Spring Event 2022
Be part of a movement of women who want to grow and encourage others to be radically involved in the mission of God
Georgia Baptist Women provides an opportunity for women of all ages to experience spiritual inspiration, missions challenge, and personal growth. We desire to keep the passion and priority of missions alive, and as we do, expand to involve all women in Georgia who desire a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Through conferences and worship sessions, Spring Event allows you to experience in-depth Bible study, develop your prayer life, and embrace authentic relationships and strong community. Leave refreshed and renewed in your walk with Christ.
A master storyteller and sought-after Bible teacher and author known for her authenticity, Lisa Harper’s writing and speaking overflows with colorful pop culture references that connect the dots between the Bible and modern life. She combines sound scriptural exposition with relatable anecdotes and comedic wit. Lisa is a mother to Missy, who she adopted from Haiti.
Rhon Carter, Worship and Music Catalyst for the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, has been serving the local church in music ministry since he was a young boy. The Lord called him into full time music ministry while pursuing a degree in hospital administration. Rhon followed that call and acquired a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance with a minor in piano from Brewton-Parker College. It was there that he met his wife, Vickki. They are blessed with a son, Barhon. God has allowed Rhon to serve several great Baptist churches with tremendous pastors. He desires to help all Georgia Baptist churches take next steps to fulfill the Great Commission no matter size, style or structure.
Take advantage of the variety of conferences available at the Georgia Baptist Women’s Spring Event led by missionaries and ministry practitioners serving in Georgia, the U.S. and around the world.
Courtney Jo Veasey
Courtney Veasey is the founder of Brunch Ministries, through which she serves as an itinerant Bible teacher, frequently speaking to groups of women and teenage girls in conference and retreat events. Courtney also serves as a leadership trainer to women in ministry through Lifeway Christian Resources and is a partner artist with Prison Fellowship Hope Events. She has served in local church and parachurch ministries in Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina, and California. From 2014-2018 Courtney served as both the Director of Women’s Academic Programs and a member of the faculty at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She is a graduate of Florida Southern College (BA), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv; PhD candidate), and Gateway Seminary (ThM). Her home base is in Florida where she loves having fun with family, cheering for the Seminoles, and enjoying time outdoors. Connect with Courtney at brunchministries.com.
In 2014 God called Carol and her husband, Ronald, to leave their suburban home of 34 years and the only church family she had known to be on mission in Atlanta. The call was simple, scary but sure: live out The Great Commission by moving into a high-rise community and help with a new church plant.
Carol grew up in a home where Christ was talked about daily and the family prayed together every evening. Her father was her pastor for 49 years. Carol’s grandmother and mother were active leaders in women’s ministry and imparted that same love to her at an early age. While maintaining a full-time career as a professional portrait artist, Carol actively seeks to be on mission for Christ.
Dr. Valerie Carter Smith
Dr. Valerie Carter Smith began her ministry journey as a home missionary, serving as the Director of Hill Baptist Center in Richmond, VA, where she served for 10 years. From there she joined the staff of WMU of Virginia as the associate of Christian Social Ministries where she equipped and mobilized women to find their place in ministry. In 2002, Bon Air Baptist Church in Richmond, VA, called Valerie to serve on staff connecting the congregation to domestic and international missions as well as church-growth ministries. In 2014, Valerie became the Executive Director-Treasurer of the WMU of Virginia where she currently serves and works to honor traditional missions paradigms, while equipping and connecting women to address relevant issues for today’s world. She is a wife and mother to two young adult sons. You can find Valerie on Friday nights with volunteers sharing Christ in the areas of her city known for prostitution.
Lorna Bius serves with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board as a Mission Georgia Mobilizer. Helping churches bring Gospel-centered care to the most vulnerable in every Georgia community, Lorna focuses on ministry opportunities with critical needs such as Human Trafficking, Childhood Literacy, Foster Care/Adoption, Refugees/Internationals and pregnancy support.
A Georgia native, Lorna surrendered to ministry in her hometown of Valdosta at Northside Baptist Church in 1993 as a college student. She led youth ministry at three churches for twelve years in South Georgia. Before joining the Georgia Baptist Mission Board in October 2019, Lorna served as a missionary with the North American Mission Board for fourteen years in Nevada, Colorado and Clarkston, Georgia, where she now resides.
Kimberly Campbell is a wife, mama, Bible teacher and creative. She is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. She’s a podcast host of the Lavish Hospitality podcast. She’s taught and written Bible studies in churches, parachurch organizations, her home and online for the past 25 years. She loves to bring creativity to her walk with God and help you do the same. Kimberly and her husband, Eric, and their two boys live in the Augusta, Georgia area.
For nearly a decade, Tera has dedicated her life to mentoring and educating foster care and adoptive parents across the United States. She initially began training families within her church community, leading to the launch of a ministry serving hundreds of families through pre and post-adoption/foster care education and support. Tera has been married to her husband, David for 30 years and together they are the proud parents of six children, three of whom joined their family through intercountry adoption. In addition to their wonderful children, they also have three amazing grandchildren.
This year’s Spring Event Mission project focus is Wellspring Living. Wellspring Living provides domestic sex trafficking victims and those at risk with specialized recovery services through residential and community-based programs. Gift cards will be collected and given to Wellspring Living for the many needs of the girls and women who participate in their programs.
• Please bring gift cards in the amount of $25.
• Please bring Amazon or Walmart gift cards only.
• Please submit gift cards at the Check-In table when you arrive at Spring Event OR if participating by livestream, mail gift cards to: Georgia Baptist Women, 6405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097.
Founded in 2001, Wellspring Living is a non-profit organization in Atlanta, Georgia that provides domestic sex trafficking victims and those at risk with specialized recovery services through residential and community-based programs. The programs provide transformative care through therapeutic services, education, life skills, and personal and professional development. The focus for each participant is on developing their courage to move forward and their confidence to succeed. Through operating best practices and with highly qualified staff, Wellspring Living programs are statistically proven in providing restorative services that yield positive, life-changing results.
Wellspring Living’s vision is to live in a world where every victim of sexual exploitation has access to transformative care. Wellspring Living is a leader in the nation for residential care and through the Wellspring Living Institute is able to educate, train and mentor organizations around the world.
1 Day. 3 Ways to Attend.
by March 12
by March 31
Friday Night: April 22
by 5:00 p.m. April 15
by 5:00 p.m. April 15
Resources for On-line Participants
Below is a list of hotels conveniently located to Central Baptist Church in Warner Robins.
Please note: There are no room blocks for the Spring Event.