Women's Conference

April 1, 2023 | 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

How do we navigate through a world determined to distract and deceive us? What can we do to know we are tracking “true North”—on course toward Christ? Join us for a day of sharpening and encouragement at First McKinney’s annual EmpowHer conference!
Registration available through March 26: $55.00 (includes lunch)
(Register by March 19 and save $10.00 off standard registration)

Keynote Speaker

Nika Spaulding

Nika Spaulding is a deep-rooted and passionate Bible and theology teacher and a gifted communicator.  Nika serves as Resident Theologian at St. Jude Oak Cliff in Dallas, previously served on staff at Watermark Community Church, and cohosts the “Honestly Though” podcast with Rebecca Carrell.

Special Guests

Skitzy Chicks

Special guests include our friends the Skitzy Chicks—Melinda Whitten and Carrie Varnell—serving as emcees.

First McKinney Worship

Hollye Hornsby and the First McKinney worship team will lead us to the feet of Jesus to worship through singing.

Breakout Sessions

Each attendee can attend two workshops.  Take a look and choose your top three in case on is full.

Breakout 1| Meghan Hendrickson

What about me?  Who does God say I am?

Jesus asked the most important question we will ever answer in Matthew 16:15, “But what about you? Who do you say I am?” What if we asked God the same question today? Join us as we take time to seek God together and really listen to what God has to say about us. 

Breakout 2 | Dr. Melissa Ewing

Navigating Your Child Towards Jesus

Our children are growing up in a confusing and distracting world where many voices compete for their attention. It’s difficult to discern truth when the world’s values are contrary to God’s design. This session will help you utilize teachable moments for hard conversations about faith and truth.

Breakout 3 | Jill Dillashaw

Wander or Wonder Women?

What doesn’t matter and what truly matters--shepherding the hearts of women through life’s ups and downs. Life is hard, we need women around us when the storm hits. Join Jill as she teaches us how to walk beside and support women in the ever-changing seas of life. 

Breakout 4 | Alisha Smith and Amanda Vines

Learning How to Study the Map and Chart Your Course

We need clear direction for navigating life, especially in an ever-changing culture. Your course becomes clearer when you know how to accurately read and study the map.  Let Alisha and Amanda use what they’ve learned through their years at Dallas Theological Seminary to show you how to study the bible and dig deep like a seminary student. 

Breakout 5 | Sydney Jackson

Finding Calmer Waters

Women run full throttle, wearing many hats and moving 100 miles/hour in every busy season. Join Sydney as she helps us navigate techniques and practical tips for establishing healthy rhythms in our walk with the Lord, ministry, and everyday life. 
Use the link below to download a copy of the 2023 EmpowHer Breakout Sessions.  View a complete description of each session, as well as speaker bios.