What are the goals of Entrust Women?
We have two goals, represented by the two Ts in enTrusT:
• to provide clear, faithful Bible teaching from women and to women in Melbourne
• to provide training to women from Melbourne and wider Victoria as they learn to teach and train other women.
We took the name Entrust Women from 2 Timothy 2:2 – “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will be qualiﬁed to teach others.” That’s what we want to do: pass on the gospel by giving women an opportunity to teach one another, and to learn how to teach one another, from God’s word.
Why do we need another conference?
What’s different about Entrust Women? There are lots of great conferences with speakers from various places. Our conference is unusual because most of our speakers are women who live in Melbourne or wider Victoria. That’s because one of our goals is to give local women opportunities, models and training as they teach the Bible to other women.
Who runs the conference?
We’re run by a small group of women from different churches in Melbourne, who share the same convictions about the centrality of the cross and the Bible, and the same dream: to encourage ministry by women and to women. Our committee includes Jean Williams (Bundoora Presbyterian), Casey Blythe (Surrey Hills Presbyterian), Jean Burley (Grace Christian Community), Belinda Grant (Grace Christian Community), Louisa Pfitzner (The Anglican Parish of Banyule)
and Kellie Vanderkruk (Mentone Baptist).
What happens on the day?
Our conference runs from 9:30am to 4pm on a Saturday in late April or early May. We kick off with a Bible talk, have a break for morning tea, and enjoy a seminar of your choice, followed by a time to reﬂect and pray in small groups. In the afternoon, we'll continue on with our second bible talk. We provide morning tea and lunch (if you purchased a catering ticket), great music, a testimony or two, book stalls, and other activities to make the day memorable and fun.
How will Entrust Women help women from my church get to know each other better?
During the day there will be an opportunity for church groups to talk and pray about what they’ve learned. So not only will you be encouraged by seeing Christian women from different churches, you’ll get a chance to hang out as a church group too. But please don’t feel like you have to come with a church group: if you’re there on your own, or with a couple of friends, you’ll have the same opportunity to reﬂect on, and pray about, what you’re learning.
Will the conference be suitable for teens and young adults?
Yes, the teaching will be accessible to all, and there will be a seminar suitable for teens and young adults. So if you’re a pastor or Christian worker, encourage the young women in your youth group, young adults’ group, or university group to attend. *Please note that all attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at the conference but may attend seminar without their accompanying adult. Accompanying adult may attend the seminar of their choice.
I’d like to encourage women from my church to come along, but don’t know how.
Just email firstname.lastname@example.org, give us a postal address, and we’ll send you a media pack.
Can I Bring My Baby?
We cannot accommodate children. However, nursing mothers are welcomed to bring their baby. A cry room with full view and audio of auditorium where main talks are held is available for nursing mothers.
Belgrave Heights Convention Centre is located at 3 Convention Avenue, Belgrave Heights Victoria, 3160. There is ample car park on site.
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