Abide Women's Conference 2018



Even Better Than Eden:  How the Bible's Story Changes Everything About Your Story

Willingdon Women welcomes author and speaker Nancy Guthrie to Abide Women’s Conference 2018

The Garden of Eden was never meant to be static. It was always headed somewhere—from good to glorious. Adam lost that goodness for us. Yet all who are joined to Christ can look forward not just to restoration, but to consummation. Everything about the new creation will be better than the first. We’ll have a more faithful bridegroom, enjoy a better rest, be better dressed, live in greater security, and bear the image of God more beautifully.  This reality changes everything about our present as well as our future.

The Willingdon Women's Ministry started the Abide Conference in 2016 to gather and equip women to develop an abiding relationship with Jesus.  It is our hope that this conference will engage you in a deeper understanding of how your story is grafted into God's bigger redemptive story.

Please join us for this memorable time of learning and fellowship as women of God.

  • May 4 & 5 (Friday & Saturday)
  • Friday 7:00-8:30pm & Saturday 8:30-11:45am
  • Willingdon Church, 4812 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby 

No Childcare Available:  Nursing babies are welcomed
A section in the back of the sanctuary will be reserved for moms with babies 
No Childcare for toddlers, preschoolers and school age children 

Live Conference Translations is available upon request, but cannot be guaranteed. 



Nancy Guthrie

Nancy teaches the Bible through numerous Bible study books like The Wisdom of God and Hoping for Something Better, at her home church, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Tennessee, as well as at conferences in North America and Internationally.  She and her husband also offer companionship and Biblical insight to those grieving the death of a child through respite retreats, Griefshare video series and books such as Holding on to Hope and also hosts the "Help Me Teach The Bible" podcast at the Gospel Coalition.

Video on The Power of God's Exposing Word

Video on Grieving a Loss

Video on Nancy Guthrie


LEADERS' WORKSHOP:  What Grieving People Wish You Knew

Faciliated by Nancy Guthrie

What Grieving People Wish You Knew:  A workshop for church leaders on helping those who hurt.  This workshop is designed for Bible study leaders, small group leaders and lay volunteers to learn more about how they can help others who are hurting.

No translation available for the workshop.



Friday, May 4

  • 6:00 pm Check-in registration
  • 7:00 pm The Story of Wilderness (Worship & Message)
  • 8:30 pm Close


Saturday, May 5

  • 8:00 am Doors open
  • 8:30 am The Story of the Offspring (Worship & Message)
  • 10:05 am Break
  • 10:20 am The Story of the Bridegroom (Message)
  • 11:30 am Conference Close

LEADERS' WORKSHOP:  What Grieving People Wish You Knew

  • 11:30 am Lunch
  • 12:30 pm Workshop
  • 1:45 pm Workshop Close



Early Bird Registration $35 (Starts March 10) 

Regular Registration $45 (Starts April 10).  Registration Deadline:  April 30th.

Group Registration:  Groups of 10 people/ Save $5 each

ADD Leaders' Workshop: Registration + $20 (Includes Lunch and Book)

Registration opens on March 10th.  

  • Register online : No Refund once payment is processed

  • Return your printed registration form to the Women's Conference table in the church lobby during our weekend services
  • Return printed registrations to the church office Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm


Church Address: 4812 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby BC 

  • Parking at the church is reserved for special needs, seniors and carpool (2 or more passengers in the car)
  • Free Parking at BCIT: IT's only a 5-minute walk to the Church.  Your are welcome to drop off your passengers at the Church Lot before proceeding to park at BCIT

Questions about the conference: Email abidewomenconference@willingdon.org