Confirmation Information

Hi,
We are excited that you will be one of the 800+ attendees at the Transformed Charlotte Conference. Below are some details as you make final plans. If you are no longer able to attend, please let me know (we have a long waiting list!). Also email me if you have transferred your registration. If 2 or more were registered using the same email address, our program only sends one email, so let me know if you need to know the workshop choices for the other person.

Location:
Christ Covenant
800 Fullwood Lane, Matthews, NC 28105
ChristCovenant.org | 704-847-3505

You are registered for:

Pre-conference Trainings: N/A

Workshop #1:  

Workshop #2:  

Please bring this confirmation in either printed or electronic form so that you remember your workshop choices. If you were not able to sign up for workshops when you registered or you need to make a change, please email Kathy Wargo no later than October 18 to give your 2 workshop choices. The workshop choices are:

  • Becoming Eve: Recovering God’s Good Plan for Womanhood – Susan Shepherd (offered only during Workshop Session #1)
  • But it’s Just A… – Bethany Phillis
  • The Kingdom of Heaven is Within You – Dawn Poulterer (offered only during Workshop Session #2)
  • LEAVE ME ALONE: I like my comfort and I like my spaceDebbe Mays (filled during Workshop Session #1)
  • Kingdom Centered Work – Angela Queen (filled during Workshop Session #2)

Lunch:
A catered box lunch will be served with a turkey sandwich, pasta salad, chips and dessert or a salad with grilled chicken, roll and dessert. [If you have severe food allergies, we ask that you bring a packed lunch.]

Schedule:
Please be at the church in plenty of time…we will begin on time!

Friday, October 28 –
Pre-Conference Trainings – If you pre-registered (required) for a training, please arrive at least 15 minutes early to check in and locate your room. You may still register (by Oct. 21) for the pre-conference trainings by clicking on the links below.

Main Conference:

  • 7-9 pm – Session #1 with Nancy Guthrie
  • 9-10:30 pm – Fellowship and Food Trucks! We will have a cupcake truck and doughnut truck. Ladies may purchase treats from the trucks for a small cost.

Saturday, October 29 –

  • 8:30-9:00 am – Visit Bookstore & Exhibits; Coffee & Tea available
  • 9:00-10:10 am – Session #2 with Nancy Guthrie
  • 10:25-11:10 am – Workshop #1
  • 11:25 am-12:10 pm – Workshop #2
  • 12:10-1:10 pm – Lunch
  • 1:10-2:30 pm – Session #3 with Nancy Guthrie

The Extended Weekend schedule:
Saturday evening

  • 7:00 pm – Evening of Worship and Praise for Women in the Worship Center – We look forward to gathering with our Christ Covenant sisters and all of our Transformed guests to participate in an evening of music, prayer, encouragement from the Scriptures and fellowship. Our own “Band of Sisters” will lead worship and both Susan Hunt and Karen Hodge will share with us from the Word. We’ll also have a season of strategic prayer together, for our churches, our denomination, the Kingdom, our country and the world. There is no cost associated with this special event.

Sunday, October 30

  • 9:00 am – Generations of Women in the PCA in the Sanctuary – This session, for all of our church family and guests, will feature a panel of both men and women each with a rich history in the PCA. We look forward to the opportunity to focus our hearts and minds on the grace and glory of God given to the church in the gifts of her women.
  • 10:15 am – A Little Southern Hospitality:  Breakfast in the Foyer – Join our church family for a continental style breakfast to start this special day of worship together. We’ll be mingling in the foyer over fresh coffee, pastries, and fruit.
  • 10:45 am – Worship – We are grateful to welcome Dr. Ligon Duncan to our pulpit during worship this morning!  Dr. Duncan is the Chancellor/CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary and a great friend to PCA women.  He co-authored “Women’s Ministry in the Local Church” with Susan Hunt and he sits on the board of The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.  We look forward to sitting under the teaching of Dr. Duncan and to a full service of worship with our church family and guests!

Extended Activities:
We hope you will plan to stay with us over Saturday evening and join in these special events with our church family.  Should you decide to stay, the only additional cost will be your lodging and dinner on Saturday evening.  There are many things that you could do on Saturday afternoon from white water rafting to “antiquing” at some local treasure shops…or you can plan to relax over a cup of coffee at one of our local coffee shops. We want this extended weekend to be refreshing and relaxing, so here are a few options:

  • 7th Street Public Market – Coffee, food, wine, unique gifts (free parking)
  • The white water center is a really fun place to hang out and watch kayaks, zip lines, ropes course, white water rafting — even if you don’t want to participate.  The website is http://usnwc.org/
  • Sardis Marketplace Vintage Consignment Store – 2 miles (a fun place to browse)
  • Mint Museum – 8 miles
  • Southpark Mall – 8 miles
  • Sleep Poet Antique Mall – 12 miles
  • Nascar Hall of Fame – 13 miles
  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens – 30 miles

If we can help you in your planning, please don’t hesitate to call or email.  We’ll do what we can to make you feel at home!

