workshop DESCRIPTIONS

Workshops marked with an asterisk (*) will be interpreted for the deaf. Details are noted below. Those designated Teen Exclusive are specifically designed for girls in grades 7-12. Moms and youth leaders are also welcome. Click here to download and print the workshop descriptions.


BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN: FINDING GOD'S HEALING IN OUR BROKEN PLACES | TERRY NORRIS

Seeing your brokenness and hurts from God’s perspective is a key step on your path to wellness. Together with counselor Terry Norris, you will endeavor to understand how God’s healing can resolve your hurts, overcome your shame, and transform your scars into beauty marks that bring you peace and bring Him glory.


BFF | BEYOND FAKE FRIENDS | JAYNE PATTON

The desire to have a best friend forever is in our little hearts from a tender age. Necklaces, t-shirts, and even tattoos point out a certain person as being your number one confidant. But what if you don't have a BFF? Are you destined to remain on the outside? Or worse, what if you have experienced betrayal in the hands of a former ally? Explore how to develop true, lasting friendships, no matter your age.


BREATHE. MOVE. PRAY. | JESSICA KRIEGER | CLOSED

Finding time in your busy day to incorporate exercise and intentional prayer can be challenging. Come ready to do both! You will learn simple moves that can be modified to become more challenging as you progress with strength and flexibility, then take time to be intentional in prayer when your mind is free of daily stress. You are sure to leave relaxed and refreshed!


BUSY LIKE MARTHA, PEACEFUL LIKE MARY* | TIJUANNA BRYANT

The Bible story of Mary and Martha is a familiar one to many women. We know we need to be like Mary resting at the feet of Jesus but what if we can really relate to Martha being so busy? If you have tried to scale back on doing too many things and are still struggling with the peacefulness that Christ promises, this workshop is for you. We will delve into how we can live our lives on purpose, with joy and peace, even when they are busy, busy, busy. The 12:15pm session of this workshop will be interpreted for the deaf.


COME ON OVER! | KRIS NEWMAN

Inviting people into your home isn't just fun, it's biblical. Yet it can be daunting when you feel like your house isn't quite up to HGTV standards. This workshop will address how God calls us to open our homes and our hearts to others and the blessings that come when we do just that. Learn practical solutions and inexpensive ideas to help you be more prepared and joyful in opening your space to others.


CRAVING COMMUNITY

All women desire to connect and grow in relationships with other women, but sometimes we don't know where to start. The good news is anyone can do it! Be ready to step out in faith and start your own women's group after you hear this panel discussion addressing different approaches, including neighborhood Bible studies, traditional small groups, and more intimate settings that foster deeper sharing and growth.


EMPOWERING WOMEN | MEG SKAGGS

As women of faith, we are uniquely situated to empower other women in a way that glorifies God. Beyond simply helping others by offering your time or resources, empowerment makes them stronger and more confident, giving them power and authority to control their lives. Let's have a real conversation about how to empower women in their spiritual journeys as well as their everyday lives.


FARMHOUSE STYLE ON A BUDGET* | SARA SMITH | CLOSED

We all want to create a space that is warm and inviting and allows others to enter and feel welcome and loved. But it can seem daunting - and expensive! - in today's DIY world. Where do you even begin? Join Sara Smith as she shares tips and tricks for giving any space that Pinterest-worthy farmhouse style, even on a budget. The 10:35am session of this workshop will be interpreted for the deaf.


GET OUT OF THE PIT | DAWN SCHAPPE | CLOSED

At 437 pounds, Dawn Schappe felt her life was hopeless. Overwhelmed with despair, pain, and food addiction, she thought there was no way out. But God had a different plan. You are sure to be inspired as Dawn shares her story of getting out of the pit and living a life glorifying to God. You, too, can change your life by renewing your heart, body, and mind!


GOD NEVER WASTES A HURT | COURTNEY LONGNECKER AND RACHEL URTON

Courtney Longnecker and Rachel Urton are two new moms whose stories first intersected in loss, but now connect in hope and healing. Join them as they dive into the Bible and learn how God wants to be let in on even the most painful parts of our lives. Discover how to let Him renew your heart, then watch as He uses your pain for His glory. Whether you're guiding a friend, sharing your testimony, or even starting a ministry, be encouraged that God never wastes a hurt.


I AM WHO YOU SAY I AM | TEEN EXCLUSIVE | RACHEL URTON

God gave each of us a unique identity, yet sometimes we're not so thrilled with what we've been given. We tend to compare ourselves to others and wish we were more like our friends. But there's only one you! Learn how to embrace your uniqueness and honor God by being exactly who He made you to be.


JUST BETWEEN US | A FORUM FOR LEAD PASTORS' WIVES | JEAN ROTH

Designed specifically for wives of lead pastors, this workshop will give you a chance to connect with other women who uniquely understand your role in supporting your husband and the church. Be encouraged and refreshed as you meet other women who face similar joys and challenges. This casual, roundtable discussion will take place over lunch during workshop 2 and has the option to continue through the Grab & Go lunch break. Ordering a box lunch is not required but is recommended.


