Are you missing connection this year? Wondering if you’ll ever be able to attend another Women’s Night Out? (Or even a “Women’s Night In”?) Me, too!
But I just spoke at a wonderful women’s event that I think cracked the code—and I want to share it in case it gives you some good ideas.
I was recently asked to speak at a women’s event. Like a real, honest-to-goodness-in-person women’s event! They managed this by arranging it outdoors, socially-distanced (everyone brought their own chairs), and livestreamed for those who couldn’t attend in-person. The cost of the tickets included a boxed dinner from a local eatery—and an evening of precious, precious connection with other women.
I ran into Laura Story at my church this weekend (yes, pretty amazing that this award-winning contemporary Christian artist is our worship leader), and we were comparing notes on the fact that each of us had recently done an in-person event after so many months of being off the road. Both of us said that unexpectedly, when we got up in front of the crowd, we found tears in our eyes. It was so beautiful to see people gathered together.
I was particularly excited because it was the first time I was able to share a new and very important message: Finding Joy No Matter Your Circumstances. In the midst of uncertainty, division, worry and a global pandemic, I think we can all agree that God still wants us to experience His unshakeable joy. And it is sure needed now more than ever. (If someone has a more catchy talk title, let me know! I have always been challenged at coming up with simple but catchy titles!)
This talk is drawn from my new devotional, which is coming out on October 26, Find Joy: A Devotional Journey to Unshakeable Wonder in an Uncertain World. I am so excited about it, and I’ll be sharing more with you soon.
If your church has started meeting in any way in person, I urge you: give this women’s event model a try. As women, we thrive on connection. We need togetherness—we need to share. And it’s okay that “together” may look different these days.
And as a personal note: I would also love to share this uplifting and encouraging message on finding joy with you and your church. Whether that is in-person or virtually, and whether that is a Christmas brunch or a spring ladies’ night out.
If you think your Women’s Ministry Director would be interested, please forward this email and suggest it! Dana Ashley on my team would love to explore in-person or virtual event possibilities with you. Reach her at 615.672.6811 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Shaunti Feldhahn loves sharing eye-opening information that helps people thrive in life and relationships. She herself started out with a Harvard graduate degree and Wall Street credentials but no clue about life. After an unexpected shift into relationship research for average people like her, she now is a popular speaker and author of best-selling books about men, women and relationships. (Including For Women Only, For Men Only, and the groundbreaking The Good News About Marriage).
Her latest book, Thriving in Love and Money, uncovers the issues that cause money conflicts and provide couples with truths that are relationship game-changers…Because you need a better relationship, not just a better budget.
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