It is in the course of our feeble and very imperfect waiting that God Himself, by His hidden power, strengthens us and works out in us the patience of the great saints, the patience of Christ Himself. ~Andrew Murray
We launched Deeply Rooted as a response to a shared need for biblical teaching, worship, and fellowship.
We saw women’s conferences popping up from coast to coast and while it encouraged us, there were a few similarities that we found off-putting.
Number one was the cost. In order to attend some of these conferences, you’d have to take a day or two off work for travel, pay a hefty registration fee, and book a pricy hotel room.
Number two was the blatant lack of diversity. The speaker lineups were by and large, overwhelmingly white. We wanted to build a conference with a fair balance of women of color.
Number three was the (unintentional) focus on appearance. The advertising and the after shots all seemed staged. They came off intimidating to the average woman who isn’t going to buy four new outfits with the help of a stylist. They didn’t represent reality in a way we thought they should. We stress total casualness. Come just as you are. Wear your pajamas if you want to.
We want you to feel like you’re in a friend’s living room. Kick off your shoes. Wear your comfiest oversized men’s sweatshirt if you want. We just want you there.
We have a pay-what-you-can option and scholarships! We also have overnight housing. We are offering a catered lunch with speakers and the core team for $12. Deadline to register for that is this Tuesday, November 7th. You can register for the event and workshops online, or pay at the door. The art workshops require a $10 supply fee payable online at registration.
It’s been a month to the day since we gathered together. We had an amazing time with all of you and are still processing how the Lord showed himself through the worship, the speakers, and everyone who attended!
We’re so thankful for the privilege of serving you this way and look forward to many more Deeply Rooted events in the future. We would love to hear your thoughts and feedback. Would you like to see workshops in between gatherings? Book discussion groups? Prayer circles? Fill out the form and let us know!
Deeply Rooted is a free one-night event for women and girls 6th grade and up. We have a gifted worship band to call us together and Anita Scott, poetry slam competitor at this year’s Justice Conference, is traveling from Dallas to perform spoken-word poetry for us. Sandy Ramsey, director of Cornerstone Community Outreach, a shelter for homeless women, children, and families, will be reminding us of our commitment to the poor, and a former CCO client, Denise, will be sharing her testimony of God’s protection and providence.
Katherine Williams is a lifelong learner—a seminary student who spent a year at Oxford, a gifted speaker and writer—who will be sharing about the eight blessings in the Beatitudes and how we need a deeper understanding of what being blessed really means.