(in)RL 2014: About

(in)RL was born out of two years spent listening to women in the comments here at (in)courage craving local, real life community. 

Derived from the social media acronym “IRL” or “in real life,” (in)RL is an invitation to share what we’ve learned about community and encourage women with stories and suggestions for connecting deeper in real life.

It’s unique because instead of asking you to travel to us, we bring all the content to you. There’s a webcast to tune into and a day of real life meetups with other local (in)courage readers.

In 2012, over 1,700 women participated.

In 2013, there were over 6,000 women from more than 20 countries.

(in)RL is the combination of outstanding online content that encourages, moves and inspires women as they watch in the comfort of their own homes and local meet-ups where small becomes the new big and women connect, in person, beyond the comment box.

(in)RL 2014: About

Think of it as a girl’s weekend away that doesn’t require packing or plane tickets, where women can kick off any expectation of perfect, set aside their fears, their shyness, their worry that they’re not good enough, and find some of Jesus’ words of rest woven into every video shared here.

The (in)RL webcast kicks off on Friday, April 25 and (in)RL meetups
follow on Saturday, April 26.

Friday April 25:

Tune in by yourself for an hour on Friday for the community keynotes; connect via Twitter using the hashtag #inRL with everyone else who’s also watching.

{So you. Your computer. In your jammies eating popcorn & M&M’s. How awesome is that?}

Saturday April 26:

On Saturday meet up with old friends and new to spend a few hours in real life communityThink of it as a retreat where you don’t have to leave town. Just imagine thousands of women all over the world getting together in homes, coffee shops, restaurants, or churches – you name it – to connect in real life! We’ll be providing video content that Meetups can tune into, which will share the importance of sharing our stories.

{So you. Your friends. Meet new friends. Be (in)couraged. Eat Snacks. Even more awesome!}

(in)RL 2014: Join a Meetup


It’s FREE! Register over here. Then find your city location and join a Meetup! Or start one yourself.

And as a bonus we’re giving everyone who registers a free backstage pass to all (in)RL content from 2012 & 2013!

We love the online world, but there’s only so far a comment box can go to connect us. We’re looking forward to stepping through blog posts and into each others’ real lives – on April 25-26 and beyond. Hopefully, this is just the beginning of connecting (in)courage in real life.

“For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.”
~Matthew 18:20.