Women of Purpose – Naked Confidence

Published on Jan 22nd, 2014 by City North Baptist Church
Women of Purpose – Naked Confidence

Join us for this year’s Women of Purpose conference – a stimulating day of Bible teaching for all women.

Where: City North Baptist Church, Kedron
When: 15 Mar 2014 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

In Hebrews 10-13, God calls us to be ‘naked’. No facades, no barriers, no entanglements. Just close to Him. But are his demands too costly or unsafe? How can we confidently approach him? What hinders us?

Gillian Asquith, of Melbourne School of Theology, will speak over two sessions about Naked Confidence from Hebrews 10-13.

A little about Gillian…

WOPGillianAsquithGillian Asquith is English born and bred, meeting Christ through the witness of high school friends and becoming a teacher following studies at Oxford. Gillian has encountered many twists and turns in life, including the move to Australia, single parenting for the last sixteen years and a conviction to gain theological training for ministry work.

While at Melbourne School of Theology, Gillian quickly discovered a love for exciting other Christians about God’s Word, and helping it dwell richly in them through full understanding. She loves to see the Holy Spirit empowering women to apply God’s Word to their relationships and daily routines. Gillian relishes her lecturing roles in Melbourne and her role with the Centre for Biblical Preaching.

Gillian enjoys spending time with her two (almost) grown-up children. Sharing their ups and downs provides precious moments as they spread their wings and prepare to fly the nest.


We are offering 6 electives for our 2014 conference, all around the key theme: What entangles women today and keeps us from God?

Enter Joy:
Realising heaven in our today
We all struggle to spend regular time with God. Daily hassles and discouragement overwhelm us. How do we shift beyond these to make space for God? A panel of women will share how they offer time and welcome to an amazing God.12:50PM Auditorium
Enter Freedom:
Sacrificing for love
Christ calls us to live in freedom as we sacrifice and serve one another. This elective will look at how we can live abundantly for others and shift beyond self-condemnation, martyrdom and resentment. Speaker: Fiona Millar12:50PM & 2:00PM
Life Without Mirrors:
Shifting from the selfie
How does the Cross answer our big questions: Who am I? How am I feeling? Does it matter anyway? In a culture continually calling us to look at ourselves, the Cross calls us to shift our gaze to find our true story. Speaker: Pauline Otte12:50PM & 2:00PM
Living Significance:
Laying down and picking up our roles
Women spend a lot of time thinking about what we should be doing: Which role? What takes priority? A panel of women with jobs, children and Christian ministry callings (or all three) share.2:00PM Auditorium

Registrants will be able to sign-up for 2 electives from 8:30am on the day of the conference. No prior requests/bookings will be taken.


Saturday 15th March 2014

Registrations open at 8:30am, program begins at 9:00am.

Basic program for the day:

9:00AMFirst Session
10:30AMMorning Tea
11:00AMSecond Session
12:50PMElective Group A
1:50PMShort Break
2:00PMElective Group B

How do I register?

Registrations open in January 2014, and must be completed (including payment) by midnight Monday 10th March 2014.

You can also register using the printable registration form. Simply download, complete and post or drop it to the church office by close of business Monday 10th March, 2014.

Registration cost includes morning tea, lunch and an afternoon snack.


$35Earlybird (closes midnight Monday 23 Feb 2015)
$40General registration (closes midnight Monday 9 March 2015)
$25Half day (lunch is not included with this option)

$5 discount applies for pensioners, concession card holders and those in full-time ministry/ministry wives.

Thinking of organising a group from your church?

To receive brochures for your church, please email us.

For women in your church who do not have internet access, you could download a printable registration form, which can be copied.

To spread the word about Women of Purpose 2014, you can:

  • place brochures or a poster in your church
  • join and share the Facebook event
  • place an advertisement in your church bulletin
  • organise to carpool with friends!


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