Speaking Engagements

Upcoming Events: Ladies, You’re Invited!

Looking for a super, doctrinally sound women’s event to attend? Let me tell you about a few I’ve got coming up soon!

Montana

I have so been looking forward to getting together with these ladies. Our conference scheduled for last year had to be canceled, but we’re back on track this year for September 25-26 (Sat./Sun.) at Ekalaka Bible Church in Ekalaka, Montana.

What is biblical womanhood? How do we walk out our role as godly women in our daily lives? We’ll take a look on Saturday, September 25. Join us at 3:30 for fellowship with your sisters in Christ. Worship and session one, God’s Design for Biblical Womanhood, will start at 4:15, followed by supper at 5:45. Next, it’s more great worship and session two, Walking in Biblical Womanhood, starting at 6:45.

Come back on Sunday, September 26, and join EBC for Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., and worship service at 11:00. Then, rest up, because day two of the conference starts at 3:00 with another warm time of fellowship. Worship and our Q&A session will begin at 3:30, with supper to follow at 5:00. Our last session is at 6:00, starting with worship, and finishing up with Discernment 101, in which you’ll “learn to discern” the biblical from the unbiblical and the false from the true.

The Rooted in Christ conference is open to women in the surrounding areas, but you must contact the church directly for details.

California

California, here I come! I’m so excited about meeting the lovely ladies at First Southern Baptist Church of Waterford, California.

FSBC’s women’s conference will take place October 8-9. Join us at 6:30 Friday evening for dinner, followed by our first session on The Authority, Sufficiency and Necessity of God’s Word at 7:15. We’ll explore the role of the Bible in the Christian’s life, and why it’s so vital to our growth in Christ.

On Saturday morning, we’ll be starting with breakfast bright and early at 8:00 a.m. At 8:30 we’ll dive into Discernment 101 – how can we tell the difference between the biblical and the cheap, unbiblical knock off? And, finally, fire away with your questions as we close out the day with a Q&A session starting at 9:45.

This conference is open to women in the surrounding areas, but you must contact the church directly for details.

Virginia

Yes, Virginia, there is a doctrinally sound women’s conference coming soon! Join me, October 22-23 in Faber, Virginia, for Pop Up Church’s conference on Biblical Womanhood!

We’ll get things kicked off Friday night with dinner at 5:30. Then, at 7:00, we’ll take a look at God’s unique design for biblical womanhood in our first teaching session. God ingeniously created us differently from men because His creation wasn’t complete without womanhood in the world.

Saturday morning, we’ll get started with doughnuts, coffee, and fellowship at 9:00. At 10:00, you’ll learn how to rock your role as a godly woman, walking out biblical womanhood in your day to day life. And, at 11:00, if you’ve got questions, I’ve (hopefully!) got answers – get ready for an awesome Q&A session to round out the day!

This conference is open to women in the surrounding areas, but registration is required. Register by scanning the QR code or texting the number on the ticket above, or by visiting the conference website.

Love these events and can’t wait for more? I’ll be posting more info. about my fall, winter, and spring events (in November, January, and beyond) as time gets closer.

I’m coming to see YOU,
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, and Willits, California!

For more information on an event near you, or to schedule me for your own event, check out my calendar of events and booking information on my Speaking Engagements page.

Hope to see you soon!

Speaking Engagements

Upcoming Events: Ladies, You’re Invited!

Looking for a super, doctrinally sound women’s event to attend? Let me tell you about a few I’ve got coming up soon!

Arkansas

Can you handle the beauty of rural Arkansas in the fall? Well, it’s pretty nice, but it’s not as beautiful as the lovely ladies of Maranatha Baptist Church in Nashville, Arkansas. I’m looking forward to speaking with this delightful group for the second time.

In our first session, we’ll be tackling the topic of discernment – how can we tell the difference between the biblical and the cheap, unbiblical knock off? Modesty seems to be the current kerfuffle in evangelicalism, so we’re going to see what God has to say about that in session two. And, ready, aim, fire away with your questions in our final Q&A session! Breakfast items and lunch will be provided.

This conference is open to women in the surrounding areas, but you must contact the church directly for details. Come join us on Saturday, September 11, 8:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Montana

photo courtesy of WalMart.com

I have so been looking forward to getting together with these ladies. Our conference scheduled for last year had to be canceled due to COVID, but we’re back on track this year for September 25-26 (Sat./Sun.) at Ekalaka Bible Church in Ekalaka, Montana.

This conference is open to women in the surrounding areas, but you must contact the church directly for details.

