2023 Ladies Conference: In Sorrow & Joy

Grace Baptist Church Ladies’ Conference
In Sorrow & Joy : Being Shaped by the Maker

Friday, October 20th and Saturday, October 21st, 2023

Keynote Speaker

Our Keynote speaker this year is Pastor Jones Ndzi from Grace Reformed Baptist Church in Mebane, NC, where he preaches, shepherds and trains men for the ministry. Pastor Jones was raised in the Northwest region of Cameroon in Africa. God gave him new life in Christ in his mid-teen years and upon graduating college he sensed a call to vocational pastoral ministry and set out to pursue that calling. He holds degrees from the University of Dschang, Cameroon; the Cameroon Baptist Theological Seminary; and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned a PhD in biblical theology. Pastor Jones previously served in pastoral ministry at Trinity Baptist Church, Douala, Cameroon and Immanuel Baptist church, Louisville, KY. He also served for over three years as an International Teacher with Teaching Truth International. He is an adjunct professor of Bible and Theology at Bethlehem College and Seminary’s extension site in Cameroon. Pastor Jones is married to the love of his life, Nicoline, and they have five sons.

Conference Details

Conference Title: In Sorrow & Joy: Being Shaped by the Maker

Session 1: The Maker Begins His Work

Sermon Link

Choir Performance

Session 2: The Maker Continues His Work

Sermon Link

Session 3: The Maker Consummates His Work

Sermon Link


In addition to the messages provided by Pastor Jones, a selection of workshops is included in this year’s conference.  We pray these workshops offer relevant counsel to some of the issues we face as women.  Conference participants are encouraged to select from one of the following options:

Fear and Anxiety: Every Woman’s Battle
Speaker: Heidi Cook
Fear, anxiety and worry have become the constant and unwelcome companions of most women today, even among those of us who name the name of Christ. Where does come from? What does God’s Word say about it? Is there any hope, this side of heaven, that I can live with a quiet heart? This brief study is a helicopter ride over this vast and important subject.

Gospel Help for Self-Condemning Thoughts
Speaker: Katie Rohler
Our daily failures and injuries from others can promote self-condemnation and despair in our thinking.  Yet we affirm that Christ carried our guilt and shame to the cross!  How can we align our minds with this glorious reality?  This workshop will refresh our vision of how the gospel lifts our shame & suggest ways in which we can continually renew our minds.

When Women Pray
Speaker: Cathy Wakefield
My burden is to encourage women to have a better understanding of what it means to wrestle with God in prayer. To not let go until he blesses.  To go beyond only asking for daily needs and to have an increasing burden for the Kingdom of God.


All the meetings will be in our facilities at Grace Baptist Church. The Friday evening supper and the Saturday luncheon will be in the church fellowship building.

If you suffer from a severe food allergy or intolerance please leave us a note in the “comments” section during Registration and we will accommodate your needs.

Book Table

A selection of books will be available for purchase during the conference. Cash, check or payment via Square accepted.

Book Titles

Conference Schedule

Friday, October 20th, 2023

5:30pm-6:15pm: Registration
6:15pm: Dinner
7:00pm-7:30pm: Book Table Open
7:30pm: Session One
8:30pm-9:00pm: Hymn Sing

Saturday, October 23rd, 2023

8:30am: Registration, Continental Breakfast, Book Table Open
8:45am-9:15am: Prayer
9:30am: Special Music, Session Two
11:00am-12:00pm: Workshops
12:15pm: Luncheon
12:45pm-1:30pm: Book Table Open
1:30pm: Session Three
2:30pm-3:00pm: Q&A Session


The conference cost is $20.00 per person.  If you are bringing your daughter(s), the cost is $40 per family.  This includes all sessions, Friday dinner and Saturday lunch.  This does not include hotel expenses.

Hotel Information

We have blocked double rooms at the Hampton Inn and Suites Detroit-Canton.  We were given a special rate of $178, which includes tax, per double room. This includes a continental breakfast. Please call and make your own reservation under the group block “Grace Baptist Church”, referencing the following confirmation number: 93700071. Rooms will be held until October 13th, 2023.

Hampton Inn and Suites Detroit-Canton
1950 Haggerty Road North
Canton, MI 48187


There are two ways to register for the conference.  Please choose one:


  • Complete and detach the form located in the conference brochure
  • Enclose your fee of $20.00 per person, or $40 per family by October 13th, 2023, to:

Grace Baptist Church
Attn: Ladies’ Conference
4075 S. Sheldon Rd.
Canton, MI 48188

After October 13th, 2023, the fee is non-refundable.  Please make all checks payable to “Grace Baptist Church”.


Online Registration is now closed. You are still welcome to attend and pay at the door.  

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact us via:
E-mail at: ladiesconferencegbccanton@gmail.com
Telephone at: 734-397-2900


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