A Life of Prayer – Kate Quadrizius
What could be more central to the Christian life than prayer? And yet many Christians find prayer a continual challenge. How can a 21st-century woman cultivate a vibrant prayer life in what one writer has called “an age of distraction”? This workshop will explore reasons to prioritize prayer, overcoming common hindrances to prayer, and practical helps to pursuing a life lived in the presence of God.
Human Trafficking – Amanda Geleynse
For a number of years God has been awakening me to my passion for justice, much of which has come from learning about the massive issue of Human Trafficking. This is what eventually led me to northern Thailand where I worked as a Case Worker with young girls who had been sexually exploited and abused. There I experienced the Father’s heart for the broken, and the power His love has to transform lives. My hope is to help increase your awareness about the hugeness of the sex-trade not simply abroad, but here in Canada. Even more so, my prayer is that you too will become increasingly awakened to our call for justice and mercy, and encouraged that although this issue is overwhelmingly big the love of Christ is greater.
Finding Christ in the Old Testament – Wendy Stringer
How do we read the more difficult stories of the Old Testament? Should we read them, or can we just avoid them? In Luke 24 we read that Jesus, “beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.” And this is the best news. Because if Jesus is in the hard, dark places of the Old Testament, he is in our hard, dark places too. Bring your Bibles and notebooks for this interactive workshop.
The Power of Less – Cassandra Vandenhaak
The author of the Book of Hebrews (See Hebrews 12:1) talks about throwing off everything that holds us back from living life with our eyes forward. Do you know what area of your life suffers the most when you’re surrounded by clutter? Relationships. Excessive amounts of stuff rob us of time with God and others by demanding that we work harder to pay for the stuff that fills our homes that we rarely hang out in. It means distractions of constant reorganization and ‘purges’ and desperate attempts not to let the piles take over. What would happen if you eliminated those piles? How would changing your relationship with stuff change you?
The Heart of My Calling: How the Gospel Changes You and your Marriage – Sue MacDonald
Scripture says that our marriages are intended to show the world a picture of the gospel and it exhorts wives to be suitable helpmates to their husbands. But what does that look like when you have your own dreams, desires, and destination in mind? How do you preserve intimacy through the ups and downs of life including career choices, moving, children, and the various trials we face? How do you work through the deep wounds that husbands and wives inflict on each other in a way that honours the gospel and brings you closer together? (Open and suitable for both married and single women).
Women in the Workplace – Evelyn Roberts
As Christians, how will we respond to the many pressures of being women in the workplace? How do we do our jobs in the hectic whirlwind of business pressures and yet keep the eyes of our heart looking for Jesus throughout our day? Are we striving for excellence in all we do for His Glory sake or is it all about our personal comfort?