High-energy Lifeway event teaches grace

By Deborah Leuthold

Women from across Estrella Baptist Association churches attended Grace Gathering May 21 at Avondale Baptist Church.

Grace Gathering, sponsored by ASBC, EBA and ABC, was a rebroadcast of Lifeway Women Simulcast, which aired April 30 to a worldwide audience. The theme was grace and included speakers, praise and worship.

After more than two years of a pandemic, women were eager to do what many women love to do – get together to nurture new bonds and deepen existing ones with other women, to worship, hear from God, … and have lunch!

The high-energy digital event began with praise and worship led by Wildfire Worship Collective who brought focus to the purpose of the event … to hear about God’s grace and how to be a conduit for it.

Favorite Lifeway teachers included Jen Wilkin, Jennifer Rothschild, Kelly Minter, Jackie Hill Perry, Jada Edwards, Kristi McLelland and Courtney Doctor, all of whom spoke from their own unique perspectives about what it means to receive and give grace, worship the heavenly Father who has lavished grace upon us, and study what Scripture says about our gracious Savior.

Also performing was musical guest Ellie Holcomb who sang and spoke about God’s work in her own life.

The ABC Women’s Ministry mission is to help women fall in love with God’s word.