During the Saturday Session, each attendee will have the chance to attend two breakout sessions of their choice. Please note on the registration forms that we ask you to list both your top two preferences as well as two alternate sessions in case of scheduling conflict or sessions already being full.
Finding Rest in a Restless Society
Are you tired of being tired? Does your soul long to be still, but can't find the time to fit in? We live in a culture that embraces the constant, the instant and the on demand. Listen - Jesus did not call us to exhaustion; He has called us to life! When we begin to buy into the model and standards this world is peddling and investing in projects that promote self, we get out of balance and compassion fatigue sets in. Our souls become weary, we are heavy laden and our consideration of others is stretched thin. In this session we will explore common symptoms of compassion fatigue as well as strategies to keep our own cups full as we pour out to those that are in need.
Bible Study 101:
Am Hiding God's Word in Your Heart
The people of God have a tremendous opportunity with God's Word as never before, but we often neglect the Scripture because we are intimidated and lack a solid study method to help us. This session will offer practical help to dive deeply into the Bible and enjoy reading it! Learn how to invite the Holy Spirit into your time with the Word and see the blessing and value of a life directed by God's precepts.
Marriage with Grace:
To Love & To Cherish in Good Times & Bad Times
"In this world you will have troubles,.... but take heart, I have overcome the world." John 16:33
Most of us took our vows: to love and to cherish, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health. At the time, all we could foresee were better, richer, healthier times. But let's face it, marriage can be hard! Fortunately, God gives us the tool to overcome. Even through struggles, hurts, disappointments and broken trust, restoration IS possible. Two CAN remain as one and thrive, living freely & lightly ever after. A married couple will tell you how you can overcome difficult times in your marriage through grace & forgiveness.
Finding Your Light:
Using your gifts and your story to impact YOUR world
God has called each of us to be a light in His world. You have a gift only you can give. Someone has a need only you can meet. But how do you know if it is a calling and purpose from God or something that you want to do? How do you turn life lessons, hurt and struggles into triumph, hope and healing for those around you and show God's never-ending love through it all? This breakout session will walk through one woman's personal testimony and life experiences to help you learn how you can use your own story as a road map to discovering your calling and purpose.
New Old Thing:
Looking at Health and Wellness through God's Eyes
How can God be doing a new thing when there is nothing new under the sun? Does this apply to my life now? Does it apply to my health and how I treat my body? Join us as we explore how an old perspective can be a new mindset that you need to reach freedom in your wellness journey.
Turning Negatives into Positives
Being a child advocate most of her life, this speaker truly believes that she is saying yes to God's Opportunities. Coming from an abusive, alcoholic home where she learned at an early age what pain, both physically and mentally, can do to a young life, she set her mind on helping others, especially children. God gave her the opportunities and tools to turn negatives into positives. This session will teach you what to look for in the gifts from God and how to be obedient to God.
Love the Skin You're In:
Learning to See God's Image in Yourself
Many women struggle with what they see in the mirror every day. With God's help, we can overcome the trap set by our enemy and learn to see ourselves as God's most remarkable, creative work and be encouraged with truths from the Bible about God's design.
The Missing Fruit
Why does joy seem to be so fleeting when I have the source of all joy living inside of me? Why so often do i look horizontally to generate more joy in my life when I know it is found by looking upward? This breakout session will explore these questions. We will also dive into how we, as children of God, can experience deeper joy. We will identify habits that steal or diminish our joy, and most importantly, focus habits that can increase it.
Taking Every Thought Captive:
Is is Even Possible?
If we don't specifically think about what we think about, we give thoughts control to overtake our lives with wrong thinking. If we ever want to live the life of freedom Jesus desires for us, we must take every thought captive to make it obedient to Christ. Together, we will learn some tools that will help us do just that in this breakout session.
One Woman's Unconventional Journey to Parenthood
We are all broken in some way. Broken Perfection is an oxymoron that describes the miracles and heartaches of infertility, fostering, and adoption in an imperfect world. Hear the story of how one woman's faith in God through all uncertainty led to the greatest blessings in her life. Learn how to unclench your fists and let go to allow God to do something supernatural in you.
When Fairy Tales Disappoint:
Living Well Through the Struggles of Life
We all love the phrase, "..and they lived happily ever after." but what about in the middle of the story, when you're not sure HOW it will end? Hear one woman's story and study the Parable of the Talents to discover how you can press into God's plan in the midst of the disappointments of life.
A Glorious Unfolding:
The True Story of the Immanuel Quilt
In this show and tell breakout session, one woman will share the tale of a real quilt inspired and designed by God to tell His story. More than 30 names of Jesus are represented in the Immanuel Quilt. As we get to know His Name, we will see that He is with us!
Moving Forward with Hope After Grief:
Hear form women who are walking through moments of grief in real time and be comforted by their stories of feeling God's lovingkindness in the midst of their darkness. They will also be available to answer questions during this breakout session.
Face Everything and Rise
How many ways is fear holding you back? How long will you allow this? Fear is a liar. Refuse to stay stuck...it’s time to face everything and rise! In this breakout, we will learn how to take ownership of the armor we’ve been given. We are going to reprogram our response to fear, knowing we are equipped to FLIP IT!
Plant, Don't Push:
Learning to be a Christian Mother and not a Perfect Mother
Being a mom can be so rewarding! It can also be so exhausting! We torture ourselves into a mental coma trying to be the perfect mother to our children. Why do we do this? God calls us to be Christian mothers, not perfect ones. He calls us to train and plant, not create. Listen to a single mom's story as she shares her regrets, mistakes, and lessons learned.