Monday, April 18, 2011

Mercy Ministries on the Church Conference Circuit!!

We have had the awesome privilege of being a part of several major conferences this month. Founder and President of Mercy Ministries, Nancy Alcorn, spent this past weekend in Rockford, IL, speaking alongside Lisa Bevere at the Original Women’s Conference hosted by Pastors Jeremy and Jen DeWeerdt of Rockford First Church. Nancy also spoke to an amazing group of students in their leadership and ministry training program at Rockford First. It was incredible to see God raising up such passionate young leaders who are having a tremendous impact in their community. Here’s what Nancy had to say about the event:

“The conference was so much fun, and it was so cool to hear the other speakers as well, including Lisa Bevere, Erin Campbell, Lisa Yonke and conference host, Jen Deweerdt. I had the privilege of speaking at the closing session, and truly felt that I connected heart-to-heart with the women in attendance.”

To read more about Nancy’s weekend, check out her blog post at

Nancy speaking a the Original Women's Conference

Nancy with conference hosts Jeremy and Jen DeWeerdt

Nancy speaking to the students at Rockford First Church

Earlier this month, nine Mercy graduates participated in Pink Impact, an annual women’s conference hosted by Gateway Church in Southlake, TX. These inspiring graduates hosted the Mercy booth, handed out resources and answered questions about the Mercy Ministries program. They also loved hearing from some amazing speakers at the event, such as T.D. Jakes, Priscilla Shirer and Charlotte Gambill. Charlotte is the Senior Associate Pastor at Abundant Life Church in Bradford, England. The Gambill’s and Abundant Life had the vision for and helped open our UK Mercy home.

Mercy grads at Pink Impact
Mercy Ministries was also excited to send our Volunteer Directors of Student Relations for to the ARC Conference with Mercy Director of Development, Selah Hirsch. This conference for church leaders and church planters across the country featured inspirational speakers like Mercy supporter Pastor Dino Rizzo of Healing Place Church, Pastor Greg Surratt of Seacoast Church, and Pastor Chris Hodges of Church of the Highlands. These church leaders really know how to equip and encourage pastors and church planters to grow in ministry.

Coming up in May, Nancy Alcorn will be the featured speaker at the 2011 Women’s Conference, “You Are Beautiful - You Are His,” at Living Word Family Church in Wake Forest, NC. If you are in the area, you won’t want to miss it! To see more of the events on Nancy’s schedule, CLICK HERE. We’d love for you to come hear more about the work of Mercy Ministries and the young women who are having their lives transformed and hope restored!