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06Oct

Women in Ministry Network UPCI Launched

Rev. CrystalOctober 6, 20160 Comments
Women in Ministry Network UPCI Launched The Women in Ministry Network UPCI launched its first Meet and Greet on Wednesday September 30th, 2016 at the UPCI 2016 General Conference in Indianapolis, IN. Just under fifty women were in attendance for this meet…
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06Oct

Janet Trout Speaks at Ladies in Action UPCI 2016 General Conference

Rev. CrystalOctober 6, 20160 Comments
Janet Trout Speaks at Ladies in Action UPCI 2016 General Conference The room was full of women. Women were young and old, from all walks of life, and they were all around the room as Sister Janet Trout came to the front to speak. I was in the overfill room,…
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19Sep

The Year of the Lord’s Favor: WOVL Retreat 2016

Rev. CrystalSeptember 19, 20160 Comments
The Year of the Lord’s Favor! A Spiritual Retreat for Women in Ministry and Leadership By Crystal Schmalz   The Women of Vision Leadership Retreat took place on September 2-3, 2016, and was not just another woman’s conference or ladies retreat. This…
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05Aug

God’s Love Can Be Seen In Every Circumstance

Rev. CrystalAugust 5, 20160 Comments
  GOD’S LOVE CAN BE SEEN IN EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE By Rev. Laura Butler We are back in St. Louis for another round of chemo and to meet the doctor in regards to some physical issues Chris, my husband, has been having. The last few times the Lord has blessed…
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27Jul

Women of Vision Leadership Retreat 2016

Rev. CrystalJuly 27, 20160 Comments
Women of Vision Leadership Retreat 2016 We are so excited about our Women of Vision Leadership Retreat which is happening on September 2-3, 2016 in Saint Louis, Missouri! This small retreat is focused on helping create a space for UPCI licensed women in ministry…
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25Jul

Not Me God, I’m A Woman

Rev. CrystalJuly 25, 20160 Comments
Not me God, I’m a Woman     By Pastor Brenda Lee Bowley My call into the ministry started when I was a very young child. I always had a spiritual side, even as a small child my grandparents , my mother ,as well as, my aunts and uncles, would say there’s…
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29Jun

The Joys and Sorrows of Female Leadership in the Church: Collection of Stories

Rev. CrystalJune 29, 20160 Comments
The Joys and Sorrows of Female Leadership in the Church: Collection of Stories This blog hosts a collection of stories and encounters about being a woman in ministry and leadership. It includes both the joys and sorrows of this journey…   One time a…
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23Jun

So, Where Do I Fit In? By Dinecia Gates

Rev. CrystalJune 23, 20160 Comments
So, where do I fit in? By Dinecia Gates I’m a first generation Apostolic.  I don’t have an Apostolic name or an Apostolic lineage. Although I’m a professionally trained public speaker, and give pretty good advice, I haven’t been called to pastor or…
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03May

The Burning Bush of Rest

Rev. CrystalMay 3, 20160 Comments
The Burning Bush of Rest A few years ago I was challenged to slow down. I had been doing everything I possibly could in ministry and I was so excited about the things I saw as “open doors.” I remember the feeling and excitement of God’s presence and…
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21Apr

Euodia and Syntyche: Female Leaders in the New Testament

Rev. CrystalApril 21, 20160 Comments
Euodia and Syntyche: Female Leaders in the New Testament By Crystal Schmalz Philippians 4:2-3 I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord. Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the…
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