The Church of God in Christ Department of Women will celebrate its 66th Annual Women’s International Convention/Crusade, Monday, May 30 thru Friday, June 3, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Services will be held 9:30 AM Wednesday thru Friday and 7:00 PM Monday thru Friday at the COBO Convention Center — One Washington Boulevard, Detroit, Michigan. Consecration Service will be held Sunday, May 29 at 11:00 PM at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel — 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, Michigan. Events Include Pre-Convention Gospel Explosion, training seminars for men and women, and glorious nightly worship services.
This convention is led by our President and the Sixth General Supervisor of the Department of Women, Mother Willie Mae Rivers, who resides in Goose Creek, South Carolina. She is the mother of twelve children; two sons (deceased) and ten daughters. She is a member of Calvary Church of God in Christ, where she has served as church mother for over 69 years. She is the President of the Community Christian Women/Men Fellowship. Mother Rivers is a lover of people, a woman of wisdom, who walks with integrity and leads with diligence.
The Women’s International Convention began 66 years ago in Los Angeles, California with 100 women in attendance. It has experienced tremendous growth. This convention is held annually in various cities across North America and now has nearly 10,000 people in attendance. Delegates from all over the world will journey across land and sea to attend these spirit-filled, over-packed, and life changing sessions. The convention is designed to promote women and men’s ministry through evangelism by retaining values and principles of holiness.
Our Convention/Crusade will also recapture the determination of our predecessors whose focus was to:
- Teach women to love their husbands, nurture and train their children.
- Develop godly character through the Word of God.
- Give qualifications and practical applications for leaders.
- Encourage women to be mentors in their homes, on their job, and in the community.
- Prepare future leaders.
Many workshops and services will provide women with a clear vision of their God-given purpose, destiny, and remain focused on their journey to greatness.
It is the endeavor of our President to spiritually impact this great city by ministering to the incarcerated, those who do not know Christ as their personal Savior, to visit the extended medical facilities and to make a contribution to one or more charitable organizations, as we have done in previous years.
Come and enjoy the Lord with us in the beauty of holiness, with our hearts full of praise, and the women of God adorned in their “Crowns of Glory”!