Dawna Johnson


Karen Hagan


Dawna Johnson


Sisterhood Leadership is for every woman–spanning generations, life stages, and leadership experience. We believe every woman is a leader within her home, family, friend circles, church, or workplace. We offer opportunities for coaching, training, idea-sharing, connecting, praying, and having fun together as we learn to lead with excellence.

We Offer:

  • 3 Sisterhood Leadership Training Opportunities Annually
    • February 22-23, 2019: Sisterhood Leadership Retreat with Carolyn Haas
    • April 27, 2019: EQUIP/Sisterhood Leadership Lunch
    • September 27, 2019: Thrive Sisterhood Leadership with Lisa Bevere (These sessions are included as part of a Thrive Conference admission. Learn more and register)
    • February 28-29, 2020: *Save the Dates* – Sisterhood Leadership Retreat
    • Ongoing community and resource connections through the BTG Sisterhood Leadership Facebook Group.

Save the Date!

Join us for a powerful getaway with Training, Connecting, Workshops, Idea-Sharing, Prayer, Coffee, and Lots of Fun!

  • February 28-29, 2020
  • Lake Geneva Christian Center – Alexandria, MN
  • Multiple Workshops
  • More Details Coming Soon

Join us for an inspiring message, beautiful food, and networking with other women leaders!

  • EQUIP/Sisterhood Leadership Lunch
  • April 27, 2019; 12:15-1:15 p.m.
  • Emmanuel Christian Center – Spring Lake Park, MN
  • Featured Speaker: Jodi Ruch
    • Jodi and her husband Nate serve as the lead pastors of Emmanuel Christian Center, a multi-site church in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis. Her life purpose is to remove obstacles for people to take their next step. A credentialed minister in the Assemblies of God with a degree in Business Administration from North Central University, her vocational career has led into service in business, civic, educational leadership and church ministry.  She served on the Spring Lake Park School board for 12 years, providing significant leadership to facility development and funding. Jodi also worked as a CFO for a small business and as an auditor for the Minnesota Courts.  Currently Jodi provides leadership at Emmanuel as the Director of Women’s Ministry and Prayer Teams as well as teaching and preaching in multiple environments. For fun, she spends her free time with her family, friends, dog, as well as kickboxing and reading.
  • Topic: Spirit Led Leadership
    • Hear as Jodi shares insights on Spirit led leadership and knowing when to seize our God-opportunities inside and outside the church. She will share her Esther story from the unique perspective of being a school board member, business woman, and now a pastor. Jodi believes God has a strategic plan for our lives. We don’t have to try to make something happen for ourselves if we are willing to listen to the Spirit and seize the opportunities He provides. When we are connected to the Lord, we don’t have to strive, and we will accomplish far more than we would on our own.
  • Limited Walk on Tickets Available – $20
  • This event is taking place during the EQUIP Conference. You are also invited to register for EQUIP and select from over 50 breakout sessions, main sessions, and other networking opportunities all weekend! (Please note that you do not need to register for EQUIP in order to attend the Sisterhood Leadership Lunch.)

February 22-23, 2019 – Sisterhood Leadership Retreat

It was a privilege hearing from Carolyn Haas as she encouraged women to believe the love and Truth of Father God over the lies of the father of this world.

  • Venue: Lake Geneva Christian Center – Alexandria, MN
  • Featured Speaker: Carolyn Haas, Co-lead Pastor of Substance Church
  • 17 Workshops
  • Check back soon to hear main session recordings!

Past SL Retreat Comments

I came to the retreat still having some doubt about whether or not I am truly a leader. I left the retreat confident that I am a leader, feeling spiritually full and knowing that God spoke to me in many ways through the main sessions and the breakouts!

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Incredible weekend all the way around! I was touched by all the stories of hope and healing. Karen Hagan was AMAZING! Fellowship was FUN-- all around great event.

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So many take aways! If I had to pick one it was that God created us with EVERYTHING we need to be or do what He has in store for us!

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God was able to speak very clearly to me. Not only was my favorite verse, Gal 5:1, used in a phenomenal message, but literally the sisterhood of God's amazing women all coming together for His further calling and purpose. . . It left me so filled--from the team, the worship, and the outstanding break out sessions. I met some rockstar sistas, that’s for sure!!

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[My favorite part and biggest takeaway was] Wonder woman, and we have all of the weapons we need inside us! We need to use them! Such a great weekend.

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Where do I start? The entire weekend was amazing. So much fun meeting new friends and getting to share our dreams and visions with each other, along with our struggles and challenges in leadership.

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Great retreat! Our group had a wonderful time. My biggest take away (there were a lot of them!) is being aware of what we bring into environments and situations with us. The potential effect - either positive or negative - of what we bring is so huge!

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April 21, 2018 – Sisterhood Leadership Lunch

What a beautiful time of networking with women, enjoying a luncheon together as we heard from Dr. Jolene Erlacher, author and founder of Leading Tomorrow.

  • Venue: Cedar Valley Church – Bloomington, MN
  • Featured Speaker: Dr. Jolene Erlacher
  • Topic: “Perspectives for Godly Leaders in an Ungodly Culture”

October 5, 2018 – Thrive Conference

  • Where: River’s Edge Convention Center – St. Cloud, MN
  • Speaker: Craig Groeschel
  • Session 1 Topic: “Becoming a Leader Others Love to Follow”
  • Session 2 Topic: “Leading Change”

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