Our sixth and final conference of the fall 2022 tour, Fresh Grounded Faith Springfield, is a wrap! Can you believe this was our 15th year in Springfield? Wow!
It was fun being with so many friends who have faithfully served during FGF over the years. And that includes our ministry team who got to be there too. I’m so grateful for these women who make all things Jennifer Rothschild Ministries work.
The theme this year was “Grace, Grace, Grace,” and that theme rang out long before the conference even began. When I arrived for the volunteer meet and greet, I could hear the volunteers collectively singing…
Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that will pardon and cleanse within;
Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that is greater than all our sin.
It was the perfect song to kick off our time together because God’s grace covered us throughout. It covered us, encouraged us, and even sheltered us during the storm—literally.
As the women showed up on Friday night, a storm approached that made all of our phones buzz constantly. Then as we sat in the auditorium drinking in some fresh, grounded truth from the Bible … sure enough, you could hear the storm as it rolled through.
I was reminded that so many women had weathered the storms of life, and I just knew God was giving them grace, grace, grace. Then, during Margaret Feinberg’s message, just when she paused after saying, “God sees you,” the thunder roared and its sound filled the sanctuary. It was as if God were saying, “Yep, what she said!”
Margaret showed us grace in the book of Revelation, and all I can say is, “Wow!” She reminded us that it often looks like it’s all falling apart before it comes back together.
Kelly Minter shared how grace shows up in the book of Ruth. And when she pulled out her guitar and sang about God’s healing streams, we all felt how the water of God’s Word was bringing healing into that room and into each heart.
I went through 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 to illustrate what grace looks like in our lives, and girl, it was all grace, grace grace. We were reminded that it’s a gift we don’t deserve, we cannot earn, and we cannot pay back. So we humbly receive it and give it away with grateful hearts.
Oh, and one more fun thing…
I had so many women come up to me after the teaching and say, “Eudokéō!” If you were there, you remember!
It’s the Greek word for “delight” in 2 Corinthians 12:10, and it shows us how to lay down the fight when it comes to our storms. We eudokéō … we choose to see the good—see it as good for Christ’s sake.
It was a beautiful weekend and I am so grateful for the women of Springfield who worked so hard to bring this encouragement to our city. That includes our Local Conference Coordinators, Stephanie Watson and Marta Ramey, who both did such a wonderful job as they navigated FGF for the first time this year. Well done, ladies!
And a big shout out to the Mark Meyers Worship Collective. Their worship was on fire, and I was so grateful and proud that I get to sit under Mark’s leadership in worship each week.
I’m so thankful for my home church, Second Baptist Church, who graciously hosted us once again and did so alongside several co-host churches throughout our community. The Lord united the hearts of these churches, and through their work, He did wonderful things…
We celebrated a new sister in Christ, 30 women who chose to renew their commitment to the Lord, and 57 children sponsored through Compassion International. Praise the Lord!
God showed us once again that His grace is sufficient. His grace makes us new and turns our hearts toward helping each other. And His grace is what gives us hope, no matter what we face.
So, my sisters, let us all be women full of grace, grace, grace.
Jennifer and the FGF Team!
BONUS: Kelly Minter and Margaret Feinberg join me on the 4:13 Podcast
Would you like to hear more from Kelly and Margaret? Both of these ladies join me on the 4:13 Podcast and give us another boost of encouragement. Click on the episode links below:
Can I Believe God is Working for My Good Even When Things Aren’t So Good? With Kelly Minter [Episode 153]
Can I Fight Back With Joy? With Margaret Feinberg [Episode 81]
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