“Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times...” Romans 12:11-12
Carol Kent is a best-selling author and a popular international public speaker best known for being dynamic, humorous, encouraging, and biblical. She is a former radio show co-host and her messages have been featured on Focus on the Family. She has been a keynote speaker at Women of Faith, Time Out for Women, and Heritage Keepers arena events; she has also spoken at The Praise Gathering for Believers and at Vision New England’s Congress. She has also been a featured speaker at many of the Extraordinary Women and Women of Joy arena events.
Carol has spoken internationally in South Africa, Germany, Bulgaria, China, Korea, Hong Kong, Guatemala, Mexico, and Canada. She regularly appears on a wide variety of nationally syndicated radio and television broadcasts. Past appearances have included the Billy Graham Prime Time TV Special, Dateline NBC, CNN LIVE, Deborah Norville Tonight on MSNBC, The Harvest Show, Aspiring Women, Significant Living, In Touch with Charles Stanley, Focus on the Family, On Main Street, LIFE Today with James Robison, Prime Time America, Midday Connection, Family Life Today, HomeWord with Jim Burns, Key Life Network with Steve Brown, and 100 Huntley Street TV. Carol has also been a keynote speaker for the televised and nationally syndicated women’s conference sponsored by Church Communications Network.
She is the president of Speak Up Speaker Services, a Christian speakers’ bureau, and the founder and director of the Speak Up Conference, a ministry committed to helping Christians develop their speaking, writing, and leadership skills. She and her husband, Gene, have founded the nonprofit organization, Speak Up for Hope, which benefits inmates and their families.
She holds a master’s degree in communication arts and a bachelor’s degree in speech education. She has taught speech and drama, and directed women’s ministries at a large Midwestern church. She is also on the advisory boards of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and MOPS International. Her books include: He Holds My Hand (Tyndale), Unquenchable: Grow a Wildfire Faith that Will Endure Anything (Zondervan) Miracle on Hope Hill (Howard), Between a Rock and a Grace Place (Zondervan), A New Kind of Normal (Thomas Nelson), When I Lay My Isaac Down, Becoming a Woman of Influence, Secret Longings of the Heart, Tame Your Fears, Speak Up With Confidence, (all NavPress). She has also co-written with Karen Lee-Thorp the Designed for Influence Bible Studies (six books in the series, NavPress). Carol was the co-author and general editor of the Kisses of Sunshine Series of five books (Zondervan). Her articles have been published in a wide variety of magazines. She has been featured on the cover of Today’s Christian Woman and Christian Living Today.
Friday, May 31 at 7:00 pm (Dessert included)
Session 1.“The Firestorm: Making Hope-filled Choices” -- I address the inevitable challenges our faith goes through and that at some point in our lives, our faith is often tested by a faith-shaking experience. (I weave in part of my own testimony of our journey with our son, a US Naval Academy graduate who is now in prison with a life sentence.) The scripture is from Daniel...and I emphasize that sometimes God delivers us from the heat of the storm, but "even if he does not," we can still choose unwavering faith.
Saturday, June 1 at 8:30 am (Breakfast & Lunch included)
Session 2. “Burning Bushes” -- This session addresses those "marker moments" in our lives when we are confronted with the voice and/or the power of God when we most need it and when we least expect it. The challenge is this--when life is confusing, look back on the "burning bush experiences" in your life and remember what God did. I will also discuss the importance of embers. They do their work of igniting new wood when new fuel is thrown on the fire, but in between those times they will bury themselves under the gray ashes and allow the fire to slowly burn itself deeper and deeper into their core. We see our frailties and limitations, but we also know that God loves, enjoys, delights in, and even celebrates our fellowship, as we develop enduring faith.
Session 3. “Unquenchable Faith” -- This session will deal with what happens when the flame of adversity comes face to face with the God of the Flame. I’ll discuss how to overcome fear, pierce the darkness, and reveal what happens when the light of the Shekinah glory of God illuminates, transforms, and changes the landscape of our lives, our families, and our churches into an unstoppable faith.
Session 4. “Growing a Faith that Impacts Others” -- This session is based on the seven ways Jesus impacted His disciples that reveal to us how we can pass unquenchable faith on to the next generation. It is a practical message that encourages women to live for something that will outlast their lives.
For more information please contact Dinah Correia at 236-2294 or email@example.com | Christine Adams at 292-8739 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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