Sometimes reaching our neighbors with the gospel is hard because life can be messy. How can we reach a woman with the gospel when her life seems to to be falling apart, and we have grown weary? This breakout session by our ministry partner, Meredith Snoddy, focuses on biblical and practical ideas for reaching our neighbors and finding encouragement from God's Word for staying the course.
Sadly, when churches say "single adult," the immediate thought is "not married," and a host of characteristics and reasons for a single status are given. Yet, single adult women are much more diverse than their marital status, and they aren't all the same. However, many don't feel welcome in a church or even that there is a place for them within the body of Christ. This recording from the 2018 NC Baptist Annual Meeting focuses on how to reach the growing demographic of "single women" without viewing them as anomalies.
Jennifer Thoppil // This is an audio recording from a breakout at the 2018 NC Baptist Women's Retreat. The letter to the Church at Colossae has much to apply to the day-to-day living of God’s people. This breakout session will provide the interpretation and application of the top lessons in Colossians and provide challenge for believers to live in obedience in light of the words in the Book of Colossians.
Denise O'Donoghue // This is an audio recording from a breakout at the 2018 NC Baptist Women's Retreat. Colossians 3:13 tells us we are to forgive each other, whoever has a complaint against us, and to forgive others the same way Christ has forgiven us. But, what if the person who wronged us never asks for forgiveness? The Bible speaks about forgiveness in many different forms and contexts and reminds believers forgiving others is possible because of the forgiveness God has extended to us through His Son, Jesus. This breakout will examine Scripture and the biblical basis of forgiveness.
Donna Navey // This is an audio recording from a breakout at the 2018 NC Baptist Women's Retreat. Throughout Scripture it is evident one generation invested the things of God into the generation that followed. God’s heart is not for disciple-making to stop with one generation, but it to follow to the subsequent generations. However, at times we can make this more complicated than it really is. This breakout session will focus on a clear understanding of what it means to disciple, or mentor, a sister in Christ and provide practical tips to begin and continue the process.
Anna Kilby // This is an audio recording from a breakout at the 2018 NC Baptist Women's Retreat. You might have heard the term “gospel conversations” and desire to share the gospel of Jesus Christ as you talk with people in everyday conversations, but sincerely do not know where to begin. This breakout will introduce you to 4-1-1, which is four questions on one sheet of paper in one hour. You will be equipped with two tools to start gospel conversations by the time you leave this breakout.
Ellen Day // This is an audio recording from a breakout at the 2018 NC Baptist Women's Retreat. Prayer is communication with God and He wants to hear from His children. This breakout session will focus on how to pray, how to pray Scripture and why we should pray individually and corporately. God longs to hear from you; do you long to talk with Him?
Meredith Snoddy and Ann Thurston // This is an audio recording from a breakout at the 2018 NC Baptist Women's Retreat. Praying for unbelieving friends and family to come to know the Lord can be distressing at times. We may have been praying for years and still have yet to see salvation, easily making us want to give up. This breakout will not only give encouragement to stay the course and not give up, but will give you tips on how to share the gospel with those close to you.
Tabatha Frost // This is an audio recording from a breakout at the 2018 NC Baptist Women's Retreat. Colossians 3:12 says that we are holy, chosen, and beloved, but what do those words really mean? And what do they have to do with our identity in Christ? This breakout session will explain what it means to be the holy, chosen, and beloved people of God, and how this identity shapes who we are and what we are meant to do.
Meg Barnes // This is an audio recording from a breakout at the 2018 NC Baptist Women's Retreat. Some of Paul’s last words to his son in the faith, Timothy, were “discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness…[because] godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come” (I Timothy 4:7b-8). Holiness, or godliness, must be pursued by the believer as they desire God and seek to honor in their daily lives. This breakout will focus on the role of the individual in the discipline of godliness as we allow the Holy Spirit to transform us, but recognize the responsibility we have as believers.