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History of Growth in Faith, Inc.

Growth in Faith, Inc. is a volunteer, non-profit, interdenominational organization of Christian women, whose purpose is to establish and help women grown in their relationship with God.

In 1979, a small group of women prayed together about their desire to grown spiriturally and the need they saw for a local conference where women of many denominations could receive instructions and encouragement from the Word of God to help them more fully realize God-given potential.

They organized the first "Growth in Faith Weekend" for women that spring and have been doing it every year since then, incorporating in 1982, and adding new board members as some moved away or assumed other duties.

From the beginning, Growth in Faith, Inc. has sought to build up and support local churches by encouraging women to Christian maturity so they can better serve their families and churches, and by diligently praying for local churches and the Christian community.

Like the women who participate in the annual "Growth in Faith Weekend" or summer Bible Studies, the Board of Directors represents many denominations. For that reason, Growth in Faith, Inc. moves to different churches in the area, to hold the annual spring conference. Past conferences have been held at the facilities of:

  • Northside Baptist Church, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Faith Presbyterian Church, Seminole, FL
  • Pasadena Community Church, St. Petersburg, FL
  • First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, Largo, FL
  • First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg, FL

The 2013 retreat was will be held at Northside Baptist Church, St. Petersburg, FL.