An opportunity to help MNA’s Disaster Response Team:
Let’s partner together to come alongside our sisters and brothers in Louisiana in the wake of what is being called the 1,000-year flood, as well as those on the East Coast and the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew. Consider taking a few dollars and a few minutes to assemble a hygiene kit (click here for instructions) to be distributed by our PCA’s Mission to North America Disaster Response Team and bring it with you to the conference.

What to bring with you:
Please bring this confirmation (either printed or electronically). There will be a Bookstore with many titles available, as well as numerous exhibitors. Bring your Bible, dress comfortably, and prepare your heart as we learn more from God’s Word about being transformed.

See you soon!
Kathy Wargo
Event Coordinator
Assistant to Women’s Ministry Coordinator, Karen Hodge
678-825-1132

 

Registration

We are filled! Email Kathy at kwargo@pcanet.org to be added to the waiting list.

Early registration (by September 16): $75 each

Early registration for High School and College Students (by September 16): $40

 

Registration (September 17 to October 14): $100 each

Registration for High School and College Students (September 17 to October 14): $50

 

Pre-Conference Trainings:  $25 each

Registration includes lunch on Saturday lunch.

When registering, you will choose two workshops to attend on Saturday.

If you have questions, please contact Kathy at kwargo@pcanet.org or 678-825-1132.

Keynote Speaker: Nancy Guthrie

Nancy Guthrie teaches the Bible through numerous Bible study books, at her home church, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Franklin, Tennessee, as well as at conferences around the country and internationally. She is currently doing graduate studies through Reformed Theological Seminary Global. Nancy offers companionship and biblical insight to the grieving through Respite Retreats that she and her husband, David, host for couples who have faced the death of a child, through the GriefShare video series, and through books such as Holding on to Hope and Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow.

Additional Speakers

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Melanie Cogdill has been a CDM Women’s Ministry Trainer since 2001. Previously she served as South Coast Presbytery Women’s Ministry President. For the past 24 years she has worked as the Managing Editor for the Christian Research Journal, a bi-monthly magazine that specializes in in-depth research of cults and new religions, the occult (including the New Age movement), aberrant Christian movements and teachings, and general apologetics. Its goal is to equip the body of Christ in doctrine, discernment, defense of the Christian faith and discipleship. She lives in Charlotte, NC, with her husband, Dwayne, and two sons.

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Abby Hutto is the Director of Women’s Ministry at Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church in Gahanna, OH. She also works for Parakaleo, a ministry that comes alongside women in ministry, as a Network Leader, Gospel Coach and Alongside Trainer. She loves to study and teach God’s Word and delights in helping others experience and know their Heavenly Father better.  Abby is married to Ken, and they have two children, Hannah (11) and Harris (10). They live in Westerville, OH.

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Debbe Mays serves as counselor to Women and Families at Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC. She holds a MA degree in biblical counseling and conflict management and has received training from Peacemaker Ministries, the SC Bar Association Family Court Mediation program, and holds a certificate from CCEF. Debbe has been a guest lecturer at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC, on the topics of Christian conciliation and managing conflict in congregations. Debbe and Rod have been married 40 years, are the parents of one daughter Meg (Michael) and grandparents to three-year-old Mays.

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Paula Miles is wife to Kevin, a ruling elder at Clemson Presbyterian, and mother of Wimberly, Janie, Clary, and Judy. She grew up in Anderson, SC and graduated from Clemson University. Paula has experienced the joy of being both a full time homemaker and a public school teacher. Paula accepted the call as women’s ministry coordinator in June of 2014. Studying and teaching God’s Word is her passion, as well as coming alongside women to encourage them to understand their unique design and fulfill their individual callings. In addition to being on staff at Clemson Presbyterian, she is a conference speaker and, also, serves on the national women’s ministry team for the PCA as a women’s ministry trainer.

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Connie Miller has been married to Mike for 33 years and has three children. She was on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ for 12 years at USC. Then, she served alongside her husband while church planting in Jupiter, FL. Connie now serves with her husband at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, NC where she is involved with Titus II Ministries and Women’s Bible Studies. She is serving as a CDM Women’s Ministry Trainer.

