Thursday, October 9, 2014

Leadership Pre-Event

Oct. 9, 2014 from 11:30 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. EST

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6:45–9:45 p.m. Evening Session with Joni Eareckson Tada and Nancy Leigh DeMoss  

Friday, October 10, 2014

7:30–8:15 a.m. Prayer Time (optional)  
8:30 a.m. Morning Session with Mary Kassian and Janet Parshall/ Teen Track Begins  

Lunch Break 11:45 a.m.

1:30–4:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
1:30–2:30 p.m. Session I  
Rm # Speaker Title Description Sp/CC
Main Room Joni Tada Hymn Sing with Joni Tada Join Joni, along with Keith and Kristyn Getty, for this inspirational time of worship and reflection thru many of Joni’s favorite hymns. SP/CC
1 Dannah Gresh & Erin Davis Teen Track    
2 Susan Hunt Finishing Strong In a culture that pursues perpetual youthfulness, how can we prepare for and embrace the “sunset years”? Susan Hunt explores God’s Word to help us gain a biblical perspective of the privileges, opportunities, and responsibilities of old age. As she looks at older women who’ve finished well, we’ll be able to chart our own course to the finish line. Let’s rejoice that the gospel can empower us to finish strong and to never outlive our love for Him who first loved us.  
3 Mary Kassian True Womanhood for Newbies Are you new to the True Woman Movement? Want to know why it exists and what it’s all about? Then this session is for you! Mary will throw away cookie-cutter notions of what true womanhood looks like. She’ll cover the basics of God’s good, wise, and wonderful design; explore how popular culture actively resists it; and talk about why it’s important that you wrestle with the practical question of what it means to be a woman.  
4 Leslie Bennett
Vicki Rose
Kim Wagner
Holly Elliff
Truth and Hope for Hurting Marriages Whether your marriage is suffering or you desire to minister to those in difficult marriages, you’ll receive encouragement and biblical counsel from four women who understand. Be renewed with hope as we cling to the truth and grace of our great redeeming God!  
5 Jani Ortlund Your Time in God’s Treasures—Cultivating a Meaningful Devotional Life Do you struggle with how to develop intimacy with Christ in your busy life? If so, come learn what tools you can use to seek God’s wisdom the way you would search for hidden treasures. Learn how to meet with God in deep and significant ways and then share His Word with others. Come think through what it means for His words to become the joy and delight of your heart.  
6 Scott Lindsey Deepen Your Understanding of God’s Word with LOGOS Software Logos Bible Software can help you delve into the Word of God and apply it to your life (as well as the lives of others). This interactive workshop will demonstrate the use of this powerful, time-saving tool. Learn how to use Logos Bible Software to radically enhance your research, writing, and Bible study.  
7 Trillia Newbell Embracing the Beauty of Diversity Around Us The family of God is colorful, but so often we cling to those who are like us. Do you know your neighbors who aren’t like you? This is just one of the many ways you can fulfill the commandment to love your neighbor as yourself. Come be encouraged to get to know and love those who are not like you, so you can reflect the beauty of the gospel that is for all people and nations.  
8 Blair Linne Daddy’s Little Girl Is your biological father spiritually, emotionally, or physically absent? In this workshop you will see how sin has negatively affected many women’s relationships with their biological fathers. You’ll also explore how the gospel is able to heal and restore you as you embrace your new identity as an adopted daughter of God. Come be reminded that you are your Heavenly Daddy’s little girl, and be encouraged to rest in His love.  
9 Lauren Chandler The Fast That God Requires In Isaiah 58, God brings an accusation against His people. They fast, they “go to church,” they pray, but their hearts beat for their own glory and gain. You, too, can go through the motions of what you think God requires, but does your obedience flow out of a heart changed by the gospel? If so, what can you do about it?  
10 Dannah Gresh Intentional Parenting: Championing True Men & Women in Your Own Home They may be little now, but God sees future men and woman when he looks at them. He’s trusting you to parent them with intention. In this workshop, you will learn how to have age-appropriate, value-forming conversations that train your children to become godly men and women. SP
