Free conference for pastors’ wives in San Diego
Logos Bible Software presents Defined by God Conference Nov. 1–3, featuring Jani Ortlund, Amy Groeschel, Lisa Chan, other acclaimed pastors’ wives
SAN DIEGO, August 16, 2012 — Pastors’ wives will energize their ministries and personal lives when they come together November 1–3 in San Diego for the free Defined by God Conference. Some of the world’s top Christian speakers, authors and thinkers, married to some of today’s most influential pastors, will share the victories and struggles of being a pastor’s wife, equipping women to strengthen their marriages, families, ministries and friendships.
Featured speakers at Defined by God include Renewal Ministries executive vice president Jani Ortlund (wife of Immanuel Church senior pastor Ray Ortlund), Amy Groeschel (author and teacher, wife of LifeChurch.tv senior pastor Craig Groeschel) and Lisa Chan (wife of renowned pastor and bestselling author Francis Chan). These highly recognized leaders, and five other pastors’ wives, will direct and encourage women in applying the Bible to their lives, helping them achieve balance between home and church and preparing them for greater service. The Defined by God Conference is presented by Faithlife Women, a division of Logos Bible Software, and by Compassion International.
“Ministry marriages are messy . . . It is not easy being married to your pastor!,” exclaimed Jani Ortlund. “But your man and your ministry are part of Almighty God’s eternal plan to redeem this place we call Earth. Your marriage will only be as happy and satisfying and passionate as your relationship with Christ is. Let God define you. Let Him define your role as a ministry wife and a daughter of the King.”
Defined by God offers women a unique opportunity — the chance to connect with other women who know the challenges of being a pastor’s wife. The conference empowers women to embrace their identities in Christ so that they can become the leaders, wives, parents, counselors and helpers God designed them to be, all in a relaxing three-day distraction-free event just outside of “America’s Finest City.”
“I heard a ministry wife say, ‘Clergy ought to be celibate because no decent right-minded man ought to have the effrontery to ask any woman to take on such a lousy job. It is thoroughly un-Christian!,’” Ortlund shared. “Now it may be difficult — but it is not lousy. It most certainly is exhausting — but it is not indecent. And it often is painful, but it is not un-Christian! Your marriage is God’s gift to you. And it is a good and perfect gift from your Father, to be cherished through the years.”
The Defined by God Conference gives pastors’ wives a chance to connect with one another, think of new ways to lead and help others, and just relax. The conference takes place November 1–3 in San Diego, and attendance is free.
Logos Bible Software is the leading provider of multilingual tools and resources for Bible study on Macs, PCs and mobile devices. Logos has served pastors, scholars and everyone who wants to study the Bible since 1992, partnering with 150 publishers to offer more than 28,000 Christian ebooks to users in 210 countries.