By Ashlee Johnson
Ladies of Kernersville, you are invited to IF: 2024! If you find yourself in need of spiritual nourishment, connection, and joy, we would love for you to join us for this fantastic one-day conference. Women of all ages from our community will come together at Reynolda Church Kernersville on Saturday, February 24 from 9am to 4pm, for this dynamic Christian conference to enjoy passionate worship, excellent Bible teaching, and life-giving community!
In 2014 author and speaker, Jennie Allen, held the first IF: Gathering in Austin, Texas. She was inspired to gather women for worship, teaching, and connection as she considered the question, “If God is real, then what?” Over the years, IF has grown into a large and effective ministry that has reached over a million women in 179 countries, by making the conference content available digitally. Their aim is to disciple a generation of women, who will then disciple others, by providing fantastic resources and equipment for women to employ in their local churches and spheres of influence. This year will be the 10-year anniversary of IF and a wonderful celebration of all the Lord has done over the last decade in living rooms, dorm rooms, and churches all over the world.
Charlotte Williams and Peggy Robbins were so inspired after attending an IF: Local in Burlington that they decided to begin IF in Kernersville in 2016. They have sown an enormous about of time, prayer, and love into the flourishing of IF events for women in this town, because they have personally been so impacted by this ministry. Charlotte states, “IF gives me the courage and inspiration to fulfill my life’s purpose to disciple others.” Peggy then notes that, “Through IF we are able to equip ourselves and others to serve as God leads us in our local churches, communities, and beyond.”
The last couple of years IF: Kernersville has sold out! A beautiful group of 130 women from 25 different churches gathered last year for a momentous time of worship and learning together. The room was full of laughter, chatter, holy hushes, and tears as the Lord met each one personally.
This year you can expect a warm and welcoming environment that allows for connections and friendships to be forged and deepened. You will enjoy live worship led by Reynolda’s worship team, and poignant Bible teaching from speakers such as Bianca Oltoff, David Platt, Jennie Allen, Christine Caine, Annie F. Downs, and Jada Edwards. A delicious breakfast and lunch will be provided as well as snacks and drinks, and of course plenty of coffee! We will be ready to pray for you and with you. The whole experience is just $30–less than a mani/pedi!
So, bring a friend or come and make a new one. Let your boss know you need Saturday, February 24 off. Line up a grandparent to watch the kids. Whatever you need to do to mark your calendar and plan to join us!! You will absolutely not want to miss this refreshing day to encounter Christ, be reminded of his goodness, and receive tools and vision that will help you live out your calling. Come and be filled to overflowing! We would love to save a seat for you, register at IF2024.com. (Contact the IF Leadership Team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.)