‘Our desire for this exciting one day conference is that women of every age and background will have an undeniable encounter with the Living God, leaving emboldened and fearless and rising up to take her place as a daughter of radical courage.’
Uniting as a company of women from across Northern Ireland and beyond, Arise promises to be an incredible and jam-packed Conference, filled with passionate worship, profound teaching, and with lots of laughs guaranteed!
‘My heart for Arise Conference is to see women rising up to become overcomers, who value themselves and live their everyday lives knowing they are created for destiny and purpose. What is it that most often holds us back from that destiny and purpose? FEAR! So we wanted to create a space where women from all backgrounds and stages of life could come together and experience God’s presence and be inspired to let go of all of the fears that hinder them; allowing God to stir their hearts, take them out of their comfort zones and into the ‘fearless realm’ where they are fully dependant on Jesus.’
Born in Northern Ireland, Helen grew up in Australia and New Zealand and now alongside her husband Paul, Helen serves as the Senior Pastor at Grace Generation Church, Banbridge.
Heading up ‘Sisterhood,’ Grace Generation’s growing women’s ministry, Helen also has a burning passion to see women of all ages and backgrounds rise up in unity and become all that God has called them to be. Exemplifying the compassionate heart of God, Helen is always concerned about the freedom and justice of ‘the one’ and uses her platform as Northern Ireland’s Advocate for ‘A21’ (a global charity dedicated to eradicating human trafficking) to raise awareness of modern day slavery on both a global and local scale.
Pastor Helen is a lover of people who’s become renowned in our church for her mantra, ‘It’s better together!’ Compassionate, hilarious and refreshingly real, she is transparent with her own fears and struggles and inspirational in her message of hope, peace and healing. Helen is a gifted communicator whose message is to encourage women to enter a deep and personal relationship with their heavenly Father, and live a life that is fearless.Close
‘I am over the moon excited to share at Arise women’s conference… Honoured, ecstatic and extremely grateful! Fearless is a perfect theme for 2018, and it also happens to be the theme of my life… Less fear and more faith! My prayer is that you take hold of this year with great expectation, pushing fear aside and embracing the freedom God has for you right now. By the time May comes, we will have a lot to talk about - your freedom starts right now! Invite your friends ladies it’s going to be awesome!’
Fiona Mellett is a Pastor, speaker, worship leader, and author, with a contagious passion for God and for life. She and her husband Michael are raising their five children at their country home just outside of Houston, Texas.
Fiona Co-Pastors the English Choir at Lakewood Church, one of the largest mega churches in the United States. Her heart for the nations has been present since very early in her life; moving to Ecuador at the age of just 22, and later serving as a missionary throughout the Spanish-speaking regions of South America.
Fiona’s bestselling book ‘Brave & Beautiful,’ is a vibrant and powerful expression of God’s heart for women. Unravelling her own testimony and inviting the reader into an undeniable encounter with the reality of God. She has inspired countless women across the globe to see themselves as their Creator sees them, and to begin their own unique adventure of faith.Close
“My heart is utterly passionate about pursuing and seeing healing of the broken hearted and captives set free by Jesus. I’ve known this in my own life, through some difficult times,and long to see other women know that the unthinkables in life can become the reedemables that bring life through Jesus.”
Ali’s top passions in life are following Jesus, being wife to Matt and Mum to her gorgeous twelve year old daughter Kimi. Ali lives on the North coast of Ireland and is a private Counselling Therapist, in a practice called “Wellspring” that she and a team founded in Coleraine. She speaks at well-being workshops around the themes of moving forward and finding freedom and also enjoys speaking at Christian events, as well as being involved in teaching Counselling skills on Diploma in Counselling.
You will always hear Ali before you see Ali,she loves to laugh a lot and to see joy spread to help others too. Ali loves God, loves people and is constantly in awe at the faithfulness of God in all circumstances.Close
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear.
Personal trainer, nutritionist, founder of the ‘Shrink’ programme and the Wellness Ambassador for SuperValu Northern Ireland, Estelle Wallace is a busy mother hailing from Ballymena. Not only is she passionate about health and fitness, but also, about seeing those with low confidence and self-esteem become happy in their own skin, and in her own words ‘work on their outer selves as well as their inner emotional issues.’ We are excited to hear about how she came to know and love Jesus and learn about the fitness and nutrition plan that God inspired her to create.Close
Born and bred in Portadown, Maria Gilpin is a hugely talented singer-songwriter who regularly leads worship and ministers to various congregations across Northern Ireland, alongside her husband Mark. ‘Through our songs we hope and pray that people will find peace in Jesus and see that they aren't in their journey alone,’ says Maria. As a mother of two boisterous but incredible little boys, Maria will share about her journey of faith, music and motherhood.Close
Victoria Gordon is the woman responsible for bringing the award-winning Temple Spa beauty and skincare range to Northern Ireland more than a decade ago. Whilst juggling motherhood and a busy career, Victoria is passionate about empowering women to rise up and live the life that God has called them to live. Profound yet hilarious, ‘she’ll have you crying tears of sadness one minute and laughing tears of joy the next!’ We know we will be inspired as Victoria shares about the unique ‘sphere’ of life to which she has been called.Close
Feeling called to leave my job in 2015 to intern with A21 in Greece, I headed off in 2016. Spending my days in their safe house & in the refugee camps. Since returning I have kept a foot over there & recently started a freelance copywriting company, giving me the freedom to continue my travels.Close