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.

Girl, You’re More Than Enough

I haven't met a woman yet who doesn't feel like she's not enough in some area of her life. The voices in our head sometimes say, I'm not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough...or just not enough period. And it's not true. In this session, or multiple sessions, Sharon gives a four-step process to stopping the lies of the enemy that tell women they're not enough: Realize the Enemy's True Identity, Recognize the Lies, Reject the Lies, and Replace the Lies with Truth. Through humor and biblical teaching, Sharon shows women how to stop listening to the lies that sabotage their confidence and embrace the truth of who God's says they are: holy, chosen, dearly loved children of God who are empowered by God, equipped by the Holy Spirit and enveloped by Jesus Christ...just for starters. They will learn how to silence the voices inside that whisper you're not good enough, accept God's grace to move past failures that have defined and confined them, and preload their heart with truth to fight their deepest insecurities. They will leave knowing that because of the finished work of Jesus on the cross, and His spirit in them, they are enough! This session is based on Sharon's book, Enough: Silencing the Lies that Steal Your Confidence

The Power of a Woman’s Words: How the Words You Speak Shape the Lives of Others

"I can't believe I just said that!" How many times have we felt that way? It's time to tame the tongue and get our words under control! Did you know that your words are shaping other's lives? That they are the mirrors in which others see themselves? Every day we have a choice to speak life into those around us or suck the life right out of them. In this session, or multiple sessions, Sharon shows women how to exchange careless words that hurt for intentional words that help, recognize words that tear down confidence and replace them with words that build up courage, tame the tongue by applying practical principles that help you think before you speak, and overcome negativity that pushes people away to become a well of positivity that draws others in. This session is filled with humorous stories of words gone wrong and heart-warming stories that have changed lives forever. Women will leave knowing that their words can change the course of someone's day...even someone's life.

Seeing Your Story in God’s Story

From Sharon's book releasing January 2021, When You Don't Like Your Story: What if Your Worst Chapters Could become Your Greatest Victories. Everybody loves a good story, but not everyone likes their own story. Most have certain chapters of their lives that they would rather tear out of the narrative. But what if the very chapters that we wish weren't part of our stories are the very ones God wants to use the most! In this session Sharon shares how to come to grips with why bad things happen, consider how God is working behind the scenes, and look through the lens of providence and praise rather than the lens of pain and regret. We'll make a decision to stop picking at emotional scabs and start embracing God's healing and wholeness. Women will leave knowing that God's wants each of us to use what we've gone through for good...to help someone else. They will see the "good" of Romans 8:28 and grow excited about sharing their stories with each other and the world. They will see that their stories matter and God has a perfect ending in store.

Stronger: How Jesus Broke the Rules to Empower Women

It's easy to read the New Testament through twenty-first century eyes and miss just how radically freeing Jesus' treatment of women really was--how he risked his reputation to save theirs. When we understand the cultural norms of Jesus' day, we see how he broke the rules to set women free. During his day, women weren't allowed to talk to men in public, sit under a rabbi's teaching, testify in court, mingle with men at social gatherings, or worship with men on the Sabbath. They weren't counted as people, were considered property, and had no rights. Amazingly, Jesus broke every one of those rules to honor and esteem women. In this session, Sharon looks at several women in the New Testament and how Jesus called them out of the shadows to play leading roles in the gospel story. Their story is our story. Women will leave this session feeling extremely loved and esteemed by the One who loves them most.

Lovestruck for a Lifetime

It's easy for an "I do" in marriage to turn into "I don't anymore." It's easy for a soulmate to turn into a roommate. But it doesn't have to be that way. In this session for married women, Sharon combines key elements from her books, Lovestruck: God's Design for Romance, Marriage, and Sexual Intimacy and Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe: A Daily Guide to Scriptural Prayer. She helps women see marriage from a fresh perspective and reignite the passion that was there in the beginning. This session helps women replace feelings of indifference and apathy toward marriage by taking intentional and creative steps that strengthen the relationship, look for little foxes that have snuck in and eaten away at love, and recognize anything or anyone that has crept into marriage to create disunity. Women will be able to discover the warning signs of growing separateness, take steps to strengthen friendship, and recalibrate the direction their marriage is headed by starting with the end in mind.

