Women’s Connection

The Greatest of These is Love

Women coming together in an open and welcoming community to be challenged and inspired, to rest and be renewed, and to discover who God wants us to be

A Montreat Conference Center Event
August 9–11, 2019

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. -1 Corinthians 13:13

Women’s Connection 2019 will be a time to connect with old and new friends. It will be a time to care for yourself, a time for space and Sabbath. Our hope is you will experience spiritual nourishment, inspiration, and discernment. Our prayer is you will feel God’s loving presence.

Scripture passages we will study: 1 Corinthians 13, Matthew 22:36-39, John 13:34-35, Isaiah 43:1-4


Event Leadership

Valarie Kaur – Keynote Speaker

Valarie Kaur is a seasoned civil rights activist, award-winning filmmaker, lawyer, faith leader, and founder of the Revolutionary Love Project. Her social justice campaigns have helped win policy change on hate crimes, racial profiling, immigration detention, solitary confinement, marriage equality, and Internet freedom. She founded Groundswell Movement, the Yale Visual Law Project and Faithful Internet, initiatives that equip new generations with tools for social change. During her work, inside supermax prisons, on the military base at Guantanamo, and at sites of mass shootings, she identified a surprising key element for social change: the ethic of love. Today she leads the Revolutionary Love Project to champion love as a public ethic and wellspring for social change. Kaur earned degrees at Stanford University, Harvard Divinity School, and Yale Law School. She has an honorary doctorate from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is a member of the California Bar. Born and raised in Clovis, California, Valarie lives in her home state with her film partner/husband Sharat Raju and son Kavi.

Amy Grant – Special Guest

Conventional wisdom has it that Amy Grant put Contemporary Christian music on the map, becoming the first CCM artist to have a platinum record, the first to hit No. 1 on the Pop charts, and the first to perform at the GRAMMY Awards. Since then, Grant has been strumming her way through a thirty-plus year adventure as a singer-songwriter, author, television host, and speaker. Over the years, she has sold more than 30 million albums world-wide, including three multi-platinum, six platinum, and four gold. Grant resides with her family in Nashville, TN, and is widely known for her philanthropy and tireless involvement in local causes and charitable organizations. Her own organization, The Helping Hands Foundation, has afforded her the opportunity to identify needs around her and the resources to help meet them, which has proven to be the sweetest reward of all.

Sunday morning, August 11, Amy Grant will be joining us as we close out the conference.

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