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Breathless: A Gathering for Women
September 23, 2017$30 – $40
Brenda Poinsett is a life-long learner, a wise and witty teacher, a compelling speaker, and an award-winning writer. With a degree in education from Southern Illinois University and a master’s degree from Southwestern Seminary, Brenda taught math, sociology, and Bible literature at the high school and college levels before leaving the classroom to teach life-changing knowledge. She does this mainly through speaking and writing.
As a speaker, she gives keynote addresses and leads breakout sessions at conferences, retreats, and conventions. She also does lighter fare at special events such as luncheons and banquets. She works at perfecting her communication skills through memberships in the National Speakers Association and Toastmasters International.
As a writer, she shares biblical insights with life application. She’s the author of twenty books including He Said What?!, He Did that?!, Wonder Women of the Bible and The Friendship Factor.
Brenda and her husband Bob, also a speaker, have three grown sons, one daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren. They live in Union, Missouri, where Bob and Brenda study and prepare their presentations in their book-lined offices.
Melody T. Knox
In this conference we will discuss some practical ways to make disciples by sharing Christ with those we are around every day. We will glean some ideas from the book Unscripted by Jeff Iorg, which will encourage us to shake off stale evangelism techniques and to embrace a way of life that connects each of us with the spiritual power needed for effective witnessing and for building meaningful relationships through which our witness can flow.
Creating Community among Volunteers
Come and hear Barbara present and share this topic written by Dr. Pamela D. Smith. As women we are part of many communities in our lives. Whether it be family, at work or at church, hear how to create communities that can enhance every part of your life.
Women Missionaries on the College Campus
Jen Saunders & Rachel Jones (Campus Missionaries)
Come hear what God is doing at our Universities through the campus ministries in the Maryland area, how God has been moving in the lives of college students, and how you can be part of this kingdom work among them.
Operation Christmas Child
More than just a shoebox! Come and hear how children around the world receive a shoebox gift and hear the Gospel. Since 1993 Operation Christmas Child has collected and distributed over 146 million shoeboxes. Each shoebox represents a child. The shoebox is not the end of the story, but the beginning. Connie will share how a simple gift is changing hearts, families and entire villages.
Leading a Child in Christ
As a parent or teacher, learning how to help a child on his spiritual journey in life to the most important skill that you can develop: Knowing HOW, Knowing WHEN, Knowing WHY
Jancy Glisson & Monique Kirkland
Bible journaling has become very popular as an expression of faith, a way to be creative, and a way to dig deeply into God’s Word or simply to reflectively meditate. Come learn some basic tips on how to get started! (Space is limited to 25 each session.)
8 am Doors Open
9 am Gathering
11am Break-out Sessions I
Break-out Sessions II
2 pm Gathering
3:00 pm Homeward Bound