The BELONG TOUR is an experience visiting 12 cities for a two-day Christian event drawing women from all backgrounds into arenas and conversations that inspire them to live vibrant, honest, meaningful lives. 30+ books and leading blogs, television shows, national stages and awards to their credit, Deidra Riggs, Jen Hatmaker, Melinda Doolittle, Nichole Nordeman and Shauna Niequist-an impressive circle of authors and artists-open themselves with honesty and transparency to convention-sized crowds of women coming together in groups or with a best friend.
Who are the women who attend?
"These women are amazing!" says BELONG Tour speaker and New York Times bestselling author Shauna Niequist. "They're brave and creative and gutsy. They're building interesting lives, communities, churches, and neighborhoods. I've never been more hopeful for and more impressed with women than the weeks I've spent [at BELONG] connecting with them in his way."
"We know how hard life is; we know how busy life is," says Jen Hatmaker, HGTV celeb whose latest book, For the Love, topped the New York Times bestseller list. "Every single one of us on the BELONG tour stage identifies with that. We live that life. What we are going to provide to women this fall is a beautiful faith community where women will feel safe and inspired. We care about the whole woman-her mind, her body, her soul, and her spirit. We want her to experience vibrancy and honesty-all the same things we do."
The 2016 inaugural BELONG tour season gathered fun-loving storytellers and artists in arenas across the country and online, helping more than 100,000 women live more vibrant lives. Stephanie Purcell, who attended an event in Lincoln, Nebraska said: "They changed my view on life and inspired me to chase my dreams."
"They emphasized that everybody belongs," said Faitth Brooks from Austin, Tex. "Even a young person like me can find safety here and connect with other women."
"There is this tendency for us as women to move through life faking it," said award-winning recording artist Nichole Nordeman, whose "Slow Down" video has had more than 21 million views. "We believe that God made women smart and capable and above all else - God did not make us to do life alone. When you come to BELONG, you can expect to feel like you are part of a family. To experience something that is real and authentic and welcoming...alongside other women who want to live life with deep intention and purpose."