Devoted Conference 2015 seeks to empower women across the globe. The theme of this year’s conference is Extravagant Love and will feature an incredible line up of speakers, including the annual host Pastor Sharon Kelly. The conference is held in Virginia Beach, Virginia and includes women from different backgrounds, ethnicities and ages.
The women who attend this conference, many on an annual basis, believe without a doubt they have been born to make the world a better place. Wherever they find themselves, it is always their intention to bring a message of hope and love to all they encounter. Devoted exists with the belief that women can and will make the world a better place by adding their unique flavor wherever they go.
The conference is held at the Great Neck campus of Wave Church. This large facility has ample space to house all of the sessions and services included in the conference package. Although the conference is spiritually based, it is designed to encompass women as a whole. Devoted Conference is composed of empowering sessions and dynamic sermons for the inner man as well as cosmetic and hair services to encourage women on the outside.
The Devoted Conference partners with several organizations to enhance the local community and others worldwide. This year’s community focus has afforded the women to partner with Union Missions in Hampton Roads. This facility’s ministry provides a safe place with three meals daily, clean clothes and love for over 300 homeless and hurting men, women and children. Registrants of the conference have been asked to donate women’s items to the organization.
The conference also has a continual partnership with The A21 Campaign. This campaign includes government officials, organizations and individuals who are committed to ending the injustice of human trafficking in the 21st century. The A21 Campaign was founded by Christine and Nick Caine in 2007. The purpose of the campaign is to make a difference while fighting for justice on behalf of people who have been hurt by the exploitation of the sex trade and forced labor to which victims of human trafficking fall prey.
Another continual partnership exists with the Watoto Foundation. Watoto is a holistic care program that began in response to the overwhelming number of vulnerable women and orphaned children in Uganda. The organization is positioned to rescue individuals and raise them as leaders in their chosen sphere of life so that in turn they can rebuild their nation.
In addition to the partnering organizations above, the conference also has an ongoing charity program known as Devoted Foundation. Each year during the conference this foundation has the opportunity to encourage and bless select women who are currently facing or have faced big challenges in their lives. The foundation exists to provide assistance to these women who are overwhelmed and often paralyzed in life due to varying types of adversity. The goal is to bring joy and hope while reminding them they are not alone in their journey. There is a host of women routing them on by way of spiritual and physical support.
This exciting three day/two night experience is filled with music, teaching, fun, friendship and laughter. Speakers for this year include Sheila Walsh, Priscilla Shirer, Andi Andrew and of course, the host Sharon Kelly. Devoted Conference Extravagant Love seeks to empower woman across the globe. Many express the same feeling after attending this conference; they enjoy the first class hospitality and leave with new friends while feeling refreshed and encouraged.
The Devoted Conference has empowered women for more than a decade. There will be multiple countries represented with a registration that currently exceeds 2000 delegates. In addition to the registrants there are always women who hear about it last minute and want to be a part of this wonderful Extravagant Love experience.
The 2015 conference is being held March 5 through 7 and guarantees to be an experience that will never be forgotten. For more information on the conference schedule, host and speakers or to register please go to www.devotedconference.com. If history is a great indicator for future expectation, this is sure to be an event no woman will want to miss.
by Cherese Jackson (Virginia)
Photos Courtesy of Wave Church