2:30–3:00 p.m. Break  
3:00–4:00 p.m. Session II  
Rm # Speaker Title Description SP/CC
Main Room Janet Parshall Telling the Truth, as a True Woman, to a World That Rejects Truth Cultural winds are blowing hard against the Church today. Unfortunately, some believers are no longer defining truth by God’s Word but by what society calls "good." How do you learn to discern what is true, and how do you share that truth wisely and winsomely in your own sphere of influence? SP/CC
1 Dannah Gresh & Erin Davis Teen Track    
2 Keith Getty The Importance of Congregational Singing It’s vital to build a church culture where everyone realizes their responsibility before God and to each other to sing together. Join Keith as he discusses the importance of congregational music in the church and shares thoughts behind the hymns he writes.  
3 Mary Kassian Jabber, Blab & Gab with Mary If you’re under thirty-five, come for a fun, informal, interactive Q&A about all things pertaining to womanhood—singleness, sexuality, dating, work, marriage . . . whatever. Are you curious about how true womanhood works? Need to know how to handle a sticky situation? Just want to pick an older woman’s brain? Then bring your questions and come jabber, blab, and gab with Mary.  
4 Leslie Bennett
Susan Hunt
Linda Green
Leading Women in the Local Church It’s such a high and holy privilege to lead and equip women! If God is calling you to initiate or grow the women’s ministry in your local church, here’s a special opportunity to glean wisdom from three seasoned leaders who have faithfully served in ministry.  
5 Jani Ortlund Guilt, Grace, and Guidance—Three Keys to Help Your Child Connect with Christ Many young women have asked Ray and Jani how they raised their four children to love and serve Jesus. Jani has been thinking about how best to help young moms connect their kids with Christ. Come learn how best to study your child, understanding his or her individual bent.  
6 Scott Lindsey Deepen Your Understanding of God’s Word with LOGOS Software LOGOS Bible Software can help you delve into the Word of God and apply it to your life (as well as the lives of others). This interactive workshop will demonstrate the use of this powerful, time-saving tool. Learn how to use Logos Bible Software to radically enhance your research, writing, and Bible study.  
7 Trillia Newbell Hope and Freedom from the Stranglehold of Despondency How do you find joy in the Lord when your feelings just don’t match? I’ve had seasons of despondency like so many others have experienced. Jesus sympathizes with us, and like with all things provides a way of escape. Together we’ll explore the Scriptures to find the freedom from our emotions and fullness of joy found in Christ.  
8 Blair Linne Capturing True Beauty in a Photoshopped World Women desire to be beautiful. The world knows this and plays upon it by constantly feeding us unrealistic images to imitate. In this workshop we will consider God’s definition of beauty and look at how to find our identity in the Lord rather than in the mass media.  
9 Lauren Chandler The Steadfast Love of The Lord Are you currently walking through the desert or a storm? If so, come hear Lauren unpack Psalm 107 and be reminded of the Lord’s covenant-making, covenant-keeping character—especially in the midst of hard times. No season is too hard or too much for Him, and He wants to walk with you through this wasteland as you cry out to Him.  
10 Kim Wagner The Power of the True Woman’s Fierce Beauty Are you a “fierce woman”? God delights when you use your strengths to live out His purposes, but when that beautiful fierceness turns destructive, relationships are damaged. Kim will share how her fierceness almost destroyed her marriage. She’ll also explain the root issues behind a woman’s destructive fierceness, and provide you with practical help to live as a beautifully fierce woman–whether you’re single or married. SP
4:00 p.m. Teen Track Ends  

*The breakout session rooms have limited capacities; plan to arrive early for the session of your choice.

Dinner Break 4:00–6:45 p.m.

6:45–9:30 p.m. Evening Session with Pastor Jim Cymbala and Chrissy Toledo

Saturday, October 11, 2014

7:45–8:15 a.m. Prayer Time (optional)  
8:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Final Morning Session with Nancy Leigh DeMoss