Is the door locked?

Have you ever been locked out of your house?  You try the front door.  Nope.  The back door?  Nope.  The side door?  No again.  How about a window?  Oh yes!  In you go!So you feel called to serve God, to do Kingdom work.  You get trained and prepared.  You ask people to pray.  And you try the front door.  It’s locked.  You try the back door--it opens only briefly and is quickly shut in your face.Ready to try a window?That’s what Synergy is all about—opening doors of opportunity for women called by God.And this year we are opening some windows!Sheryl WuDunn, co-author of the powerful Half the Sky, will open new vistas to us as she talks about “Turning the Oppression of Women into Opportunity."God repeatedly expressed His commitment to seeking and saving the lost and to justice and mercy and compassion—to a whole gospel of salvation and service.  His call to His children is beautifully portrayed in this short video, shown at Lausanne in Cape Town:  Whole Church, Whole Gospel, Whole World.Other speakers include Andy Crouch, author of Culture Making, Nikki-Toyama-Szeto, Urbana Program Director, and Carolyn Custis James, president of Synergy and author, who will be introducing her new book, Half the Church.  They, plus a great line-up of real-life workshops, will help us be ready to walk through the doors that open—or find a window.The story isn’t finished.  As God’s image bearers, we have work to do. Join us for The Rest of the Story:  From Here to Eternity.  Orlando, FL March 4-6, 2011.  For more information and to register, click here.  Early bird discounted registration ends December 31.Are you ready to explore some wide-open ways for taking the gospel to the whole world?