Thank you for visiting the Women Encouraged website! We pray you’ll find that this is a welcoming place full of encouragement and fellowship in the gospel.
Women Encouraged exists to encourage women to grow closer to Christ Jesus, finding their identity in Him and being shaped by His Word.
We are passionate about having a Titus 2 model of Godly, spiritually-mature women teaching and ministering to other women.
What We Do
Our organization hosts a yearly conference retreat and also publishes articles and podcast episodes through our website here. Our desire with all of these is to continue to provide gospel-centered fellowship and teaching that is grounded on the truth of Scripture.
Who We Are
The Women Encouraged vision team is made up of women from various Grande Prairie area churches. Pictured, left to right: Teresa Klassen, Laura Sikorski, Alyssa Donovan, Katie Morin, and Bethany Barendregt. We’re grateful for the support and guidance of our local churches and excited to see how God continues to grow Women Encouraged.
Why We Exist
Several years ago, we recognized a need in our local community for fellowship opportunities that center on the gospel, which is why we started the first WE conference.
Women everywhere are hungry for connection, strong teaching with biblical content, and encouragement to apply the gospel for their daily life. We love being a part of how God is at work in the lives of women in our area and beyond!
We’ve been blessed to host five conference retreat events and have expanded the reach of this ministry to include our blog and podcast, with a readership and listener base that reaches throughout the world! Women drive as many as 5 hours to attend our conferences, and we are so grateful to be able to serve such a wide area.
Who Do We Serve
Ultimately, we serve our faithful God, who has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light. Because of what He has done for us and because of who Jesus is, we seek to faithfully minister His grace to the women in our community, through our conference, blog, and podcast.
The women we serve through our conferences, podcast, and blog audience are a diverse group reflecting a wide range of ages, nationalities, life stages, and years in Christ, but what ultimately unites us is Jesus Christ. We praise God for our fellowship in the gospel and the many women who gather with a deep love for God and His word.
What We Believe
Our vision team represents a variety of denominations in our area but we are grateful to be united by our commitment to orthodox Christian doctrines. You’ll find our mission statement and our statement of faith on our What We Believe page. If you have any questions for us, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friend, we praise the Lord for the gift of connecting with you, and the chance to connect you to other women who love the Lord, love His Word, and are pursuing a life of faithfulness in Him.
For the WE vision team,
Bethany Barendregt, founder and creative director