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Bethany Phillis is the Mid-Atlantic Regional Advisor for the PCA Women’s Ministry.  She has served as a Presbytery Women’s Ministry team member and local church women’s ministry team member, as well as a youth leader in her local churches.  She has a particular heart for mentoring the next generation.  This is reflected in her profession: a high school English teacher.

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Dawn Poulterer has been teaching and counseling for the last 20 years. Dawn enjoys speaking at college and women’s retreats, leading Bible studies and parent seminars with the hope to inspire women to find their identity in the Kingdom of God. After a few years in private practice she presently works at Covenant Day School as a counselor working with families and students while also teaching three classes a day. Outside of school she mentors young women, loves to read and write, and often travels to the Northeast which she considers home.

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Angela Queen is a stay at home mom to her three boys (4.5, 2.5, and 1 years old). In addition, she serves in her church as the Women’s Care Team coordinator, Sunday School teacher, and outreach Bible study leader. Angela graduated from RTS-Charlotte in 2006 with an M.A. (Biblical Studies). She and her husband, Tom, have been married 6 years and are members of Uptown Church in Charlotte, NC.

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Susan Shepherd has been a full-time staff member at Christ Covenant Church in Charlotte, NC since 1991. She served 14 years as Director of Children’s Ministries. Since 2004, Susan has been the Director of Women’s Ministries. She is passionate about leading women to Scripture, hoping to whet their appetite for personal study and reflection on God’s Word as a means of personal and cultural transformation.

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B.A. Snider has more than 20 years’ experience as a children’s director in PCA churches ranging in size from 200 to 4,000 but finds her passion is the same no matter how many children she’s serving. Show the children Jesus. B.A. began her formal ministry as a children’s director and consultant in 1993, but she has taught and led music for children since she was in junior high school. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Tennessee and taught college until the Lord called her to seminary and full-time ministry. She graduated with a master’s degree in Christian Education from Columbia International University. Speaking at conferences, consulting with leadership, and training teachers brought her to Great Commission Publications as the Children’s Ministry Consultant and Marketing Director.

Workshops

But It’s Just a… – Bethany Phillis

…song, movie, story, TV show. Sure, it’s only intended for entertainment, but there’s no doubt that it has an impact on our hearts and minds. Stories and songs are powerful, and we need to be cautious that we don’t conform to the thinking of the world through media. We must be transformed into thoughtful consumers of culture.

Leave Me Alone: I like my comfort and I like my space. II Corinthians 5:1-21 – Debbe Mays

We say we want changed hearts and strong faith. Do we? Paul speaks to us through this passage from the perspective of a man who was miraculously transformed in every facet of his being. His changed heart led him to plead with the church at Corinth to live out of their belief that God’s judgment is real. How? By compelling those around them to be reconciled to God. Paul passionately calls the church at Corinth to stop judging by outward appearances (which led them to keep their distance from each other.) He instructs them to “implore” others to be reconciled to God. What is at the root of our fear of developing relationships where we are able to tell other women about the work Jesus has done to give us peace with God and to give us true, heart-level community?

Becoming Eve: Recovering God’s Good Plan for Womanhood – Susan Shepherd

While the topic of Biblical womanhood has been on the hearts and minds of women in the church for several decades, its significance for this generation cannot be overstated. The truth about gender, clearly laid out in Scripture, has been slowly eroding in the culture and the church is at risk of drifting away from God’s good and gracious plan for women and men. This is not a new topic, but we will consider a fresh approach to what has become a watershed issue for the church. What does it mean to be “transformed” as it relates to our womanhood? How does that impact every woman personally — regardless of her season or situation in life? To what degree does it matter for the church? Does the issue of gender have any impact on our influence in our neighborhoods, in the board room, or on the parents’ association? Join us for what promises to be a lively time of teaching and discussion!

The Kingdom of Heaven is Within You – Dawn Poulterer

Our lives are shattered by misplaced affections, over-scheduled lives, and an ongoing identity crisis. Jesus spoke of His Kingdom frequently but we rarely take the time to consider it as a matter of priority. Our lives are twisted by the world’s values and as a result we are buffeted by the waves of culture and anxious about many things. Consider how we can reset our lives to be aligned with the Kingdom mentality that Jesus desires us to taste both now and for all of eternity.

