Liz Curtis Higgs, author and inspirational speaker, is one of the presenters for the Women of Faith conference set for Friday and Aug. 11 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The theme is “Celebrate What Matters.”
The popular conference draws thousands of women from the metro area and across the state each year as presenters share their personal testimonies of faith and words of encouragement. Higgs, 58, a resident of Louisville, Ky., said the Oklahoma event will mark her first time to join the Texas-based conference ministry as a presenter.
Higgs discussed her new adventure as a Women of Faith speaker. “I have no secrets,” she said, laughing. “I often joke that it's either in a platform or in a book.”
Q: How did you become involved with Women of Faith?
A: They reached out to me and it was such a blessing, because they have been out there in ministry for 16 years, it's my understanding. I certainly have watched them all those 16 years because I've been speaking for 25 years, just admiring how they do what they do. Their mission to reach all women, the fact that they're in arenas, allows women to invite friends to come to a nonthreatening environment. We might hesitate to invite a friend to our church who doesn't know anything about church because she may not come thinking, “Oh that's not for me.” She might come to an event that's all chicks, lots of us, all of us rejoicing.
From a distance I've always admired what they did at Women of Faith. You know, you carry little hopes in your heart that maybe some day they'll cast their glance my way and say, “Oh, Liz Curtis Higgs, she'd be a good fit.” You just trust in a sovereign God to work all this stuff out. He's always been my manager anyway.
Q: What are some of your new products?
A: My new book is “The Girl's Still Got It: Take a Walk With Ruth and The God Who Rocked Her World.” ... I will be drawing a bit from that for the message I'm sharing.
Q: Will this be your first conference with Women of Faith?
A: Yes! I love that my first outing with Women of Faith is in one of my favorite cities. I have spoken in Oklahoma City so many times that for a while there, we thought surely I could get some sort of discount airfare in and out of there. ... My tour with Women of Faith there is such an extra special blessing because I just love the women in the city. There are just some places that feel like home. When my book “Bad Girls of the Bible” came out 13 years ago, I did a thing at the Mardel there. It was “Brown Bag with the Bad Girls.”