Girlfriends in God

Return to Michigan for

Courageous Faith Conference

“Be on your guard, stand firm in the faith, be courageous, be strong” – 1Corinthians 16:13

Oct. 6th at Mt. Zion
4900 Maybee Rd.
Clarkston, MI 48348

Hosted by Jenn from the Jenn and Brian Show

New This Year: Table Sponsors /Vendors!

About the Speakers

Mary Southerland

Mary is an author, international speaker, and pastor’s wife who lives in Kansas City and has been married to and ministered beside her best friend, Dan, for 42 years. Mary and Dan have two children, and six grandchildren who gather each week for a deliciously chaotic Sunday dinner – a tribute to Mary’s favorite television show, Blue Bloods. Mary’s two latest books, Fit for Life and 10-Day Trust Adventure will help you take your faith to the next level. Mary’s goal is to leave it all on the playing field of life, skid into heaven with her hair on fire, saying “Wow! What a ride, Lord!”

Sharon Jaynes

Sharon is the author of 21 books, including her latest, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For: Let go, Move forward, Live bold. Her passion is encouraging, and empowering women to walk in courage and confidence as they grasp their true identity as a child of God and a co-heir with Christ. She wants you to know that she’s just a simple gal raised in eastern North Carolina who loves the beach, drinks too much sweet tea and is still crazy about her husband after 37 years. They have one grown son who lives 767.5 miles away. Yes she’s counted them.

Gwen Smith

Gwen is an author, speaker, worship leader, songwriter and volleyball enthusiast who lives in sunny North Carolina and has been married to her hunky college honey, Brad, for 24 years. They are tired parents to three tall, competitive-sport-playing young people who keep them on their toes and on their knees. Her latest book, I Want It ALL, will help you to trust God more deeply with your people, pains and passions – and today she’s excited to lead you to the heart of God in both worship and concert.
We are excited to bring Girlfriends in God back to Michigan in 2018!   Mt. Zion in Clarkston should be a fantastic venue for this event. It is our prayer that each guest will be able to remove themselves from their day-to-day activities and become refreshed from God’s Word. We are excited to have so many women attending our events, but more than that, we are energized to join with the Girlfriends in God all together under one roof for one day, worshiping and sharing our faith together. The Girlfriends in God Conference is a Christian Women’s Conference NOT associated with any denomination or specific Church. Women from all faiths are invited.  Rose Nieman

Event Coordinator, Life's Changing Events


VIP ticket includes Preferred Front Bowl Reserved Seating, Special Gift Bag, Private Meet & Greet (time TBA), and private book signing. Also includes lunch. $72

General Admission – $42

General Admission Group 15+ $40

Lunch Add on $10


Lunch will be catered by the Mt. Zion Cafe
PLEASE NOTE; Last day to order lunch is Oct. 1st


Preferred Hotel:

Hyatt Place  rate is – $109 up to 4 ladies per room  (Preferred Hotel) 
Auburn Hills (248) 475-9393

Hampton Inn  
Auburn Hills – (248) 322-110

Town Place Suites Auburn Hills -(248) 454-05=651

Looking for Tickets?

We are using a third party ticketing agent.  you will be taken to the itickets website to complete your ticket purchase.

Courageous Faith Conference Schedule

8:00  Doors Open ~ Coffee ~ Registration ~ Shopping
Morning Session
Welcome, Housekeeping, GIG Intros, Prayer
Worship with Gwen Smith and the Jacob Davis Worship Band
Session 1 – How to Dress for Success with Mary Southerland
Worship in Song – Gwen Smith
Session 2 – Enough Part 1 with Sharon Jaynes
Compassion International
LUNCH BREAK (12:00 – 1:15)
1:15  GIG Prize Drawing, Ministry Intro
Session 3  Concert/Testimony with  Singer, Song writer and author Gwen Smith
Session 4 – Getting a Grip on Fear with Mary Southerland
Closing Session – Enough Part 2 with Sharon Jaynes
VIP Book and CD signing with GIGS


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Life Changing Events

Phone: (586) 255-7552


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