6 July 2024

Riverbank 2024: Truth be told!

Rachel Gotobed

Five photos show scenes from Riverbank 2024.

Rachel Gotobed reports on the Riverbank Territorial Women’s Conference 2024.

The 2024 Riverbank territorial women’s conference sought to explore Jesus’ words from John 8:32.

Major David Betteridge (Director of Family Ministries) and Liz Hall (Deputy Director of Family Ministries) hosted. During the first main session, David set the scene, challenging everyone to find freedom in God’s truth that they are accepted, secure and significant.

Guest speaker the Rev Dr Helen Paynter revealed scriptural truth about Esther and Phoebe – women who were valued by God and given essential roles within his work. Assistant Secretary for Mission Major Kerry Coke (THQ) encouraged delegates to accept the offer of God’s truth to find everything needed for fullness of life.

A photo shows the @Riverbank panel at Riverbank 2024.

Worship leader and songwriter Lucy Grimble, supported by her band, led inspiring worship that sensitively enriched the truth being spoken and enabled women to respond throughout the weekend.

Saturday night’s @Riverbank took the form of a magazine-style panel show. Prior to sharing their testimonies, comedian and magician Steve Legg engaged and amazed the audience and professional singer and actor Ruth Betteridge invoked the joy of theatreland with songs from musicals and operas.

A large piece of artwork created during Riverbank 2024 records the events and takeaways of the weekend. The centre of the image reads “truth be told” in bold, vibrant lettering.

The weekend was enriched with a variety of engaging workshops and seminars which – along with highlights from the main sessions – were illustrated in a graphic recording by Ann Howlett-Foster (Cambridge Citadel).

Listen to a bonus episode of The All Terrain Podcast recorded live at Riverbank 2024.

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Rachel Gotobed

Outreach Mission Partner, Family Ministries

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