workshop DESCRIPTIONS

Workshops marked with an asterisk (*) will be interpreted for the deaf. Details are noted below.

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BREAKING FREE* | CHRISTY BOULWARE

Our thoughts impact our physical and mental health, and they can be difficult to control. Left unchecked, our minds can become battlefields and the enemy's greatest way to attack us. But when our minds follow God's, we can be victorious. Learn practical steps to overcome fear, stress, and anxiety, and leave encouraged to claim the peace and joy God desires for each of us. The 7am session of this workshop (workshop 1) will be interpreted for the deaf. 

 

BULLET JOURNALING 101 | MARSHA BAKER

Learn how to combine your prayer life and daily activities using a bullet journal, a flexible system that helps keep the most important things in your life organized. Any notebook can be turned into a bullet journal to keep your daily prayers in the forefront and help you live out 1 Thessalonians 5:17: “pray without ceasing.” Lots of doodling ideas included to make your bullet journal fun and interesting!

 

COURAGEOUS AND CONFIDENT* | JESSICA CONLEY

Do you have financial, weight loss, or spiritual growth goals that never seem to be met? What's holding you back? Learn to locate the point of resistance - that one thing standing in the way of your success. Through the discovery process, you will be given the tools needed to overcome obstacles, throw away self-doubt, and become courageous and confident. The 10:35am session of this workshop (workshop 2) will be interpreted for the deaf.

 

DEEPER: 5 WAYS TO GROW IN YOUR FAITH | COURTNEY LONGNECKER, KAYCEE PARKER, KATE SALIN, SARA SMITH & RACHEL WOODSON

Are you ready to take the next step in your relationship with God? Do you feel stuck in your walk with the Lord? He wants us to grow deeper! In this workshop, a group of five ladies will share with you exactly what they’ve been doing together to dig deeper in their faith – and why it’s working so well! Practical tips, funny stories, and loads of encouragement included.

 

DOES IT EVEN MATTER? (TEEN EXCLUSIVE) | JENNIFER WATSON

Every choice we make either draws us closer to God or pulls us further from Him, yet we often don't think of the eternal implications. Teens, in particular, don't realize just how much their decisions impact their future. Join Jennifer Watson as she shares her story and how her choices, both good and bad, affected the course of her life.

 

EMBRACING SIMPLICITY | NIKKI GIBSON & RACHEL PEREZ

Is your heart feeling cluttered? This workshop will begin your journey toward simplifying the stuff of this life and seeking first His kingdom and His righteousness. Be encouraged that as you do, you will reap spiritual, emotional, and relational freedom in Christ.

 

FOOD, FAITH, FITNESS & FUN! | JACKIE SPRAGUE

We were created not just to survive, but to thrive! Making healthy changes can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Join health coach Jackie Sprague as she discusses the importance of making healthy choices through nutrition education, connecting with our Creator, and working out with grace. Yes, you can actually enjoy the process!

 

FOSTERING A FANATIC, FERVENT FRIENDSHIP | JANNA BAILEY & JACINTA WEAVER

Jacinta Weaver literally tapped Janna Bailey on the shoulder and said, "Let's be friends!" Over 15 years later, their friendship is fueled by prayer and a desire to sharpen each other for His service. Learn how to sustain, strengthen, and support one another in this fun workshop that will cover the ups and downs and dos and don'ts of friendship.

 

GO FISHIN’ | PAT MEROLD

Sharing your faith and leading others to Christ can be intimidating. Yet Jesus commands his disciples to do so in Mark 1:17: "'Come, follow me,' Jesus said, 'and I will make you fishers of men.'" Join Pat Merold in this inspiring workshop that will give you simple tips to get the conversation started as well as the confidence to go fishin'!


GOD’S PLAN > MY PLAN (TEEN EXCLUSIVE) | HALEY KLOCKENGA

Including personal stories about trusting God's plan for dating, friendships, and college, Haley Klockenga will encourage teen girls to have faith in God's plan for their lives, even when they have no clue what it is. Linking biblical examples of God's faithfulness, this workshop will empower young girls to see themselves as God does and have the courage to be different.

