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Women in the Word Conference

More than twenty-five years ago, godly women of vision in the Dubuque area established an annual conference designed to encourage and challenge women through God-honoring, Bible-focused ministry along with inspiring music and great fellowship.  Emmaus Bible College is honored to continue this legacy, serving new generations of women who love God’s Word and thirst to know it more. 

We’re excited to invite you to our first annual Women in the Word conference, Friday and Saturday, November 7-8 at Emmaus! Women in the Word Ministries claims Luke 8:15 as its theme verse. In the Parable of the Sower, Christ himself explains that those who receive the seed in good soil “are the ones who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience” (Luke 8:15, ESV). Our objectives for the conference are:

  • To challenge and encourage women with in-depth study of the Bible and practical application to life.
  • To enhance fellowship among old friends and new around the person of Christ and love for God's Word.
  • To encourage a spirit of praise, thanksgiving, and joy through inspiring music and testimony.

Our speaker is Ruth Schwertfeger, a gifted teacher and, more importantly, student of the Word. Her topic is Encountering Christ: The Transforming Power of the Living Word. Our very special musical guests are Shelley Breen, Denise Jones, and Leigh Cappillino, better known as Point of Grace! Their new album A Thousand Little Things reminds us of the many blessings God has given and continues to give. Point of Grace will be leading music for the conference and closing our time together with a concert in the Emmaus Marble Chapel!

Please join us! Make plans with friends in your local area to spend the weekend in Dubuque—studying the Word, singing with Point of Grace, and enjoying fun and fellowship with friends, old and new. The cost of the conference is $50, which includes Saturday lunch at Emmaus, the Point of Grace concert on Saturday evening, and even some special treats like Eric’s Famous Scones and Caramel Apples from Betty Jane Candies! You won’t want to miss it!

Click here to register online for the Women in the Word conference.