About Whole Woman Conference

Vision

Watch the video to learn about our vision.

Mission Statement

Inviting all women to come aside and experience the life changing love of Christ.

Values

The two ‘non-negiotable’ values of WWC are:

Facilitated Bible teaching.  ‘How can they call on One they have not believed in?  How can they believe in the One of whom they have not heard?  How can they hear without someone’ teaching?  So, ‘faith comes from hearing the Message,’ that is, the Word of God.  (Romans 10:14, 17) And,
Community.  Whole Woman Conference creates a safe, hospitable space where ALL women are welcome and free!  In that space some choose to share their ‘stories’ – at times planned, many times spontaneously.  Our stories are powerful!  ‘They overcame,’ conquered, triumphed over their enemy ‘by the blood of the Lamb (Christ) and the word of their testimony (story)!’  (Revelation 12:11)


Core Beliefs

Apostle’s Creed: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; He descended into hell.

On the third day he rose again; He ascended into Heaven, He is seated at the right hand of the Father, and He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. AMEN.

How Do You Have Peace With God?

It’s all about relationship, not about religion. God loves you. His chief desire is for you to experience peace and life eternal with Him. Our nature and our choice to live life on our own terms separate us from God.

Jesus came to earth in human form to show us a different way. He came to reveal God, and to reveal the relationship between God and humanity that God intended and desires. A personal relationship with God is possible through the death of Jesus Christ and his power over death. He is our bridge to God the Father and life eternal. Do you want to know more about this mysterious – yet real – gift? Email Jane Lyon today.


History

Whole Woman Conference (WWC) is like the proverbial bamboo plant. For years and years, the sprout alone bravely breaks the soil. For the first several years there is seemingly no significant growth. Then, “suddenly,” after five to seven years, the mature shoots spring forth to amazing heights, achieving even more impressive growth and bearing their vibrant array of green colors.

By 2004, Jane Lyon was already an accomplished women’s conference leader, having been called upon to lead annual conferences from South Texas to West Virginia, and in a variety of North Carolina and Virginia localities. Her experiences led her to ask, “Why shouldn’t the women right here in Clarksville, Va. and the surrounding communities have an opportunity for such an experience?”

The seed had been planted but would the sprout emerge?

The time appeared right, and a small group of women gathered to plan the first conference.  Because of Jane’s leadership role in the local Chamber of Commerce, she wanted the conference to also benefit the town.  So, to coincide with ‘off season’ in her lakefront town, a January 2005 date was set and the first WWC became a reality.

The first WWC demonstrated what a “win – win” the ecumenical conference had been through out the community.

This economic benefit to the community provided further evidence that this coming aside time should be repeated. The musical ministry has provided a spirit-filled venue for many talented local and region musicians year to year.

But the enduring feature has been the Bible studies led by the (now) Rev. Jane Lyon. This soaking in God’s word has allowed attendees to regain their “saltiness” as they are led through sometimes quiet and reflective, sometimes noisy and hilarious, but always substantive and serious study of His Truth. The coming aside to study God’s Word inspires, and encourages participants as we seek intently to discern and act upon God’s purpose for our lives.