Thursday, October 13, 2011

reCreate 2011

So last weekend was our big women's conference, reCreate, at church. It was my first time to go and it was AH-MAZING!!!! Friday night they kicked it off with some awesome worship music followed with the first guest speaker Christine Caine. She came all the way from Australia to speak. She is a member of the leadership team at Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia. She also directs Equip & Empower Ministries as well as founded the A21 campaign with her husband which is dedicated to human trafficking. I can honestly say I have never seen someone who has so much passion for helping and reaching others as she does. I could listen to her all day every day. She was JUST THAT GOOD!!!! After listening to her speak that night they ended with scarves for everyone, appetizers, sweets and fireworks. You could really tell the church put a lot of time and effort into the conference and it showed. I think I was so revved up from all of it and excited about Saturday that I hardly slept at all Friday night. Sounds kind of crazy huh?

Saturday we started the day by listening to the other speaker Kerri Weems. She is a pastor's wife from Celebration Church in Florida who has written the book Clueless (which I have started and it's very good) and also speaks at various conferences as well as ministers other people. Right before lunch, our pastor, Pastor Chris spoke. After we came back from lunch we were able to hear Christine again and then the conference ended with Kerri. It was truly an amazing weekend and I can't wait to go again next year.

Here are some pictures from the event.

When we pulled in Friday night they had guys all over the entrance and parking lot holding up signs saying "you are beautiful", "you are priceless", "you are loved". It was so funny and so sweet!

They had the church decorated so bright and colorful. I loved it!

The "awesome" Christine Caine

Passing out scarves!

They had a photo booth set up with props, it was so much fun. Here is Kristen, me and Amber

Dance stage outside for the after party

Fireworks to end the night!

Our awesome Pastor speaking on Saturday.

Photo booth time on Saturday!

I hope you all have a church you love as much as I love mine!



eronmiller said...

Great pictures, love the last one super cute!! The conference was awesome, I can't wait to go back next year!!!

Kristen Pesnell said...

Glad you enjoyed it as much as I did! Looks like we have a date to do it all again together next year:)