Thrive Workshops

Jeni Chase | Breathing “L.I.F.E.” Into Your Marriage

Do you desire excitement and fun in your relationship with your husband? Well, this presentation is an energized time of real-life marriage stories and hearing from Jeni’s heart as a Christian counselor (and comedian).  You will learn creative ways to fill your marriage with laughter, healing and restoration.  Get ready to LAUGH through your tears during this presentation – which is healing in itself!

Lucinda Secrest McDowell | Soul Care – 3 Gifts to Help You Thrive

If your soul is weary and dry and you know all the things you should be doing about it, but are too crazy busy to actually do anything, then drag your bones to our room full of grace and learn how to thrive in God’s presence. After unwrapping three key grace gifts God lovingly provides, you may just leave with a restored soul and a plan for daily spiritual disciplines. “Learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11.29) Lucinda Secrest McDowell has raised four amazing humans and birthed 13 books – totally by the Grace of God! 

Brooke McGlothlin | Gospel-Centered Mom: The Freeing Truth About What Your Kids Really Need

You long to be the mom your kids need, but often you’re convinced you come up short. The label, “not enough” seems to be stamped across everything you do—and yet parenting is the one thing you want most to get right. In this workshop, Brooke McGlothlin, co-founder and president of The MOB Society and author of Praying for Boys: Asking God for the Things They Need Most shares how to anchor your life in the Gospel leading you to an increased freedom, purpose, and joy in motherhood. No amount of tips or parenting scripts work without the proper Gospel perspective. Together, we’ll look at what God’s Word really says about us and stop focusing on what we wish it said instead.

Laura Rizkallah & September McCarthy | Let’s Be Friends!

7 Tip-Friendly Truths for every woman to consider when doubting if friendship can really fit into our heart and our lives. If you have ever been hurt, felt isolated, didn’t feel you ‘needed friends,” or it might just be too much work, why bother? This workshop will help us all where we need it the most. This is a tough area and something no one really talks about…out loud. Maybe it’s time to reconsider the beauty and blessing it can bring? Let’s be friends!?

Tracy Parker & Danielle Peters | Bringing Up Boys/Raising Men: Releasing the Heart Strings

Raising our sons into men is process of releasing.  These bundles of blue joy soon turn into energized boys and then into men – husbands and fathers themselves.  Join us as we explore the heart strings that bond us to our boys and the way we release them into manhood as modeled by Jesus.  We will discuss…

  • How do we as Moms bond with our sons without binding them?
  • What is our role in all the phases of mothering our sons, from tending the heart of a boy, to the tensions and tethering of teens, to their breaking into manhood?
  • What are the consequences of unhealthy breaks from mom for a man and how can Moms seek restoration where bonds have been broken

Jennifer Kindle | Live Fully Alive

Jesus invested with much peace and joy as he sought to do the will of his father.  We can live fully alive when we choose to create space for the Holy Spirit to breathe into our days.  Come hear practical tips on managing our homes by creating God inspired goals and daily habits that help us not only survive, but thrive.

Teri Lynne Underwood | Praying for Our Girls to Thrive

In a culture that seems bent on mere survival, what if we as moms could change the game for our daughters? What if we could guide our girls to thrive as they live in the fullness of life Christ offers? Teri Lynne will encourage and equip moms to pray with boldness for their daughters to face every season of their lives with passion, confidence,  and courage.

Tricia Goyer | Becoming a Mom of Purpose: Your Day Becomes Their Destiny

Every day we have choices to make–what to focus on, what to give our time and attention to. They may seem like small, simple choices, but it’s the little habits and priorities that shape not only our days but also our future … and our children’s destinies. Tricia Goyer, a mom of ten children ages 6-28 shares small changes you can make today to become a mom of purpose, guiding and preparing your children for the wonderful future God has designed uniquely for them.

Heather Earley & Linda Stearns | The Middle, Pre-teen, Teen Years: Is It Really Survival?

Navigating through ups and down, the truths and the lies, the hope and the help in raising your middlers all the way through their teen years. We don’t have to fear this season, but can learn how to embrace it together and thrive! This workshop will have you laughing and crying all at the same time, with two moms and each season at both ends of the spectrum