WINGS – Women in Gospel Sharing
WINGS days are a great opportunity for women to come together for a day of fellowship and teaching, to be challenged by God’s Word, inspired by great speakers and encouraged by one another and to equip women in their walk with the Lord and in sharing their faith in their own setting.
Background to WINGS
WINGS was set up in 1997 by a group of women on the North Coast of NSW under the Evangelism committee of the Presbyterian church of NSW. They saw a need to equip women to be gospel sharers in their local communities through their congregations and in their households.
WINGS North Coast held a weekend conference every second year since 1998 in the vicinity of Coffs Harbour ceasing in approximately 2016. Forster/Taree area formed a committee (Mid North Coast WINGS) and held a conference every alternate year from 2005, they have ceased in 2018.WINGS, in the past have held training days in both Wagga and Albury. Albury have now transitioned to their own local conference called Albury Christian Women’s Convention.
The high priority for these events is that the Scriptures are clearly expounded. The main speaker is asked to prepare Biblical expositions. We also seek local women to share their skills and insights in their areas of expertise for either workshops or seminars.
The benefits are:
1. Careful exposition is modelled as the right way of handling the Scriptures.
2. Local women are extended by being asked to lead seminars.
3. Bonds of fellowship are built among women.
4. Smaller churches can have the benefit of skilled speakers who they may not otherwise access.
5. Because evangelism is the focus of the conferences, women are strengthened in fulfilling the Great Commission.
Contacts for Local WINGS
- ACWC (formerly Albury WINGS)
For more information go to:
Hear the talks from the 2017 Conference by Julia Polkinghorne
Read about the 2015 ACWC Conference
There are no current specific WINGS conferences at this time however if you are in a region where there is a need for a bible based conference, WINGS is a great model to work from. The guidelines below are a great place to start. Members of the Women’s Ministry Committee are also able to assist by putting you in touch with people experienced in setting up and running such a conference using either a group from a single church or a group of churches. You can contact the committee by the “Contact Us” page in the header.
Guidelines for starting and operating a WINGS group
WINGS groups may be developed in other areas. To learn how this can be done, read this document: Guidelines for establishing and operating a WINGS Group