Nearly 1,000 women will gather for the upcoming Fresh Grounded Faith women's event on April 17-18 in Chattanooga. The event will be hosted by one church, Red Bank Baptist Church, but will be presented by almost a dozen churches from the region.
Women from many different churches and denominations will join together for this two-day unifying conference. Teams of volunteers have been meeting and preparing for months with a single goal in mind: to create a life-changing experience for women in our community.
"It's inspiring to see so many different churches coming together in unity to bring this event to the area," said founder and featured speaker Jennifer Rothschild, who became blind at age 15. "The process of putting on a Fresh Grounded Faith event breaks down traditional denominational barriers, and brings women together. There are nearly a hundred volunteers from these different churches working together.”
Ms. Rothschild was recently a guest on The Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda, and has also appeared on Dr. Phil, Good Morning America, and an annual Billy Graham Television Special.
Elaine Propes, the local conference coordinator and member of Red Bank Baptist Church, expressed enthusiasm for the area-wide event. “We are so excited to host Fresh Grounded Faith on April 17th and 18th at Red Bank Baptist Church! We expect this powerful weekend to impact and encourage women of all ages and backgrounds for years to come. We want women to encounter the presence of God and leave refreshed and renewed. It's going to be a fun weekend! We can hardly wait!”
The motto of Fresh Grounded Faith is “One Event. Many Churches. For Every Woman.”
When the day arrives, volunteers will assemble for the volunteers-only meet and greet to mobilize for the weekend. Every one of the volunteers will play an important role in the success of the event.
“Listen, I may be on the platform in the spotlight with other speakers and worship leaders, but let me tell you, it’s the women who will pour you a cup of coffee, greet you with a smile, and point you to the restrooms who will set the tone for this event,” said Ms. Rothschild. “It’s all about creating an atmosphere where every woman feels welcome. We’ve got women in attendance who have a deep and rich faith, but we also have women who have a small cup of faith, or no faith experience at all. Everyone is welcome - we want to meet women where they are. We’re just real women wanting a refreshing experience that’s packed with relevant truth for everyday living.”
Fresh Grounded Faith will feature LifeWay’s best-selling author and Bible Teacher Jennifer Rothschild, speaker and singer Tammy Trent, and author and funny-girl Liz Curtis Higgs. Worship will be led by former lead-singer of Newsong, Michael O’Brien. The event will take place at Red Bank Baptist Church at 4000 Dayton Blvd., Chattanooga, Tn. 37415.
The conference will take place on Friday, April 17, from 7-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at http://bit.ly/FGFCTN20 or by calling 800 859-7992. Ticket prices begin at $44.00 for groups of 10 or more and $49.00 for individuals before the Early Bird Deadline, March 23rd. For groups of 10 or more, call 800-859-7992.
Churches Co-Hosting the event include:
Hixson United Methodist Church – Hixson; Broad Street United Methodist Church– Cleveland; Cumberland Fellowship – Crossville; First Baptist Church Soddy Daisy – Soddy Daisy; Ridgedale Baptist Church – Chattanooga; Christ United Methodist Church – Chattanooga; Candies Creek Baptist Church – Charleston; Hixson First Baptist Church – Hixson; First Baptist Church Rockwood – Rockwood; and Central Baptist Church – Crossville.