Breakouts

Friday Afternoon Breakouts

Friday - Round 1

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Unleashing the Power of Prayer

Wabash

If you long for your life, family, and church to be marked by the power and presence of God, come for this practical workshop and get equipped to harness the potency of prayer. You’ll also learn how to lead dynamic prayer gatherings that help women cry out to God for revival.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Discernment and Hope in End-of-Life Dilemmas

Room 140

The dying process often includes a complex web of medical terminology, statistics, and ethical decisions, making it difficult for patients and loved ones to know how to approach the end of life in a dignity-affirming, God-honoring, faith-filled way. This session explores the biblical principles behind end-of-life issues, with emphasis on our hope in Christ even in the face of death.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Soul Care for Busy Women: Finding Rest in the Chaos of Life

Sagamore 4

Do you wake up early, go to bed late, and still have three dozen things on your to-do list, leaving your soul weary and heavy-burdened? Jesus promises all who come to Him a quiet refreshment that’s found only in His presence. In this session, you’ll learn how to REST in God’s loving presence anytime and anywhere, and have the opportunity to rest right in the middle of the conference.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Building a Spiritual Legacy for Your Children—and Theirs—to the Tenth Generation!

Sagamore 6-7


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Raising a Christian family is both thrilling and sobering. This breakout will explore what the children in your life need and how the Lord will enter in as you help them to “set their hope in God” (Psalm 78:7). Jani will share how she and her husband are asking and believe God to do in the lives of their own children and grandchildren–to the tenth generation.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

A Practical Guide to Fasting

Rooms 236-237

Does the mention of fasting make you feel instantly "hangry"? Do you associate skipping meals with crash diets? Do you wonder what food and prayer have to do with each other? Let Bible teacher Erin Davis help you understand what God's Word really says about fasting. She'll provide enthusiastic encouragement and practical ideas for how to implement this powerful discipline in your own life.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Finding Freedom from Fear

Rooms 141-142

Fear is on the rise, even for those who have walked with Christ for many years. Saturated in Scripture, this breakout will explore practical ways to combat fear through praise and worship, praying Scripture, borrowing hope, and choosing to remember.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Persecution, Perseverance, and the Key to Sustaining Faith

Rooms 238-239

How have ancient and contemporary saints persevered under anti-Christian hostility? Is there a common denominator to the invisible Church’s faithfulness throughout the ages? K.A. Ellis shares stories, discusses stealth methodologies, and points the way to the Sustainer of faith. Join Karen for this casual and private talk about the persecuted and persevering Church, and what we can learn today to prepare for a stealthy, costly, and productive Christianity.

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Open Heart, Open Home: Hospitality and the Gospel

Rooms 240-242

Can you change the world by opening your home? Consider the current cultural battles that are leading to isolation then open your Bible to see how God defines true hospitality. Receive practical insight into how to apply what you learn in your everyday life and catch a vision for what a difference hospitality can make.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

The Right Kind of Confident

Hall I

Need a confidence boost? Be honest: Who among us isn't plagued with fears, insecurities, and self doubt? In this session, Mary will compare the Bible's definition of confidence with the world's well-worn self-help formula to help you know how to turn the enemy's tool of fear on its head. Come learn how to become the bold, courageous woman God created you to be . . . a woman with remarkable grit who's got the right kind of confidence!

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Cultivating Contentment

Sagamore 5

In a world that offers up many temporal pleasures, the one treasure that seems most elusive is the rare jewel of Christian contentment. Yet, the apostle Paul was able to write from a Roman prison, “I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content” (Phil. 4:11). How can we learn this same lesson in the midst of life’s ups and downs? This workshop will seek to understand the meaning of contentment, the snares that keep us from joy, and how to cultivate contentment within our hearts.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

The Joy of Embracing Biblical Womanhood

Room 143

Have you ever felt like God’s design for women is less than ideal? Have you rejected the idea of biblical womanhood because it sounds restrictive and confining? Discover the purpose for which God made us women, the awesome beauty of His design, and the joy you can discover when you fully embrace how He created you.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

How to Talk to Your Daughter about Gender

Room 145

There was a time when we would never have dreamed of needing a workshop like this, right? Not only is the topic of gender prevalent; it’s polarizing, dividing friends, families and even the Body of Christ. If you’re a mom who feels scared and ill-equipped for this conversation, you need to know something: you are not alone. The True Girl lead teachers have joined forces to facilitate this workshop for moms and grandmas with girls at all developmental stages, especially tweens (ages 7–12).

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Como hallar refugio en Cristo (How to Find Refuge in Christ – Spanish)

Sagamore 1-2

Vivimos vidas agitadas en un mundo en turbulencia. Estas presiones a menudo producen ansiedad y ruido en nuestras almas. En todas las etapas de la vida: solteras o casadas, con hijos o sin ellos, aprendiendo a adaptarse a un nido vacío o en los años dorados, todas las mujeres anhelamos vidas y relaciones florecientes. Cristo nos ofrece refugio y a través de Su Palabra nos enseña cómo vivir, llevándonos a la paz que tanto deseamos.
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We live hectic lives in a turbulent world. These pressures often produce anxiety and noise in our souls. In every stage of life: single or married, with children or without, learning to adjust to an empty nest or in your golden years, all women long for flourishing lives and relationships. Christ offers us refuge and through His Word He teaches us the way to live, leading us to the peace we most long for.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Mentoring Made Real: The Power of Authentic Connection

Rooms 243-245

In a world where we’re more connected than ever, women are feeling lonely . . . isolated . . . invisible. We long to be seen, heard, and known and we’re hungry for deep conversations and authentic relationships. Join us for this workshop where we’ll dive into biblical truths about real connection and the transforming power of prayer-focused mentoring.

