Wholeness is a matter of harmony—body, soul, and spirit.
“May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” 1 Thessalonians 5:23
This year each attendee will have the opportunity to select three (3) of the nine (9) Breakout Sessions Offered. There will be three (3) sessions offered at the same time; one from each area. You may mix or match as you choose based on your need and/or desire.
SOUL / MIND
We have a soul—a mind, will, emotions, conscience, and consciousness. We cannot see the soul, but we each know that it is part of us. The soul is our means for relating to other people. We have an awareness of ourselves in relationship to others. At the soul level we can laugh with others, love others, and receive love from others, or we can be jealous, angry, and bitter toward others. We choose with our will and mind how we will act in the world—and largely, how we will act toward other people.
"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." Romans 12:2
Topic | Why Are You Cast Down, Oh My Soul?: How unresolved grief robs us of passion, potential and purpose.
Synopsis: Many women in and out of leadership positions live with unidentified, unprocessed, and/or unresolved grief. This can result in living on auto pilot with low-grade depression. The smile is still visible, but the glimmer that once filled your eyes has dimmed because life did not turn out as planned or expected. Learn how to identify the loss (a loved one, career setback, infertility, divorce, health, etc.), acknowledge and validate your feelings, and start the healing journey.
Topic | The Impact of Thought
Synopsis: We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5)
Join us as we explore how our thoughts and feelings influence our behaviors, choices, and ultimately, outcomes.”
Topic | The Power of a Renewed Mind
Synopsis: Your mind is the focus as we examine the importance of a redeemed and renewed mind in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 4:23 (AMPC) says, Be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude].
Renewing our minds with the truth unveils the mindset of God and His possibilities for our lives and eliminates deception, lies and schemes. This empowers us to maintain our faith and places our thinking in God's word. This is the power of a renewed mind.
The body is the way in which we relate to our environment. We have five senses—we smell, see, taste, hear, touch. We live in a physical shell that allows us to interact with the physical world. Our bodies are so important that the Lord calls them temples of God
(see 1 Corinthians 3:16–17; 6:19–20). Our bodies are holy. Because our bodies are important, our Father in Heaven wants us to take good care of them. He knows that we can be happier, better people if we are healthy.
Topic | Internal Effects of Unresolved Issues and How it Affects Us Physically
Synopsis: How does one become/stay physically charged while being spiritually/mentally charged. We often spend time taking care of everyone and everything else…at times neglecting our health. How do we as women find time to keep ourselves physically healthy, which in turn leads to stronger mental health. How exactly does emotional wellness affect real hardships like depression? What role does exercise play in emotional health? If you like many others have been wrestling with some of this, then this is the Seminar for you!
Topic | Nourish Your Soul: Culinary Therapy Workshop
Synopsis: Join us for a transformative culinary therapy workshop designed exclusively for the International Women's Ministry Network. Indulge in a unique fusion of culinary arts and mindful healing as we explore the profound connection between food, emotions, and overall well-being.
During this interactive workshop, we will delve into the therapeutic aspects of cooking, tapping into the power of flavors, aromas, and textures to promote emotional balance, self-expression, and personal growth. Our experienced facilitators will guide you through a series of hands-on activities and discussions, creating a safe and nurturing environment where you can explore your culinary creativity and deepen your understanding of the mind-body connection.
Through engaging exercises, you will learn practical techniques for incorporating mindfulness and intentionality into your cooking practices. Discover how to infuse your meals with love, gratitude, and positive energy, creating not only nourishment for your body but also healing for your spirit. This workshop is open to women of all culinary skill levels and backgrounds. Whether you're a novice in the kitchen or a seasoned home chef, this experience will empower you to embrace food as a powerful tool for self-care and self-discovery.
Don't miss this opportunity to nourish your soul through the art of culinary therapy. Join us for an enriching and empowering workshop that will leave you with newfound inspiration, practical skills, and a deeper connection to yourself and the women around you.
Topic | Emotional Self Care for the 2023 Working Woman: Benefits & Practices
Synopsis: Preventing Emotional Burnout and Creating a Lifestyle Around Self Care
We also have a spirit—the inner person. With the spirit we relate to almighty God. "For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." Romans 8:5-6
Topic | There is Healing for the Walking Wounded: Embracing the Path to Wholeness
Synopsis: How does one work through the painful and confusing aftermath of a negative experience as a leader, church member, pastor, anyone! What about scars on our soul? Do you have any marks made from injuries due to rejection, shame, betrayal, abuse, or other kinds of suffering? Prejudice, poverty, imprisonment, or divorce can leave a person damaged, casualties of war, survivors of a wreck - with no evident scars. These are internal scars from emotional injuries. They leave habitual patterns of wrong reactions, wrong thinking. How do we begin our journey towards hope, healing, redemption, rescue, and a restoration to wholeness? Where and when does our journey back to life begin again? As a Believer what about our faith? How does our faith fit into our healing journey? We want you to know you are not alone. No shame, fear, or hiding is required as we are safe to journey towards healing together. There is Hope for the Walking Wounded.
Topic: Healing from Betrayal
Synopsis: Betrayal can be one of the most painful human experiences. Whether you are betrayed by a friend, partner or family member, feeling like a bond of trust is broken can cause emotional chaos. Betrayal can be paralyzing, instill fear and may impede future relationships caused by shame and humiliation. Even though betrayal may cut to the core, there are actions you can take to find healing. Learn in this Seminar how the aftermath of betrayal can lead to growth and forgiveness and can be a door to healing, leading to a greater, more authentic freedom.
Topic | The Role of Scripture in Growing Self-Confidence
Synopsis: Our confidence comes from our relationship with Christ. Transform the way you measure your self-worth when you get equipped with Biblical tools to help you see your value through God’s eyes. Join our presenter and learn strategies to help you build confidence. Psalm 27:3 says “Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.” Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.”
PANEL DISCUSSION | Let's BE Made Whole as Women - Live in such a way that all facets and aspects of our lives are interrelated in a health-giving, sound, and resilient way. God wants us to be healed spiritually, emotionally, and physically. We can always trust God’s purpose for us to be wholeness and production, not dissolution or depreciation.
Four Women will share their expertise followed by Q & A.
Discussion around emotional health, psychological and mental illness and speak about how women leaders in the church can think about these illnesses well. How to approach them from both a psychological and theological basis. Also, knowledge to help them overcome and helpful tools and strategies.
God wants us to be healed spiritually, emotionally, and physically. It’s time to be made whole! We can always trust God’s purpose for us to be wholeness and multiplication, not fragmentation or diminishment.
Paul prayed a wonderful prayer for the Thessalonians in which he spoke of wholeness: “May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:23).