Kingdom-Centered Work – Angela Queen

Day to day life can be full of many activities and opportunities vying for our attention. So often, we take on too many activities and commitments and find ourselves not doing any of them well. How does living for Jesus and His Kingdom help us to discern what is best? How does it affect our approach to the tasks we are given to do? Whether you spend your days changing diapers or managing a business, join us as we consider the impact of Kingdom-centered living on our work.

Matthews, North Carolina

Christ Covenant Church

704-847-3505

800 Fullwood Lane

Please note: As a courtesy, we have contracted a block of rooms at hotels for the Transformed Conferences. However, because PCA/CDM could not enter into contracts with hotels and be financially responsible if all of the rooms were not reserved, we may not have enough rooms for all who need them and our cut-off date for releasing the rooms is 4-6 weeks prior to the Conference. Therefore, if the hotel rooms below are booked, please feel free to make reservations at other hotels in the area. There are many hotels from which to choose that are near the church. Thanks for understanding!

To make reservations, call the phone number listed below and ask for the CDM 2016 Transformed Conference rate when making your reservation to receive the discounted rate.  Or click on the link for online reservations.

Please note that hotel reservations should be made as soon as possible since our room blocks will be released 4-6 weeks prior to the Conference and the rates will not be available after that time.

Sleep Inn – Matthews Charlotte – JUST ADDED…ROOMS AVAILABLE!
9900 Matthews Park Drive
Matthews, NC 28105
704-841-1660

Rate: $89/night for double/double. Includes complimentary breakfast, wifi, and self parking.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites – SOLD OUT!
9420 East Independence Blvd.
Matthews, NC 28105
704-443-3100

Rate: $129/night for double/double. Includes complimentary breakfast, wifi, and self parking.

Courtyard Charlotte Matthews – A few new rooms added on 9/14/16
11425 East Independence Blvd.
Matthews, NC 28105
704-846-4466

Book online with Presbyterian Church of America group rate, or call and request CDM 2016 Transformed Conference rate.

Rate: $112/night for Double/Double Rooms. Includes complimentary breakfast, wifi and self-parking.

FAQ

Are children allowed to attend? Is there childcare available?

We are asking that no children (excluding infants) attend the sessions. There will not be childcare at the church.

I can only attend on Saturday. Is there a reduced rate available?

No, we are sorry, but we do not have a reduced rate available for Saturday only.

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I would like to attend one of the training sessions on Friday, but I’m not able to attend the Conference. Is that possible?

Yes! You are welcome to attend one of the Training sessions without registering for the Conference. There is a place online to register for them as well. Men and women are welcome to attend.

How do I register for the pre-conference?

When you register for the conference, there will be the option to register for the pre-conference as well.

What is the refund policy for the Transformed Conferences?

All registrations are transferable without penalty, but they are not refundable.

Can I transfer my registration?

Yes! You are able to transfer your registration. Transfers are the responsibility of the two parties involved. CDM is not responsible to arrange payment for transferred registration. Please email Kathy Wargo with updated information.

How do I change my workshop selections?

Once you choose your workshop, you will not be able to make changes to your registration. However, at the conference, you may attend the workshop of your choice, but we ask that you allow others who registered for that workshop to take their seats first.

What options are available for dining?

There are numerous restaurants in the area. Click here to look at restaurants near the church.

When should I make my hotel reservations?

We have contracts with each hotel, but our cut-off dates are well in advance of the conference so that CDM will not be responsible for any unreserved rooms. Be sure to make your reservations early in order to get the contracted rates.

May I stay at a location other than the recommended hotel?

Because the Transformed Conference is being held at a local church, we are not committed to filling a certain number of hotel rooms with our contract. You are welcome to stay at someone’s home or at a different hotel. The rates we have contracted with the hotel are lower than typical rates.

How do I get from the airport to my hotel or the church?

It would be best to rent a car if flying because there is no mass transportation to the hotel or church.

Is there an official social media hashtag?

Yes! Please tag any social media posts related to the conference (i.e. photos, quotes, updates, etc.) with #PCAtransformed. Be sure to check out the Facebook page and follow the event on twitter.

Are there things to do in the area?

Visit www.charlottesgotalot.com for things to do in the Charlotte area.

I would like to stay in the area for worship on Sunday. What time does worship begin?

The Sunday worship service at Christ Covenant Church begins at 10:45 am, with Sunday Bible School beginning at 9 am.

What if my question hasn’t been answered?

You may contact Kathy Wargo with additional questions.