Friday - Round 2

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Food Is Not the Enemy: Discover Freedom from Food Fixation

Sagamore 6-7

Most women have struggled with food their entire lives—whether running to it for comfort or obsessing over calorie counting and macronutrients. Jesus wants to set us free from our food fixation and lead us into food freedom, a place where we find our fullness and satisfaction in Christ alone. In this session, discover what the Bible says about food, and how to turn your food triggers into spiritual growth triggers that propel you closer to Jesus and a life of freedom.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Living in the Unshakable Victory of Christ

Rooms 240-242

Are you feeling defeated and discouraged? Do you question the powerful protection of God in your life? In this breakout, Judy Dunagan will share practical, biblical insights on how to faithfully pick up the weapons of God’s Word, His armor, and prayer as we seek to live in the victory that Christ has already won for us.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Point Your Kids to the Gospel with Great Stories

Room 140


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We’ve all seen the delight on our kids’ faces as the treasures of Narnia and Middle Earth, Neverland, and Green Gables spill over into their lives. J.R.R. Tolkien postulated that great stories thrill us because they reflect the truth for which we yearn: our redemption in Christ. Join us for a discussion of how the best stories glitter with gospel threads, and how we can use such narrative arcs to point our kids to Christ.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

How to Be a More Discerning Woman

Wabash

The apostle Paul prayed for his beloved Philippians that their “love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent” (Phil. 1:9). This workshop will explore how we can grow into women who are able to discern truth from error as we make choices in our reading, entertainment, teaching, relationships, and ministry.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Finding My Father: How the Gospel Heals the Pain of Fatherlessness

Rooms 141-142

Consider how the gospel helps us cling to our heavenly Father, empowering us to begin the process of healing from the pain of an earthly father who is physically, emotionally, and/or spiritually absent.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Hiding God’s Word in Your Heart

Rooms 238-239

We are blessed with more access to Scripture than any other generation. With the Bible at our fingertips, is Scripture memory really necessary? How do we begin? In this session we’ll explore some of the basics, blessings, and benefits of hiding God’s Word in our hearts.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

The Dangers and Delights of Pursuing Authentic Friendships

Sagamore 5

If we know friendship is essential to the Christian life, why do we often experience disappointment and confusion in pursuit of it? We need a gospel-soaked view of friendship so we can avoid the counterfeits of friendship offered by the world and find the courage to build the stable and satisfying friendships we were made for.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Help! I’m Married to My Pastor!

Rooms 243-245

Marriage to a man in ministry can be lonely and stressful. This breakout will help you rise above the Sunday morning slump, the "fix-him fever,” and the hidden expectations we ministry wives can struggle with. The goal is to help you feel more seen, understood and encouraged.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Help for Hurting Parents

Room 143

Do you have a prodigal child or loved one that has turned away from the Lord? Is this a trial in your life that causes more pain than you feel you can bear? Discover how you can reach your prodigal and what God has for you in the valley of waiting.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Are You a Control Girl?

Rooms 236-237

Do you erupt in anger or melt in fear over the things you can’t control? Are you heavy-handed with others, or do you manipulate to get your way? The truth is, God’s already in control—which means you don’t have to be. Come explore five ways to lay down your control burden, surrender to God, and flourish.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Happily Joyful After: Life-Giving Truth for Marriages

Hall I

When one partner binges on sin, both the husband and the wife are swept into a vulnerable place of brokenness. The sacred oneness of this holy union results in collective pain. Dannah Gresh has been there, and by God’s grace she and her husband, Bob, are living in what she calls “happily joyful after.” This session is a collection of the truth she wishes someone had shared with her as she learned to love her husband more deeply. Happily Ever After may be a myth, but Jesus can help you experience true joy in your marriage.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

The Story of Sex

145

The world and the Word tell two radically different stories about human sexuality. The story you choose will determine whether you experience brokenness or wholeness.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Atesorando a Cristo en lo ordinario (Treasuring Christ in the Mundane – Spanish)

Sagamore 1-2

¿Necesitas motivación para afrontar la complejidad de tus días? ¿Te cuesta disfrutar la etapa de la vida en la que te encuentras? ¿Quieres saber cómo integrar tu devoción a Dios en la vida cotidiana? En este taller aprenderás a contemplar el valor incomparable de Cristo y descubrirás maneras prácticas de hacer de tu vida una ofrenda de adoración a Él.
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Do you need motivation to face the complexity of your days? Do you struggle to enjoy the stage of life you’re in? Do you want to know how to integrate your devotion to God into everyday life? In this workshop you will learn to behold the incomparable value of Christ and discover practical ways to make your life a worship offering to Him.