Whole Women Weekend FAQ
With Whole Women Weekend coming up next month (August 27-29) we thought it would be a great idea to provide a little bit more information FAQ style. The following comes from questions we’ve received via email, social media, and questions that haven’t yet been asked, but we thought would be good to answer. If you have any other questions, leave a comment below or contact us.
Register for Whole Women Weekend, HERE.
- Q: When is Whole Women Weekend? Where is it?
A: Whole Women Weekend will take place August 27-29, 2015 in Forest Hill, MD at Way of Life Community (Church). For those who can’t make it to Maryland, we will be streaming the main sessions online, but please note that the workshops will not be streamed online.
- Q: What are the hours of the conference?
A: Thursday, August 27 from 6pm-9pm, Friday, August 28 from 8am-8pm, and Saturday, August 29 from 8am-2pm. Detailed scheduled available, here.
- Q: What if I can’t attend the whole time? ie. I work on Fridays and can’t get off.
A: You can attend whatever sessions/days you can be there. We are willing to work with you on the registration cost for missing meals/sessions as well. Message us for info.
- Q: What is the cost to attend?
A: General Registration is a minimum donation of $50 and is tax-deductible. Volunteers receive 50% off the minimum registration donation. Additionally, limited scholarship opportunities are available. Message us for info. Registration includes all sessions, materials, and meals.
Q: Is there a deadline for registration?
A: Yes. Deadline for General Registration is Friday, August 14. Registrations received after August 14 will not include meals. Additionally, conference rate hotel rooms must be booked by July 29, 2015. Unclaimed rooms will be released after July 29.
Q: I am driving and/or flying in. How do I get there?
A: All travel details including event address, maps, preferred airports, directions, and hotel information is available, here.
Q: Is Whole Women Weekend a pornography/sexual addiction conference? I don’t struggle with that.
A: In a word… No. While pornography/sexual addiction will be a topic addressed at the conference, Whole Women Weekend is an inclusive conference that seeks to provide women from all walks of the life with the opportunity to receive help, hope, and healing from addiction, hurts, hang-ups, trauma, bad habits, and more.
Q: Who is Annie Lobert? And Hookers for Jesus?
A: Annie has been selected as our keynote speaker and is a survivor of more than a decade of sex trafficking-working as an exotic dancer and a high-class escort prostituted in Hawaii, Minneapolis, and Las Vegas. What started as a pioneering, grass roots outreach to sex workers soon became a non-profit, whose focus was to Hook (outreach) Help (housing) Heal (restoration). In 2005, Hookers For Jesus, was birthed. She is an internationally recognized expert and advocate of ministry to men and women in the commercial sex industry from her personal experience. She is also a survivor of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, domestic violence, sexual abuse, cancer, drug addiction, abortions, miscarriages, pornography, anorexia, and bulimia. Her book entitled, Fallen: Out of the Sex Industry & Into the Arms of the Savior is now available.
Q: What other topics will be covered at Whole Women Weekend?
A: The theme for Whole 2015 is Identity. It is so easy to believe that your past defines who are you today. But what you have done or what was done to you does not define you. You are defined only by who you are in Christ. Eight renown workshop presenters will address the following topics: mental illness, substance abuse, abortion, trauma, sexual addiction, homosexuality, effects on marriage & family, and fighting a porn culture.