workshop DESCRIPTIONS

Workshops 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.


10 STEPS TO HOPE | STEPHANIE WINSLOW

Join author Stephanie Winslow as she shares what she has learned during her ascent from the valley of hopelessness to the summit of hope found in Christ. You will hear her story, and more importantly, leave with practical tools you can implement in your own life. Stephanie's ten steps to hope will draw you closer to the heart of God and His goodness, peace, love, and grace.


ARE YOU FOR US OR FOR OUR ENEMIES? | CATHERINE WILLIAMS

Using The Bible Project's video illustration of the book of Joshua to set the stage, this workshop will compare Israel's challenges in its promised land with the American experience, both past and present. Come prepared to deep dive as you take a look at the concept of faithfulness to God in a world that demands allegiance. As it was in Joshua's generation, the question before us is, "Whose side are you on?"


ASK ANYTHING! | DON SANDERS

Here's your chance to ask a Bible expert anything - about the Bible, that is! How did we get it? Can I trust it? Is it relevant for us today? No topic is out of bounds, too simple, or too complex. Bring your questions (or your friend's, coworker's, spouse's...you get the idea) and have them answered. Don Sanders, Harvester's resident Bible ninja, is up for the task!


BE STILL | DUREEN NORRIS & RACHEL URTON

If one word could be used to describe all of us, it would likely be BUSY. We say yes to everything and think we are being still if we sit down with a cup of coffee for five minutes. Yet God calls us to be more than physically immobile...He wants us to be at rest in Him. Join friends Dureen Norris and Rachel Urton as they share how they have begun to fully understand what it means to be still and how it is changing their lives. You, too, can find stillness in the busyness of life.


CONFESSIONS OF A BIBLE READER | MARIA ROTH

If you've ever wanted to read the entire Bible but have given up because you fell behind, this workshop is for you! Breathe fresh air into your daily devotions and get back to letting Scripture speak truth into your life. Get advice from a fellow Bible reader about how you can incorporate more of God's Word into your daily routine, and learn what can work for you so you get more out of your Bible reading - even the book of Leviticus!


DINNER’S READY! | ALMA BOSS

After hearing the research-based benefits of gathering around the table with your family, you will be inspired to make it a priority in your own home. Explore practical ways to get delicious, nutritious meals on the table even with a busy schedule, and walk away feeling empowered to connect with your family at dinnertime. Recipes, tips, and time-saving hacks included.


FEELINGS, NOTHING MORE THAN FEELINGS | TERRY NORRIS

Emotions are part of God's design. While culture encourages us to continually seek an emotional high, recognizing that difficult or troubling feelings are opportunities for growth can help us find God in our emotions and surrender them to Him. Learn how discovering and resolving the underlying beliefs behind our feelings can bring us emotional peace.


HE SEES YOU | LETHIA OWENS

In the hustle and bustle of life's demands, the tug for our attention never seems to end. It's easy to lose ourselves and forget that our identity is in Christ. If we’re completely honest, we might even admit we feel insecure, overlooked, or undervalued. When we feel as if we’ve lost our way, it is an invitation from God to discover who He says we are. Explore three truths that will transform the way you see yourself into the way He sees you - a beloved daughter of the Most High King.


HEALTHY PRODUCTS FOR A HEALTHY HOME | MELISSA NICHOLS & TAMMIE STONE

Replacing everyday products with chemical-free alternatives can have a big impact on your health. Join 2 Simple Sisters' Melissa Nichols and Tammie Stone as they share baby steps to improve your family's overall health as well as tips on starting and growing a small business. Take your first step by making an all-natural product to take home! Class size limited | $5 supply fee


IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU | BILL SONTAG

When telling the story of our lives, it’s easy to focus on ourselves. After all, it’s our story. Or is it? Learn how to point others to Christ as you acknowledge that it's not all about you. Practical and simple suggestions will help you discover how you have been uniquely designed to easily share Jesus with everyone you meet.


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 ladies who face similar joys and challenges. This casual, roundtable discussion will take place over lunch during workshop 2 and has the option of continuing through your designated lunch break. Ordering a box lunch is not required but is recommended.


