Thank you for your interest in the Women in God's Service (WINGS) 2014 Conference. We hope you are making plans to attend! The conference will be held at Harding University on February 21-22, 2014. The theme is "Bring Out the Good China".
Keynote Speakers: We are pleased to announce that keynote speakers for WINGS 2014 are: Elaine Denman, Tiffany Yecke Brooks, plus a panel of ladies, including Ileene Huffard, Karen Young, and Abby Stone. Additional presentations will be made by Sherry Pollard, Cheri Yecke, Eloise Muncy, and Terri Rine.
Ugly Plate Contest: In honor of our “china” theme at WINGS this year we are having a special contest—the “Ugly Plate” contest. All WINGS participants are invited to turn their ugliest plate into a winner! Take a picture of your ugliest china or stoneware plate and post it on our WINGS Facebook page by February 15th. We request only one submission per person, and let the plate be ugly in all its glory—no alterations, please. We will select the top five. Finalists will bring their plate with them to WINGS for display and final voting. The winner will be announced at our luncheon on Saturday, February 22nd. Plate and participant must be present to win.
Course credit for Harding students and relationship CEU's are available upon request. Please see the Registration link for more information. Also, interpretation for the deaf may be provided if requested by February 8th.
We are looking forward to seeing you at our next wonderful weekend together!
-The WINGS 2014 Committee
5:00 - Registration in Founders Room Lobby and High Tea in Cone Chapel. Vendors will be open for browsing, and voting for the Ugly Plate Contest (see participation information below) will begin at this time.
6:00 - Session 1 - Founders Room
9:00 - "Tea Room" in Cone Chapel
8:00 - Registration open in the Founders Room Lobby and Breakfast in Cone Chapel. Vendors will be open for browsing, and voting for the Ugly Plate Contest will continue.
8:30 - Session 2 - Founders Room
11:30 - Luncheon in Cone Chapel
12:15 - Closing Session
WHEN: Students can take this seminar on February 21-22, 2014.
WHERE: This seminar will take place in the Heritage Center, Harding University.
WHO: Any female who is already enrolled at Harding University, or any other female who qualifies as a special student, is eligible to take the seminar for credit. It is important to remember, however, that each student is responsible for verifying with her advisor that the one-hour seminar satisfies the requirements for her degree plan. It is also important to remember that a ministry seminar does not meet the general education requirements for graduation.
HOW: To receive credit for this seminar, the student must enroll for the course before attending the seminar. This means that the student must include the seminar on her schedule at the time of enrollment or officially add the course to her schedule prior to attending the seminar. This one-hour seminar will cost the same amount as Harding University’s usual tuition. All Meals are included.
Legacy of Women in God’s Service Award recipients display a love and understanding of their faith; articulate a commitment, not just to performing acts of service, but to living a service-focused life; and demonstrate awareness that their gifts are blessings from God.
The Women in God’s Service planners seek nominations for the annual Legacy of Women in God’s Service Christian Service Awards. Legacy Awards will be presented annually at the WINGS Conference. Nominations for Legacy of Women in God’s Service Awards can be submitted by anyone. The nominations can be for an individual or a team. A team is a group of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose. The members of the team should be identified in the nomination.
Awards will be given to individuals who reflect the mission and spirit of the church through their contributions in such areas as faith-related service, community service, youth mentoring and activity in community organizations.
Nominations must be received by February 10. For more information and a nomination form, download the PDF form above or call 501-279-4347.
The awards will be presented at the WINGS Conference on the last weekend of February each year at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas.
In 2012, the Legacy of Women in God’s Service recognition was established in order to honor Christian women who demonstrate exemplary Christ-centered behavior, as evidenced through their volunteer service to church, school, and community. Christian service is defined as acts which stem from a Christ-centered belief in serving the Lord and doing His will. Service is the selfless giving of oneself to benefit others with no expectation of recognition, reward, or acknowledgement.
The WINGS Legacy Committee (comprised of four members) will make a selection of the recipients based on the criteria listed below.
Anyone may nominate an individual for the Legacy Award. Nominations should be made without the candidate's knowledge and must include the items listed below.
Nominations should be specific about the achievements for which the award is proposed. Clear, concise information about the accomplishments of the nominee is more useful than extensive materials. Excessive documentation will not be distributed to the selection committee. Only complete nominations will be considered. Incomplete nominations will be returned or held for consideration when complete.
Any nominee not chosen for the Legacy Award is automatically considered for the award the next two years by the next two consecutive committees that consider candidates. (A minimum of four nominations for the nominee must be considered before a committee can select an award recipient). Nominators are encouraged to update or augment the nomination materials, if appropriate, prior to the next year's deadline. After consideration by three selection committees, the nomination is retired.