Three speakers will lead this spring’s Illinois Baptist Women Priority conference. Evangelist and teacher Anne Graham Lotz, inspirational speaker Betsy Bolick, and women’s leader Missie Branch will focus on “Abide: God’s Spirit in Me,” which is the theme for the April event.
Lotz is the daughter of renowned preacher Billy Graham and the author of 19 books, including “Jesus in Me.” A gifted speaker, Lotz is known for her revival series “Give Me Jesus,” which has shared the gospel with hundreds of thousands in 12 countries. She was named by The New York Times as one of the five most influential evangelists of her generation.
“Anne will help us understand the person of the Holy Spirit and the role he wants to play in our lives,” said Carmen Halsey, leadership development director for IBSA and lead organizer of the event. “It excites me to think about what a supernatural work God wants to do in the lives of ordinary women if we yield ourselves to him.”
Bolick is the founder and executive director of Small Enough Ministries based in Boone, N.C. She was born with spinal abnormality and stands just 4 feet, 8-and-a-half inches tall. But Bolick says God made her small enough so that she would see him big enough. She was part of the Priority conference in 2019.
Branch is a wife, rapper, and Bible teacher who spoke at IBSA’s AWSOM conference last fall. She is Assistant Dean of Students to Women and the Director of Graduate Life at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C.
Priority is April 23-24 with in-person event attendance at First Baptist Church in O’Fallon. Due to state COVID restrictions, in-person attendance is limited to 400. In-person registration is $55, including Priority materials and lunch. The cost to attend online is $30, including Priority materials which will be shipped to participants, or $15 to attend online without materials.
For more information, visit IBSA.org/women or contact Aubrey Krol at AubreyKrol@IBSA.org or (217) 391-3138. Priority registration opens online Feb. 1.