MODERN SLAVERY: HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN YOUR COMMUNITY | HEATHER SPARKS

Human trafficking is a multi-billion-dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 40.3 million people around the world. But it's not just a global issue. Did you know it is prevalent right here in our community? St. Louis is ranked fourteenth in the nation for sex trafficking. Thousands of vulnerable girls are being exploited in our own state, and you can do something about it. Learn where and why trafficking is so bad in Missouri and how YOU can help.


MORE THAN SKIN DEEP | TEEN EXCLUSIVE | KRISTEN OXLER

Christian girls often feel enormous pressure to be beautiful - inside and out, as the popular expression says. We know that beauty is more than skin deep, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't care about our appearance. Learn how to balance biblical beauty with physical beauty in this fun workshop full of makeup tips and tricks every teen should know.


NO MORE LONELY PROM QUEENS | TABITHA EICHELBERGER

"Girl world" during the middle and high school years can be brutal, and the feelings and challenges teens face can carry over into adulthood, affecting women for a lifetime. Author Tabitha Eichelberger will share her story of rejection, anxiety, and depression hidden behind four "perfect" years of high school. Her advice and encouragement will be invaluable as you learn to overcome past hurts and challenges as well as communicate with and support the teen girls in your life.


OUR STORIES: THE ADOPTION JOURNEYS OF TWO FRIENDS | KATHRYN SHIPLEY & ANDREW THOMPSON

Kathryn Shipley and Andrew Thompson were both adopted as children, providing them with distinct stories but a common bond. Join them as they share their personal accounts of the many varied emotions of their adoption journeys and biological revelations. Through it all, God has helped them to celebrate both the joys and storms of their lives.


PEACEFUL PARENTING | SHARON FLETCHER

Sharon Fletcher believes the keys to successful parenting hinge on a deep trust in God as well as creating a peaceful, united atmosphere in our homes. She will share how to introduce your children to Jesus at an early age, train them to recognize, hear, and obey God's voice, and raise them to stand for Him in this ungodly generation. Learn to trust God more than your own ability as you teach your kids to obey without losing your peace (or your mind!) and develop and sustain meaningful relationships that will last through adulthood.


PRAYING ON PURPOSE | BARB NELSON

Doing something on purpose means doing it deliberately, intentionally, willfully, and by design. Wouldn't it be amazing if that defined our prayer lives? No matter where you are in your spiritual journey, you can grow in your walk with Jesus as you learn ways to make prayer a priority - on purpose.


PRO TIPS FOR THE AT-HOME BARISTA | KACIE SANDERS

If a venti decaf skinny hazelnut macchiato with an extra shot and light ice sounds like a foreign language, this workshop is for you! Learn about different kinds of coffee roasts, brewing methods, and tips for serving coffee in the comfort of your own home. No trip to Starbucks required.


REAL TALK: TEEN EDITION | TEEN EXCLUSIVE | RACHEL BEAUDOIN, LAUREN BIERNBAUM & HAILEY NORWINE

Bullying, boys, body image, social media, sports, school…the list of pressures in middle and high school can seem endless. What's a girl to do? Don’t miss this interactive panel of twenty-somethings as they share lessons learned - both good and bad - during their journeys through the teen years. Bring your questions...these girls are ready to be real!


REDEEMING SEX | AMY HUNT

Sex. God created it. Satan distorted it. And the world is consumed by it. Worldly influences counter God's plans and intentions, twisting His gift for expressing marital love. But He wants us to relish in the freedom of His boundaries. Let's open the conversation about God-ordained intimacy in marriage and redeem sex in this broken world.


SNAZZY SUCCULENTS | STACEY HALL | ALL SESSIONS CLOSED

With unusual shapes, rich textures, and varied colors, succulents are a trendy decorative addition to any home. Entrepreneur and craft enthusiast Stacey Hall will lead this lively workshop where you will decorate pots and plant succulents that will brighten up any space. A great time guaranteed! Class size limited | $6 supply fee


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.


YOU'RE THE DESIGNER | HAND-CRAFTED EARRINGS | KAREN SPAULDING | ALL SESSIONS CLOSED

Cute, stylish earrings don't have to be expensive. In fact, you can make them yourself! Earrings with leather or tassels are an easy, on-trend project for both beginning and experienced crafters. During this hands-on workshop, you will choose from a variety of designs, patterns, and materials that fit your style to create two pairs of earrings you design. Class size limited | $8 supply fee