Liz Curtis Higgs
Opening Keynote - Full of Words
Those of us who are called to write and speak often feel like Elihu, who confessed to Job, "For I am full of words, and the spirit within me compels me" (Job 32:18). How can we be certain the words that pour out of us truly honor God and genuinely help people? Liz Curtis Higgs, a best-selling author and award-winning speaker, shares what she's learned from three dozen years of ministry, offering encouragement, direction, and hope for the next generation of Christian communicators.
Thursday Morning Opener - Weak Made Strong
Tough times come. Hard things happen. Storms rage within our lives. Emotions attempt to overwhelm us as fear knocks on the door of our heart. What we face on the outside can seem insurmountable compared to the resources we have within. And yet...God is faithful still. Within His Word He leaves examples for us of what to do when we just don't know what to do. He never leaves us or forsakes us and whatever mess we find ourselves in, He is right there in our midst longing to be our source of strength and peace regardless of what we face.
Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith
How can you keep your peace, joy, love, and energy fresh and thriving in the midst of never-ending family demands, external challenges, and the stress of everyday life? Exhaustion is not God's best. His word gives us everything we need to be revived, restored, and renewed. It shows rest as something sacred, valuable, and worthy of our respect. God's sacred rest gives the weary permission to embrace our need for rest, set boundaries, and seek sanctuary without any guilt, shame, or fear.
How can we have staying power for the long term in the middle of the challenges of life and ministry? How can our ministries grow even stronger in the midst of adversity, and how can we give hope to others when we’re still dealing with our own issues? Together, we’ll dig into God’s word and determine how to make the next right choice.