Speaking

Sharon’s in-depth knowledge of Scripture, combined with an engaging story telling style, keeps listeners on the edge of their seats.

Sharon’s presentations are excellent for a variety of women’s events such as banquets, conferences, and retreats. Each topic is approximately 50-60 minutes and several can be woven together for conferences and weekend retreats.

Why Book Sharon

Whether it is a weekend retreat or conference keynote, Sharon’s in-depth knowledge of Scripture and storytelling style keeps listeners on the edge of their seats. Peppered with laughter and salted with tears, Sharon shares how God miraculously transformed her family riddled with alcohol and abuse. God took a little girl bound by feelings of inferiority, insecurity and inadequacy and transformed her into a woman of courage and confidence. Her desire is to encourage, equip and empower women to discover their position and purpose as a child of God and a co-heir with Jesus Christ.
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She leads audiences on a spiritual treasure hunt to discover their true identity and see themselves as God sees them. Her messages inspire women to grasp the truth that can set them free, transform pain into purpose and become the magnificent creatures that God planned all along. No matter where a woman is on her journey toward the heart of God, Sharon helps them take the next step closer.

Topics

Below you will see some typical topics and suggested event themes. However Sharon loves working with ministry coordinators to tailor each event to the unique needs and requests of the women. She loves brain- storming with leaders to make each event fresh, creative, impactful, and meaningful.

TAKE HOLD OF THE FAITH YOU LONG FOR: LET GO. MOVE FORWARD. LIVE BOLD

Most women long to experience the abundant, thriving faith that Jesus came to give. However, many get stuck in the mediocre mundane faith that is less than what they'd hoped for. Sharon compares our faith to a trapeze artist who swings out, swings back, and then on the third swing takes hold of another bar to per- form flips, twists, and summersaults. But what if he refused to let go of the first bar. He would be stuck hanging in the middle...which is where many of us are today. Paul wrote in Philippians 3:12, "I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me." In order to "take hold" of what Jesus has already taken hold of for us and placed in us, we have to "let go" of everything that holds us hostage and hinders us from doing so. We'll learn how to let go of insecurity and take hold of our true identity; let go of inadequacy and take hold of God's sufficiency; let go of the tendency to compare and take hold of our uniqueness; let go of a painful past and take hold of a purposeful future. Sharon camps out fireside with Moses at the burn- ing bush to answer four questions that we all must answer to experience life to the full. She'll show you how to turn stumbling blocks from the past into stepping stone in the present. Women leave ready to let go of all that hinders them from living life to the full, move forward to do all that God has fashioned them to do, and live bold in the adventurous faith.

THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF GRATITUDE

Nothing closes our eyes shut to experiencing God's presence like in gratitude, and the cure comes in cap- sules of praise, thanksgiving, and a grateful heart. In this session Sharon shows how gratitude aligns your perspective with God's truth, awakens your senses to experience God's presence, affects those around you in positive ways, and adjusts your attitude to experience joy in all things. You'll learn how gratitude changes the lens through which you see your circumstances as problems grow smaller and God grows larger. Jonah taught us that the way out of the belly of the whale is praise. If a woman feels far from God, Sharon shows how praise and thanksgiving is the ramp to get back on the right road. WARNING: in this session, gratitude will be very contagious and each woman is sure to leave a carrier. (This is a single, stand-alone session, but can be combined with other topics. It works well as a final session for a multi-ses- sion retreat or conference.)

LIVING FULLY AND FREE – LIVING THE LIFE YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED... THE LIFE JESUS CAME TO GIVE

Based on Sharon's books, Becoming Spiritually Beautiful and I'm Not Good Enough...and Other Lies Women Tell Themselves.

