THE VISION OF YOU ARE
"You Are" is a 2 day intergenerational, interdenominational women's conference with the main purpose of encountering God in freedom and truth.
In 2013 our Founder and Director, Stephanie Lee, felt God leading her to gather women to worship and seek Him together. She began by bringing a small group of women together to pray for our community and direction for how this gathering could look. As this team of women began to pray and seek God together, You Are Conference took shape. The first You Are Conference was in October of 2014 and abundantly exceeded the team's expectations. There were testimonies of women deciding to follow Jesus in full surrender, repentance, and new freedom. We witnessed God healing families, spiritual wounding, and physical sickness. After the first gathering our team felt God clearly leading us to move forward. 2018 will mark the fourth conference and we couldn't be more excited and hopeful.
Our prayer is that we will grow deeper in our faith through teaching and worship, connect with other women, and leave encouraged in who God really is and who He says we are. We will come together, women of all ages (18 years old through 118), from all denominations to worship God, & by God's grace, leave the conference knowing and believing we can be free in Jesus Christ.
COME TOGETHER. WORSHIP GOD. BE FREE.
We will come together, women of all ages (18 years old through 118), from all denominations to worship God, & by God's grace, leave the conference knowing and believing we can be free in Jesus Christ.
A Word From Our Founder & Director
As a woman, a wife, mother, daughter, friend, sister, teacher, and a learner, I am steadily aware of my deep need for God to show me who He Is. You Are exists as a “come as you are” gathering in order to draw each one of us closer to God. As we step away from the daily demands and distractions of our lives, we are able to simply exhale and take time to hear from Him through His word and through the testimonies of other women. You Are has been a vehicle that God has used to speak His freedom and truth directly to the hearts of many women coming from varying seasons of life. It has been beautiful to see them leaving the weekend being able to say, “God YOU ARE my Comforter, my Healer, my Hope my Closest Friend, my Redeemer, my Vision.” The list could go on and on! My hope is that each year we would all simply come... come and give yourself space and time to encounter God and to be able to say in a personal way, "God, YOU ARE more extravagant towards me than I could ever imagine and YOU ARE worthy of all that I am and all that I have."
So, what is the weekend like? We gather together with women from every generation for sessions of worship, teaching and prayer. We eat great food, drink coffee and tea, talk about life as we meet other women and leave with new relationships. We are inspired by art through dancing and painting. We listen to incredible music, shop at a creative market and learn about all sorts of different ministries happening in our community and around the world. Then we leave on Saturday evening ready...more whole, free and joyful than when we came! It really is a lot of fun!
I leave you with this simple invitation...will you please join me? Just as you are... and will you bring your mom? Your daughter? Your coworker? Your sister? Your classmate? Your friend? Or will you even come alone and meet new friends and leave with new relationships built on the common bond of Jesus? I truly hope to see you there!
With love and great expectation,