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Practicing the Presence of God

You have commited to spend these 3 days to growing as a teacher, a leader, and one who faithfully disciples others. You may be feeling tired, overwhelmed or confused about your next steps. We invite you to intentionally spend time in prayer and engaging God's Word on purpose. Lacey will guide you through these 90 minutes and allow you to experience rest and recharge through a time of prayer and engaging scripture. We are confident that this time will be extremely well invested in hearing from God and transforming your future practice of walking with Him.

Lacey Rozell, her husband Scott, and 3 kids live in New York City. She has led in many capacities in the church over the last 15 years including Steps and Prayer ministry. She is devoted to studying and teaching specifically about prayer in her community and church.

Developing a Philosophy of Teaching

Often times, we find ourselves in a position of teaching others the Word but haven't quite developed our “voice.” And often times we have been faithfully teaching for a while, but we need a reminder on the biblical and theological foundation for why we teach God’s Word. If this resonates with you, then this workshop will encourage your heart and give context for creating your own philosophy of teaching. You will develop a mission statement for yourself in order to help guide, encourage and reorient your heart around why you do what you do.

Alexandria Ford serves as a certified wellness coach, and as a teaching assistant for The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Her desire is to encourage believers to live well for the glory of God.

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How to Teach Little Kids Big Theology

We have all heard people say things like "it is too hard to teach theology to children" or "kids can't really understand scripture". Julie Wilding disagrees and will show you how to communicate truth to children in a way that they can understand and digest. Whether you want to teach big truths to your own little ones or in a formal setting, Julie will teach you how to redeem the moments you have with the kids in your life.

As the mom of three amazing kids, Julie Wilding has a passion for teaching Children Biblical truth. Julie serves as the Preschool Minister at her church where she trains volunteers to teach in age appropriate ways and maintains the theological integrity of all curriculum taught. Julie lives in the Dallas area with her husband Mike and three kids.

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Discipling Young Women to Love God Above All

The lies, trials, and struggles that young women face today can be all consuming for them. Madeline Farner will equip you, as a leader, with the tools to lead young women to properly process the things that life throws at them. You will learn discipleship techniques to lead young women to study scripture so that can know truth and hope in the midst of life’s lies and trials. You will be ready to jump into discipleship of middle school and high school girls.

Madeline Farmer serves as the Girls Ministry Leader at Cornerstone Church in Ames, Iowa where she trains middle school and high school girls to love and study God's word.

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How to Speak Human

Faced with the desire to see other women walk in the light of the gospel, we can sometimes meet challenges and obstacles that are difficult to navigate or hard to understand. Conflict in relationships, the desire to support a friend in a difficult season of life or the reality of walking with a young adult who is maturing requires grace, empathy and trust in God's sovereign reign. In this workshop Jill will help you to identify human needs and emotions, as well as teach you a form of communication to help you and those in your life flourish. You will learn to listen and communicate with others in a way that allows you to trust God and love others well.

Jill Hawkins is a Life and Wellness Coach. She lives in Prosper, TX with her husband where she invest her time as a researcher, mediator and collaborator. Jill has a soft spot for mom's of boys, having raised five of her own, and host the most amazing dance parties in the Hawkins' barn. Jill also serves as an advisor for Proclaim Truth.

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Answering Difficult Questions with Grace and Truth

Do you ever wonder if answering difficult questions from a biblical perspective is considered intolerant or judgmental? In today's culture we can find it difficult to navigate conversations in discipleship relationships. Kathy Nelson will equip and empower you to enter these conversations with grace and boldness while being faithful to truth and focused on unity and love for God and others. She will share principles and precepts from God's Word that have informed her discipleship ministry and will help you encourage others in discussions where there doesn't see to be an "easy" answer.

Kathy Nelson is the Founder and Director of Speak It Ministries and the author of the book 5 Things. She lives in Ruston, LA with her husband Ricky and has spent the last 25+ years teaching and discipling college age women and speaking at retreats geared toward all ages.

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Foundations of Teaching the Bible to Others

Have you ever wondered if you are using commentaries correctly or if there is a Bible study tool that would make it easier? Kelsey Hency will be sharing her process of studying the Bible to teach it to others. She will help you develop the foundations necessary for teaching women directly from Scriptures, and take you from studying the Bible to communicating God's Word to others.

Kelsey Hency is the founder and editor-in-chief of Fathom Magazine, a media company set out to compel people to seek out the depths of Christian faith. Kelsey lives in Dallas with her husband Matt and their two girls, and she teaches the Bible to women at her local church, Northway Church.

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Stepping in God's Hope: Ministering to our Neighbors in Need

God can use the ordinary to accomplish his plans and purposes to address the brokenness in the world, and you can feel confident to step into justice and mercy ministry without having all your “ducks in a row” first. If you have felt a tug to serve the marginalized in some way or perhaps there’s a form of injustice that your heart is currently drawn toward, then join Melissa Ice and others who want to take steps toward loving our neighbors better. Melissa will help you see in Scripture where God invites us into ministry of reconciliation alongside him, and will give you an opportunity to consider how you may practically walk in this calling in your community.

Melissa Ice has been working with different NGOs locally & globally, serving people in poverty for the last 18 years. After living in places like Nepal, Ghana and Morocco, she eventually found herself serving the marginalized in her own backyard of Fort Worth Texas. She is currently the Founder & Executive Director of The Net, a non profit established in 2013 that serves the homeless, refugee youth and survivors of trafficking. Prior to The Net, she served as a Missional Director on a church staff for 6 years. She is married to Jaime, her husband of 12 years, and has two little girls, Rosie and Justice.

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The Working Woman: What Does She Need?

Christen will be speaking to both women in the workforce and women who are ministering to women in the workforce. Christen will help you see the Biblical perspective of work and bridge your understanding of what professionals need in order to effectively grow as a disciple in the world. Your eyes will be awakened to fresh beauty and the value of the working woman who is doing a good and worthy work. You will gain clarity in God's heart for working women, and grow in your ability to minister to women with greater empathy and understanding. As a leader don't miss this opportunity to grow in empathy for the women you are in relationship with.

Christen Nutter hails from the ever-expanding metropolitan of Dallas, Texas! She studied Christian Formation at Wheaton College, got a Masters in Biblical Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, grew up in church and ministry, served professionally in youth and young adult ministry for 6 years, taught 4th grade for two, and now finds herself in a corporate position in the real estate industry of all things in which she manages an office of 280 real estate agents. Mentoring & coaching people in both ministry & business is her passion.

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The Joy of Discovery: How to Study the Bible and Disciple Others

You have tasted the joy of walking with God and discovering truth from His Word. Now you can't help but desire that for others. But you may be wondering "Where do I start?" In this workshop Melissa will train you to use the inductive Bible Study method and equip you to disciple others in a small group setting or one on one using this method. Specifically, you will learn how to lead discussions and develop a discipleship outline to foster spiritual growth.

Melissa Deming is creator and founder of Heart & Hive - home of the Guided Bible Journal. She is the author of three discipleship books and serves as the women's ministry leader and Bible teacher in her local church. She and her husband, Jonathan, have 11-year-old identical twins, Zacharias and Jonah. She has an M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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