Captivating Women - Fall 2010 Mini-Conference

Living His Strength - From Glory to glory! All NEW Workshop Topics for... Speakers, Writers, Leaders and Believers

General Session


Special Music by Natalie Ryan

"My heart is so full and complete when I watch others worship and find that moment with the Lord that brings them healing, joy, peace and life. There is no other place I’d rather be than standing in complete abandonment to the Lord, hands raised, my soul overflowing with praise. This is where I belong." – Natalie Ryan
Natllie Ryan
General Session - "Living in His Strength: From Glory to Glory" with Erin Campbell

As we discover how to recognize the voice of Christ, we must also learn how to “walk out” that purpose for which He is calling us forward.  If we are honest, many of us feel inadequate, unable, unworthy, and too weak to function at this high capacity calling.   However, in the midst of our self-doubt,  the Lord says, "GOOD!  That is why I chose you in the first place!"  (read John 15:16, 2 Cor. 12:9)   Explore what it means to Live in His Strength when we feel used up, beaten down, and passed over.
Natllie Ryan
Workshop Presenters
Becoming A Captivating Believer Track
Workshop 1 - "Beauty from Ashes" with Deborah Lovett:
 9:30am - 10:45am
How do you live victoriously moment by moment when the walls are literally crumbling down before your very eyes? You were made for such a time as this! Come and be refreshed in body, soul, and spirit as together we discuss how Jesus can bring beauty from ashes - as you are captivated by Him!
Deborah Lovett
Workshop 2 - "Journey of Prayer Instruction" with Gail Dudley: 
11:15am - 12:30pm

In our culture today the intentional prayer of the believers are absolutely critical if we are to see any real change in the lives of people who so desperately need the presence of Christ. Many people have the desire to go deeper in their prayer life, but unsure how to connect with God’s heart. “Journey of Prayer Instruction” equips you in how to develop and build a powerful prayer life – living out your personal testimony of a life transformed by the power of prayer and having a heart of worship.
Gail Dudley

Workshop 3 - "Navigate with God through the Winds of Change" with Dr. Ginny W. Frings:
2:30pm - 3:30pm

If you were stuck on an island all alone, would you be able to feed yourself? Are you searching for God’s presence and the purpose for your life? You are not alone. We all need inspiration in our lives to help us persevere on the daily path of life…sometimes the path is smooth and sometimes rocky… some paths are straight and some jagged. Filled with insight, illusions, and humor, Dr. Ginny Frings’ program will bring you closer to God while learning how to recognize and use your spiritual gifts. Travel the journey of perseverance with Ginny and come away with your own personal treasure map… knowing that "for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." [Luke 12:34]
Dr. Ginny W. Frings

Becoming A Captivating Leader Track
Workshop 1 - "Leadership at Work: Living Christian Faith in the Marketplace" with Cathy Rosenbaum:
9:30am - 10:45am

Attendees at this interactive workshop will learn how to 1)  compare spiritual gifts and natural talents, 2) describe characteristics of 'passionate' servant leadership, and 3) discuss how to witness Christian faith in the workplace using practical examples. 
Workshop Theme: "But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant." Matthew 20:26
Workshop 2 - "Leadership at Home:  How to Create a Heavenly Home” with Kelly Wilson:
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Every member of the Christian family is called to serve in some capacity. One wonderful place of service, that is often overlooked, is our home. As wives, moms, sisters, daughters, and friends, we have a unique opportunity to bless the people we know by creating a Heavenly Home where they feel safe, well-fed, affirmed, comfortable and encouraged by the word of God. This training will cover both the practical tips and the spiritual principles of creating and utilizing a heavenly home. We will discuss the enablers and barriers that affect your ability to “minister” to others within the walls of your home. We’ll close the session by developing a personalized plan of attack so that you can make your dwelling place a slice of heaven on earth. Come laugh and learn in this session. You won’t be disappointed.
Kelly Wilson
Workshop 3 - "Leadership in Life: The DREAM Manager" with Madonna Kohnen:
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Are you engaged in life or do you just exist? Where do you see yourself in one year? Five years? How about 10? Dreams are invisible, but powerful. You cannot see them, but they keep everything going. In this workshop we will learn why our dreams are important and we’ll begin the process of uncovering some of the dreams that you’ve longed for that may have been tucked away. Whether it’s a trip that you want to take, a relationship that you want to mend or perhaps you want to develop a deeper more intimate relationship with God, you’ll have an opportunity to begin this process. As women, we often become so wrapped up in helping others we quit listening to our heart to see what God has planned for us. On a professional level, this workshop can teach you how to get and keep your employees engaged in their life and your business! Come hear what your heart is trying to tell you and start putting pen to paper to begin the process of seeing your dreams come true.
Madonna Kohnen
Becoming A Captivating Speaker Track
Workshop 1 & 2 - Mega Workshop - "Captivating Speaker Lab" with Sandra Vogel, PhD:  
9:30am - 12:30pm

Connect with your audience ... cultivate your presentation and pitch power . and create your presentations! In this powerful mega-workshop session limited to only 10 participants, you will receive individual practice, videotaping, and coaching from Dr. Sandra Vogel. Fine-tune your presentation, content, and delivery . and become a truly captivating speaker!

***PRE-CONFERENCE NOTE: Because this session will rely upon one-on-one coaching and instruction, you are required to bring the following assignment with you to the session.

Assignment - Elevator Speech: Before the conference, please prepare a one-minute "elevator speech" with the following components...

  1. Your name
  2. What your organization/business does
  3. The benefits of your business
  4. What can we count on from you?
  5. What do you need from us?
Sandra Vogel
Workshop 3 - "Public Speaking - A Simple Thing that Literally Anyone Can Do" with Nina Roesner: 
2:30pm - 3:30pm

During this workshop, you will learn quick and easy ways to be successful in front of a group. If you have written a book, you know it's up to you to help promote it. If you are leading a Bible study or giving a presentation, you know it's up to you to speak with ease and confidence. This workshop will help you learn a simple method of being confident, interesting, and captivating in front of a group of people! Come learn how to make a greater impact through public speaking!

Note: You will NOT have to get up in front of the entire group in this workshop! Regardless of your skill in this area, you will pick up a few ideas that will help you - and have an impact on your audience as a result.

Nina Roesner
Writers Track

Workshop 1 - "Make Every Word Count" - Donna J. Shepherd :
 9:30am - 10:45am

In this workshop, you'll learn how to write pieces that will touch the hearts of your readers, offering hope and encouragement. Donna Shepherd will share how to compose a short piece, study the markets, and the proper way to format your writing for submission to magazines, anthologies, and e-zines. Learn how to say a lot in a few words. Devotional markets, magazines, and e-zines are good places to make first sales, too!
Donna Shepherd
Workshop 2 - "Building Believable Characters in Fiction" with Linore Burkard:
11:15am - 12:30pm

Have you struggled to write characters with depth, realism, and individuality? In this class, Linore will share her techniques for bringing life into characters, with an emphasis on writing the Christian character. Many writers end up with a preachy or cardboard protagonist in their books when they really want a breathing, vital Christian who can share his or her faith without turning off the reader. Linore will share the ways you can avoid preaching while still fulfilling the call to share the gospel.
Linore Burkard
Workshop 3 - "The Seven Planks of Your Platform" with Donna J. Shepherd :
 2:30pm - 3:30pm
As a speaker or writer, it is in your best interest to build your marketing platform as early as possible. Are you wondering - what is a platform? Why do I even need one? And the biggest question of all: How do I start building mine? In this workshop, Donna will share seven tips for establishing yourself as a professional speaker and/or writer and connecting with your audience.
To be determined