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THRiVE 2019

A Time of Celebrating– For Great Is His Faithfulness!

Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed for His compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23

This is the message from God’s word that was present in every song that was sung, every word that was preached and every testimony shared.  Our God is faithful!  No matter where we are in life from ages 7-97 women gathered to be reminded and to celebrate this great truth!

As you can see in the pictures, 400 women gathered over the two days as carpool crews, neighbors, church sisters, bible study groups, mothers and daughters and granddaughters (many 3 generation groups), district friends and as staff teams at their local churches.  Seeing 8 year olds journal their prayers, teen girls lift their hands in praise and women fill their thirsty souls with the faithful love of God was a beautiful sight.

A favorite scene repeatedly noticed was captured well in these photos below– women gathering to listen to a friend, older woman mentoring a younger woman, praying for a each other’s needs, sharing encouraging words to another women’s soul, and lots of laughter filling the spaces.

Thank you God, for your faithfulness to THRiVE.  We press on to know you!

Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to know him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.

Hosea 6:3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THRiVE 2019 For Great is His Faithfulness

AFTER 12 p.m. January 17th YOU CAN REGISTER AT THE DOOR
final-THRiVE 2019 Faithfulness copyWhen I close my eyes and I think of the faithfulness of King Jesus – the life, humanity, divinity, love, graciousness, death, resurrection, and ascension – I can hardly take it in.  
Tara Beth Leach

REGISTER by clicking this link

What is the THRiVE Gathering?

THRiVE creates an atmosphere for ladies of all ages to gather in worship, prayer and hearing from His word.

Why attend THRiVE?

1. Because it’s hard to hear God’s voice above the noise of everyday life.

2.  Because meeting together spurs us on to “love and good works” (Hebrews 10:24).

3.  Standing side by side with our sisters in Christ, and worshipping, praying, and learning about our precious Savior makes us stronger.

When we attend THRiVE, we physically remove ourselves from life’s distractions, the call of chores, and the demands of people in order to make space for God.  Even Jesus recognized the value and need to get away.

And it’s just plain fun to have a girl’s weekend!

We can’t wait to gather with you for THRiVE 2019 For Great is His Faithfulness! Lamentations 3:23

Registration begins Nov. 1st
call 513-254-0318
email kalynv73@gmail.com

$15 per guest

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NEW this year!  THRiVE TEEN Girls and THRiVE Girls (grades 3-6).

We will have breakout sessions on Friday night for these lovely young ladies to learn, grow and fellowship!  The first session all of us girls will be together in the sanctuary for worship and the word.  Then at the end of that session, we will invite all the teen girls, and little girls to go to a dessert time and their own Jesus filled gathering during session two in either the Children’s Club House (grades 3-6) or the Youth Room (grades 6-12).

THRiVE Girls will be limited to the first 30 girls.  Girls in 6th grade have the option to attend either Girls or the Teen Girls’ gathering.

Saturday morning there will be a time for girls grades 3-6 ONLY for some lightly structured Bible sessions and time of craft, games and snack. 9-12 am

Teen Girls will share in our Saturday session with a breakout small group time just for them.

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This year’s THRiViNG speakers include:

Tara Beth Leach   

Tara Beth

I live in an adorable little mountain town in the suburbs of Los Angeles in a  town called Sierra Madre, Ca. along with my amazing and handsome husband (since 2006), Jeff, and my rambunctious toddler boys, Caleb and Noah.

Through the Spirit, we are made more and more like Him as we are changed into His glorious image.

And this, my friends, is why I do what I do. This is why I write, this is why I teach, this is why I blog. I am in love with the church. If I can just be one encourager that uses my voice – through the Spirit – to edify the body of Christ, I will do it until the day I die.

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Paige Graves  and special panel guests will be sharing their journeys of THRiViNG through the power of His great faithfulness.

Kalyn Vogelmann, director of THRiVE women’ s ministry, will lead THRiViNG through the Faithfulness of His word!