Join us Saturday, September 25, from 3:30-8:00 p.m. for fellowship, worship, supper, and two sessions on biblical womanhood. What does the Bible tell us about our role as women? We’ll take a look.

Come back on Sunday, September 26, from 3:00-7:15 p.m. for more food, fellowship, and worship. Our first teaching session will be a fun time of Q&A, and in our final session, we will “learn to discern.”

Love these events and can’t wait for more? I’ll be posting more info. about my fall and winter events (in October, November, and January) as time gets closer.

I’m coming to see YOU,
California (x2!), Virginia, and Tennessee!

For more information on an event near you, or to schedule me for your own event, check out my calendar of events and booking information on my Speaking Engagements page.

Hope to see you soon!

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Report Back: Staying on the Path Conference

I had such a wonderful time of fellowship and teaching recently with the ladies of Providence Baptist Church in Opelika, Alabama, and their guests from the surrounding area, at the Staying on the Path in a World of Compromise women’s conference.

PBC was the staging area for disaster relief operations following the devastating tornado in the area in March of 2019. A beautiful memorial to the victims has been erected on the church grounds.

Providence’s WOVEN (Women Of the Vine Encouraging and Nurturing) women’s ministry put on a fantastic conference.

Everything was so nice and no detail was left unattended…

Here are some of the charming ladies who attended the conference…

I had the pleasure of teaching three sessions, God’s Word, Our Foundation – on the necessity, authority, and sufficiency of Scripture, Discernment 101 – an introduction to discerning false doctrine and false teachers, and a great Q&A session where these ladies asked some really smart questions! (Sorry, no audio of the conference sessions at this time.)

Hostess bags are never necessary for a speaker, but I’m always so humbled and grateful to receive a special treat like this, especially after a long, tiring day of traveling. Although the contents are appreciated, the gesture of hospitality and caring is so precious and meaningful to me. I’m not especially gifted in that area, and I so admire sisters in Christ who are.

April, WOVEN’s director, machine embroidered the bag (notice the monogram
on the bag is LSU purple and gold!) and the hand towel herself. So pretty!

Many, many thanks to the conference organizers, especially April and Lynda, for taking such good care of me and making me feel so at home. It was a pleasure fellowshipping with them and with the ladies who attended the conference.


If your church or organization is ever in need of a speaker for a women’s event, I’d love to come share with your ladies as well. Click here for more information.


Photo Credits

Photos by others credited in captions

Remaining photos by Michelle Lesley

Speaking Engagements

Upcoming Events: Ladies, You’re Invited!

Looking for a super, doctrinally sound women’s event to attend? Let me tell you about a few I’ve got coming up soon!

Alabama

Are you in the Opelika, Alabama, area? Come on out to Providence Baptist Church for the Staying on the Path in a World of Compromise women’s conference this Saturday, July 31.

During session 1, we’ll be talking about the authority, sufficiency, and necessity of Scripture in our lives. Session 2 is all about discernment. And get ready with your questions, because session 3 is going to be a fun time of Q&A.

The ladies of PBC’s WOVEN (Women Of the Vine Encouraging and Nurturing) women’s ministry are working hard to give you a great day of food, fellowship, and encouragement around God’s Word.

If you’re in the area, but not a member of PBC, you are warmly invited to attend, but space is limited and you must contact the church directly for tickets. Tickets are $25 each and include materials, lunch, and dessert.

Newly added to the Staying on the Path Conference,
a pre-conference meet and greet!

Arkansas

Can you handle the beauty of rural Arkansas in the fall? Well, it’s pretty nice, but it’s not as beautiful as the lovely ladies of Maranatha Baptist Church in Nashville, Arkansas. I’m looking forward to speaking with this delightful group for the second time.

In our first session, we’ll be tackling the topic of discernment – how can we tell the difference between the biblical and the cheap, unbiblical knock off? Modesty seems to be the current kerfuffle in evangelicalism, so we’re going to see what God has to say about that in session two. And, ready, aim, fire away with your questions in our final Q&A session! Breakfast items and lunch will be provided.

This conference is open to women in the surrounding areas, but you must contact the church directly for details. Come join us on Saturday, September 11, 8:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Montana

photo courtesy of WalMart.com

I have so been looking forward to getting together with these ladies. Our conference scheduled for last year had to be canceled due to COVID, but we’re back on track this year for September 25-26 (Sat./Sun.) at Ekalaka Bible Church in Ekalaka, Montana.

This conference is open to women in the surrounding areas, but you must contact the church directly for details.

Join us Saturday, September 25, from 3:30-8:00 p.m. for fellowship, worship, supper, and two sessions on biblical womanhood. What does the Bible tell us about our role as women? We’ll take a look.

