David prepared to face the giant Goliath by selecting five smooth stones and his sling. It only took one to slay the giant, but David knew the battle was not his alone—it was the Lord’s.

Ministry wives have different “giants” to face. They aren’t necessarily enemies but areas where Satan can bring discouragement or defeat.

The BGCO Women’s Office is preparing to encourage ministry wives to prepare for battles in their upcoming Ministry Wives Weekend, scheduled
March 1-2.

The event will be at Shawnee, Immanuel and features special guest, Kathy Litton. Litton serves as the consultant with the North American Mission Board to pastor’s wives. Jeremy and Jessica Hicks will be the worship leaders for the weekend.

Litton lives in Alabama, with her husband, Ed. Both of the Littons experienced the loss of former spouses in car accidents. After a 26-year adventure as a pastor’s wife with Rick, Kathy found God’s grace in the midst of grief and loss. He also led her to meet Ed, another pastor.

Becky Badry, BGCO Ministry Wives Consultant, and a team of ministry wives from across the state, have been planning the event for several months. The team identified five areas that will be addressed in five separate breakout opportunities each participant will attend. The breakouts include: Dealing with Difficult People, Dealing with Contentment, Raising Children in Ministry, Marriage Helps and a Prayer Experience.

Women are encouraged to bring a diaper bag with them to the event as part of a ministry project for military spouses.

The cost of the event includes the program, food and lodging at a local Shawnee hotel. Women who choose to stay four to a room will be charged $65, and women who choose to stay two to a room will be charged $80. The early deadline for registration is February 18.

Additional information and registration information is available on the BGCO website at bgco.org/women or by contacting Cara Puryear at cpuryear@bgco.org.