The Year Ahead
Hopefully by now you’ve settled into 2013. At Set Me Free Ministries, we jumped into the New Year and hit the ground running. After a year spent seeking God and His direction for the ministry, we are excitedly looking forward to a year jam-packed with events. God is moving, and we can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store!
Just last week we were blessed to spend the day with the amazing women of the Lydia House at the Open Door Mission for our third annual You Are Loved event. And now we are in full-swing preparation mode for this spring’s upcoming events. More detailed information can be found under the Our Events tab at setmefreeministries.net, but we’d like to give you a rundown of what we’re gearing up for right now.
In 2009, 2010, and 2011, we were thrilled to bring community events to both Lincoln and Omaha. In 2012, however, God took us in another direction, and we held our first event geared specifically toward women in ministry leadership. This year, we are excited to take REVIVE on the road for the first time. On Saturday, April, 20, 2013, we will be holding REVIVE Des Moines at the Hilton Garden Inn in West Des Moines, Iowa.
Being a woman in the ministry is tough. Believe us when we say we know from personal experience. REVIVE is intended to be a day of encouragement for women in ministry leadership and will be filled with fellowship and teaching. We will spend the day re-examining what it means to be successful in ministry.
As is the case for all of our events, admission will be free of charge, and we will collect a freewill offering. At the time of registration, $10 will be due to cover the cost of lunch. We are excited about the opportunity to reach out to women in the ministry and can’t wait to see what God has planned for REVIVE! You can register for REVIVE Des Moines: http://setmefreeministries-revive-des-moines.eventbrite.com.
As we were beginning to plan REVIVE Des Moines, God moved again. And so in 2013 we will be bringing a new community event to Omaha. In fact, this is an event that has been on our hearts for nearly two years now. Count It All Joy (Temptation Need Not Apply) will premier in Omaha on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Covenant Presbyterian Church. This community event is open to all women and includes free admission, free lunch, and free childcare. Join us as we take a journey that teaches how the joy of the Lord defeats temptation every time. This day will be filled with teaching, music, drama, and comedy. It’s a day you won’t want to miss! You can register for Count It All Joy here: http://setmefreeministries-count-it-all-joy.eventbrite.com.
And last, but certainly not least, we’d like to officially announce that the Set Me Free Run will be back for a second year. So flip forward in your calendar to Saturday, July 27, 2013, and save the date. We’ll be offering both a 5k walk/run and a 10k run again this year. There will be awards and a contest with a handsome reward for the walker/runner who gathers the largest team. Registration will open April 1.
We have an amazing team of volunteers who are already hard at work to make all of these incredible events possible. Please join us in prayer as we prepare for all that God has in store for 2013. And we hope to see you soon!