Flourishing: How the Gospel Changes Everything – Steph Hubach
How would you finish this sentence? “Life would be great, if only…” What is flourishing in life, from a biblical vantage point? What are the obstacles that we encounter to flourishing? How does the gospel transform those roadblocks and change everything? Come explore I Corinthians 12 and find out!
How to Think Biblically about My Body – Ellen Dykas
Dumpy, sexy, mine, ‘I hate it!’, ‘Get some work done girl’, ‘Who cares?!’ There are a variety of loud voices preaching and persuading girls and women how to think about their bodies. The Bible’s message is both encouraging and challenging: we belong to Jesus and so do our bodies! This workshop will give you a foundation about a) what a biblical view of the body is, and b) how the gospel gives us guidance in living out faith and freedom as ‘embodied souls’.
How Do I Get Enough? – Callie Miller
Time, Money, Energy. Security and Significance. Love, Empathy. Happiness, Peace, and Hope. How do we find the physical, mental, emotional and even spiritual resources to meet all our and others’ needs? The feeling of scarcity, of constant and continual deficiency, can come to dominate our lives. How can we live in a way that grasps and clings to the truth that Christ gives us all things when so much of life highlights our lack? In this seminar, we will explore and discuss how Christ meets us in our scarcity.
Living With Purpose on Purpose in the Afternoon of Life – Sharon Betters
Better with age. 60 is the new 40 (does that mean 40 is the new 20?). Live fast, Run Hard, Dream Big. Gone are the days when grandmothers could put on a big flowered tent dress, sport a pin curl perm, clunky shoes, support hose rolled down below her knees and rock her way into the twilight zone. Inspiring statements but how do we live life through this grid when with each season of life, we discover that no matter how we live, run or dream, much of life requires letting go: letting go of dreams, physical health, relationships, children, church families, and sometimes spouses. That rocking chair looks pretty good when each “letting go” leaves a ragged hole that can make or break us. Join us to talk about how to live with purpose, on purpose, in the afternoon of life.
Talking to Kids about Tough Topics – Julie Lowe
As parents and friends of children living in the 21st century, we’re called to address tough issues surrounding technology, sexuality, adoption and fostering, death, and the ever-present problem of evil – all matters that require tremendous wisdom and care when communicating with children. Many parents feel at a loss to know how to engage their children on such issues. It is all too clear why we would avoid these conversations, hoping that our children will not be exposed to the problems and suffering that are so prevalent in the world. The question is not if our children will be exposed to these difficult issues, but when, and how. Children need to be equipped to know how to make sense of them, and it is guaranteed that those who speak the earliest, loudest, or most often, will win their respect. All too often culture, peers, or media have the loudest voices in a child’s life. But there is a different way. Learn how to proactively pursue conversation with your children and foster a biblical understanding of life and their experience of tough topics.