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

Based on Sharon's books Take Hold of the Faith Your Long For, and Enough: Silencing the Lies that Steal Your Confidence

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 TRANSFORMING POWER OF GRATITUDE

Nothing closes our eyes shut to experiencing God's presence like in gratitude, and the cure comes in capsules 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-session retreat or conference.)

Christmas Events

Sharon is also available for Christmas events that will prepare women's hearts to celebrate a Christ-centered Christmas!


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


2020


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

March 21, 2020 Postponed due to Coronavirus
Beale Memorial Baptist Women's Conference
Tappahannock, Virginia
Contact Person: Dale Mitchell
804.443.2250
secretary@bealembc.org
www.bealembc.org

April 24-26, 2020 Postponed due to the Coronavirus
Girlfriends in God Women's Conference
Ridgecrest Conference Center
Black Mountain, NC
1-800-588-7222
www.ridgecrestconferencecenter.org
The first 75 registrations will receive a private meet and greet with Mary, Sharon, and Gwen.

July 30-August 2, 2020
Proverbs 31 She Speaks Conference
www.proverbs31.org for details

August 21-23, 2020
Word of Life Inn and Conference Center Postponed due to Coronavirus
Schroon Lake, NY
Contact Person: Julie Ely
JulieEly@wol.org
www.wol.org
518.618.8240

September 19, 2020
Beale Memorial Baptist Women's Conference Postponed due to Coronavirus. Rescheduled March 20, 2021
Tappahannock, Virginia
Contact Person: Dale Mitchell
secretary@bealembc.org
www.bealeembc.org
804.443.2250

September 26, 2020 Postponed due to Cornonavirus. Rescheduled September 25, 2021
Pleasantview Baptist
Arlington, TX
Held at: Pleasantview Baptist
Contact Person: Susan McNeil
www.pbcarlington.org
sjmcneil6@hotmail.com
817.789.1653

October 16-18, 2020
Girlfriends in God Women's Conference
Sandy Cove Conference Center
North East, MD
Contact Person: Andrea Hampton
sandycove.org
a.hampton@sandycove.org
800.234.2683

November 6-8, 2020 Postponed. Rescheduled April 9-11, 2021
Girlfriends in God Rise Up Women's Conference
Ridgecrest Conference Center
Black Mountain, NC
1.800.588.722
www.ridgecrestconferencecenter.org 
The first 75 registrants will receive a private meet and greet with Mary, Sharon, and Gwen.

2021 - 2022


February 6, 2021
JoyJoy Women's Conference with The Girlfriends in God 
Wray, Georgia 
Held at The University of GA Tifton Campus Conference Center
Contact Person: Joyce Ashley
joyjoy01@windstream.net
912.383.2764

March 20, 2021
Beale Memorial Baptist Women's Conference 
Tappahannock, Virginia
Contact Person: Dale Mitchell
secretary@bealembc.org
www.bealeembc.org
804.443.2250

April 9-11, 2021
Girlfriends in God Conference
Ridgecrest Conference Center
Black Mountain, NC
www.ridgecrestconferencecenter.org
828.669.8022


April 14, 2021
First Presbyterian Church of Midland 
Midland, TX
Contact Person: Laura Earl
laura.e.earl@hotmail.com
www.fpcmid.org
432.684.7821

September 25, 2021
Pleasantview Baptist
Arlington, TX
Held at: Pleasantview Baptist
Contact Person: Susan McNeil
www.pbcarlington.org
sjmcneil6@hotmail.com
817.789.1653

February 3-7. 2022 
Girlfriends in God Cruise to Key West and Nassau
Educational Opportunities
www.eo.travel/gigs
800.247.0017

April 28, 2022 
Youth Haven One-day Women's Event
Rivers Junction, MI
Contact Person: Amy Carlson
amycarlson@youthhaven.org
517.569.3328
www.youthhaven.org


April 29, 2022 
Youth Haven One-day Women's Event
Rivers Junction, MI
Contact Person: Amy Carlson
amycarlson@youthhaven.org
www.youthhaven.org
517.569.3328

April 30, 2022 
Youth Haven One-day Women's Event
Rivers Junction, MI
Contact Person: Amy Carlson
amycarlson@youthhaven.org
517.569.3328
www.youthhaven.org


Booking

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