 

THE JOY OF MENTORING | GINNY DURR

Passing along wisdom, practical advice, and support to the next generation is an investment into the future. Join Ginny Durr as she unpacks the great ministry of Titus 2 and shares the joy and importance of mentoring. Discussion about how to get started, how long to continue, and Q&A included.

 

K.I.D.S. (KEEP IT DELIBERATELY SIMPLE) | BARB NELSON

Parenting is often messy and overwhelming, yet it is one of the greatest gifts God uses to remind us of His incredible mercy and love. Whether you have a colicky newborn, foster or adopted youngster, sassy teen, or married adult child, this workshop will encourage you to Keep It Deliberately Simple as you look at parenting from God's perspective.

 

LOVE YOUR LIFE* | STEPHANIE HAYNES

Do you ever find yourself wishing your life were different somehow? Perhaps with less busyness and more freedom to enjoy it? Building a balanced lifestyle isn't something to just dream about. It is entirely possible, and it can happen quicker and easier than you think! The Friday evening session of this workshop will be interpreted for the deaf.

 

PLANTING OAKS: BUILDING RESILIENT CHILDREN THROUGH FORGIVENESS | CARISSA FIGGINS

Our children and grandchildren are constantly attacked by destructive storm forces created by Satan. The enemy wants to destroy their faith before it even gets a chance to take root. Explore the concept of how our Heavenly Father parents us and how we can plant resilient children through the intentional teaching of forgiveness.

 

PROTECT YOURSELF* | SON CHA ROBINSON

Every 6.2 minutes, a woman is raped. With a statistic like that, it's vital to know how to protect and defend yourself. In this workshop, you’ll learn simple yet effective techniques that every woman can use to get out of dangerous situations. Several skills will be introduced and practiced in teams. You'll leave feeling more confident and able to better defend yourself. The 12:15pm session of this workshop (workshop 3) will be interpreted for the deaf.

 

A SHOPAHOLIC’S JOURNEY TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM | RACHEL URTON

Rachel Urton is a recovering compulsive shopper in the middle of her journey to financial freedom. Join her as she shares her ongoing crusade of climbing out of debt, managing daily habits, planning for the future, and counting God's blessings along the way.


STILL SAYING “I DO” | NANCY BENES

Still Saying "I Do" offers real life anecdotes, laughter, and scripture to help you stay the course in your love walk. While each of us is in a different place in our marriage, we should all look for ways to encourage ourselves, our mate, and our children daily. Being a strong me helps us to be a strong we!

 

SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER

Take a break from the craziness of life and spend a quiet, uninterrupted hour with the Lord during this independent workshop where you call the shots. Pray privately in our beautiful prayer room, walk the campus, or enjoy nature on an outdoor wooded trail. No matter how you spend your sweet hour of prayer, it is sure to leave you feeling refreshed!

 

THIS ISN’T EXACTLY WHAT I HAD PLANNED | LIZ REYNOLDS, KAREN SPAULDING, & CAROL TRACY

Providing loving care for family members with special needs or chronic health issues is demanding. It can leave us feeling tired, discouraged, and overlooked, but when we focus on God to guide us, it can also be a rewarding and purposeful gift. Hear from three ladies who have experienced firsthand God's unwavering grace as they care for those they love.

 

UNFAILING LOVE | SUSAN STITCH

It can be hard to believe that God's love is unfailing, but it's true! He has been by your side, loving you personally and uniquely since the day you were born. Discover that despite your struggles, God truly loves you, perhaps in a way you have never realized before.

 

USING YOUR STORY FOR GOD’S GLORY | JENN DEIMUND & TERRY HALL

Terry Hall and Jenn Deimund are two women on a recovery journey, surviving addiction, bulimia, co-dependency, and more. Growing up in alcoholic homes and suffering mental and sexual abuse, both Terry and Jenn made poor choices, ultimately leading them to their own negative hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Today they celebrate their recovery and share their stories so others can see that they are not alone.