“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.” (Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT)
May the Lord give you grace and peace today. It is comforting to know that while you may be reading this anywhere in the nation, or world, we are standing together in one Spirit and with one shared purpose, for the faith and good news of Jesus Christ.
My name is Janae, and I am the Director of Conference Operations at Aglow International, together with my Co-Director, Arvie, we get the blessing and joy of planning our annual Aglow Conferences.
This year, 2023, is Aglow’s 56th year of ministry! You may be surprised to know that this year is also Aglow’s 49th annual conference! The first Aglow Conference was held in Seattle, WA in 1974. This year our 49th annual conference, and our first Global Conference since 2017 will be held in Jacksonville, FL Sept 14-17, 2023. Be sure to register when conference registration opens on April 1st!
Perhaps, this year in Jacksonville will be your first conference with us, if so we welcome you! Whether your first, or perhaps your 49th we are excited to have you with us! There is something special about attending your first Aglow Conference, mine was in San Diego in 2016. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect at my first Conference but the power of the Holy Spirit was so profound that I knew without any doubt that God was in and with Aglow International, and I was beginning the first steps of an incredible Spirit-led move of God. I personally find it to be a delight and blessing to be entrusted by Aglow to plan these moments with all of you!
While God is with us in all things, at all times, and through all seasons, there is something powerful that happens when we all gather together in obedience to the Holy Spirit’s invitation. My hope is to share with you a little inside peak into what makes an Aglow Conference. From the behind-the-scenes details, to big picture things like, “how do we choose a city?” Overall, I hope that in getting to know us, and our conferences better you will see that while “Conference Planning” may be a job, for us at Aglow Headquarters, it’s a calling from the Lord. A calling in which one must take time for quiet moments with the Lord to hear His voice. Afterall, we set the rooms, but He fills them with His Presence.
Please stay with us as I continue to write more in future posts! And, be sure to register for our 2023 Aglow Global Conference when registration opens on April 1st!