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Women in God's Service



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


WINGS 2014 -- Philippians 4:4

Friday, February 21, 2014

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

  • Welcome
  • Praise and Worship - Carol Jones & Celia Richardson
  • "Women in God's Service: Being or Doing?" - Sherry Pollard
  • "China Stories" - Cheri Yecke, Eloise Muncy, Briana Cunningham and Emily Burks
  • Keynote 1: "Bring Out the Good China" - Elaine (Huffard) Denman
  • "China Patterns - How Has God Drawn on Your Life?" - Anessa Westbrook

 9:00 - "Tea Room" in Cone Chapel


Saturday, February 22, 2014

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

  • Praise and Worship - Carol Jones & Celia Richardson
  • Keynote 2: "Vintage China" - Moderator: Elaine (Huffard) Denman with Brenda Allen, Karen Young and Abby Stone
  • "Too Much on My Plate" - Kayla Rosu, Aubrey Hitt and Claire Allensworth
  • Keynote 3: "Dig Up the Good China! Our Place in God's China Cabinet" - Tiffany Yecke Brooks

11:30 - Luncheon in Cone Chapel

12:15 - Closing Session

  • Ugly Plate Contest Winners
  • Songs of Praise - Carol Jones & Celia Richardson
  • "China Collections" - Awards, Legacy of Women in God's Service - Terri Rine
  • "Paint Your Picture" - Karie Morgan




  1. Non-Student Registration: $35 per person (by Feb. 15th); $40 per person (after Feb. 15)
  2. Student Registration (no credit): $25 per student (by Feb. 15th); $30 per student (after Feb. 15). 
  3. Student Registration (for credit): Harding students taking WINGS for credit (BRES 363) must add the WINGS course to their Spring schedule in the Registrar's office, and will be charged tuition for one credit hour. There is no additional registration costs. The course syllabus can be found by clicking on the BRES 363 Syllabus link. Note: both non-student and student registration includes full access to all programs, all handouts, four food events.
  4. Partial Registration (non-student): $20 per person for Friday or Saturday only
  5. Partial Registration (student): $15 per student for Friday or Saturday only
    Note: 'Friday only' registration includes the program, handouts, simple supper and the coffeehouse. 'Saturday only' registration includes the program, handouts, continental breakfast and the luncheon.

Additional Information

  • Six relationship CEU's are available for a fee of $20 in addition to the registration fee. Forms for CEUs will be available at the registration table along with further instructions.
  • Attendees will be issued badges indicating partial or full program registration. This badge will be your pass for food events as well.
  • Interpretation for the deaf may be provided only if requested by February 8th.
  • Paula Vines is registering by phone at 501-279-4347 or by email at wings@harding.edu. If you choose this method of registration, you may pay when you arrive, just as before.
  • The Heritage Inn is very convenient and their number is 501-279-4700 or 1-888-766-2465 to get information and make arrangements for staying on campus.

Pre-Register Online

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BRES 363

Credit Information for WINGS Seminar

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.


  1. Enroll before attending the seminar with the registrar.
  2. Physical presence at all sessions of the seminar. (50%)
  3. Prepare a portfolio with the following materials:
    A. Your own typed notes of each session. (10%)
    B. A two page doubled spaced paper that explains how the material you have studied can be used to improve your life and the lives of those around you. Pay careful attention to spelling, grammar, style and form. (10%)
    C. Write a five page, double spaced paper on your choice of three topics: (30%)
       1. “Keeping Your Balance in a Plate Spinning World”
       2. “Pots, Potters, and Clay”
       3. “Broken China: A Metaphor of Broken Lives”
  4. All assignments are due Friday, March 21, 2014.  Turn in at the Counseling Center (501-279-4347), McInteer 313 to Dr. Sherry Pollard.
Legacy Awards

Legacy Nomination Form pdf

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.

History of the Legacy of Women in God’s Service Awards

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.


  • Award recipients are required to be faithful members of the Church of Christ.
  • Award recipient must be a worthy example of Christian living for other women.
  • Award recipient must have a life story that is encouraging to others.
  • Award recipient must exemplify Christ-centered behavior through volunteer service to church, school, and community;
  • Award recipient must be 60 or above.
  • Award recipient, or representative of the recipient, must be present to receive the award.
  • WINGS does not present awards posthumously, except in the case that the recipient's death occurs after the Legacy Award Selection Committee approves the nomination.
  • An individual may not receive more than one Legacy award.
  • The WINGS committee allows joint recipients of Legacy awards when the nomination is for joint work extended over a long period.

Legacy Award Nomination Requirements

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.

  • Completed Legacy of Women in God’s Service nomination form.
  • Brief citation stating the accomplishments that make the nominee deserving of this particular award.
  • A one-page narrative description of the significant aspects of the nominee's Christian service.
  • Four letters of reference. As of 2013, four letters are required (i.e. 4 is both the minimum and the maximum). Diversity of support is preferred; not all letters of recommendation should come from nominee's home church. The nominator may not serve as a reference.
  • Only a complete nomination will be considered by the Legacy award committee.

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.

Contact Us

WINGS is hosted by Marriage and Family Therapy

Heritage Center
915E Market Ave.
Searcy, AR 72149

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