Come back on Sunday, September 26, from 3:00-7:15 p.m. for more food, fellowship, and worship. Our first teaching session will be a fun time of Q&A, and in our final session, we will “learn to discern.”

Love these events and can’t wait for more? I’ll be posting more info. about my fall and winter events (in October, November, and January) as time gets closer.

I’m coming to see YOU,
California (x2!), Virginia, and Tennessee!

For more information on an event near you, or to schedule me for your own event, check out my calendar of events and booking information on my Speaking Engagements page.

Hope to see you soon!

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Blog Orientation for New Readers and Old Friends

I try to run this article every so often to orient new followers (and old friends who haven’t yet explored all the nooks and crannies of the blog) to the various features and information available here. I hope you’ll find these resources helpful.

Welcome Tab If you haven’t had a chance to read the Welcome & FAQs- Start Here tab in the blue menu bar at the top of this page, it’s a good way to get acclimated to the blog quickly. You’ll learn some fast facts about me, my comment and e-mail policies, and more.

Comments, E-mails, Social Media Messages If you’ve sent me an e-mail, submitted a comment on one of my articles, or sent me a private message on social media and I haven’t responded to the message or published the comment, this is why: E-mail, Messages, and Blog Comments Policy (Plus additional helpful information) (A little note to those who have submitted a church for inclusion on my “Reader Recommended Churches” list in the past few weeks: Thank you so much for your patience. I promise I haven’t been ignoring you, I’ve just been swamped lately, and it does take a bit of time for me to vet them. You’re at the top of my “to do” list.)

The search bar is your friend. If you want to know my take on something or whether I’ve written on a particular person or topic, the search bar is the best place to start and much faster than e-mailing or messaging me. The search bar is located at the very bottom of every blog page. 

The tabs at the top are your friends, too. The tabs in the blue menu bar at the top of the blog are designed to provide quick information to many of the questions I’m most frequently asked.

“What do you think of Teacher X?” Probably the largest volume of questions I get is readers wanting to know my take on particular teachers and ministries. I would love to be able to respond immediately to each one, but it takes a tremendous amount of time to research these folks. Because I know you need answers right away, and because every Christian should know how to research teachers for herself (you should never just blindly take anyone’s word {including mine} that someone is a false teacher), if you can’t find the information you’re looking for on a certain teacher at the Popular False Teachers & Unbiblical Trends tab at the top of this page or by using the search bar, I’ve written this article to help you research teachers for yourself: Is She a False Teacher? 7 Steps to Figuring it Out on Your Own.

“Discernment is for doody-heads!” I understand it’s not easy to be told that a pastor/teacher/author you’ve grown to love is a false teacher. I’ve been in that position myself. But Christians are people of the Book. That means we measure everything by Scripture, not by our personal preferences, feelings, or opinions. I’ve written numerous articles on teachers and ministries which can be found under the Popular False Teachers & Unbiblical Trends tab (and, just a few of the many awesome teachers out there are under the Recommended Bible Teachers tab). I don’t warn against false teachers because I’m a hater. I do it because it’s Scriptural and because I love the Christian women who are being victimized – often without even knowing it – by false teachers. I tend to hear the same objections to my discernment articles over and over and over again. Answering the Opposition- Responses to the Most Frequently Raised Discernment Objections answers, from Scripture, the objections people raise to my discernment articles. (I don’t answer e-mails or publish comments that are answered by this article.)

Church Ladies Complementarianism can be difficult to navigate in a feminist world and an increasingly feminist church. You might find my Rock Your Role article series helpful, since it deals with the Scriptures governing women’s roles in the church. I keep Rock Your Role FAQs updated, so long time readers might be interested in giving that one a re-read.

Searching for a new church? It can be really hard to find a doctrinally sound church these days, and I’d like to do everything I can to help. Check out the Searching for a new church? tab in the blue menu bar at the top of this page. You’ll find tons of resources on what to look for in a good church, several church search engines, and churches recommended by readers.

Podcast Need something to listen to? Amy Spreeman and I have a weekly podcast called A Word Fitly SpokenClick the Podcast tab in the blue menu bar at the top of this page to check it out.

Conferences/Events Want to see if I’ll be speaking at an event near you? Check out the Calendar of Events at my Speaking Engagements tab in the blue menu bar at the top of this page for more information.

Speaking Engagements/Podcasts I’d love to come speak at your Christian women’s conference, to the ladies of your church, or on your Christian podcast. Check out my Speaking Engagements tab in the blue menu bar at the top of this page for more information. I’ve got lots of open slots on my 2022 calendar, so check it out and drop me an e-mail.

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