Proclaim Truth workshops are uniquely designed to meet the needs of each participant in their specific areas of interest. At Proclaim Truth 2020, you will have the opportunity to enjoy three of the workshops offered. Each workshop provides participants with targeted teaching from phenomenal teachers in subjects ranging from developing skills as a one-on-one mentor to teaching and writing curriculum for your church bible studies. There will be opportunities for participants to grow in family discipleship, effective scripture study, bible study logistics, and more! With the variety of subject matters offered, we are confident there will be engaging and encouraging workshops for everyone.
2020 Workshops will be announced in July. All pre-registered attendees will be e-mailed a link to make your workshop selection once all are in place. Thank you for your patience.
Each participant will have 3 opportunities to attend workshops.
A detailed workshop schedule will be announced in July.
You will make your selection during the registration process.
Friday | January 24, 2020
AM - Session A
PM - Session B
Saturday | January 25, 2020
AM - Session C
workshops | 2019
2020 workshops are still in the works, but you can expect many of your favorites from 2019 to return as well as some very exciting additions. Take a moment to remember what all was offered for 2019.
Live Podcast Recording | Risen Motherhood
Our Neighbors at Home: Ministering to Our Families in Everyday Life
Laura Wifler and Emily Jensen
In true Risen Motherhood style, women from all vocational callings will hear and gain a renewed understanding of their responsibility for ministry at home. You will learn practical ways to see, remember, and serve your children as your primary mission field through basic discipleship in everyday life. If you're a mother, this is not one to be missed. If you are discipling moms, you will gain a renewed understanding of how to best encourage women in this season.
Tired, Busy, & Overwhelmed: Reaching Moms Through Women's Ministry
Laura Wifler and Emily Jensen
Does Bible study and gospel learning have to take a vacation while moms are deep in the throws of raising young children? It doesn’t have to. Listen in as Laura and Emily discuss increasing Bible study attendance for moms, helping moms feel welcome at church, engaging moms outside of formal gatherings, and discipling moms through intergenerational relationships.
The Path to Confident Teaching: How to Study the Bible to Teach It
Session C & D
Teachers who teach are first students. Teachers who teach God’s Word are first students of God’s Word. Aina knows well the desire to teach God’s Word and the importance of personally studying and knowing God’s Word. In this workshop Aina will guide you in the process of first studying scripture then developing a teaching outline. She will teach you the importance of knowing and working the text as you study and practical steps to transition you from study to forming a lesson. You will grow in your confidence to study scripture and then teach what you are learning in your community.
Less Hustle, More God: intentional patterns of spiritual disciplines
When is the last time you dedicated time to engage with God? When you weren’t being interrupted by children or spouse or the always-present to-do list calling your name? We can get buried under the never ending to-do list and stay wrapped up in working so hard to make “stuff” happen. Sometimes you are faced with getting it done anyway you can, one day at a time. You may get stuck in the “doing” of everyday life and forget how powerful and necessary it is to step away and take time to focus on and engage with God. He is the author of the story we are called to participate in, and he can be trusted with every detail. Let’s learn to stop the hustle and focus on Him.
Make it Stick
How do you teach God’s Word in a way that reaches all different types of learners? Join Erin Cunningham as she brings classroom strategies into Bible study, equipping her listeners with tools to help “make it stick”. You’ll learn to see God’s beautiful design in different learning styles, and you’ll walk away with a toolkit of strategies to implement in your own Bible study setting. Erin is a passionate and gifted teacher who will bring experience and inspiration to your planning, writing, and teaching.
Teaching Good Theology to Kids
Anne Lincoln Holibaugh
Session A & C
There is a great need for theological precision in our churches when it comes to teaching kids. They can handle it! Join Anne Lincoln Holibaugh as she helps you raise expectations for your teaching and identify common errors in the world of children’s ministry. Her goal is to send you home with tools and language that are helpful, practical, and theologically informed.
Trusting God Through Transitions
Session A & C
Change is hard. Most everybody has experienced a season of change. But in an effort to appear “fine”, sometimes we don’t handle the difficulty of transition well. In Angie Shepherd’s workshop, find space to identify the transitions God brings into our lives. She will lead you in discovering keys to coping with change, and you will learn what it looks like to trust the God who never changes in the midst of an ever-changing world. Angie’s personal experiences of ministry to women all over the world and in different life stages is full of wisdom and truth.
Unlocking the Bible for Teens
Session A & B
Teaching God’s Word to the next generation is essential, but how do you engage teenagers with ancient truths? Christen Nutter brings a great deal of experience and wisdom into this workshop, where she hopes to equip her listeners with the tools necessary for communicating the narrative of Scripture to the next generation.
Caring for Professional Women and a Theology of Work
Working women can sometimes feel out of place in the church as they balance the different aspects of life. Join Christen Nutter as she helps her listeners develop a theology of work. Her hope is to equip teachers and leaders to care for professional women by creating an environment that is inclusive of the working woman.
The fine art of Discipleship
Session C & D
The goal of discipleship is captured well in this quote by R. T. Williams: "The reproduction of the life of Christ, on the canvas of every day life…is the finest of the fine arts “
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus describes a true believer as being "the salt of the earth" and “the light of the world". Come unpack what those descriptions of our identity in Christ mean and how they are essentially our primary purpose for existence. Regardless of age, sex, marital or socio-economic status, or even our roles or titles (or lack thereof), we all have a high calling, which we are also called to reproduce in our generation and in the generations to come. Want to know what Jesus calls YOU to do with YOUR life (as a result of who He has MADE YOU to BE)—not just theoretically, but in your real daily life, starting today? Come hear answers straight from His Word!
