All Together: Q&A with Erin Davis
Erin Davis is the founder of Graffiti Ministries and is also a popular speaker, author and blogger. Davis has addressed women of all ages nationwide and is passionately committed to sharing God’s Truth with others. She and her husband, Jason, work with youth and families at their church in Southwest Missouri. Together, they have two sons, Eli and Noble.
Davis will be one of the keynote speakers at Embrace’s upcoming young women’s conference, titled, “All Together.” She recently took time to answer some questions that provide a preview of what she’ll be sharing at the conference on April 22-23 at Life Community Church in Greensboro.
Why is the involvement of young women important to the Church today?
The involvement of young women has been important to the Church in every era. Since the time when Jesus laid the foundation for the Church during His time on earth, women have played a vital role. Plus, Paul teaches that every believer is critical to the health of the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12). We can't afford for anyone to sit the bench, especially a group as passionate, talented and faithful as the young women I know.
In this era of cultural change where God's truth is in question, it's all hands on deck. We need all believers to contribute to the God-ordained ministry of the local church, including young women.
What do you hope attendees take away from what you share at "All Together?"
First, I hope they fall in love with the Church. She is, after all, the bride of Christ. He loves the Church so much, warts and all. I want to impassion young women to ditch a consumer mentality toward Church and see her as the beacon of truth God designed her to be.
I also hope they catch a vision for their vital role in the Church. There will be women joining us at this event with a wide variety of gifts and talents and abilities, and I hope they all leave ready to surrender them all for the sake of the Kingdom.
Why should young women attend this event?
I hate to sound like a broken record, but I want you to attend this event because the Church desperately needs you. I want to look you in the eye and tell you how vital you are to the earth-shaking mission of the Church. I want to pat you on the back for the Kingdom work you are already doing. I want to look ahead to the future with you and dream about what God can do with a room full of young women passionate about His truth and His Church.
What are some of the benefits you have seen in building relationships with older ladies?
Women teaching women is God's idea. We see it clearly outlined in Titus 2:3-5. And while it's great to have friends who are in our same stage of life, we have so much to gain from the next generation. Personally, I have gleaned so much wisdom and encouragement from my older friends. I can't imagine life without them!