By Sharon Mager
Faith Baptist Church, Knoxville, will host the “29:11 Conference,” sponsored by the “2911Group,” at the church. It’s a nondenominational event designed to encourage girls, ages 13 to 21, and to improve their self-image and let them know they are loved.
The theme is based on Jeremiah 29:11, “’For I know the plans I have for you,’” declares the LORD, “’plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’’’
Keynote speakers are April Auger Perrin, and Megan Woodford.
Perrin is director of programs and alumni relations for Lead Virginia, a non-profit that educates leaders about regional differences, opportunities and challenges in Virginia. Perrin will share with the young women that God has great plans for them, and that they can impact the world in which they live.
Woodford is an honor student at James Madison University. She also loves cheerleading and was selected for the college’s competitive cheer club. In addition, Woodford was also chosen for the Big Sister program in Harrisonburg. Woodford will share about positive body image, self-love and redefining beauty.
Breakout topics include perceived beauty, learning to confidently express thoughts and ideas, identifying strengths, ways to show love and understanding and taking charge of finances.
Jan Musgrove, who serves as a young adult Sunday School teacher and wife of Minister of Worship and Administration Duane Musgrove, will share in a breakout session titled, “Love in Any Language.” She’ll share with girls five key ways of showing love to others and discovering what makes them feel most loved.
Musgrove is very excited about the conference. “It’s where my passion is—helping young women to have best opportunity at becoming their best selves and who God created them to be. These kinds of tools will be so helpful for young women,” she said.
Organizers of the conference are Faith Baptist Knoxville church member Jenny Jones, along with JoAnn Auger, Debby Neely and Kim Bradley.
Musgrove said the organizers are all women who love the Lord and have a heart to encourage young girls to be all they can be in Him.
Tickets are limited. The cost is $20 for the first 50 registrants and $25 afterwards.