Main Conference Schedule

Friday, October 28: 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Saturday, October 29: 9:00 am to 2:30 pm

(includes your choice of 2 workshops and lunch)

Keynote Speaker – Nancy Guthrie

 

Message 1: I Need a Change in What Captivates Me (Romans 11:33-36)

I need the plan of God to fill me with a fresh sense of wonder.

“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

‘For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?’

‘Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?’

For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.”

 

Message 2: I Need a Change in What Motivates Me (Romans 12:1)

I need the mercy of God to move me toward an acceptable kind of worship.

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”

 

Message 3: I Need a Change in What Shapes Me (Romans 12:2)

I need the word of God to renew me through a new way of thinking.

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

Friday, October 28, 2016

12-2 pm

Taste of Parakaleo – Abby Hutto

Come learn practical, visual tools to enhance your “gospel lens” and help you creatively take the truth to your own heart and to the hearts of others. Parakaleo trains, supports and encourages all women in ministry, especially those in church planting. Parakaleo creates relational space for women to engage a robust gospel and see their own stories and stresses in light of God’s bigger story of redemption. Registration for this event can be found at: www.parakaleo.us/transformed-conference

 

2-5 pm – Pre-Conference Optional Workshops:

Women’s Ministry Training – Connie Miller, Melanie Cogdill, Paula Miles

“Thinking Biblically and Living Covenantally”

Our Women’s Ministry Training is designed to give you a framework to think biblically about who God is and who He is calling you as a woman to be in the context of the home, church or workplace. Some of the topics covered are covenant, church, womanhood, and kingdom discipleship. You will also discover practical tools and engaging ideas for cultivating ministry among women. This training is open to all women, but we strongly encourage women’s ministry leaders/teams, Bible study leaders and other leadership women to attend. (Cost for materials and training – $25)

 

Children’s Ministry Training – B.A. Snider

“Can You Really Teach Kids Deep Biblical Truths?”

From the littlest preschoolers to your elementary students, discover how to help kids grasp God’s amazing story of Jesus from Genesis to Revelation. Learn how God wired our children to grasp spiritual truth as they grow physically and mentally. Get practical tips to partner with parents in helping to raise their children to know Jesus. ($25)

 

Post-Conference Events

Christ Covenant Church will be hosting their Christian Heritage Conference on October 29-30, 2016. Ligon Duncan and Susan Hunt will be speaking.

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Schedule

Transformed Conference schedule begins Friday afternoon (pre-conference) and goes through Saturday afternoon.

The Extended Weekend schedule:

Saturday evening, 7:00 p.m. – Evening of Worship & Praise for Women

We look forward to gathering with our Christ Covenant sisters and all of our Transformed guests to participate in an evening of music, prayer, encouragement from the Scriptures and fellowship.  Our own “Band of Sisters” will lead worship and both Susan Hunt and Karen Hodge will share with us from the Word.  We’ll also have a season of strategic prayer together, for our churches, our denomination, the Kingdom, our country and the world.  Following our worship time, we’ll fellowship over coffee and dessert.  There is no cost associated with this special event.

Sunday morning, 9:00 a.m.  Generations of Women in the PCA

This session, for all of our church family and guests, will feature a panel of both men and women each with a rich history in the PCA.  We look forward to the opportunity to focus our hearts and minds on the grace and glory of God given to the church in the gifts of her women.

10:15 a.m. – A Little Southern Hospitality:  Breakfast in the Foyer

Join our church family for a continental style breakfast to start this special day of worship together.  We’ll be mingling in the foyer over fresh coffee, pastries, biscuits and fruit.

10:45 a.m. – Worship

We are grateful to welcome Dr. Ligon Duncan to our pulpit during worship this morning!  Dr. Duncan is the Chancellor/CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary and a great friend to PCA women.  He co-authored “Women’s Ministry in the Local Church” with Susan Hunt and he sits on the board of The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.  We look forward to sitting under the teaching of Dr. Duncan and to a full service of worship with our church family and guests!

TRANSFORMED CONFERENCE GUESTS

We hope you will plan to stay with us over Saturday evening and join in these special events with our church family.  Should you decide to stay, the only additional cost will be your lodging and dinner on Saturday evening.  In the next few weeks, we’ll add a few ideas about some fun things to do in Charlotte during the afternoon on Saturday — everything from white water rafting to “antiquing” at some local treasure shops…or you can plan to relax over a cup of coffee at one of our local coffee shops.  We want this extended weekend to be refreshing and relaxing, so we’ll do our best to offer plenty of options.  If we can help you in your planning, please don’t hesitate to call or email.  We’ll do what we can to make you feel at home!