(1 Corinthians 10:31, Matthew 28:19-20)

First Baptist Church, Emery, SD​

​The (in) real life FRIENDED  Simulcast kicks off on Saturday, October 21 at 9:15am and ends at 4:30pm. Tickets are $10 covering one full day of music and worship and lunch; sessions led by several inspirational women; and opportunities for fellowship with other women from the surrounding communities. Women may register online by October 7 and bring $10 payment with you to the event.


WHAT                   (in) real life FRIENDED Simulcast

WHEN                  October 21, 2017 - registration beginning at 8:30

WHERE                 First Baptist Church - Oasis, 630 1st Ave., Emery, SD


Discover the secret to finding and keeping lasting friendships!  In a world where women can unfriend each other with the swipe of a finger, how do we find friendships that we can trust to last?  Maybe by first becoming those kinds of lasting friends ourselves.  We know that women long for deeper female friendships.  And yet, no one can make us quite as unsure about ourselves as another woman.  Recognizing this tension, (in)courage and LifeWay are teaming up to present (in) real life FRIENDED, a simulcast event for women that unpacks what makes healthy friendships tick.  Because we don't want to give up on friendship.  Even when we're frustrated by it.  Even when we're hurt by it, confused by it or disappointed in it.  This is a chance to change that.

On October 21, 2017, we will bring you a day of real life, real practical tools to finding and keeping friendships that last.  This is the event that believes there really is a seat saved for you at the table.

Featured Guests:

Lisa Jo Baker


Lisa-Jo has been the community manager for, an online home for women all over the world, for nearly a decade.  She is the author of Never Unfriended and Surprised by Motherhood as well as the Bible Study, We Saved You a Seat and her online writings have been syndicated from New Zealand to New York.  She lives just outside Washington, DC, with her husband and their three very loud kids, where she connects, encourages and champions women in person and through her blog,  She'd love to connect with you on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter @lisajobaker.

Annie F. Downs


Annie F. Downs is an author, blogger, and speaker based in Nashville, TN.  Flawed but funny, she uses her writing to highlight the everyday goodness of a real and present God.  An author of three books - Let's All Be Brave, Perfectly Unique, and Speak Love, Annie also loves traveling around the country speaking to young women, college students, and adults.  Read more an and follow her on Twitter @anniefdowns.

Chrystal Hurst


Chrystal Hurst is writer, speaker, and worship leader in addition to serving as the chief executive operating officer in her home as a wife, mother of five and grandmother to one.  She is a self-proclaimed "geek"; and bibliovore, who is actively seeking help for her addiction to Starbucks, sweet tea, and chocolate chip cookies.  Chrystal is co-author of, Kingdom Woman and her second book, She's Still There coming out this summer.  She also blogs and podcasts regularly at Chrystal's Chronicles where she poignantly reflects her thoughts about her faith and day-to-day experiences.  Chrystal firmly believes God's promise in Jeremiah 29:11, "I know the plans that I have for you..." and she desires to help others believe and apply that truth to their lives.

Meredith Andrews

musical guest

Word Worship recording artist Meredith Andrews is passionate about writing and leading songs that keep people's hearts and minds set on Jesus.  Over the course of her four Word Worship albums, the Dove Award-winning artist has been using her musical gifts, love for God, and her huge heart for His people - to teach and remind us all about the enormity of our awesome and loving Savior.  Andrews, who is also on staff at Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago, focuses on creating music that lifts the body of Christ to a closer relationship with the Lord.  Andrews' February 2016 album, Deeper, features the songs "Soar," "Lamb of God," "Deeper," and "Spirit of The Living God."  On a regular basis, Andrews leads worship at major women's and worship leader conferences across the U.S., and has toured with Matt Maher, Natalie Grant, Big Daddy Weave, Vertical Church, Phil Wickham, and Michael W. Smith, among others.  For more information, please visit​​

Make checks payable to FBC Emery

Register today!