Rankins Ministries call for local women to ‘wage war’

Pastor Sandra Mizell ministers at the 2012 Warring Women Conference.- Photo by Keturah Green
Pastor Sandra Mizell ministers at the 2012 Warring Women Conference.- Photo by Keturah Green

Devoted husband- and-wife powerhouse Reverend Maurice and Minister Denise Rankins of Rankins International Ministries say they are on a mission: to impact the masses and start a movement of unity among Christians of all ages, backgrounds, denominations and walks of life. As part of that vision, on Sept. 21, the couple will present Warring Women Bible Conference at Hemingbough Arts and Cultural Center in St. Francisville, La.

The daylong event will start at 9 a.m. with gates opening at 7 a.m., and will feature various activities and amenities including:

• notable guest speakers
• sessions on women-related issues
• yoga and fitness instruction
• worship and praise
• lunch and dinner
• nature walk on Hemingbough’s grounds

The cost of attendance is $50 and includes lunch, dinner and entrance into all sessions.  Conference goers can preregister online at warringwomen.com.

Set to close out the seminar is 2013 keynote speaker Taffi Dollar of Atlanta mega-church World Changers Church International. Earlier this month, Dollar promoted the conference on Q106.5 and said that women today are facing very stressful times.

“It’s time to enter into the rest that God has for us” she continued. This conference is about “spirit, soul, and body …, about getting empowered from the inside out.”

To listen to the full interview:

India Jupiter performs Liturgical dance to CeCe Winans' 'Alabaster Box' at the Hemingbough Amphitheater. Photo by Keturah Green
India Jupiter performs Liturgical dance to CeCe Winans’ ‘Alabaster Box’ at the Hemingbough Amphitheater. Photo by Keturah Green

According to her biography on the World Changers website, Dollar is described as “a world-renowned author, teacher and conference speaker” with a “heart for restoring women and family relationships.”

Rankins said God gave her the idea of Warring Women at 3 a.m., when He told her that despite everything she had gone through, was going through, and would go through, that the victory was already won.

“I want to plant the seed in women, that no matter what battles they are facing at work and at home, or what pressures they have as wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters, “they can walk in victory now. If they learn who and whose they are,” she said.

Denise Rankins stated that the main goal of Warring Women is to “refresh, replenish, rebuild, renew and revive” women from the stresses of life and these difficult times.

Limited lodging for out of town guests attending the conference is available at Hemingbough and the nearby Best Western St. Francisville location. Rankins International Ministries will also be hosting its second annual Power of One United Youth Fest early next year.

For more information, visit warringwomen.com, call 225-274-5964, or email at warringwomen1@gmail.com.

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Keturah Green
Keturah Green is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Organizational Communication from Southeastern Louisiana University. Her interests are community outreach, public relations, training and development, and diversity initiatives.