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April 12, 2013

Central Baptist hosts live simulcast event for women

JACKSONVILLE —

Ladies, do you want, or perhaps need, a time of renewal? Are you ready to hear how God can take even your weakest times and strengthen you through them? You'll have that chance at the Priscilla Shirer Live Simulcast event, to be held 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on April 27, at Central Baptist Church.

Shirer is a wife and a mom first, but with a Bible in her hand and a message in her heart, you'll see why thousands flock to hear her speak and dive into her Bible study series each year. A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary with a master's degree in Biblical Studies, Priscilla loves nothing more than to serve her sisters in Christ through the teaching of God's Word.

“We’re so excited to have the opportunity to share this special event with the women of Jacksonville and the surrounding communities,” said Tam Clark, a member of the Ladies Ministry team at Central Baptist Church.  “Priscilla is an exciting, inspirational teacher, and this simulcast will give the women who join us an intimate, front-row seat as she teaches from her new study on Gideon.”

Shirer reaches out especially to the women who have "heard it all" when it comes to God, but simply aren't experiencing the power promised in the Bible.

"We tend to think that God only speaks to the spiritually elite," she said. "That only established authors or teachers or pastors are hearing from God, not regular people like us. Women can open up the Bible, see the passages unfold, watch the principles jump out and realize they can do that in their own life."

A wife and mother of three sons, Shirer understands the unique needs and daily stresses of overworked women whose lives seem to be hanging together by a thread. Her goal remains to help women in all seasons of life, from all backgrounds, see how applicable the Bible is to their daily situations.  

The daughter of Dr. Tony Evans, Shirer went to college to prepare for a career in broadcast journalism. Despite her work in radio and television, her greatest desire remained in helping women study the Bible.  She has authored 10 video-driven studies (the latest, "Gideon: Your Weakness, God's Strength", will be released May 2013) and published numerous books, most recently the New York Times bestseller  "The Resolution for Women".

The day-long event will include worship led by Anthony Evans, Shirer's brother, and messages from Shirer broadcast live from Richmond, VA. Time for prayer and brunch are included in the day's schedule. The event is open to all women.

Tickets for the simulcast are available from the CBC office for $15 per person, which includes brunch.  Tickets must be purchased by April 19; there will be no ticket sales at the door.  Please contact the church office at 903-586-2215 or visit www.cbcjacksonville.com for additional details.

 

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