Our world is filled with people who are invisible, forgotten and stigmatised. They need a voice! In order to stand for justice we need to start a conversation about ‘Breaking Down the Walls’.
We’d love you join us in our mission to ‘see’ the people that society does not see; give them a voice; and discover ways to give the ‘unnoticed ones’ dignity. Let’s unite as a group of women and be empowered to be agents of change.
Love, Lyn xo
She Stands For Justice 2019
Saturday 24th of August
35 Thompson Street,
Full Registration: $65
Jade is the founder of The Yellow Ribbon Project for Second Chances, working with hurting and marginalised women in our community, including those in prison. At 15, Jade was a gifted athlete competing and winning medals internationally. Developing a drug addiction at 16, Jade spiralled downwards and after being arrested on drug charges, Jade completed the Teen Challenge WA program in 1999. Jade emerged with a new direction which fuels her passion to help and support people who need to rebuild their lives.
Twenty-five years ago, the Rwanda genocide of approximately 1 million people occurred. It was an injustice that shocked the world. During a Compassion trip in 2004, Darlene and her husband Mark were prompted to initiate Hope: Rwanda - a global endeavour to bring hope to a nation seemingly forgotten since the horrific genocide. The 100 Days of Hope from April to July 2006 covered the same 100 days of the genocide.
Join us to hear Darlene reflect on why she stood for justice; what she learnt, and how we can stand for justice in the face of challenges large and small.
Darlene is a globally acclaimed composer, worship leader, pastor, author and speaker. Alongside her husband Mark, they are the Senior Pastors of Hope Unlimited Church (HopeUC) on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, which has ministries in India and the USA.
Bernadette is the CEO & Founding Director of Brave Foundation, an Australian charity that equips expecting and parenting teens, to build healthy families. Bernadette has been recognised for her work with teenage parents as a 2008 Finalist Australian of the Year, 2009 Barnardos Australian Mother of the Year, Mummamia Australia’s most clickable woman 2013, 2016 Tasmania Telstra Business Woman of the Year and the 2019 Tasmania Australian of the year.
Hear Bernadette share her story of working to build a village of support and acceptance around expecting and parenting teens.
Bernadette lives in Hobart with her husband Steve and three children, Damien, Baeleigh and Flynn. She worships at C3 and enjoys running, tea and cooking with her family on the weekend.
The day will also feature Ted Talks from some incredible women including:
Sally Contessi, Founder of You Parties
Sally is an intelligent, full-of-life young adult, making waves in the Foster Community, with her organisation You Parties. There are more than forty-six thousand children living in out-of-home care in Australia. Every child’s life is made up of people, big events and little moments. This is no different for foster children. Each and every child needs to know that they are worth celebrating. Sally started You Parties so that you can help write part of a child’s story by throwing them a beautiful party. We can’t wait to hear more of Sally’s story.
Amy Hood is passionate about family, life and Jesus, and as the eldest daughter of Darlene and Mark Zschech, knows the joy and the cost of ministry. . Amy, alongside her husband Hoody, desire to see people live faithful to the call of God on their lives no matter what season or circumstance we find ourselves in.
Amy and Hoody have three incredible children who are their world; Ava, Roman, and Ruthie. As a family, they have travelled the road of special needs and are passionate about living a life where everyone is included. They share openly and honestly about the joys, the challenges and the downright funny moments of parenting. Amy and Hoody are a part of Champions Club ministry for Australia and are valued members of the leadership team at HopeUC.
Zoe Knorre, CEO of Grace Homestead
Through her work as a clinical psychologist, Zoe witnessed the struggle of parents suffering substance use disorders whilst trying to care for their children. It became evident that there was a need to provide a solution to rehabilitate parents and children together; a model that meets the human rights convention concerning the care for children, but one that also results in best outcomes for lower relapse rates, better retention rates, strong parent-child attachment, and increased social and economic contribution of recovered individuals. Grace Homestead provides a way for mothers to continue to care for their children, whilst receiving treatement. We look forward to hearing from the inspiration that is Zoe Knorre at She Stands this year.
Jesus had a revolutionary perspective on women – we see in the Gospels that He wanted the women He encountered to feel value, esteem and purpose, despite a prevailing culture that taught them otherwise. Hope Women is a ministry focused on encouraging every woman in her value, her purpose and her identity. You are welcome to be a part of this journey with us.
Many of our events are smaller gatherings and meet in locations throughout the greater Brisbane area. Other times throughout the year, we intentionally provide opportunity for us all to gather together. Our flagship event is the annual She Stands for Justice conference. This one day event champions our vision to establish justice for those who bear the weight of injustice in our communities and beyond. Our Senior Pastor, Lyn Alcorn is a passionate believer in the ability of every woman to bring about justice and to accomplish things that really matter.
Regardless of your current season, age or stage of life, we just know you’ll be welcomed at Hope Women. We would so love to meet you! If you’d like any more information or to see what’s going on, please contact us via Instagram, Facebook or click below for details of coming events.