RUSSELLVILLE – “Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame” (Psa. 34:5, NIV).
This was the focal verse of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention’s (ABSC) sixth annual Inspire women’s event March 9 at First Baptist Church, Russellville.
The event, which encouraged women to live a radiant life for Jesus, brought 900 women from across Arkansas together for powerful worship, dynamic speakers and practical breakout sessions.
“Women come to Inspire running on empty,” said Andrea Lennon, women’s ministry specialist for the ABSC. “Their lives, roles and responsibilities leave them tired and overwhelmed.
“At Inspire, women are able to take a deep breath and hear a fresh word of encouragement from the Bible, and the outcome is tangible.
“Women are refreshed and challenged to live for Jesus. Naturally, this impacts churches as women return to their homes and communities with a fresh focus and desire to radiate the joy of Jesus,” Lennon said.
Marian Jordan Ellis, founder of Redeemed Girls Ministries and keynote speaker for Inspire, spoke on biblical radiance and how looking for Jesus leads to a legacy of faith.
“A radiant woman leaves a legacy when she lives intentionally,” said Ellis. “A radiant woman leaves a legacy when she lives for eternity, and a radiant woman leaves a legacy when she lives to lead others to Jesus.”
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