Arkansas Baptist Inspire

Arkansas Baptist Inspire

Inspire offers an exciting day for the women of Arkansas! This conference is designed for women of all ages and stages of life. At Inspire, you can expect powerful worship, dynamic speakers, and meaningful times of connection that will bless, challenge, and equip you! This year we are partnering with Deeper Still. Click here to learn about this ministry and how we are partnering with them.

The theme for Inspire 2023 is flourish. Let's celebrate together that God designed us to flourish! This means we do not have to remain stuck in the past or fearful of the future. We can flourish by abiding in Jesus. The outcome? We will grow in our love for Jesus and desire to live according to God's plan. Real freedom is available to us in every area of life!

Inspire 2023 is SOLD OUT!  Please be sure to make plans for next year!

Inspire Schedule
•    8:30     Doors Open
•    8:30     Muffin, Mingle, & Shopping
•    9:30     Main Session
•    10:45   Break
•    11:00    Connection Groups
•    12:00   Lunch
•    1:15      Main Session
•    2:45     Leave Inspired!

Inspire Personalities


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Tara Dew

Dr. Tara Dew is the wife of Dr. Jamie Dew, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College (NOBTS). She is a mom of two sets of twins: Natalie and Nathan and Samuel and Samantha. After graduating from Meredith College with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Communication. Tara taught second grade for four years before becoming a stay-at-home mom. Since then, she has earned a Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning Elementary Education from Liberty University and a Doctorate in Education from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She is currently homeschooling her four children and serving the students, staff, and faculty of NOBTS.


Worship Leader

Cory and Stephanie Epps

Cory & Stephanie Epps have been leading worship together for over ten years. They currently reside in Jonesboro, AR with their daughter, Macy Jane, and serve at Central Baptist. They’ve released a worship EP, “Greater Still,” and a Christmas EP, “Love Has Come To Save”. In addition to their work with the local church, Cory & Stephanie lead at various conferences and camps around the country.
Cory & Stephanie are passionate about leading others in authentic, God-honoring worship. They lead with transparency and emphasize singing biblical truths. Cory & Stephanie’s desire is to see the Church join together as one in a real encounter with Jesus Christ.


Inspire Connection Groups

One thing that makes Inspire special is the connection group time. During the day, women connect in smaller groups for meaningful conversation and prayer. This means that everyone at Inspire has a chance to be seen and heard. When you register for Inspire, you will select the Connection Group you want to attend. (Additional details and descriptions are available online at

The following connection groups will be offered:

  • Inspire Connection Group: A general group for all Inspire participants.
  • WMU Missions Celebration: This is the annual meeting for Arkansas WMU. 
  • Ministers’ Wives & Church Planting Wives Connection Group: Designed for all ministry wives serving in the local church.
  • Student Connection Group: Designed for all Junior High and High School Students.
  • Arkansas Baptists Women in Leadership Networking Group: Designed for Women’s Ministry Leaders and Team Members.   

Please consider this your invitation to join the women of Arkansas at Inspire. Come and learn how to flourish in Jesus no matter your situation. Connect with women from across Arkansas who love Jesus and long to grow in their relationship with Him. Friend, it's time to flourish!


Inspire 2023 Location:

First Baptist Church, Russellville, AR

200 S. Denver Ave.

Russellville, AR 72801 


Do you have questions? We have answers!

Ten Reasons to Come to Arkansas Baptist Inspire: In this Summer episode of Inspire On The Go, Andrea Lennon tells listeners ten reasons why they should come to Inspire on September 23, 2023 at First Baptist Church in Russellville. It will be a great time of worship, fellowship, and learning. You will hear from speakers like Dr. Tara Dew and leaders in women's ministry around the state. We can't wait to focus on how we can "flourish" in our walks with the Lord and our life here on earth.

Connection Group Time at Arkansas Baptist Inspire: Andrea Lennon dives into the details of this year's Inspire on September 23 at First Baptist Church in Russellville. In this episode, she talks about all of the different opportunities women will have to fellowship and get to know one another through Connection Group Times.


Deeper Still Ministry Project

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