As our office approaches the early deadline for our SWEET Experience event, I thought I would share some of the exciting speakers who will challenge and encourage you. While we are using a carnival theme, I can assure you there will be no clowns on stage–just women who are passionate about helping women change the world. (although I’d love to find someone who wants to come and make animal balloons for free.)

We’re calling the morning session, “Under the Big Top”. It will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Worship Center at First Baptist, Moore. You’ll be greeted by our amazing worship leader, Amy Hill. Amy has been speaking and leading worship at women’s events for several years and you will find that she will get you ready for a day of experiencing the Lord.

Andrea Mullins will be one of the featured speakers under the Big Top. From the first time I met Andrea, I knew she was one sharp lady. She has been with WMU for several years, and although she leads a team of people who accomplish incredible work, one of her interesting passions is her love for Olympic ministry. She’s attended several Olympics over the years with the mission of sharing the Gospel. She heads up the WorldCraft ministry at WMU, a ministry offering small business owners in developing countries the opportunity to sell their products. WorldCrafts is a fair trade ministry that offers hope to women and men who struggle with poverty, disease and human trafficking. She also serves as the publisher for New Hope, the publishing arm of WMU. Some of the best missional authors are represented by New Hope. I love this publisher’s ability to not just publish books that sell, but books that are impacting missional living.

Our final speaker under the Big Top is Jaye Martin. Jaye is no stranger in the world of women’s work. Many of you may be familiar with her resource, Heart Call, which was produced by the North American Mission Board. She is currently the Director of Women’s Leadership at The Southern Seminary in Kentucky. She is respected and admired for her passion to help women connect their calling to their spiritual gifts.

This is just the Big Top! In addition, there are more than 20 Side Shows offered in the morning. All of them will be led by women who are experts in their field. (not the bearded lady) I can’t wait for you to be a part of this exciting day of women’s leadership development. Are you coming? Are you bringing other women? Don’t forget the early registration deadline is August 8. We’re looking forward to serving you.