Decision-Making

In this lesson based on Deuteronomy 10-11, Jennifer shares a pointed message on making decisions that result in either a blessing or a curse. Because complacency has no place in a Christian's life, she challenges the hearers to "love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul..."   

You Are Beautiful!

Find your identity in who God says you are...become who He has created you to be.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 tells us "He has made everything beautiful in its time".   Intended for ages 10-110,  this retreat  incorporates powerful videos, visual tools and music.  You will learn how to  see yourself from God's perspective so that you'll understand your true value and  be free from insecurities that plague so many girls and women!  

Below is a brief description of what will be discussed:

  • Society’s role in contributing to the low self-esteem of young girls and women
  • Understanding how God invites us to live as women of honor
  • How to use Scripture to overcome negative thoughts 

 

 

Prevailing Peace

Who doesn't want peace? Usually we blame someone or something for stealing ours.  But in this lesson, Jennifer turns the tables and asks:  How bad do you want it?  What are you willing to do for it?  She teaches that strife and chaos need not be a constant in our lives.  It is possible to find peace amidst our circumstances and experience the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding... but we must do our part.  She will teach what's required of us to enjoy this blessing and incorporates participation from her listeners.

Pursuing God's Blueprint

Grace and mercy go hand in hand, particularly when we are faced with the shortcomings of others. 

In this lesson,  Jennifer discusses how quickly we can become judgmental of others, often ignoring our own sins and faults in the process.  Addressing this issue of pride, Jesus asks "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?"  Topics Need Help Removing That 2 x 4? and Stone Foundation guide us in refocusing our thoughts to better avoid the snare of hypocrisy and include practical ways to apply God's principles to our lives.

In order to become more like Jesus, we, too, must show grace and mercy to others, as He has shown to us.  

Sacred Rescue

David cried out "Come quickly, Lord, and answer me..."Have you ever prayed for help and wondered why you aren’t receiving the answer you desire so deeply?  Have you sometimes felt that God just isn’t listening? You’re not alone.  In this lesson, Jennifer takes us through both the Old and the New Testaments,  reinforcing with Scripture how often God promises to rescue us from our troubles and that He is indeed listening- and answering- even if it isn't exactly how we expected.

Truth

Using an on-screen acrostic visual,  Jennifer teaches in this lesson that if we are going to call ourselves Christians, we must be sure  that we live according to God's Word and ways.  It is imperative that we  know the Truth of the Bible so that we don't blend in with society or water down the Gospel, as many are prone to do to suit their lifestyle.  We are to be "salt of the earth" and "light on a hill" in order to be effective witnesses for Christ.  

Develping Perseverence

Jesus said in John 16:33, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”  In this lesson, Jennifer teaches that learning how to persevere through the trials we face in life is a blessing from God, one that leads to peace and a deeper relationship with Him.  Jennifer incorporates visual tools and listener participation to help instill the message in the hearts and minds of the hearers of the message.

Discipleship

In this lesson, Jennifer teaches that we must first understand what it really means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ  so that we can "go and make disciples of all nations" (Matt. 28:19)  By breaking down the definition of a disciple, she uses four main points to teach her listeners what is necessary to  effectively spread the Gospel.