PARKERSBURG - Women from around the area will be coming together in praise to God during the 12th annual Women of Purpose conference being held from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Oct. 5 at Blennerhassett School.
Doors open at 8 a.m. for the faith-based event for women.
"We typically have 500-600 attendees and have room for 800 so there's opportunity for growth," said organizer Kay Grose.
This year's theme is "Rescued."
"You'll hear Gospel-saturated Biblical teaching from new voices and familiar friends," Grose said. "Women will leave fully aware of their rescued state in Christ.
"They are being encouraged to live a rescued life."
Participants will have the opportunity to get connected to a missionary in Honduras and hear compelling stories of all that is being done for God's glory in that impoverished land, organizers said.
Speakers throughout the event include Cody Parman, lead pastor of The Journey Church; John Miller, a retired school teacher from Belpre; and Linda Grubbs of Louisville, Ohio, a teacher who has taught high school chemistry/physics, Christian preschool, Bible classes for women and children, Bible Bowl teams and she homeschooled her two sons.
The featured musical vocalists will be Katelyn Readm who will be sharing her new release "You, My Rescuer" at this conference, and Talia Markum Will, who will be singing "I Stay Amazed" and "Hosanna."
The conference has regularly appealed to women of all ages, Grose said.
"We have found this event spans generations," she said. "We have had women in their teens to women in their 70s.
"Age is not a determining factor."
Tickets are $15 and include a box lunch.
Tickets are available at Burger King locations in Parkersburg, Vienna, Ripley and New Martinsville in West Virginia as well as Marietta, Cambridge, Athens and Nelsonville in Ohio. Tickets are also available at Crown Florals, Family Christian Store, Occasions Florist and Gifts, Jarrell Insurance and Financial and Subway Restaurants on Garfield Avenue and DuPont Road as well as Tuppers Plains and Albany, Ohio.
For more information, go to www.movpurposeministries.org