Beautiful Worship Music:  Amy Mahaffey and the THRiVE band

Follow this MUSIC PLAYLIST before you even arrive by clicking here and get your heart ready.

THRiVE 2019 Welcomes the International Fair Trade Boutique  Screen Shot 2018-11-04 at 1.37.11 PM

We are so excited to announce that the International Fair Trade ministry will be featured at this year’s THRiVE.  This non-profit ministry brings together vendors from Asia, Africa, South America, and Central America to showcase items such as jewelry, purses, blankets, tableware, soaps, home decor, wooden utensils, ceramics, and more. Proceeds from the sale benefit the artisans directly while providing meaningful life-supporting work, as well as, allowing them to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Come prepared to do some shopping in HAWKS HALL before or after each session at the conference.  The shop opens at 5:30 p.m. on Friday night.

Check out some of their beautiful items on the website at:

International Fair Trade Sale

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THRiVE 2018 ~Reflections~ In the Light of the World

 

Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world.

Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness,

but will have the light of life.”  John 4:8D75_4368

What a joy and privilege it was to gather with you!  THRiVE 2018 was such a blast! We worshiped the God we love and learned more about Him. We found our stories and journeys have a consistent thread… The Light of the World.  As multiple generations gathered together, many 3 generation families!- it’s electrifying to acknowledge that THE Light of the World lives and shines in all those who call Him LORD.  In Him, we draw our strength for each new day.

May He continually remind you of these truths from THRiVE 2018:

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Child of God~

You have a “little” light and you can let it SHINE.
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You no longer walk in darkness-You walk in the Light!  Live in the light!
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; 
on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.
Isaiah 9:2
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You know this truth-
God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
1 John 1:5
 
You can SHINE your light in the presence of your enemies.
Wow!  Didn’t God use Gracia’s story to teach us all!

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You will see how He provides Light for you along your journey if you keep looking for Him. Keep your eyes wide open for the “glow leaves”. 

 

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.
Psalm 119:105
You are His unfinished masterpiece and He will continue His work in you…  Phil 1:6 
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus,
so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Ephesians 2:10

 

 

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You shine bright because the Light of the World is in you.  

 

Polish. Chip. Chisel.  God is working in your life.  He will continue this work until He calls us home.  All of the chisel, chip and polish is for the purpose of becoming a masterpiece that carries The Light of the World! Give Him access to your whole life.  Let Him do His work in you.

You have a gift that has been given to you by the Holy Spirit. 
Have you waved your white flag of surrender as Paige shared and put fear in its place?  
 
 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God,
which is in you through the laying on of my hands.  
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, 
but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:6
 
You have sisters around the world who know Jesus and who need our prayers.  
Remember the source of strength Francine inspired us to have in life’s difficulties?  It’s the same strength she possessed while being held captive- Christ in you- Colossians 1:27.
You can saturate yourself with scripture daily just as you did in the 360 prayer room.  

 

 

He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.
Psalm 107:20
You can sing in the morning, when you rise… Give Me Jesus!  

 

 

Instead of things this world tries to offer, whisper… Give Me Jesus, Give Me Jesus.  
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.
Psalm 143:8
 
Ladies, it was pure joy gathering with you! Shine your light!  You are precious in His sight.  

Until next time… THRiVE 2019 For Great is Your Faithfulness

THRiVE,
Kalyn
Psalm 143:8

P.S.  I love hearing from you!  Your life stories inspire all that we do at THRiVE!

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THRiVE Gathering 2018 In The Light of the World

Join us for THRiVE 2018!

In the Light of the World John 12:8

To register: Click here

or call 513-254-0318

or email kalynv73@gmail.com

Please join us for a time to worship, fellowship and renew.  $15 per guest

What is the THRiVE Gathering? It’s time set aside for women to be intentional about worship and hearing from God’s word.

Read previous posts and pictures from last year’s gathering.

