What to expect…
The Bible is God’s inspired Word for us revealing his character, his rescue of humanity and our fitting response to his merciful salvation. As such, it is not to be casually wielded to entertain or bookend our stories.
For me, teaching God’s word is equal parts incredible privilege and sobering responsibility. As a result, I endeavour to study carefully so that I say no more or no less than the biblical text and I aim to engage women in a compelling way that provides clarity and effects application.
I invite you to listen to the messages below. If this style of teaching resonates with your ministry and mission, I would be delighted to hear from you!
- The Cure for the Common Friendship: 7 Principles of Extraordinary Friendship
What describes your friendships: Are they sweet, safe and enduring? Or are they complex, unsteady and disposable? In this session, we unearth a treasure chest of insight as we explore the biblical legacy of Prince Jonathan. Your friendships can take a delightful turn as we discover and administer the cure for the common friendship!
- Holy Disregard: Graciously Overcoming the Fear of Man
Living in fear of the opinions of people is a difficult and dangerous way to live. It leaves us vulnerable to harm, sin and insecurity. Thankfully, this is not God’s design for our lives and He offers a solution. In this session we discover the biblical mandate to live with a “holy disregard” and rise above the fear of man!
- The Simple Cure: Finding Big Change through Small Obedience
Often we come to God seeking wholeness, deliverance and joy, all the while expecting the process to be spectacular, effortless and immediate. By expecting God to work in a certain way, we may be missing the ordinary ways He chooses to heal, deliver and delight. In this session, we walk through a dramatic, biblical narrative and uncover the simple cure we can enjoy through small obedience!
- The Beauty of Biblical Mentoring
Biblical mentoring is a powerful tool for spiritual growth, yet few women are experiencing the blessing and maturity these relationships can produce. In these sessions we will explore biblical models of mentoring to uncover its importance, its design, its content and how we can overcome the barriers that keep us from pursuing these transforming relationships.
- Kept: Savoring God’s Preserving Wisdom
God’s wisdom has incredible preserving qualities. It both keeps us from great harm and keeps us for great delight. So why are many in this generation sadly overlooking it? In these sessions, we explore the breathtaking treasure that biblical wisdom offers, how we are to practically pursue it and the abundant blessing we can experience when we realize wisdom’s fruit in our lives.
- Becoming a Woman of Wise Speech
As women, the conquest of our tongue could very well be the longest raging battle we will fight in our lifetime! Though difficult to attain, wisdom and control in our speech is a virtue we must fight for because of its paramount importance, spiritually and relationally. In these sessions, we will explore why this battle is worth fighting, the prerequisites to wise speech, the pitfalls we must avoid and the ways in which we can train our tongues to be instruments of wisdom and grace!
- Solid: Standing Steadfast in a Crumbling World
We live in a society that is crumbling around us and as believers in Jesus Christ, we should be standing firm in contrast. Yet many of us are being swept away, buckling under our own choices and circumstances. In this session we will study vivid, biblical imagery that instructs us on how to live lives marked by steadfastness, confidence and security!
- Who’s Next? Equipping the Next Generation for Their Calling
Just as God has ordained specific purposes for our lives, the generation coming after us has theirs. Instead of investing all our time in our own endeavours, as valuable as they may be, we can also be equipping the next generation to fulfill their calling with skill and wisdom. In this session we will explore a compelling example of equipping, transition and support to help us craft our own plan for developing the next ones in our lives.
- Consume or Create? A Biblical Perspective on Time Management
Like all of the resources God gives us, time is a resource we are commanded to steward wisely. Many of us are consuming our time, simply using it up with little to show for the hours spent. In this session we will explore how we can invest time wisely to create beauty, value and lives that are monuments of grace!
- Good Girls – Good Works’ Place in a Gospel of Grace
Good works can be a tricky thing for Christians to talk about. If we elevate them before salvation, we leave people lost in their sin, thinking they can work their way to God. If we elevate them wrongly after salvation, we drive people to the pride or despair that comes through legalism. And if we ignore them, we fall in to a lifestyle of license and thereby, live as an affront to the gospel. By walking through an expositional study of the book of Titus, we will see 10 reasons why good works matter in the life of a Christian which allows us to properly discern the rightful place of good works within a gospel of grace.
- Ready: Will God Use Me?
There is no more exciting life, than one lived for God’s purposes! But there are things in our lives that can keep us from being an instrument that God reaches for. In this session we will explore what we can do to ensure that we aren’t left on the shelf, but instead are ready vessels that God delights to employ for his kingdom purposes!
- Captured by Beauty: A Message for Mothers
While most of us understand the importance of building a wall of protection around our children, we can’t forget the equally important task of cultivating the territory within it. This session will encourage you to nurture the beauty within the walls we build so we can capture the hearts of our children and increase the likelihood that they will stay within our valuable protection!
- Flourishing in the Ordinary
Though wildly important and ultimately rewarding, nurturing a family can be full of much that is frustrating and ordinary! This reality can pull our gaze down from what is eternally important and take our emotions and joy with it. In this session we explore biblical imagery that will help focus our gaze on God’s grand purposes in the ordinary so that we don’t merely survive these years, but flourish in them!
- Unlikely Invitations
Biblical narratives teach us so much more than facts about historical happenings, for in them we see what God likes and what God is like through his interactions with humanity. As we examine God’s dealings with some key players in the Nativity account, be encouraged by how God relates to humanity, and be challenged to respond accordingly.
The Mill Christian Fellowship
September 28th, 2019
Rehoboth United Reformed Church
October 19th, 2019
TGC Canada National Women’s Conference
November 14-16, 2019
Mother/Daughter Book Event
Prince Edward County, Ontario
December 7, 2019
The Rock Community Church
December 14th, 2019
FEB Central Pastor’s Wives Conference
May 1-3, 2020
Adirondack Bible Chapel
Silver Bay, New York
May 15th – 17th, 2020
Where I’ve been…
Peoples Church Ministry of Women
North American Baptist Association Ladies Retreat
Emmanuel Bible Church Ladies Retreat
Heritage Bible Chapel Ladies Retreat
Ottawa Valley Association Ladies Retreat
Springvale Baptist Church
Charles River Church Ladies Retreat
Heidelberg Bible Fellowship
Rossland Ridge Bible Chapel
Calvary Baptist Church
Rexdale Alliance Church
Fenlon Falls Baptist Church
Fenlon Falls, ON
Northwest Women of Grace
Thunder Bay, ON
Richmond Hill Baptist Church
Richmond Hill, ON
Bridlegrove Bible Chapel
Graphite Bible Camp Ladies Retreat
Emmanuel Baptist Church
Unionville Women’s Coffee Hour
Hillside Bible Chapel
FEB Central Ladies Retreat
Bramalea Baptist Church Ladies Retreat
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Calvary Pentecostal Church
Coburg Alliance Church
Hartford Baptist Church
Portico Community Church
Bloomington Gospel Church
The Mill Christian Fellowship
Calvary Baptist Church
SBC Flourish Conference
First Christian Reform Church
First Baptist Church
Ajax Baptist Church