Each spring, Indiana Baptist ladies from all around the state are blessed to enjoy a weekend away—to refresh, renew, and refocus our lives on Christ…together. After two years of virtual (or partially virtual) Transformed gatherings, this year, the Lord brought us through—and TO each other.
This spring, we enjoyed two locations, first convening at Graceland Church down in New Albany, and later at Faith Family Church up in Frankfort. Both churches showed our ladies hospitality beyond expectation, and for that, we heartily thank our host churches who served their sisters well! And despite a few “bumps in the road” (leaders falling ill and flights arriving late), we witnessed the power of prayer and selfless saints stepping up to fill in where needed.
This year’s theme passage, Hebrews 10:24-25, was uplifted at both locations by our keynote speakers. In New Albany, Andrea Lennon pointed us toward biblical community with one another via the story of Ruth and Naomi, among others. In Frankfort, Courtney Veasey discussed the importance of each of us fulfilling our distinct purposes alongside others in the Body that are doing likewise…leading to a more beautiful “quilt” of believers living for the glory of God—together.
Our state’s women were educated, challenged, and sharpened by breakout teachers who sought the Lord and presented His absolute truth as they applied the Word to various, challenging topics. Smiling faces could always be found in the Jeminley pop-up boutique, as ladies browsed the racks and caught up with friends from across the miles. And finally, no one could forget Isa and Chris O’Mara leading us directly to the throne of grace via some of the most lyrically rich and theologically deep worship songs of our day.
Ultimately, we are thankful to God for restoring Transformed in person, that we could better “consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as [we] see the Day drawing near” (Hebrews 10:24-25). Indeed, how sweet it was to be together once again, seeking the Lord as one unified body of sisters in Christ.