Jesus said, "I have come that they might have life, and have it to the full," (John 10:10). So what keeps us from experiencing that abundant life that we all long for? What keeps us from living in the freedom that Jesus gave His life for? What keeps us from entering our own personal Promised Land? In this session, Sharon shares how a full calendar does not mean a full life. She shares how feelings of inferiority, insecurity, and inadequacy can stand in the way of experiencing all that God has planned for those who love Him, (1 Corinthians 2:9). However, when we believe the truth of who we are, what we have, and where we are as a child of God, He turns our "I can't" into "God can." This liberating seminar also includes a session on Leaving the Past Behind and Taking Every Thought Captive. While this topic works well as a stand along keynote session, it is most effective as a multi-session conference or retreat. This conference is similar to Becoming Spiritually Beautiful, but wrapped in a different package presentation.

THE POWER OF A WOMAN’S WORDS

Based on Sharon's book, The Power Of A Woman's Words.

Words... one of the most significant forces in the universe... can be used for good or evil. Our words can change the course of a day... the course of a life. They become the mirror in which others see themselves. Our words can instill confidence into a child's heart, encourage a husband to accomplish great feats, fan the dying embers of a friend's smoldering dreams, cheer on fellow believers to run the great race of life with endurance, and draw the lost to Christ. Sharon inspires women to use words in positive ways as she ex- plores the power we possess, the people we impact, the potential for change, and the profound possibili- ties when we harness this mighty force and use it to speak life to those around us.

TRUSTING GOD

Coordinates with Sharon's book, Trusting God (Co-authored with Gwen Smith and Mary Southerland)

"Just trust me." Those are the words we hear in movies just before someting bad is about to happen. And yet, we are told to trust God. In a culture where we tend to take control of our own lives, trusting God has become a religious platitude rather than a life-changing attitude. We say it, but do we mean it? And what does trusting God look like? In this session Shaon shows women how trusting God turns pitiful into power- ful, fretful into faithful, and a worrier into a warrior. 1 Corinthians 2:9 says, "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived all that God has planned for those who love Him." And when we trust God, those plans become an experiential reality in our lives! hang on to your hats! Trusting God takes you to amazing places!

This session is perfect for a one-time keynote or a multiple-session event.

DREAMS OF A WOMAN - GOD'S PLAN FOR FULFILLING YOUR DREAMS

Based on Sharon's book, The 5 dreams of Every Woman.

The desires have been there for as long as we can remember: to be beautiful, to be a bride, to be a mother, to be a cherished daughter, and to have a best friend. But for many, life took a different turn than they expected. In this session, Sharon challenges women to dust off their hopes and dare to dream again - through God's eyes. She shares stories of both biblical and contemporary women: their broken dreams, interrupted dreams, and most importantly, restored dreams. Women realize that God still has dreams for their lives and has not forgotten them. She gives six steps to discovering God's plans for our lives and fills them with courage to take the first steps of faith. Sharon encourages women to place their hands firmly in His - take a deep breath and begin the exciting journey to a place they thought they'd never find: the dream God planned for them all along.

This topic is a perfect for retreats with multiple sessions or as one stand alone keynote.


For an entire list of topics and sessions for retreats, download Sharon's Speaker Sheet.

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Sharon speaks to women all around the world at all types of events to speak truth

into their lives making God's voice the loudest voice and encourage them in every facet of their lives.

