Strength Will Rise – FGF Highlights, Springfield, MO

When you feel the heaviness of 2020 weighing you down, look up sisters … strength is on the rise!

Thank you to Chuck Neely for the beautiful photos. To see the entire Facebook photo album, click here.

That’s the take-away truth we celebrated last weekend in Springfield, Missouri, at Fresh Grounded Faith. We gathered for two back-to-back identical events to learn from Isaiah 40 what it means to be strong.

The Church in the Middle of a Cornfield – FGF Highlights, Georgetown, DE

The church in the middle of the cornfield. That’s how Kaye Bennett, Fresh Grounded Faith Georgetown’s Local Conference Coordinator, described her church when we first scheduled FGF. But, now that I’m home from such an amazing weekend, I call it “the church in the middle of God’s will.”

Thank you to Lisa Wile for the beautiful photos. To see the entire Facebook photo album, click here.

The conference sold out, and that was during the coronavirus! We gathered socially distanced but totally connected in spirit. We worshipped together both on-site and online as Michael O’Brien lead us. Oh, girl, when he busted out his 70’s medley, even the young women in that place sang out with vintage Andraé Crouch tunes!

They Were Family From Hello – FGF Highlights, Kokomo, IN

Fresh Grounded Faith Kokomo was like instant family!

Thank you to Audrey Haerr for the beautiful photos. To see the entire Facebook photo album, click here.

There was such a welcoming spirit in the church building when we arrived. I could feel it! You know, there’s a difference between being kind and being welcoming. There’s a difference between cordiality and hospitality. And, these ladies in Kokomo were welcoming and hospitable—like family from the word hello!

We Were Smiling Behind Our Masks – FGF Highlights, Longmont, CO

Our first EVER Fresh Grounded Faith conference during a worldwide pandemic is a wrap—and what an amazing experience it was!

Thank you to Susan Broerman for the beautiful photos. To see the entire Facebook photo album, click here.

We all showed up wearing masks and staying 6 feet away from each other but, girl, we all felt seen, known, and connected.

God Rescued Hearts – FGF Highlights, Augusta, GA

Girl, I’ve got Georgia on my mind! It was wonderful being back in Augusta last weekend for another Fresh Grounded Faith event. I’m telling you, these southern sisters were on fire for the second year in a row!

Thank you to Taylor Gerlach for the beautiful photos. To see the entire Facebook photo album, click here. For those of you who joined the photo booth fun, you can view your photos here.

As the doors opened on Friday evening, one of the women entered with a t-shirt that read, “He left the 99 to rescue me” (Matthew 18:12). What a fitting verse this turned out to be!

The Place Where Southern Hospitality Shines – FGF Highlights, Enterprise, AL

Did you know there’s a boll weevil monument in downtown Enterprise, Alabama? Friend, it’s true! And, this weekend at Fresh Grounded Faith, the sweet ladies of Enterprise told us all about it.

Thank you to Autumn Hingson for the beautiful photos. To see the entire Facebook photo album, click here. For those of you who joined the photo booth fun, you can view your photos here.

This 1919 landmark was erected to show appreciation to the boll weevil. But you might be surprised to hear why! You see, this beetle—who likes to feast on cotton buds and flowers—had actually destroyed the people of Enterprise’s crops. But, this community didn’t give up!