REVIVE: Your Place in His Story

 Revive Your Place in His Story

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the Everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. (Isaiah 40:28)

And He has made a place for you in His amazing story. The golden thread of His redemptive theme weaves through your past, your present and your future with relentless grace, allowing nothing to be wasted or tossed away, until its transformational beauty finds its perfection in an epilogue that goes on forever.

Come discover the pure delight of learning how your life can help others experience the joy of what it means to be wrapped in His Story. 


REVIVE is a local training and encouragement gathering for women involved in ministry.  Find refreshment, fresh ideas and relational support from others of similar ministry interest.

Varied experiences brought to your locale:

  • Worship led by gifted local leaders
  • Speaker presenting topic of the day
  • A small group experience
  • Short book reviews of pertinent books for women involved in ministry
  • Short video clips to enhance the morning's theme

REVIVE meets in three northwest locations: East Side Greater Portland area, West Side Greater Portland area, and Vancouver WA.


Sandy Snavely

Snavely-SandySandy Snavely has been speaking to women for over thirty years in several states across our nation as well as in Africa, Bolivia, and the United Arab Emirates. Her first book, Called to Rebellion– The Key to a Single Hearted Love for Christ was published in 1999. Other works include: two Bible Studies for Women, Still the Ever Present God and Becoming Ruth, as well as contributions to three volumes of Stories for the Heart. She was a local radio talk show personality for five years in Portland Oregon. She is currently nearing the completion of her first novel, Ellie’s Window. Join her in discussion over WHAT’S BREWING for the week on her blog.

“I tend to see my life as a succession of scenes divided by chapters, written by the Author of Life who has brilliantly woven me into His Story of redemption…my greatest desire as a child was to know that my story would end better than it began.  The day I yielded my life to Jesus Christ has not only secured my place in Eternity, but it has transformed my life by the indwelling power of His Word.”

Sandy’s life has changed from a traumatic childhood to God’s incredible Kingdom. “…God has fashioned me to express His beauty through the arts.  When used for His glory, they become the offerings through which He chooses to bless me and others.”

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.

Ephesians 2:10 NLB



List: Small Group Ministry Passions

Ministry Passions

  1. Pastors' Wives
  2. Women's Ministry Directors/Pastors
  3. Women's Ministry Team members
  4. Bible Study Lovers
  5. Marketplace Ministries
  6. Compassionate Care
  7. Heart for Justice (poor, sex-trafficking, etc.)
  8. Worship and the Arts
  9. Family Ministries (youth, children, marriage)
  10. Moms Ministries
  11. Local Outreach
  12. Global Missions
  13. Writers/Authors/Speakers
  14. Intercessors
  15. Other

Cost: $13 per person
Childcare: available free with preregistration
Dates and Locations: see your area of choice

West Side

Date: October 25, 2013, 9:00am-12:15pm

Location: Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 SW Borland RD, Tualatin OR  97062

Register:  Online or REVIVE_Mail-in.Reg.F13.pdf

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Phyllis Bennett: Phyllis is Director, Women's Center for Ministry at Western Seminary. She is temporarily serving as the West Side Team Leader.

East Side

Date: November 1, 2013, 9:00am-12:15pm

Location: Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 SE Haley Rd, Boring OR  97009

Register:  Online or REVIVE_Mail-in.Reg.F13.pdf

East Side Team Leader: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Snavely-SandySandy Snavely: I can remember exactly where I was the moment God called me to serve with and for His women; that was over 35 years ago. Since that time I have had the joy of serving the body of Christ as a speaker, writer, Bible study teacher, and women's ministry leader. I have joined hearts with women throughout the United States as well as in Africa, Bolivia, and the United Arab Emirates. I have discovered that while we are all uniquely different we are nonetheless the same; we are women who need a powerful God to mend our brokenness.

Sandy has been married to her husband, Bud, for nearly 49 years. Together they have raised two children, Annette and Dean. They have been blessed by two grandchildren, Morgan and Jakob, and currently share their address with two furry residents, Murphy and Spinelli.

Vancouver WA

Date : November 15, 2013 - 9 am-12:15 pm

Location: New Heights Church, 7913 NE 58th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98665

Register:  Online or REVIVE_Mail-in.Reg.F13.pdf

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Keely-DianneDianne Keely: My main gifting from the Lord in that I have been involved on the administrative side in a family ministry, women's ministries and, with my husband, in missions ministries. Being a co-leader with Sandi Phillips is a perfect fit. We complement each other's gifting very well. My desire and vision for REVIVE in Vancouver is to see women from churches throughout all of Clark County gathered together  as sisters in the Lord who can encourage and support each other as well as joyfully fellowship with one another.

My husband, Rod, and I have four children and 7 grandchildren. I recently retired from approximately 40 years of administrative work, and Rod is looking at retirement from his accounting job in a year or two. 

Sandi PhillipsSandi Phillips: Sandi has a contagious passion for Jesus, His Word, and for encouraging women to grow in their walk with Jesus. She is a woman of prayer, a leader and mentor. She is a former women’s pastor and currently serves as a Clark County Chaplain. She holds a Graduate Studies Diploma in Pastoral Care to Women from Western Seminary. Sandi and Gary have been married 44 years and absolutely love spending time laughing with their family.

 REVIVE AFTER FIVE designed for working women

Date: November 14, 2013 - 6:45-9:15 pm

Location: Western Seminary, 5511 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland OR  97215-3367 (in lower level of chapel, center of campus)

Register: Online or Mail-in Registration Form - REVIVE Fall 2013

Sorry, no childcare available for REVIVE AFTER FIVE


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