Conference titles and sessions

BREAKOUT CONFERENCES: Women’s Retreat 2019


 Sessions  (Each conference is given twice)     Title                                                                                                 Leader(s)


1 & 2                               Boundaries-How to Deal with Difficult People                                    Gayla Gutierrez

Discover how to deal with difficult people and personalities and regain control of your life! You’ll get the biblical basis for setting limits and learn how they’re constructed—and damaged. This include the workplace and regulating social media.


1   &      2                           Move On ( When Mercy Meets Your Mess)                                                   Melissa Chew

Weary of hiding and pretending. It’s time to find the courage to lay your heart bare before the Lord and say, “I’m not okay, and I need your help.” Once you face your messes, God—in his sweet mercy—will help you get real, deal, and truly move on. Say goodbye to the person you’ve been pretending to be and celebrate a gloriously imperfect mess loved by God.


1 & 2                                                  Women of the Word                                                                           Sharon Wright

Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start to study God’s Word. A lack of time, emotionally driven approaches and past frustrations can erode our resolve to keep growing in our knowledge of Scripture. This session will help you to find your way deeper into the Word of God without having to be seminary educated, a genius, or even an especially good student.


1 & 3                                                   Sacred Holidays, Less Chaos and More Jesus                             Linda Baker

Holidays are meant to be more than chaos with glimpses of grace: they are meant to draw us closer to God and one another, but often life is so busy that setting a game plan just doesn’t happen. This conference is meant to help you avoid what has tripped you up in the past & give you insights, tips, and tools to make your holidays less chaotic & more meaningful.


1 &    5                                          Just Open the Door (A Study of Biblical Hospitatlity)                        Marie Pratt

For many of us, inviting people into our lives and homes feels more like inviting judgment on our entertaining skills and stress on our housekeeping skills. We often get caught up in perfecting our homes and conversations before we open our doors. Hospitality is one of the best ways to live out the 2 commandments: loving God with all your heart and loving your neighbor as yourself.


2 & 3                                              Homegrown—Cultivating Kids in the Fruit of the Spirit                             Joy Hall

Discover the fruit of the Spirit in the context of your parenting, learn how to cultivate growth in your children, ane explore practical ways to live out the fruit of the Spirit together.


3 & 4                                                                                     Crafts                                                                           Justine Williams

Rain can be drenching, but it can also be refreshing and uplifting. Enjoy some crafts with rain chains and rainbows for this session as we make things to encourage each other.


3 & 4                                                     Everyday Worship—Our Work, Heart and Jesus                        Sonja Watkins

As women busy about our work, we often leave God to the spiritual categories of our lives, seeing our daily occupations as just work. The challenge of connecting work to worship is as old as Mary & Martha. The solution is not to choose between work and worship, but rather to worship in our work. Depend on God, find confidence in Him and work as stewards by His grace, and our hearts are filled with joy.


3 & 5                           You’ll Get Thru This (Hope & Help for your Turbulent Times            Tamela Wyble Berry

You’ll get thru this—whatever “this” is—financial woes, relationship valleys, health crises. You fear you won’t make it through, that the depression will never lift, the yelling will never stop, the pain will never leave. Will this gray sky ever brighten? This load ever lighten? YES! It won’t be painless, It won’t be quick, but God will use this mess for good..


  1. & 5                                                   Verse Mapping (Luke)                                                                         Gail Hallman

Do you have difficulty understanding Scripture? Do you hunt for connections in Scripture but fear You’re over-complicating things? Verse mapping is a method of studying the historical context, transliteration, translation, connotation and theological framework of a verse in the Bible Plain and simple? Verse mapping is getting real about studying the Bible.


4 & 5                                            The One-Minute Money Mentor for Women                            Nadine Peterson

Money—and all the worries that come with it—can easily consume your days. We’ll provide practical steps tto financial freedom that will empower you to take charge of your finances and conquer the bad habits, fears, and uncertainties that thwart your stability and success.


4 & 5         A Quiet Place in a Crazy World   (Drawing near to God through prayer & praise)                   Linda Hopson

This conference shares reflections on the wonder of God’s presence and encourages us in practical ways to commune with Him regularly and catch heaven’s quiet fragrance in the midst of our crazy busy world.