Forming the Next Generation
Session B & D
Many will say that teaching the Gospel to the next generation is important, but how do we do that well? Melissa Cotter will present a framework for kids’ ministry, answering questions like “How do you build and run an effective ministry?”, “How do you teach in a large group setting?”, and “How do you minister to kids coming from difficult places?”. Join Melissa as she shares practical application from her own ministry experience.
Curriculum: the art of asking the right questions
Session A & B
Writing a Bible Study curriculum begins with asking the right questions. Kelsey Hency will teach you a step-by-step approach for creating curriculum questions that draw your readers into the Scriptures. If you’re interested in writing a Bible study - now or in the future - join Kelsey as she offers practical help for an intimidating task.
Your Body Matters to God: Developing a Biblical and Theological Understanding of the Physical Body for Ourselves and Our Teaching
Alexandria Ford, Ed.D.
Session A & B
How are we to understand ourselves, including our physical bodies, from a Christian perspective? As believers, we recognize that we are created in the image of God and Scripture testifies to how God’s hand is intricately involved in each aspect of our creation. Yet, we often struggle with how to understand or relate to our bodies as believers. Join Alex as she helps you develop a biblical and theological foundation for understanding the physical body. Additionally, you will discover how the body relates to our faith and our teaching. This workshop will include time for collaboration and discussion, and will equip you with practical tools for teaching with the whole person in mind.
A Framework for family discipleship
Some of the most important Bible teaching you will ever do may not take place on a platform but across the kitchen table from your children. Join Jenni Hamm as she presents a framework for family discipleship that can be used within the church or family setting. She will explain how she uses this model in her own family, sharing specific examples of how it is applied.
How to craft a Bible teaching: Preparation and Process
Session A & B
Do you have a passion to teach the Bible but don’t know where to begin? Colleen desires to equip and encourage women to step out in their teaching gifts. Learn practical tools and a useful outline to teach a Bible passage with context and background in mind. In this workshop, you will practice the process of gathering context and content in order to teach through Psalm 37:1-11. (Participants will receive an email two weeks prior to the conference so that they can be familiar with the Bible passage. Please bring a study Bible with you to the workshop. Laptops and tablets welcomed but not required.)
Live Podcast Recording | Knowing Faith
How to do THEOLOGY engagement together
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. Hosted by Jen Wilkin, JT English and Kyle Worley, this podcast dives into Christian story, belief and practice in a way that that is accessible to everyone. They will be joined by Elizabeth Woodson for a live recording.
Grounded in God’s Story: The how & why of theology
Session A & B
Everybody is a theologian. Studying theology can sound intimidating, but we do it every day! This workshop will talk about the how and why of theology. Why does it matter? How do you study? How do I stay grounded in God’s greater story? Join Caroline as she helps equip you to approach theology with confidence and clarity, knowing where to begin and how to engage.
The story of Scripture from Genesis to Revelation
Session C & D
While many of us can tell our stories or talk about characters from the Bible, we have a hard time weaving together the entire story of Scripture, beginning in Genesis and ending in Revelation. There is no more significant story in our lives than the one God has written and is writing. Join Caroline as she helps you understand God’s unfolding story through the pages of Scripture and across time, so that we can remember who we are and where we are going.
Praying with and for one another
In our small group culture today, "prayer request time" can take a variety of forms - and sometimes it might not be the most fruitful. What does it look like to really pray for and with community? Join Lacey Rozell as she teaches how to practice prayer when leading a small group. She will talk about the importance of prayer in accountability, prayer in confession, and prayer in the moment.
Foundations for Building a Group Bible Study
When a Bible study goes from a small group to a large group, how do you put structures in place to help it thrive? Join Ann Hastings as she teaches about the administrative side of large-group Bible study. Learn how to put together a leadership team, communicate well, handle logistics, and organize instruction.
the gospel intersection: living with your eyes wide open
Join Mandy Stenberg as she leads a "listening in" session, where you’ll be able to hear the stories of women who carry the Gospel with them in their daily lives. If you ever wonder how to live on purpose for the sake of the Gospel - no matter your role - you will want to sit in on this. Women from all walks of life will be challenged to look at their daily lives and ask themselves, “Where can I take the Gospel?”
applying The rhythm of Justice and Mercy in your life
Melissa Ice and Tess Clarke
Session B & D
Tess Clarke and Melissa Ice want to join you in exploring what it looks like to engage with the vulnerable, with tips on how to integrate justice and mercy into our already busy lives. No matter your role, this workshop will give you a greater understanding of God’s heart for those in the margins, as well as practical steps for loving and discipling the “least of these” in your city. Both Tess and Melissa have immersed their lives in the calling to love and pursue relationships with all people around them. They will be able to help you see those in your own community who may be vulnerable, learn to know them and love them. Practically, you will walk away from this workshop with a plan of how to apply what you learn as soon as you arrive home.
Ministry of Humility, Hope and Love in Suffering and Pain
Angie Durham and Kim Turpin
We can plan ahead, work to be healthy, comfortable, wealthy and successful, and live with the full knowledge that at some point we will still face suffering. Within the story of God lies our true understanding of suffering and how to walk through life with this reality. Do you ever feel insecure about your ability to encourage those around you during their hard seasons? As women in discipleship relationships you have a unique role in helping those around you connect the Gospel to their own pain and suffering. It is important to understand the root of pain and suffering as well as how to walk with others in grace and love as they navigate through this life. Join Kim Turpin and Angie Durham in a discussion centered on how to (and how not to!) walk with the hurting and offer the hope of the Gospel.