Eating Together

God created us to need food, and he modeled how a simple meal can draw people to himself. Eating together can be personally transformative and missional as we see in the feeding of the 5,000 and Jesus’s example of eating with sinners. This experiential workshop will be a forum to empower women using a theological…

Read More

A Light in the Darkness: Coping with Mental Illness

Approximately one in 25 adults experience serious mental illness in any given year. How do we as Christians deal with the stigma, advocate well for ourselves and our loved ones, and find God’s grace and healing in the midst of confusion and grief? Theresa Marks, director of pastoral care and advocacy, Develop Leaders, ECC, Chicago,…

Read More

Silence in Community

In this session we will practice silence in community as we learn together how to be still in silence, and then share in community what God has done in the quiet of our hearts. Diana Shiflett, pastor of spiritual formation, Naperville Covenant Church, Naperville, IL

Read More

Spiritual Practices in Community as Prayer

Using Scripture to pray with one another, we will engage with the word of God together and see how God speaks to us and through us. Practices: dwell in the word, Bible art journaling, imaginative prayer leading into Emmaus walk Diana Shiflett, pastor of spiritual formation, Naperville Covenant Church, Naperville, IL

Read More

Spiritual Practices in Community in Your Context

Learn to lead new ways to pray in your own circles of influence. We will introduce the concept of how to lead practices in your own community. Take time to engage personally with the practices, learn how to lead practices well, and take time to think creatively about how you might use them in your…

Read More

The Truth About Sex

Discover how to create real intimacy in marriages as we learn God’s truth, uncover lies, seek healing, and find real answers about sex. Ruth Buezis, founder and author of Awaken Love

Read More

#MeToo

Bringing awareness of the prevalence of sexual violence and relating the various effects of sexual trauma and the hope of healing through Christ. We will also address how to walk alongside those who have been assaulted. Elizabeth O. Pierre, assistant professor of pastoral care and counseling and counseling psychology, North Park University and North Park…

Read More

Carry the Word: Discern // Discover // Develop

This will be a time of discernment for women who are wondering if they are called to carry the word of God through preaching and teaching ministries. This will also be a time of discovering our unique voices for those who know they are called. We will conclude with deeper biblical and practical development of…

Read More