MAKING LIFE DECISIONS (SEEKING AND FOLLOWING GOD'S WILL)
Anna Christian Allen
If you're thinking "What's next for me?" or "What is God's will in this area of my life?" then join us as we consider what it looks like to trust the Lord through decision-making and life transitions. Teenagers and college students are especially welcome!
MANNERS FROM THE HEART
Etiquette is kindness and love in action, not an attempt to make our children perfect. Manners that come from the heart bring God glory. Be equipped with practical ways to empower your children to reflect God in their words and interactions with others.
PRAYING FOR THE PRODIGALS IN YOUR LIFE
Connect with new friends, over a cup of tea, as we hear the testimony of a redeemed prodigal. Spend time praying for each other and the prodigal(s) God has allowed in your our lives.
HELP AND ENCOURAGEMENT FOR MINISTRY WIVES
Ministry wives often feel overwhelmed by waves of discouragement and defeat. Let’s explore and discuss biblical principles and practical perspectives that offer us a lifeline as we navigate marriage, family, and ministry.
THE BEAUTY OF COMMUNITY
Through stories, tips, and resources we will learn how to execute profound and ordinary outreach in the midst of our own busyness. Reaching out to our community in both daily life and crisis can energize our personal life and ministry.
MOMENTS WITH THE MASTER
God desires to speak to YOU every time you open the Bible. One way to connect to the heart of Jesus is by learning to study His Word. Learn practical tools to make your time in God’s Word come to life.
FROM WIFE TO WIDOW: A FRESH PERSPECTIVE
Mary Wallace Wilson
In her grief, a woman can become stuck living under the shroud of widowhood. Be encouraged to experience the richness of life through the biblical lens of ministering to others.
CHOOSING JOY IN SUFFERING
Vaneetha Rendall Risner
How do we make sense of the hard things in our lives? Is it possible to have peace, even joy, in pain and suffering? Vaneetha has experienced many life-altering losses and yet learned how, with Jesus, we can always choose joy, no matter the circumstance.
HOW TO PRAY FOR CHILDREN
Using the Bible, we will discover how God encourages and instructs us to pray for the children in our lives.
TEACHING CHILDREN TO PRAY
We will discuss various ways in which we can teach our children to pray, beginning with modeling our own perseverance in prayer.
PRAYING FOR THE MEN IN YOUR LIFE
Manhood is constantly under attack in today’s culture. As Christian women, it is our privilege to continually pray for the men (both young and old) in our lives to know and follow the Lord Jesus. Join this lively session and be encouraged and equipped by God's Word and personal example.
PRAYING FOR UNBELIEVING FAMILY MEMBERS
What difference does prayer make in the lives of lost family members? Prayer makes all the difference! Discover how prayer can REACH your loved ones who are far from God.
EXPERIENTIAL PRAYER JOURNEY
Spend one-on-one time with God through a variety of interactive prayer stations. Each will provide fellowship with Him using different types of prayer, such as intercession, meditation, contemplation, thanksgiving, and confession. The prayer stations are flexible, independent and self-paced.
UNDERSTANDING THE STRUGGLES OF CHRONIC ILLNESS
Chronic illness can be challenging for individuals, spouses, families and caretakers alike. We will explore what it looks like to wrestle with chronic illness as a believer, while keeping our hope in Christ.
GOSPEL CONVERSATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE AND BEYOND
Are there natural ways to have a conversation that leads to the gospel? And how do you do it within the workplace environment without risking your job or your relationships? Explore practical answers to these questions with Jane who has fruitfully navigated these waters for over 20 years.
Jesus commands us to “go and make disciples.” What does that look like, practically? Am I qualified? How do I do it? Will I do it "right"? We will answer these questions and more to build your confidence so you are equipped to fulfill the great commission.
PURSUIT OF HOLINESS
Holiness, or godliness, must be pursued by the believer as she desires God and seeks to honor Him in her daily life. We will focus on the role of the individual in the discipline of godliness as we allow the Holy Spirit to transform us.
SPECIAL NEEDS INDEED
Gina Thomas, Anetha Wasle, Katie Honeycutt
Having a loved one with special needs impacts all members of the family. We will discuss how to point special needs individuals of all ages, to Jesus, and also include practical ways to support friends and family members who are affected by disabilities.
BODY IMAGE: BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT
Thoughts of negative body image are rampant in today’s society, but did you know that poor body image is predictive of depression, anxiety, and eating disorders? How, then, are we as Christian women supposed to engage with ourselves, our families, and our friends in an image-obsessed culture that makes body positivity so difficult and counter-cultural? Explore what the Bible says about the connection between the sacred and the physical, as well as how to model a healthy spirit of body acceptance in our spheres of influence.
A BETTER DAY IS AHEAD – THE IMPORTANCE OF GRIEVING WELL
Grief comes into everyone’s life, but not everyone mourns in a healthy way. Our aim is to help those who have experienced loss find comfort, encouragement and a renewed sense of hope and meaning as we explore God’s Word. Participants will recognize what to expect during the grieving process, acquire new coping skills and receive helpful resources for navigating the journey.
SEXUAL CULTURE AND THE GOSPEL
Lindsey Danforth, Lauren Ward
We live in a world saturated by sex. How do we live a life that honors the Creator of sex while we reflect the gospel to those around us? We will explore God’s Word to learn what He teaches us about this often misunderstood and misrepresented topic.
BIBLICAL MEDITATION: FUEL FOR YOUR FAITH
Fill your mind; don't empty it! Learn to savor the Scriptures and experience a renewed mind as we explore the practice of Biblical meditation.
LET'S TALK ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS. I'LL GO FIRST
One in four people have been diagnosed with a mental illness, yet it is something rarely discussed in the church. As a wife, mother and friend affected by a mental health diagnosis, Aimee Caverly will start this difficult conversation. Whether it is you or a loved one affected, we will discuss what it feels like to have a serious mental health challenge, expose mental illness to the truth of God’s Word, and share specific coping skills used to experience recovery, in Christ.
We are called to follow Jesus throughout all of life. Jesus set the example by finishing the work that God the Father gave Him to do and so must we. Together, we will explore ways to finish the later years of our life, inspired rather than retired.