because you’re not the only one.
This is our slogan in YCWI. We celebrate the connections that are made at our conferences. Here are a few things our past participants have said after attending our conferences.
“I was nervous about the YCWI conference – how could I connect with these women who I had previously only known online? The answer? Very easily. We prayed and sang and laughed together; we ate and drank and shared our lives. It was incredibly edifying to spend days with women who felt God’s call just like me. Together we could shout together – We are not alone!”
~ Elizabeth Grasham
“My 2013 YCWI conference highlight was dining at Silo, an upscale Nashville restaurant with 6 or 7 women I’d never met in person before. We shared stories and support of course, but I loved the laughter, the immediate sense of being among allies, of being safe. Sips of each others’ cocktails, small bites of entrees and desserts; all of this an expression of welcome and reassurance. You aren’t the only one. There’s enough bourbon and chocolate and shoe porn to share.”
~ Heather Godsey
“Women holding babies, women talking Old Testament studies, women sharing ministry challenges, women going out for ice cream and getting pedicures together…it was like a clergywoman’s Christmas morning. I enjoyed the worship, the discussions, and the time away from home to get some rest and be refreshed. Thank you YCWI for tailoring a gathering for women like me.”
~ Amber Inscore Essick
We hope you’ll add your own words after attending one of our conferences.