GHM Invite 2017

Gathering of Leaders

Gathering and Honoring Women in 5-Fold Ministry and Senior Pastoral Positions

The Lord gives the word of power, the women who bear and publish the news are a Great Host. Ps. 68:11

Dear Five-Fold Women Leaders of God,

You are invited at no charge as our guest to a Great Host event and luncheon in Houston on Saturday, August 19th, 2017.

Freedom Outpost Houston
2800 Antoine Suite 2842
Houston, Tx, 77077
United States
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Meeting 10:00 AM, Lunch 1:00 PM, Meeting 2:00 PM

It is our heart to strengthen, equip, empower, and unite God’s women leaders for His purposes. It is our prayer that each leader will return to their respective commissions with renewed strength, strategy, and vigor to get the job done. We desire to honor you, and to let you rest and receive of His love. Lunch is provided for you all to enjoy as you fellowship and create new relationships for the good of Houston, the Kingdom of God, and for the strengthening it provides.

A free will offering will be received. Please RSVP below (with the expectation to inform us if you are unable to attend so as to have accurate lunch count – we pay our caterer for exact number of attendees.)

We look forward to seeing you in Houston as we recognize the Lord’s growing purpose, increased power, and synergy each time we unite with one another. You, Ladies, are the Great Host! Join us as we gather to serve you and allow the Holy Spirit to energize you as He ministers His timely and life-empowering Word and direction.
The Great Host Board
Rev. Lora Allison, Pastor Joni Stevenson, Pastor Pat McElwee, and Rev. Candi MacAlpine

The Governing Board consists of seasoned, ordained ministers, who together carry diverse backgrounds and many years experience in ministry and leadership. Great Host is established through relationship, strategy and activation built upon the firm foundation of Christ and His shed blood. “…that they all maybe one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they may also be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.”. John 17:21

It's a Choice to Rejoice!

It’s a Choice to Rejoice

Emotions are fickle. Opinions are fickle. Perspective is fickle. What is fickle? The dictionary calls it “unstable in affection,” and it applies to that nature within us that changes capriciously according to weather, hormones, a look, or even whether we think someone likes us or not. Once fickleness colors our perspective, much like glasses filtering out sunlight, our choices of attitude become more and more limited. We forget we even have a choice. Soon we don’t care. We have made a choice without even knowing it. And life becomes a roller coaster downhill most of the way. We may complain about our lack of joy. We become more and more negative. Jokes help but when we have become negative enough, we are even antagonistic at most humor. Sometimes the ridiculous catches us unaware, and we laugh in spite of ourselves, but quickly we pull the “comforting” and familiar shroud of darkness around us once again. Grouchy. Irritable.

Best case scenario, we would think, is to passively catch the roller coaster on the upward swing. But the psalmist, who talks about lonely birds on the housetop and wasted bones, proclaims yet WILL I rejoice [praise him]. Paul shouts, Rejoice! And AGAIN I say, Rejoice! This is the day that the Lord has made and I WILL rejoice and be glad in it. No conditions. He made it, I will — my will wills — my perspective bows — my mouth chooses — my emotions choose — TO REJOICE! When that choice is made, colored glasses come off. Sunlight looks brighter. Flowers are more brilliant. Jokes are funnier. People are more interesting. They like us better when we smile. But most of all, we tap into His joy, and thus His strength, His Presence, His grace, and His love. And all because we made one little choice– to Rejoice!!!

Make me hear joy and gladness, that the bones You have broken may rejoice.   Hide Your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me by Your generous Spirit.        Ps 51:8-12 NKJV

(Excerpt from the book, Stress Relief, by Lora Allison)

Thy Kingdom Come!

Word from the Lord regarding women in the Kingdom of God:

“In the alignment of My Kingdom, there will be neither Jew nor Greek, bond nor free, male nor female, and My government shall be of My own choosing. Allow Me to choose.  Let My wisdom rule and My grace abound.  Let My Word prevail and My preferences stand alone.  Allow humility to bring your mind-sets down, until what is in your mind is the stark, razor-clear exactness of the Word of God, living and active and piercing and exposing.

Learn to choose to be exposed.  For when you lose the fear of being exposed, you will find that what is left is My glory in you, shining for all to see.  Prejudice must fall before the blinding rising of My Light.  As My thoughts rise within you, the splendor and clarity of My mind will set you free from the torments of human thinking.  The freedom of this will take your breath away.  The rigidity of the everyday struggle to continue with so many opinions will soften and melt away before the enormity of My love.

My love will align My entire Kingdom, every race and tribe, every kindred and tongue, every created one of My desire, fitly joined together, unified in My covenant.  I am a covenant keeping God.  And My covenant is for all, freely given, and freely received.

Prejudice is not My way.  All are welcome and equal in this new world.  Let the old things pass away, for the new, like My lovingkindnesses, is fresh every morning.  Enjoy My mercy and My grace.  Look for your space– for it is here, waiting for you in My Kingdom, in My paradise, in the place which I have prepared for you, says your God.”

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

                                                                             Galations  3:28, NKJV

Excerpt from Kingdom Alignment, by Lora Allison;



My Voice on many waters


There will be a fresh release of power in the Kingdom God that will be unprecedented through the gathering of leaders and the rallying of His women. (Ps. 68:11)
This isn’t about competition, it is about completion, this isn’t about convention, it’s about convening. This isn’t about building kingdoms, this is about releasing the King.  Our Mighty King Jesus! It is my strong belief that this coming gathering of women is a prototype of that which God is doing in the earth at this time.  Even as He gathered the waters together in the foundation of the earth so we are a prophetic act of His will, a convergence, a convening of many waters in which the voice of God will rest and be carried throughout the land.
It is my strong belief that as we join together and connect one to another in the power and the synergy of the Creators design, we will be propelled into greater dimensions and levels of  revelation.  It is my strong belief that we will experience even  greater habitation of the Lord in our individual lives and in the corporality of our ministries.  It is my strong belief that this habitation will be greater than any previous visitations we have individually experienced in our lives.  Not because of this gathering, or because of an organization but because of the organism which is the body of Christ, which He is gathering in the earth. This is a time in which we become a prophetic act of God.   It is time for the restoration of the woman’s voice that will release the word of the Lord throughout our homes, ministries and nations. Not only in the lives of these natural women who will gather together, but in His Bride, the Church.  It is this word,  the word of His Church that He will use to shift a nation, that He will  use to restore and heal His people and heal this land.  He will do this in us and through us. It is Gods design that this woman, The Church, will stand as an established authority that will execute reform and change a culture.   As it is in the natural, so it shall be in the spiritual.
 God is about gathering the waters that His voice may reside upon the waters, upon the seas.
“Just as My voice is as many waters, so is it when all of you come together in a spirit of unity, lifting up your voices, crying out to Me, and making declaration as to what My will is in the earth.  This brings Me much pleasure.  It is not a “babbling”, brook, just mindless, endless syllables flowing forth without meaning or purpose.  Each syllable has My name on it and My DNA in it as it carries forth and usher in My presence wherever it flows.  Continue to move forth in synergy, yes “synergy”, that is the “word” that I have chosen to describe what happens when My women servants choose to come together and bind together in unity to see Me exalted so all the world can hear and know it is I who has ordained this ministry for My creative, redemptive purpose.  Be blessed My daughters, for you have blessed Me“.
Prophetic utterance July 11, 2012.
By: Cheryl Ballard