Burnout literally means, “the cessation of operation of a jet engine-” a pretty accurate description of how people experiencing burnout can feel. But it can also mean “physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress.” I see burnout as a ploy of the Enemy to distract us from God’s Kingdom work. It’s a lot like allowing your car to run out of gas.
Do these descriptions hit home for you? My knowledge of the signs and preventative measures did not keep me from falling into the trap like thousands of other people. Here are a few of the things I learned about burnout and how to overcome it. In this workshop you will learn how to:
Beat burnout and burn brightly once more!
“All I’ve ever done is seek You God—why are You hiding Yourself?”
“God, where is the love in Your church?”
“Do You see me as a person or just a worker?”
These were the screams in my head. As a pastor’s wife, I worked to earn love from God, my husband and 100 adults. I was the perfect servant/ homeschooling mom/ Sunday School teacher/ prayer partner until I couldn’t function anymore; I was killing myself to please a God who never seemed pleased. I heard self-righteousness, guilt, pleas for money and sacrifice at church but did not meet the God of love I knew about.
Perform for approval? Got it. Grace? No clue.
I left my husband of 24 years and was fired from all my ministries. Only after my divorce did I experience God’s still, small voice speak kind, soft words in my ear. God was infinitely patient and gentle with my shattered heart and answered my tiny, faithless prayer requests. My life has been transformed over the last 10 years, based on His tender care. I hope to introduce you to the God of love in this workshop.
Do you struggle with an addiction or have been told you have an addictive personality?
Have you tried countless times to stop but haven’t found lasting victory?
Do you long to find true joy, peace and freedom?
Jesus wants His children to be free, satisfied, living abundantly in the purpose they were created for. Yet many of us still live trapped in strongholds, not fully experiencing what is rightfully ours. Whether you have struggled with drugs, alcohol, food, gambling, pornography, shopping or any other controlling, destructive habit, this workshop is for you. Freedom is not found in a program, behavior modification or even your own will power—real freedom comes from what Christ has already done for us. The Bible says we have God’s power to conquer the “sin that so easily entangles us.” In this workshop we will focus on:
Through JESUS you already have the victory.
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. (John 8:36)
Have you been toying with the “D” word (divorce)? Do you fantasize about being married to someone else? Or do you wish you had never said, “I do”?
In this workshop, we will be REAL about struggles in marriage. Throughout 23 years of marriage I've lived through lying, anger, fear, non-confrontation, infidelity and pornography. I've prayed that my husband would die, so I could be free from what felt like a prison sentence instead of wedded bliss. I get it. I've lived there.
When my husband and I were just a pen stroke away from divorce, God captured both of our hearts. He redeemed a terrible marriage and turned it into a treasure.
In this workshop I will teach you:
Over the years God gave me these tools that have helped our marriage to not just survive, but THRIVE!
Have you ever wanted to tell a secret or admit a sin but were afraid no one would accept you if they knew the REAL you? Are you afraid to tell God for fear He won’t love you or want a relationship with you anymore?
Pain, sin, betrayal, and hurt are inevitable in this broken world. But they shouldn't keep us imprisoned. We can’t have intimacy with God and people until we break down the walls around our heart. We want to protect ourselves from pain, but the deep relationships we desire elude us.
In this workshop, we will explore how Jesus was willing to be vulnerable and REAL with those around Him, despite their betrayal, lack of trust and contempt. Using the Bible as our foundation we will learn:
Do you wonder if you are being abused? Do you know someone who is? This workshop offers tools to unmask these bad relationships and escape the traps that have been laid.
Abuse wrecks relationships and people. Fear grows, life shrinks. The heart issue of abuse is a misuse of power. The one being abused is usually blind to how bad the abuse really is. Lies and blame-shifting, guilt and shame are powerful weapons of control. In this workshop, you will learn:
There IS hope, even in cases of abuse. Jesus Christ came to redeem your life out of darkness and free you from the prison cell. Let Him help you.
What if there was a way to go deeper in your time alone with God? Sometimes our quiet time grows stale. You read the Bible or a devotional and pray, but it seems boring. What if you could hear God’s voice and experience Him with all your senses? You can—just Come to the Banquet!
In this workshop, you will discover how to see God everywhere around you. We will use:
Have you ever allowed anger to grow in the soil of your heart?
Buried so deeply beneath layers of circumstances that you didn’t know how to dig it out?
Has anger spread so far over your heart that you’ve forgotten who you are?
In this workshop, we will discover that our identity is not in our anger or in our circumstances; it is in Christ. Satan uses our painful life experiences to destroy us, but God uses those circumstances as a path to deepen a REAL relationship with Him.
We will learn:
In the near future, we can be set free from old slavery to bitterness and unforgiveness. Anger seeds that were buried deep will die, and the goodness of God will grow instead.
Have the ideas of a performance-driven world seeped into your relationship with God?
Do you try to please God and earn His approval by your performance?
Do you consider some days a success and some a failure?
Get off the roller coaster of working harder—rest in the finished work of the cross. In Just As You Are, we will explore God's grace - His generous riches, unmerited favor and unconditional love. These gifts don't stop at salvation but empower us for victory in the Christian walk. Whether you feel discouraged and weak from a besetting sin, a weight that hinders you, or weary in waiting on God, His Grace is your answer. We will look to Scripture to understand and apply the role of Grace in:
Are you one of the millions of people that struggle with depression? Or have you received a clinical diagnosis? Even though you are a believer, do you fight to find joy in life? I was trapped in the pit of depression for many years, but God led me out of the darkness. I believe He can do the same for you.
Depression is fueled by lies, like chains that keep us in the dark pit of despair. This workshop will help you discover Truths to break the chains that have kept you down so long. We will expose different lies we believed down in the pit: