Every year Wave Church in Virginia Beach, Va. hosts an amazing and life-changing women’s conference. Devoted Conference inspires women to realize their full potential and value through their relationship with God. The conference has grown drastically over the years and attracts thousands of delegates from around the world with varying backgrounds, ethnicity, and ages. United upon founding principles, America has stood as the world’s beacon of individual freedom and liberty for more than 230 years. As divided as the nation is today, Devoted Conference yet declares with an unambiguous cry, “It’s For Freedom!”
On Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, women will gather and be empowered to create environments of belonging in their communities and throughout the world. The theme for this year’s conference is, “It’s For Freedom.” Delegates will experience empowering messages from world-renowned speakers, powerful worship, and exciting special events and treats. The event’s speakers include some of the world’s most influential leaders and communicators including, Priscilla Shirer, Wendy Perez, and Sy Rogers, as well as Wave Church’s own senior pastor, Sharon Kelly.
Kelly, the Devoted Conference host, has a passion for seeing women live triumphant lives. Through her life, powerful influence, and authentic teachings, countless people have been challenged to change their world and leave a lasting impression wherever they find themselves. When speaking of Devoted, Pastor Sharon said:
Every year we hope to inspire women to realize their full potential and value, with the belief that women can and will make the world a better place through their relationship with Christ.
This annual conference aims to equip, inspire, and empower women of all ages. 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 introspection as well as cosmetic and hair services to encourage women on the outside.
Devoted Conference is being held at 1000 Great Neck Road in Virginia Beach. This large facility has ample space to house all of the sessions and services included in the conference package. This exciting two-day/two-night experience is filled with teaching, music, fun, and friendship. Delegates are excited for women of all ages to experience this life-changing event.
Devoted Conference collaborates with several organizations to enhance the local community and others worldwide. This year’s community focus has afforded the women to connect with Care Net Peninsula and St. Mary’s Home. Care Net is a non-profit on a mission to bring practical help and hope to women facing pregnancy decisions on the Virginia Peninsula. St. Mary’s Home provides quality, specialized care within a home-like environment for children and adults with severe disabilities. Therefore, registrants are asked to purchase new onesies, baby bottles, pacifiers, nightgowns, and pajamas.
The conference also has a continued partnership with the A21 Campaign and Watoto Foundation. In addition to these partnering organizations, it has an ongoing charity program known as Devoted Foundation. As a result, during the conference, the foundation has the opportunity to encourage and help different women who are currently facing or have faced, big challenges in their lives. The foundation assists 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 rooting them on by way of spiritual and physical support.
Devoted begins Thursday, February 28, and culminates on Saturday afternoon, March 2, 2019. For more than a decade, this conference has empowered women. Devoted guarantees to be an experience never forgotten. Multiple countries are represented yearly with a registration that currently exceeds 2000 delegates. In addition to those who have already registered, there is room for you!
To receive more information on the conference schedule, host, speakers or to register, please go to www.devotedconference.com. History is indeed a great indicator for future expectation, and this is sure to be an event no woman will want to miss. Many express the same feelings after attending this event such as first-class hospitality and new friends while feeling refreshed and encouraged. While the world struggles to find unity in diversity, Pastor Sharon Kelly and Devoted Conference delegates declare, “It’s For Freedom!”
By Cherese Jackson (Virginia)
Press Release: Devoted Conference 2019
Wave Church: Devoted Conference
Timna Jones: Events Director and Project Manager
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