“Home Is Where My People Are” is the theme of the 2015 Ministry Wives Weekend scheduled Oct. 2-3 at Oklahoma City, Village.
The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) sponsored event is open to any wife who is married to someone in ministry, including pastors, worship leaders, student ministers, Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) directors, Directors of Missions (DOM) wives and more.
“The heart of this event is to help ministry wives learn the biblical principles of hospitality,” said Kelly King, BGCO women’s ministry specialist. “So many times, women think hospitality is about having a perfect home, but we want to encourage ministry wives to see hospitality as a way to welcome a stranger.”
The keynote speaker for the event is author and blogger, Sophie Hudson. Hudson’s blog name is BooMama, and she has been a featured guest at LifeWay’s dotMOM Conference and at the BGCO Women’s Retreat. The theme of the weekend is from Hudson’s newest book.
Additional special guests include Denise Lopez, Sheryl Porter and Janell Jones. Lopez is the founder of EveryDay Ministry which supports humanitarian projects in Ghana, and also new endeavors in the state.
“Many women are familiar with Denise and her popular ‘Gathering’ events,” said King. “She will bring a taste of those events to the weekend as well as her store that benefits EveryDay Ministry.”
Porter and Jones have been close friends for years and will demonstrate different ways ministry wives can display hospitality.
“Sheryl and Janell have such a gift of taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary,” said King. “Janell worked in the BGCO Women’s Office, and both of them have a tender heart towards the needs of ministry wives.”
Registration for the event costs $59 per person, and includes two meals, programming and some special gifts. Accommodations are determined by the attendees. The deadline to register is Mon., Sept. 14. King said only 225 spots are available for the event, so women are encouraged to register quickly. For more information and schedule details, visit www.bgcowomen.org.
• For more information about Hudson, listen to a podcast with Brian Hobbs, Kelly King and Hudson at www.baptistmessenger.com/mw.