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Hand Lettering Inspiration

Sometimes we just need a creative break in our busy days to focus on God's Word. At Proclaim Truth, you will be welcomed into this time to learn and practice a new creative outlet. Christie wants to help you discover a creative way to interact with the beautiful Words of scripture and is confident that anyone can learn the art of hand lettering. You will learn the basic steps in hand lettering to help you engage with God's Word and share it with others. Each participant will be gifted with a few tools to inspire you to continue your new skill at home. Take this moment to exercise your inner artist.

Christie Daugherty is a hand lettering artist from Tyler, TX. She teaches women to relieve stress & anxiety while building their confidence and faith through the art of hand lettering. She is invested in sharing God's Word while inspiring others to "Be the Light".


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How to Faithfully Interpret Scripture

Do you have a curiosity to answer all the possible questions that may come to mind as you study scripture? Beyond reading the scripture and making observations, Caroline Smiley will give you the guidance and tools you need to interpret Scripture faithfully with humility and wisdom. We want you to have confidence to interpret Scripture for yourself, not by yourself. Take this step into diving a bit deeper into studying God's Word.

Caroline Smiley lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and three young children where she teaches Bible study at her home church, Eastside Community Church. Her passion is making theology accessible to the church, especially women. Caroline is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in New Testament.

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How to Craft a Rule of Life

There are necessary physical rhythms of our body: breathing, heart beating, blinking. The same is true on a spiritual level. Learning to develop a Rule of Life is about arranging your life to actually be abundant - rather than tired, busy or frustrated. By clarifying your life’s vision, spiritual gifts and desires, your life in Christ can be transformed in concrete ways. In this workshop, you will bring clarity to your deepest values, most important relationships and highest priorities, and feel motivated to remove what may be wasting time and depleting energy. We will learn to model Jesus' self awareness he teaches in John 10.

Jill Barlow is a self proclaimed math nerd, who after working in the corporate world, decided to attend Gordon-Conwell seminary where she graduate with a Masters of Art in Theology. Jill moved to Texas in 2013, bought a "Texas Forever" t-shirt and has never looked back. Jill serves in full time ministry as the Groups Minister at The Village Church in Southlake, TX.

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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.

Better Together: How to Make Team Teaching Work

Teaching a Bible study is a BIG job for one person. Aina and her team have learned the value, joy, and best practices for teaching as a team in the church. They want to help you discover the beautiful gift of working as a team to teach the Bible, and lead well in humility and wisdom. They will guide you through the process of building and growing a cohesive team by providing you with tangible tools to work together functionally and relationally. You will have a clear picture of how to equip your teaching team, while providing helpful feedback and encouragement as you grow together.

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It is her degrees in both Education and Counseling (M.Ed in Educational Psychology, and M.Ed. in Counseling) that eventually led Aina Carruth to her true passion, teaching the Bible. She has a fierce conviction to bring others along to see how beautiful an informed faith can be. Aina and her family have been a part of The Village Church since 2008 and part of the Plano Campus, now Citizens Church, since it launched in 2014. Aina now teaches as part of a team for Women's Bible Study at Citizens Church.

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How to Lead Transformative Bible Discussions

The scripture passage has been read, observations made, interpretation and application attempted all in the comfort of your own ideal study corner. Now it's time to gather and discuss with a group, but do you know how to make this time fruitful, transformative and valuable for the women we gather with each week. Kacie and Erin believe that discussing God's word with others is an important piece of discipleship and growing in God's truth. They have even made this discussion time into a podcast for all of us to hear! They want to share with you how to guide your group in a helpful discussion of God's Word in order to transform lives and grow in grace and truth. They will equip you with a helpful framework to lead conversations about a passage of Scripture without the use of a specific curriculum, and you will have the joy of peeking into the creation of their weekly podcast ADORNED during this live recording at Proclaim Truth 2020.

Erin and Kacie are co founders of Adorned Ministries and co hosts of the Adorned Podcast. They are both mothers and wives that desire to see women grow in their knowledge of who God is through the study of scripture. They believe that this is best accomplished in community and through discipleship.

Developing a Biblical and Theological Understanding of the Physical Body

Many of the women to whom we minister are unsure how to think about their own bodies. We can quote Genesis 1:27 "so God created man in his own image” but how does this practically apply to our understanding of our whole person. Alex Ford will help you better understand what the Bible says about the body, and how to integrate this understanding in discipleship and teaching. You will be equipped to receive women who are struggling through various body related issues, and lovingly help them understand how to apply the understanding that we have been created in God's image.

