Clipper Staff Writer
LAYTON — Christian author and musician Kelly Minter’s message is one that women can carry with them beyond the church setting.
It’s what drew organizers of the event at the Christian Life Center in Layton to ask Minter to be the guest speaker at next month’s Women’s Conference.
“I like how down to earth and practical she is,” said Marsha Crowder, one of the event’s organizers.
The conference will be held at the church, 2352 E. Highway 193 in Layton on Friday, Nov. 8 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $40 per person.
Worship sessions will open for both the Friday evening and Saturday morning sessions, led by members of the Christian Life Center’s worship team.
Those interested may register now and women are encouraged to sign up early. The church has sent flyers out to churches throughout Utah and into Idaho and Nevada.
This is the first year that the Christian Life Center has hosted a women’s conference, although members have attended conferences elsewhere, sponsored by the Women of Faith organization.
It organizes both larger arena-type and more intimate setting events. Crowder said she appreciates that Women of Faith brings women of different Christian backgrounds together to share their commonality.
“We thought we’d make one of these conferences available to the whole community,” Crowder said.
Theme for the conference is “The Fitting Room,” based on Minter’s book, “The Fitting Room: Putting on the Character of Christ.”
The book focuses on the truth of being dearly loved, chosen and set apart by God, according to Minter’s website.
“It talks abut how we (as women) pick our identities. We don’t pick the identity God has chosen for us,” Crowder said. That identity should be, “We’re chosen by God and different than the world.”
Minter grew up in the Washington, D.C. area, one of four children, and the daughter of a pastor. As a young women she dealt with the issues of anxiety and depression.
“Those struggles are what drove me to scripture,” she said in her website’s biographical information. Those struggles also served as the catalyst for her to learn for herself who God is.
She now lives in Nashville, Tenn.
Minter has created three BIble studies; “No Other Gods: Confronting Our Modern Day Idols,” “Ruth: Loss, Love and Legacy,” and Nehemiah: A Heart That Can Break.”
She has also released three CDs.