About:

Bridging the Gap believes EVERY woman is a leader–whether in her home, family, friend circles, church, or workplace. Sisterhood Leadership encourages, equips, and empowers women leaders of all generations, stages of life, and leadership experience. We offer opportunities for coaching, training, idea-sharing, connecting, praying, and having fun together as we learn to lead with excellence.

We Offer:

  • 4 Sisterhood Leadership Training Opportunities Annually
    • April 2017: Equip Conference – Sisterhood Leadership Luncheon (Learn more, and register below.)
    • August 2017: Apps & Info/Sisterhood Leadership (More details coming soon!)
    • October 2017: Thrive Sisterhood Leadership (These sessions are included with a Thrive Conference admission. Learn more, and register.)
    • February 2018: Including the Sisterhood Leadership Retreat (Registration coming soon!)
  • Ongoing community and resource connections through the Sisterhood Leadership Facebook Group.

Featured Guest: Karen Hagan

Join us for a beautiful meal, networking with other women leaders, giveaways, and a challenging message by Karen Hagen on “How to Make More Room for God.”

  • Who: Open to All Women!
  • What: Equip Conference – Sisterhood Leadership Luncheon
  • When: Saturday, April 29, 12:15 p.m. -1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Cedar Valley Church – Bloomington, MN
  • Cost: $20
  • Get Tickets: Available Online through Monday, April 24
  • Featured Guest: Karen Hagan. Karen is the co-founding pastor of Real Life Church in Sacramento, CA, with her husband, Scott Hagan. Scott is a pastor, leadership speaker, and author of multiple books, including “The Language of Influence,” and was recently named as the next president of North Central University.
  • Message Theme: “How to Make More Room for God”

Have you ever come in contact with a negative person? One step further, a negative woman? NO FUN!Our society is filled with negativity. Everywhere we look, there’s complaining, whining, sarcasm, and cynicism. No matter how hard we try to get away from it, it is EVERYWHERE and always seems to find its way back in, drowning out the voice of the Holy Spirit!

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! God has given us clear instructions and specific tools so that we can overcome negativity in our lives. It’s time to discover how to eliminate negativity and make more room for God.

This event will be taking place during the Equip Conference. 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 register for the Sisterhood Leadership Luncheon, however.)

February 24-25, 2017 – Sisterhood Leadership Retreat

We were honored to host Dr. Jolene Erlacher and women from across the Midwest for a weekend of Training, Coaching, Q&A, Connecting, Breakouts, Sharing Ideas, Giveaways, Prayer, Lots of Fun, Coffee, and Red Licorice! Check back soon for the 2018 registration, and plan to join us next year!

Comments from 2017 SL Retreat

Thanks for all of your hard work in putting the retreat together! I walked away with some much needed insight and encouragement! The breakouts that I attended were incredible and filled with good information! You ladies are amazing! And AUDACIOUS!!!
Thanks for saying YES to God!

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I wanted to tell you again how much I appreciated your talk...I have had a really tough week with city related issues and with our store, so I have going back to the notes from your talk, using the scriptures for my devotions.

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Really really great, uplifting, heart changing, moving retreat! Every BTG event is always done with such hard work and dedication to Jesus and the people it is supposed to mentor to. Thanks to all who helped get this event together!

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I had a wonderful time at Audacious Leadership! So much of what Jolene talked about spoke right to me!
I am so excited to pursue Jesus more then ever before! Met two wonderful ladies this weekend and am praying God moves in their dreams of women's ministry!

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Such rich teaching and anointed preaching.

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Thank you all for a wonderful weekend last weekend! Your presentation, especially, touched my heart deeply!

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September 30, 2016 – Thrive Conference

  • Where: River’s Edge Convention Center – St. Cloud, MN
  • Speaker: Dr. Jolene Erlacher
  • Session 1 Topic: Leading with Purpose (in a World of Distraction!)
    • Description: Our world is becoming increasingly complex. As women and leaders, it is easy to find ourselves becoming reactive, responding to the latest relationship crisis, client complaint, family need, or staff dispute. While those things are important, we can find ourselves caught up in dizzying schedules and endless demands, drifting from a deep understanding of our true purpose. Purpose makes us proactive. It allows us to wade through the turmoil of distraction and choose to live and lead intentionally, with meaning and peace!

September 30, 2016 – Thrive Conference

  • Where: River’s Edge Convention Center – St. Cloud, MN
  • Speaker: Dr. Jolene Erlacher
  • Session 2 Topic: Navigating the 3 Cs: Competition, Comparison & Criticism
    • Description: Technology and social media have amplified the effects of office politics, gossip, and sizing up the lifestyles and choices of coworkers and friends. The overwhelming wealth of information at our fingertips, along with the plethora of options we enjoy, can lead to paralyzing indecision or nagging doubt regarding our choices. How do we navigate these dynamics and find deep contentment that empowers us to live and lead from a place of joy and strength?

August 16, 2016 – Apps & Info/Sisterhood Leadership

April 16, 2016 – Equip Conference Luncheon

 February 20, 2016 – One Day Training

  • Where: River of Life Church – Cold Spring, MN
  • Topic: Confidence & Humility in Leadership
  • Speakers: Carolyn Haas & Carol Lund