2022 Workshops

You’ll be able to attend two workshops.

The Cycle of Bearing Fruit

by Christy Cabe

As Christians, we are called to bear fruit, but what does that actually look like? How do we know if we’re bearing enough fruit, the right kind of fruit, and what does it mean to bear fruit “in season”? Join Christy to learn how the Bible answers these questions and more.

About Christy
Christy Cabe writes about life through an honest, observant, and down-to-earth voice. She has been known to make her readers cry and laugh within the span of a few moments as she focuses on truth, hope, and humor. Christy enjoys telling a good story in hopes that the reader will walk away encouraged and inspired to grow in their love for God, and for others.

Her first book, Brownie Crumbs and Other Life Morsels, was released in 2017 with her second book, If Only It Were a Piece of Cake, following in 2019. Both are memoirs that offer hope through story and biblical principles.

Christy has a degree in educational ministries from Huntington University, drinks coffee every morning, and lives in Fort Wayne, Ind., with her husband, Kraig, and their three children.

Unshackled: Reclaiming our Identity as Daughters of the King

by Laurie Powers

We are called Royalty. But do we believe it enough to live it? Let’s remove those invisible shackles, stretch out our hand to the King of kings as he extends his to us and asks, “Do you trust me?”

About Laurie
Laurie Powers is a devoted daughter of the King, lover of the Word, wife of Tom, the man who has been by her side for 38 years, mother of two grown sons, and grandmother of eight grandchildren. She is the author of What Once Was Hidden and Illustrator of God Doodles 1, 2 and 3. Laurie is passionate about all things creative, including writing/journaling, photography, drawing, painting, scrapbooking, gardening, and being with her family. Her husband lovingly calls her “Bubbles.”

The Power of Presence: A Heart to Listen to God and One Another

by Pam Dittman and Kristi McConnell

Let’s continue the journey of storytelling—both God’s story and hearing one another’s story. To know our Father and be known by Him is one of our greatest gifts and such a treasure to share with others. As women who are growing in their love for Jesus and others, let’s gather to spur one another on in the power of presence. (Offered once to all women, and once to ministry leaders and wives only)

About Pam
Pam Dittman writes, “One of my greatest joys in life is the opportunity to sit out on my deck on a beautiful day, preferably with a good cup of coffee, and be present in listening to what is happening in the lives of those I’m blessed to spend time with. My husband Mike and I have many opportunities to encourage those who are serving Christ. We are blessed to do this through our ministry, Haven for the Heart, a ministry to those in Christian leadership, as well as supporting Mike through his role as Director of National Ministries.

“My Master’s degree in Biblical Counseling has provided me with a foundation that helps me to love and encourage those we get to serve alongside and minister to. My other greatest joy is my family. Family life is such an important part of who Mike and I are. We have four kids and six grandkids, and a wonderful church family who we enjoy creating lasting memories with.”

About Kristi
Kristi McConnell is a retired architect from the Grand Rapids, Mich., area. She currently chairs the denominational Higher Education Leadership Team.

Mission Possible: The Call to Disciple Others in a Diverse, Pluralistic World

by Dr. Sherilyn Emberton

This session presents insights about the most diverse generation in history and the opportunities to influence them through discipleship. Participants will discuss the role of coaching, mentoring, and shepherding in building relationships that translate to lives aligned with biblical teaching and Kingdom service.

About Sherilyn
Sherilyn Emberton has been president of Huntington University since 2013. She grew up in a Christian home in Texas, became a successful businesswoman, and in 1996 launched into a career in higher education. Before coming to Huntington, she served in leadership at four different universities. She holds degrees from Stephen F. Austin State university, and a Doctor of Education from Texas A&M. Sherilyn is well-known to UB Women’s Conference, regularly participating as an attendee and workshop leader.

Reflecting the Heart of Jesus to the Broken and Lost

by Tomi Cardin

Have you ever struggled with knowing how to come alongside the struggling and lost women in your community? How do you gain the confidence and wisdom to know how to reflect the heart of Jesus to the “least of these” in our lives? If we are paying attention, we know that the Lord has brought these people across our paths, and if we remain honest, we have many excuses for why we don’t reach out to them. We are busy, we already serve in this or that, or maybe we just don’t know what to say. In this workshop, we with work TOGETHER to develop practical ideas that can be implemented in our everyday life as we seek to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in ministry. Our actions today make impact another for eternity.

About Tomi
Tomi Cardin is founder and director of Redemption House Ministries, a faith-based network of five homes in Fort Wayne, Ind., for women seeking to redeem their lives from the destructive behavior which led to incarceration and, usually, drug addiction. She believes that the unconditional love of God is the catalyst to finding redemption for our brokenness and peace in our hearts. Tomi has devoted her life to loving women with the unconditional love of God she received. Tomi is the proud mother of her daughter, Markia Cardin, who also served on the team at Redemption House with her mom and is now starting college. And ever the learner, Tomi is also working on her dissertation for her Doctor of Theology degree.

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