift one another through the message of Jesus Christ.
All three keynote speakers actively attend different God-centered churches around the valley. This is true of our entire team. Every time we get together to plan the events of the weekend, I know that God is smiling as we all strive for one thing: to give glory to our Maker, the One who is the Beginning and the End of it all.
And so, I am personally inviting YOU to this incredible two-day event. I know of many that are even coming in from out of state, so don't shrug it off if you aren't from around here. For all of you locals, you no longer have to travel to find a quality conference! You will walk away with tools to thrive in your spiritual life, as well as new friends and connections with others who are literally your neighbors.
Unify PHX will be held October 21&22 at Grace Chapel in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information and to register for this incredible event, go to http://neuething.org/events/unify-phx/.