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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The Teacher's Toolbox

As teacher's we feel a great responsibility that our students are understanding the content and ultimately growing and being transformed to the image of Christ. Prof. Howard Hendricks says, "Good teachers can't be focused on what they do, but on what their students are doing." If you have wondered why the content is not affecting transformation in your students, then consider this workshop. There is a reality that not everyone learns in the same way, and there are tools that you can use to creatively help others know God at any age and in any setting. Erin will walk you through understanding different learning styles and give you the best tools to add to your curriculum that will effectively encourage gospel transformation in your students.

Erin Duffy is a 4th grade teacher at Evangelical Christian School Germantown, Tennessee. Erin taught for 15 years in Dallas before becoming a wife to Brian Duffy and step-mom to four wonderful children (ages 9, 11, 14, and 15). She is passionate about teaching academic content in creative and engaging ways, helping her students recognize the beauty and wonder of the world around them. She loves using her teaching skills within the context of Bible instruction, and it has been a joy for her to be able to do this for many years in the world of Christian education.

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Knowing Faith Podcast: Live Recording

Spirit and Word: The Inspiration and Illumination of God's Word.

The Christian faith is not mindless or irrational. Knowing Faith is a podcast exploring how our faith is founded upon Scripture. We believe the Bible is for everyone and are committed to helping the Church understand where their faith is rooted. This will be a live recording for the Proclaim Truth audience that will feature a helpful discussion of the Spirit's role in inspiration and illumination of God's Word.

Hosted by Jen Wilkin, JT English and Kyle Worley, Knowing Faith podcast dives into Christian story, belief and practice in a way that is accessible to everyone.

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Teaching the Story of Scripture

Because we believe that the Bible is the true story of the world, we want to be faithful to teach the story accurately. Many of those we disciple are not as familiar with the true story and tend to see Scripture as a series of disconnected short stories rather than one unified narrative that reveals God's purpose for us and all of creation. In this workshop Elizabeth will provide a helpful resource and outline so that you can teach others the overarching narrative and themes of the Bible as well as helping others find their own place in the larger story of Scripture.

Elizabeth Woodson is a passionate Bible teacher whose deepest desire is to know Christ and make him known! She currently has the joy to serve on staff at The Village Church writing curriculum, teaching, and developing leaders. Elizabeth is also a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary with a master’s in Christian education. You can find her at www.elizabethwoodson.org.

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Mothering and Ministering: Is Balance Possible? (a panel discussion)

Making time to study the Word, especially to lead and teach, is valuable. But for those of us in the season of mothering young children, finding the right time and balance to be faithful to the Word and faithful to our families can be particularly challenging. How do we balance being first and foremost a daughter of God and on mission for the Kingdom, knowing that our families are a very valuable expression of our mission but not always our only mission? Joined by a panel of women who are faithfully teaching in their own community, Caroline will guide us through a helpful discussion that will speak encouragement and creativity into finding balance in ministry and mothering. This is not a one-size-fits-all solution, but a glimpse into different perspectives in the midst of this season of life.

Caroline will be joined by Colleen Searcy, Angie Likens, Kelsey Hency, Melissa Deming and Aina Carruth.

Caroline Smiley lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and three young children where she teaches Bible study at her home church, Eastside Community Church. Her passion is making theology accessible to the church, especially women. Caroline is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in New Testament.

First Steps: Discipleship of Women in the Church

Church size does not dictate the need, value, or method of teaching God's Word to others faithfully. In this workshop, Courtney will provide the biblical basis for ministry to women in the local church, and share practical tools and ideas for beginning a word-based ministry among the women in your community. By the end of your time together, you will have a vision and planned path to move forward in serving your local body.

Courtney Reissig is a writer and bible teacher. Courtney is a mom to four boys and a wife to Daniel. They are members of Midtown Baptist Church in Little Rock, AR, where her husband serves as an elder and she leads the women's ministry.

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Living and Loving with Hope in the Midst of Suffering and Trauma

As a leader in the church, you may face the moment when a woman in your community suffers trauma or a woman shares the effects of past trauma with you. Do you feel inadequate in that moment, or fear causing more damage in trauma related counseling? We believe in the hope of the ultimate healer; but how do we share that with the women we are walking with? In this workshop, Angie Durham will answer these questions so you can understand and recognize trauma symptoms and know how to best walk alongside suffering women with wisdom and compassion.

Angie Durham is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LMFTS and LPCS). She has been a Biblical Counselor at North Texas Christian Counseling since 2007. She is also a Care Deacon at The Village Church in Flower Mound and has two sons.



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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 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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