Cultivate Women's Conference

Have you struggled to find joy in a difficult season? Do you find yourself longing for something better? Are you ready to laugh? Then Cultivate is for you!

Cultivate is our yearly women’s conference. This year's theme is Cultivate Joy! Cultivate happens every year in April and is a time to step away from the stresses of life and immerse yourself in God’s Word with your sisters.

This year Cultivate will be April 26-27 in Crosswalk Conference Center. Our speaker is LeeAnn Kirkindoll featuring Dori McLemore and accompanied by Green Acres Worship.

The cost is $35 and includes a tshirt, snacks, and swag! Childcare is available for $5/child. Childcare registration will close April 19.

“He taught me that I should just surrender and let him lead and have peace with that rather than trying to control or do everything on my own!”
Cultivate 2022 attendee
“ Cultivate changed my life! Within a few months after cultivate I was saved and baptized! The Lord got me there and is forever my savior! Before cultivate I didn’t know the Lord and now I do!”
Cultivate 2023 attendee
“To plant the right seed, to cultivate them, to pull out the weeds!”
Cultivate 2022 attendee

Cultivate 2024 Schedule

Friday

5:15 Doors open

6:00 Session 1

7:15 Breakout 1

8:10 Session 2

9:30 Dismiss

Saturday
8:00 Doors Open

8:30 Breakout 2

9:30 Session 3

10:40 Breakout 3

11:35 Session 4

12:30 Dismiss

Cultivate Breakouts

Oh Joy! Parenting Aging Parents with Shelly Ballou

Laughter is Good Medicine with Kim Cox

Creating Joy: Living Art with Dara Sammons

Finding Joy in Motherhood with Alisha Lee

Joy in Prayer with Linda Fehlis

Resilient Joy: Seasons of Waiting with Mandy Jentes

Choosing Joy in Womanhood with Margie Frank

Rejoicing in God Amidst Life's Disappointments & Unmet Desires with Hayley Singlair

Joy with Debbie Stuart

Confirming Joy: Boundaries, Margin, Limitations

Joyful Hosting: Charcuterie Boards

*Additional cost breakout. Includes board and snacks

Gozo en medio de la dificultad con Leticia Quesada

Encontrando Alegria en dejarlo ir con Claudia Bueno

Student Breakouts with Meghan Goad

Speakers

LeeAnn Kirkindoll is a leader and communicator whose heart’s desire is to enlighten women and girls of all ages on the importance of reflecting the light of Christ in their everyday lives. She is a nationally recognized children’s room muralist featured in Better Homes and Gardens KIDS ROOM Magazine, wherein that time, her love of art and design blossomed into a successful Proverbs 31 Business that eventually became her launching pad to encourage women as the North Campus Director of Women’s Ministry at a mega-church in the DFW area.

Currently, LeeAnn is a leader and hands-on teacher in ministry. She’s been blessed to be a part of training, empowering, and shepherding women for over 25 years!  Her resume includes a passion for teaching bible studies, event planning, writing, and leadership training. She has been featured in DVD teaching curriculum and has enjoyed taking part in radio interviews, podcasts, and women’s conferences/retreats throughout her professional tenure.

Dorie is a comedian/story-teller/joy-bringer and best-selling author who believes that caffeine is keeping her alive, popcorn should have its own food group, dry-cleaning saves marriages and that true joy comes from knowing we are worthy of God’s love in the middle of all our imperfections.

She has been speaking and performing stand-up comedy since 2006 for audiences coast-to-coast and around the globe.  She wrote the bestselling women’s devotional book, “Hope Looks Good on You!  A Comedian’s Joy-inducing Daily Devotional for Women” to help women develop a habit of hope in their lives.  

Vendors

Kazlow's Kookies- homemade cookies
The Cottage Sourdough- Sourdough and baked goods
Suzanne Elizabeth Jewelry- jewelry
Ash + Eve- Handmade candles
Ruyle Embroidery- Embroidered clothing
Lauren Ferrell Designs- permanent jewelry & boutique items
Student Mission Fundraiser- hand painted journals, hand painted canvas decor, hand lettering signs, crochet stuffed animals, & handmade jewelry

Tyler, TX Recommendations

Coffee

Cafe 1948

The Foundry

Mudslingers

Brady’s Coffee

Jumpshot Coffee

Food

Twelve

The Grove

First Watch

Don Juan’s

The Potpourri House

Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ

Lodging

Homewood Suites by Hilton Tyler

Magnuson Hotel

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tyler

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Tyler

Thomas Hotel

Airbnb- Brand new 3 bedroom home in Tyler, TX

Airbnb-The Beechwood House

Airbnb- Loft in Downtown Tyler

The Willows- https://www.tylerbnb.com/

FAQ's

General

What is Cultivate Women’s Conference? 

The purpose of Cultivate women’s conference is to transform the lives of women with the truth of Jesus. We plan to accomplish this vision through prayer, preparation, invitation, worship and messages spoken in truth. Our prayer for the 2024 Cultivate Women’s Conference is that the Lord would restore lost joy and renew a spirit of rejoicing within us. “Everyone also to whom God has given wealth and possessions and power to enjoy them, and to accept her lot and rejoice in her toil- this is the gift of God. For she will not much remember the days of her life because God keeps her occupied with joy in her heart.” Ecclesiastes 5:19-20.

Who is Cultivate for?

Girls and women from middle school through adulthood!

Where will Cultivate take place?

Green Acres Baptist Church Crosswalk Conference Center located at 1607 Troup Hwy Tyler, TX 75701.

Who are the Speakers for Cultivate?

LeeAnn Kirkindoll, Dori McLemore, & more!

Who is leading worship for Cultivate?

Green Acres Worship.

How long is the conference?

We will begin Friday night at 6pm and end by 9:30pm. On Saturday we will begin at 8:30 and end at 12:30pm.

Breakouts

I see an option to register for the charcuterie board breakout session at Cultivate. Do I have to register for all breakout sessions?

Nope! Each year we try to offer a breakout session that provides a take home item. This breakout has an additional cost to it and requires a pre-registration. The other breakout sessions are free and you’ll have the opportunity to attend whichever you choose at Cultivate without registering.

What are the breakout session topics?

Scroll up to see the list of breakout sessions we will be offering this year.

Tickets

What does my ticket cost cover?

A t-shirt, snacks, and a gift!

Are refunds available if I can’t go?

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds at this time.

Can I pay half if I’m only attending 1 day?

Whether you attend Friday, Saturday, or both you will have access to the same gifts, so the price of the ticket is the same, even if you can only come 1 day.

Are scholarships available?

Yes! We have full and partial scholarships available thanks to generous donations.

How can I provide a scholarship for someone to go to Cultivate?

Contact Mimi Youngblood at mimiy@gabc.org.

Questions?

Contact Taylor Gibson!

Taylor Gibson

Women's Ministry Associate

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