This is really crazy and sad. There is this thing called Women of Faith and it takes place in sports arenas all over the nation every year.
I think its a pure money making scam with lots of hype backing it.
The tickets range from $55-$100. Where I live I hear its sold out every year, and in most arenas the seating is around 20,000 so 55x20,000 is $1.1 million dollars!!! Someone is going to be happy! And if there is 28 conferences all over the nation per year thats over 30 million dollars per year!!
http://www.womenoffaith.com/About/images/whatheader.gif **http://www.womenoffaith.com/About/images/whatsthis-ani.gif**It’s two days, 10½ hours. It’s refreshment, reality without reproach, and relationships. So what does that mean? **Refreshment** – Imagine getting together with your closest girlfriends for a weekend. Think of the laughter you’d share, the tears you’d shed, the FUN you’d have. Now multiply that by 10,000 or so. You’re starting to get the idea. ... **Relationships** – Connecting with God and with each other. At Women of Faith we believe that God loves you – no matter what your situation in life may be. We also believe that He wants a personal relationship with you. Through our conferences, more than 150,000 women have indicated decisions to start or renew that relationship.
Here is what it says on the Women in Ministry page!**
Why “Women in Ministry”?**
One of the things we’ve learned at Women of Faith is that women who are in http://www.womenoffaith.com/association/images/wimjoin.gifministry and leadership positions have really been overlooked when it comes to training and materials. Apparently women do such a good job without any help that nobody realized we needed it. The women in these positions realized it, though. And many of them came to us asking for help.
So we prayed about it and thought about it and decided that we should be doing something to equip and encourage the encouragers. That’s what the Women of Faith Association: Women in Ministry is all about – coming alongside each other to help further the Kingdom.
Most women influence others. Whether you are involved in a formal women’s ministry program at your church, or have influence in your neighborhoods or at your place of work, our desire is to help equip you to be all you’re called to be and do all He’s called you to do.
Today, thousands of women (and a few men!) have joined the Women of Faith Association and benefit throughout the year. Email messages written by Women of Faith speakers especially for our members show up in your inbox each week. Every other month, another inspiration - and information-filled issue of Connection magazine arrives in the mail. When an additional, non-scheduled dose of encouragement is needed, members may indulge in a little retail therapy at the online store and save 20% on purchases of Women of Faith/Thomas Nelson merchandise through our online store - discount also applies to phone orders at 888-49-FAITH…
http://www.womenoffaith.com/Association/images/reception2.jpgAt the conference, “membership has its privileges!” We kick off each conference weekend with a special members-only Meet’N’Greet reception. Attendees enjoy a special time of fellowship with members of the Women of Faith speaking team and staff along with refreshments, prizes and other fun! As an added benefit, Association members may sit in a special area of preferred conference seating with up to three of their friends.
This is where Protestantism has taken us.