 

Schedule:

Friday-
5:45 Doors open for appetizers
6:30 Opening session 1
8:15 Dessert break
8:30-9:30 session 2

 

Saturday–
8:30 Doors open for continental breakfast
9:00 Session 3
10:30 Break
10:45-12:00 Session 4

West Chester Nazarene Church-
7951 Tylersville Road, West Chester, Ohio 45069

Inspiring speakers including

Gracia Burhman

New York’s best time selling author of In The Presence of My Enemies.

Gracia resides in Rose Hill, Kansas. Her unique story and the captivating way she tells it makes Gracia a popular speaker for churches, conferences, and schools. As Gracia travels throughout the country, she talks about the spiritual lessons she learned during her captivity and how God has blessed her and her family since Martin’s death.

If you ask Gracia about life these days, she will say, “the Lord’s mercies are new every morning. Great is His faithfulness.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paige Graves will be joining our speaker team this year.  She’s a wife to Michael and mother to 3 beautiful children.  Paige is a former high school business teacher and now stay at home mom while serving as the women’s ministry director at the Springdale Nazarene Church in Springdale, Ohio.

Paige will be sharing her journey of THRiViNG in The Light of the World.

 

You won’t want to miss all our other special panel guests sharing their stories of THRiViNG in The Light of The World.

Music: Amy Mahaffey and band~  Follow this MUSIC PLAYLIST before you even arrive by clicking here and get your heart ready.

Hotel:  Rooms are available at our group rate.  Tell them you are with the THRiVE: Gathering.

AC Hotel at the all new Liberty Center  AC website

$139.00 nightly  group rate/ double queen beds

Just 2 miles from the church

7505 Gibson Street   Liberty Township, OH 45069   T 513-759-6500

Places to eat and shop at the Liberty Center   www.liberty-center.com 

Four Points by Sheraton Cincinnati North www.fourpoints.com/cincinnatinorth

$85.00 nightly per group rate/ double or queen queen beds

Tell them you are with THRiVE to get this low rate!

Just 1 mile from the church and .5 from Liberty Center

7500 Tylers Place Boulevard
West Chester, OH 45069
T 513-777-1101
F 513-777-6369

Questions? Contact Kalyn Vogelmann

kalynv73@gmail.com

513-777-5600

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THRiVE 2017 Reminisce

Thank you for joining us for THRiVE 2017 In Jesus’ Name!  What a privilege it was to worship and fellowship with such a beautiful group of amazing women like you!  My soul has rejoiced with you as I have read your messages and emails sharing ways God spoke and moved among you.  Prayers for you have not stopped and I anxiously await the time we can join together again.

We were blessed by those who shared the powerful, unchanging, unwavering word of the Lord.  Here are few words we heard:

  • What a beautiful name it is-  the name of Jesus. What a powerful name it is- What a wonderful name it is- nothing compares to this- the name of Jesus
  • If you are going to do this, you do it  “In Jesus’ Name.
  • Our Father who is in heaven… We have the privilege of calling him Abba Father.
  • He is a good, good father in the storms of life, in the victories of life… He is Abba and his love for us is without condition.
  • I call him Prince of Peace, I call him ABBA Father, I call him Friend, I call him Promise Keeper
  • I AM who I AM has sent you.  Everything we need from God is wrapped up in “I AM”.  The gap between our calling and our obedience is where we trust that He is all we need.
  • God is “The Place”.  Where can I go from his presence?  There’s no home like Place.
  • There’s not a place you go he has not already been.
  • What does he ask you to do “By faith in the name of Jesus?”   Whatever it is…  do it in “The Name of the LORD.”

Thank you, again, for joining us.

The secret to THRiVing is this: Christ in you, the hope of glory! Colossians 1:27

Looking forward to seeing you at THRiVE 2018 In The Light of the World

January 19-20, 2018

Kalyn

 

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THRIVE: Gathering 2016 ~ Thank you!

imageThe Thrive Gathering at West Chester didn’t have to try hard to live up to its title. As Kalyn Vogelmann shared: “to thrive is to grow or develop vigorously; to flourish” from Colossians 1:27 “the secret (to thriving) is this, Christ in you, the hope of glory” – and these ladies weren’t going to let a simple oncoming January blizzard stop them.

