IF : Local – Your People, Your Purpose, Your Place
In two months, it is time for our second IF : Gathering here in Austin. To be sure, the conference here is powerful but its real legs exist everywhere else. Last year, over 40,000 women gathered in living rooms and churches and streamed it live. We could barely believe it. Women literally rose up everywhere and took responsibility for their people and their place. The desire to gather, equip, and unleash our generation to love and serve God and this world is apparently a raging fire.
IF Is Happening In Your Places
One of my favorite things about the IF:Gathering is how women have been inspired to lead in their places, in their homes, in their churches, in their communities, and in their cities. IF is being lead by women who live down the street, women who work down the hall, women who have raised their hands and said, “I want to live differently, live like I believe that God is real. I want to be a part of something bigger then me. I want to gather, equip and unleash my family, my co-workers, my friends, and my neighbors.”
It’s hard to talk about IF; Gathering without tears being brought to my eyes. What IF is to me is very hard to articulate into words.. IF is a Gathering. A gathering of women from different denominations, races and cultures. We gather and we seek Jesus. Together. To wrestle with belief that God is real, to wrestle with the places in our lives where we are struggling with unbelief, to wrestle with how can we overcome unbelief and then what God can do with our belief. Years ago I sat with this woman at a diner in Austin. I hardly knew her. We had mutual friends and decided to get coffee together and talked for hours about the need that we both saw.
IF We’re Wild and Full of Faith – It’s Time
Friends- it’s happening again. We are coming together. We see a generation rising. We have stepped up for God’s glory and the good of others and you have too. I believe in full faith that He will move among us in new ways. Ways that expand our faith and courage even more.
God is real and we can’t wait to see what He will do through His children together- wild and full of faith.