LIVING MY BEST LIFE | KATHRYN SHIPLEY

Join Kathryn Shipley as she takes you on the journey of how she found God. Through seasons of joy, storms she never thought would pass, and ultimately the turning point where it all came together, Kathryn has learned how to live her best life by staying focused on Christ. No matter where you are in your spiritual journey, you are sure to leave knowing God is always with you.


LOVE THY NEIGHBOR | RAYMOND WASHINGTON

It's time to have a long-overdue conversation about racism. Let's learn to show grace to people of all backgrounds, where God is glorified and dignity is restored to those who have felt discounted for too long. Leave educated and equipped to address the issues of racial reconciliation and cultural diversity with your neighbors, coworkers, and friends.


MADE WITH LOVE | STACEY HALL

Simple gifts made with love can bless others in a big way. But sometimes it doesn't seem all that simple! Entrepreneur and craft enthusiast Stacey Hall will lead this lively workshop where you will make a set of cute tea towels and learn that crafting can be easy. Supply fee: $6


A MOTHER'S NIGHTMARE | PAT MEROLD

It's one of a mother's worst nightmares: finding out your child is a drug addict. What do you do? Where do you go for help? Join Pat Merold as she shares the story of how her family weathered the storm of a son addicted to drugs. Be encouraged as she shares what she learned about finding blessings and healing through suffering, including practical tips on what to do and what not to do.


PICTURE THIS: YOUR BEAUTY FROM GOD'S WORD | RANDA-KAY WOODS

The first thing most women do when they see a camera is hide! We have a million reasons why we shouldn't be captured in a photograph, yet God created each of us in a unique and beautiful way. Learn how to retrain your mind by speaking truths from God's Word and giving yourself plenty of grace. Practical tips for feeling excellent in your next photographs included.


RACE MATTERS | JEFFREY AND RACHEL WOODSON

The church should not only embrace racial unity but be a driving force in the community, celebrating differences and the beauty God has created. Yet misperceptions and misinformation often stand in the way. Don't miss your chance to ask questions and seek understanding during this panel discussion on racial unity and the role of the church led by interracial couple Jeffrey and Rachel Woodson.


SCANDALOUS SECRETS OF JESUS' FAMILY TREE* | DON SANDERS

The five women in the family tree of Jesus all have a scandalous past, but that didn't stop God from using them for His glory. Join Harvester's resident Bible scholar Don Sanders as he looks at how God uses women with broken lives, tragic testimonies, and questionable character to accomplish His plan in the world. The 7am session of this workshop will be interpreted for the deaf.


SHE SAID, SHE SAID | TEEN EXCLUSIVE | KIMBERLY BLACK AND JENNA MOORE

Gossip is hard to resist! It is as alluring and addictive as it is dangerous and hurtful to others, yet sometimes we find ourselves caught up in it before we realize it. Before you spread another rumor, learn relevant ways to recognize, avoid, and shut down gossip when you are tempted to listen to it or pass it on. Your friends will thank you!


STAMPIN' FUN | KIM DENT AND CLAUDIA LARKIN | CLOSED

Even if you consider yourself craft-impaired, you will enjoy this hands-on workshop led by long-time friends Kim Dent and Claudia Larkin. They will guide you through the process of creating beautiful greeting cards using card stock, stamps, glue runners, and more. Leave with two personalized cards to bless someone special in your life. Limited to 18 per session | Supply fee: $5


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 choose to spend your sweet hour of prayer, it is sure to leave you feeling refreshed.


T-N-T: FOSTERING TEAMWORK & TRUST WITH YOUR FINANCES | ANDREA KRUEGER

In a day and age where secular mentality - and spending - can overrun your life, this workshop will dive into some thought-provoking questions about creating a financially healthy household. Topics include how to develop a mentality of Teamwork 'n Trust with both God and your spouse, tips and tricks to streamline your budget, and how to balance long-term financial goals with short-term wishes. A little T-N-T goes a long way!


WHY WORSHIP? | BRAD STRETAR

More than just the start of a church service, worship is our response to who God is and what He has done. Through music and stories, worship pastor Brad Stretar will help you understand why worship matters. You will leave this refreshing, interactive workshop with a clearer picture of Jesus and a song in your heart.


WONDER WOMAN | JESSICA CONLEY

As women, we put so much pressure on ourselves to do it all, and to do it all perfectly. But perfection is a lie and fear of failure keeps us from trying. Discover how to lift life's demands up to God, invite Him into your wonderful mess, and fit it all in. Because we are all Wonder Woman - wonderfully made in Christ.


ZOMBIES ARISE!* | DANIELLE CLARKE

Do you ever feel like a Christian zombie? Walking around day to day feeling tired, empty, or hopeless? Ephesians 5:14 commands, “Arise, you sleeper! Rise up from your coffin and the Anointed One will shine His light into you!” Danielle Clarke, founder of Unleashed.Life, will help you discover how to break the mundane cycle and awaken the Hope that lives in each of us. The Friday session of this workshop will be interpreted for the deaf.