Schedule


2018


January 28-February 2, 2018
Girlfriends In God Caribbean Cruise
Sails from Miami, FL
(This event sold out in 2017. Register early)
WWW.EO.TRAVEL/GIG2018
February 9-10, 2018
Pearls of Love Women’s Conference
902 Church
2009 Carey Road
Kinston, North Carolina
Contact Person: Michelle
Wetherington
252-522-0997
www.pearlsconference.com
michellewetherington@gmail.com
March 2-4, 2018
Pine Cove Shores Camp
Tyler, TX
Contact Person: Kathy Lawrence
903-579-3601
www.pinecove.com
klawrence@pinecove.com
March 24, 2018
Daughters of the King
Lindsay Lane Baptist Church
Athens, Alabama
Contact Person: Debbie Legg
256-232-0020
www.lindsaylane.org
rdlegg@bellsouth.net
April 20-22 2018
Family Life Women’s Event
The Cove- Billy Graham Conference Center
Asheville, North Carolina
Contact Person: Mary Herndon
800-fl-today
www.familylife.com/WomensGetaway
Mherndon@familylife.com
May 1, 2018
Enough: Silencing the Lies that Steal Your Confidence
Church at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
7:00-9:00 PM
www.churchatcharlotte.org
May 31-June 2, 2018
LYFE Women’s Conference
Clarks Summit University
South Abington Township, PA
Contact Person: Diane Lytle
570-587-7062
www.clarkssummitu.edu
lyfe@clarkssummitu.edu
June 7-9, 2018
LYFE Women’s Conference
Clarks Summit University
South Abington Township, PA
Contact Person: Diane Lytle
570-587-7062
www.clarkssummitu.edu
lyfe@clarkssummitu.edu
September 20, 2018
First United Methodist
Grapevine, TX
Contact Person: Jana Howell
817.481.2559
www.firstmethodistgrapevine.org
jana917@gmail.com
October 6, 2018
GIRLFRIENDS IN GOD CONFERENCE
Hosted by Life Changing Events
Mt. Zion Church
4900 Maybee Road
Clarkson, MI
Contact Person: Rose Nieman
www.girlfriendsevents.com
October 19-21, 2018
GIRLFRIENDS IN GOD WEEKEND CONFERENCE
Sandy Cove Conference Center
North East, MD
Contact: Andrea Hampton
www.sandycove.org
a.hampton@sandycove.org
November 6-7, 2018
Proverbs 31 She Speaks Studio
Embassy Suites
Concord, NC
www.proverbs31.org

2019 ~ 2020


February 15-17, 2019
Appleton Alliance Church Women’s Retreat
Held at: The Osthoff Resort,
Elkhart Lake, WI
Contact Person: Bonnie Costello or July Episcopo
920.931.1106
www.appletonalliance.org
jepiscopo@appletonalliance.org
March 8-9, 2019
Community of Hope Women’s Conference
Rosemount, MN
Held at: Rosemount Community of Hope
Contact Person: Tori Rosel
615.322.5679
www.cohlc.org
torirosel@cohlc.org
March 14-22, 2019
Girlfriends in God Best of the Holy Land Tour
Lead by Educational Opportunities
[Husbands Welcome] Contact EO Tours
800.247.0019
www.eo.travel/gigs

March 22-25 optional Petra and Dead Sea adventure
September 27-29, 2019
Portage Women’s Conference
The Glesby Center
Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
Contact: Rita Thiessen
204.872.1021
portagechristianwc.wixsite.com/mysite
nrthiessen@live.ca

October 4-5, 2019
New Creation Events
Wellsboro High School Auditorium
Wellsboro, PA
Contact: Melissa Owllett
570.439.0633
melissaowlett1@gmail.com


October 18-20, 2019
GIRLFRIENDS IN GOD WEEKEND CONFERENCE
Sandy Cove Conference Center
North East, MD
Contact: Andrea Hampton
www.sandycove.org
a.hampton@sandycove.org
November 8-9, 2019
Great Bridge Baptist Church
Chesapeake, VA
Contact: Ruby Cromwell
757.482.2111
www.greatbridge.life
rwcromwell@verizon.net
December 6, 2019
Temple Church
New Bern, NC
Contact: Penny King
252.671.3851
www.temple.church
pennysfk@suddenlink.net
January 30-February 3, 2020
Girlfriends in God Cruise
Leaving from Tampa,FL
Docking at Cozumel, Mexico
More details to follow.
February 8, 2020
Women of Integrity
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Held at: North Kildonan Mennonite Church
Contact Person: Esther Bissell
204.403.8126
www.woiwinnipeg.ca
ebissell@gmail.com

September 26, 2020
Pleasantview Baptist
Arlington, TX
Held at: Pleasantview Baptist
Contact Person: Susan McNeil
817.789.1653
www.pbcarlington.org
sjmcneil6@hotmail.com

Booking

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