EmpowHer Day of Courage

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    So sorry – we have sold out!

    But it isn’t too late to join the waitlist

    Become Well-Grounded

    Learn to live out your God-given potential at this special women’s gathering

    On Saturday 18th November, all women are invited to attend the EmpowHer Day of Courage gathering at Riverlands, 159 Wellington Street, Longford.

    This is the first statewide event to be hosted by EmpowHer and promises to be a fantastic day of growth, challenge and connection.

    The day will commence with morning tea at 9:30am, and conclude at 3:30pm.

    Watch the video introducing keynote speaker Karen Wilson


    Earlybird $45 – finished on 5th September

    Regular $55 – 6th September to 31st October
    Maximum capacity has been reached – but you are still welcome to join our waitlist.

    Late $65 – From 1 November
    If you do need to join our waitlist, this will be the price if you are successful.

    Major sponsor for the Day of Courage – Baptist Financial Services

    Baptist Financial Services

    What to expect

    Here’s what will happen on the day . . .

    Keynote speaker sessions
    Karen Wilson

    Karen Wilson, President Baptist World Alliance Women.
    Karen lives in Perth WA, and has a long association with women from all walks of life in Australia and globally.

    READ Karen’s article It’s a New Day >

    Local content and participation

    Including . . .


    * Kelsea Clingeleffer, Program Coordinator Baptist World Aid.

    * Short talks from three Tasmanian women explaining their personal moments of courage: Bianca Murray (N); Jing Priest (S); Jacqueline Austin (NW)

    * Beautiful, delicious and thoughtfully-prepared food during morning tea and lunch.

    * Round table discussions in small groups.

    supporting women globally

    * Pray for women overseas for World Day of Prayer.

    * The Tasmanian launch of the global Women’s Leadership Network.

    * Opportunities to donate to Baptist World Aid through Transform Aid International.

    Why you should be there

    • To be encouraged and inspired.
    • To hear stories from other women of faith.
    • To make new friends with other like-minded women.
    • To be inspired and empowered to live out your God-given calling.
    • To take a day out for yourself to be nourished in body, soul and spirit.
    • To increase your global awareness of women’s challenges in other countries.
    • To increase your faith as you pray for women and their work within their communities.

    What women are saying

    “All women welcome”. I love that. Let’s be united!

    Ruth Hanlon, Ministry Development Officer for Women, Anglican Diocese Tasmania

    I can’t wait to be there!

    Jing Priest, Hobart Baptist Church

    We’re going to have such a good time.

    Keynote speaker Karen Wilson, President Baptist World Alliance, Women



    Maximum capacity has been reached. There is now a wait-list system in place.

    Earlybird rate ($45) Finished onTuesday 5th September

    Regular rate ($55) Available 6th September to 31st October

    Late rate ($65) From 1st November

    The Day of Courage Team

    The organising team are a dedicated group of women, representing each region in Tasmania. They are planning a fantastic women’s gathering just for you!

    Each one has special giftings and skills in enabling, gathering and administrating events, and they are all working hard to create an exceptional day for every attendee.


    Jenna Blackwell

    Jenna Blackwell City Baptist Formation Pastor; Tasmanian Baptists Mission and Leadership Coach
    Jenna loves encouraging people to walk courageously in their God-given calling. She also loves tea, funny animal videos, the beach, and nature in general.

    Wendy Marston

    Wendy Marston TasRail – Customer Service Officer; Tas Baptist Council; Marriage and Funeral Celebrant.

    Wendy is Tassie born and still loving it here. She is involved in the leadership team at Newstead Baptist church.


    Gabe Fife

    Gabe Fife Teacher’s Aide, Leighlands Christian School

    Down-to-earth and friendly, Gabe desires to see all women empowered and living their fullest lives in Christ. She is married to Louis, and serves alongside him at Ulverstone Baptist Church.


    Jenny Baxter

    Jenny Baxter State Coordinator EmpowHer; Communications Manager Tasmanian Baptists
    Jenny enjoys creating connections between women locally and nationally. She also serves on the Communications team at Hobart Baptist Church, and walks a lot, mostly at the beach or in the bush.

    Ann Herbert* Now retired
    Ann formerly managed a social policy team in the Tasmanian Government. She is now an elder and active member of the teaching team at Citywide Baptist Church. 

    *Unfortunately, Ann is unable to attend on the day.

    FAQ for the Day of Courage women’s gathering

    Will there be accommodation available?

    We have secured Friday night accommodation (17th November) with the Poatina Chalet for attendees. This is a 20-minute drive from the venue.
    Please call or email the Chalet to book your motel room for $125. Includes breakfast.
    6397 8290 | poatina.chalet@fusion.org.au

    I have dietary requirements, what should I do?

    If you added your dietary requirements to your registration info, then you are good to go. But if you need to change or confirm anything, please get in touch: empowher@tasbaptists.org.au

    Can I carpool?

    There is no official Day of Courage carpool. However, do get in touch and we may be able to arrange transport for you with another attendee: empowher@tasbaptists.org.au

    What’s the parking like at Riverlands?

    There is plenty of on-site parking available.

    Will I need to bring anything?

    Notebooks and pens will be provided. You may like to bring a Bible with you. Morning tea and lunch will be provided as part of the registration cost. While water will be available you may like to bring your own drink bottle.

    Is Childcare provided?

    Unfortunately there is no childcare. If you have children, we encourage you to find care for them. If this is not possible, you may bring your little one/s but you will be responsible for their care. There will be no child care available at this event.

    Is this event just for Christians?

    All women are welcome at this event. However, if you are not happy to learn about your God-given potential, then this gathering may not be for you.

    Is there a concession rate?

    There is no official concession rate for this gathering. We have subsidised the costs by finding a sponsor to make this special day affordable for everyone. However, if the cost is stopping you from attending, please get in touch to discuss: empowher@tasbaptists.org.au

    Refund Policy

    If you find you are no longer able to use your ticket, our preference is that you find someone to pass the ticket onto. Please let us know, so we know who to expect by contacting jenna@tasbaptists.org.au

    If you are unable to find someone, or if this is too difficult for you to arrange, given the circumstances, we can arrange a refund. Please note you will not be reimbursed your booking fee.

    If you need to request a refund, please email jenna@tasbaptists.org.au and state your name, account name, BSB and account number. Thank you

    If you have other questions . . .

    Please email empowher@tasbaptists.org.au. Our team will be happy to answer your enquiries.

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    Empowher Day of Courage Women’s Gathering

    All women are welcome to this special women’s gathering, the EmpowHer Day of Courage on Saturday 18th November 2023 at Riverlands Longford.