The Church of God in Christ
“Making A Difference”
Highlight: Empowerment Workshops at 68th WIC
By Supervisor Barbara Bryant
A major highlight of the 68th Women’s International Convention held May 28 – June 1, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was the new innovation Empowerment Workshops. Twenty-six (26) high performing workshops offered engaging and dynamic topics to motivate and enable women to believe in their abilities to catalyze change and to mobilize others to do the same. This was all done in part through two tracks offering one hour sessions on Thursday, May 31st.
Building upon the foundation of the International Women’s Convention, General Supervisor and Convention President, Mother Barbara McCoo Lewis birthed this compelling vision. Through precise and strategic preparation, the vision was coordinated, materialized and executed under the leadership of Dr. Lawanne’ Grant, Empowerment Workshop Director. Delegates had the chance to hear from experts in various fields. Some of the topics included Becoming an Effective Missionary, Social Graces, Understanding Spiritual Warfare, Building a Sustainable Platform for Christian Entrepreneurs, Technology Made Easy for Seniors, His Role, My Role, Our Family, The Church’s Response to Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking, The Educator’s Forum and so many more.
Empowerment by raising the level of awareness of diverse and critical areas in today’s society was a pivotal intention for these workshops. Utilizing the multiplicity of prayerful, gifted, trained professionals and women of wisdom in the Church of God in Christ was another goal. Sending the constituency of delegates’ home with a heightened biblical perspective of how to handle their own personal challenges and struggles coupled with ideas and inspiration for implementing witnessing strategies to the unchurched and lost.
With the success of this year’s workshops, this vision will continue as it produced tangible and life-long benefits to the delegates.