 

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Each person who filled the room that weekend achieved growth in their thriving relationship with Christ and with each other. The simple acts of listening to the speakers, praying for each other, and fellowshipping together over wonderful food always goes further than expected.

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While Katie Beehn shared her testimony there was no doubt that the Holy Spirit dwells in her heart.  You never know what God will do when you totally surrender to his Lordship. Her sold-out love for the Lord was so evident for all to see and hear.  Katie’s story was inspiring and a few gals are already planning their own trips to Haiti to experience for themselves what happens when we “Rise up and let Christ shine on you!” Ephesians 5:14

The panel of guests words hit many of us right at home- Dovie Hudson’s words of wisdom- Don’t try to “sit on the back row and look dumb”. God could be leading you into the reciprocal blessing of mentoring dozens of young women looking for Him at critical times in their faith journey.

Lisa Van Nest and the Food2GO ministry – “God has shown me that He is always faithful. I was afraid…afraid of failure…afraid of inadequacy…afraid of disappointment. Despite those fears, God reminded me that He will provide what I need and all I need to do is trust Him for it. Those fears still creep in from time to time, but when I see the blessings that come from this ministry and hear of the impact it is having in the community, those fears are replaced with joy, satisfaction and excitement.”

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“Anybody here who’s found him faithful? Anybody here who knows he’s able? Say Amen” Finding Favour

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Straight away the tables’ gorgeous centerpieces, which absolutely embodied the theme of thrive, also tied in with Saturday’s first speaker, Tami Conrad, and her lesson on the Parable of the Soils. She exuberantly shared the same story we’ve heard since children’s church but revived it such in a relatable way. Tami shared stories of the tendencies we all share of being a seed thrown onto beaten, rocky, and thorny soil when all we desire is to be the good plant in good soil. Whether we are guarding, or being led by emotion, or letting our to-do list strangle us, we must instead strive not just to hear the word of God, but to understand it.

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Beautiful Things- Sand Art by one of our Thrive participants

Dara Laforest also spoke that morning, filling in for an out-of-state speaker who was unfortunately snowed in. She was originally going to speak for a few minutes and sing a song, but Dara not only filled in – she thrived. She went above and beyond, sharing her story, her sorrows, her struggles, and her continuing joys. She shared her proven knowledge of how the world may abandon you, but God won’t. God can be the love of your life, if you let him.

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The amazing words of these speakers weren’t the only beautiful voices heard, as a talented band of three led worship – though they weren’t the only ones unafraid to sing. The entire gathering didn’t let a word go unsung, even overpowering the microphone at times with their music. These acts which spill joyfully over the line of expectancy is what made this gathering memorable, life-changing, and gives the best examples of thriving.

Remember…. Who’s your King? That’s my King!

Co- Written by Janae Kammer and Kalyn Vogelmann

Thank you, Janae!

Thank you for joining us for THRIVE 2016.  You were a beautiful sight!

If you would like to stay connected with THRIVE, sign up for our email notifications.  Stay tuned for THRIVE: Gathering 2017 …in Jesus’ Name

Laura Story
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MVNU WOMEN’S CONFERENCE- Laura Story

Women’s Auxiliary Spring Conference    March 13-14, 2015

Register Here: http://www.mvnu.edu/cgi-bin/forms/womensaux.php

imageSpeaker: Laura Story

Laura Story will share stories from her first trade book scheduled to release fall 2015. When God Doesn’t Fix It: Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn; Truths You Can’t Live Without will include Laura’s journey from life expectations through shattered dreams and on to the incredible truths that she uncovered in her study of God’s Word. She will offer information from a friend who understands, important biblical insights, and hope that God has not forgotten.

 

 

Schedule:

Friday, March 13
4 p.m. Registration Begins
7 p.m. Evening Session
Saturday, March 14
8 a.m. Registration Begins
9 a.m. Morning Session

The MVNU Women’s Auxiliary exists to accomplish the following: Provide scholarships for MVNU students