Susanne’s topics are designed to be approximately 45 minutes in length. Each topic is flexible. The topics may be presented individually or blended together to adapt to the theme and needs of your group. For more information about scheduling Susanne for your next event, click here.
Women’s Retreat/Conference Topics
Raggedy Ann in a Barbie Doll WorldAre we ever satisfied? We wish our bodies were more like Barbie’s and less like Raggedy Ann’s. Our closets overflow with stuff purchased on credit cards. We compare our families and believe we are the only ones living in dysfunction. Why can’t we be content? Where is the abundant life that Jesus promised? This presentation, "Raggedy Ann in a Barbie Doll World" will help you to discover contentment with your own everyday circumstances. In this message, Susanne will teach you to:
The Truth about Beauty
The Truth about Beauty
• Accept how God created you and rise above our unrealistic cultural standards.
• Uncover your inner beauty thereby magnifying and enhancing your interpersonal relationships.
• Share the unique love in your heart to encourage others who feel rejected.
Friends come in all sizes and types, some are healthy friendship others are not. Susanne will share the biblical foundations and truths of women’s friendships. Cups of Friendships works well with events such as teas or a coffee shop themed events. In Cups of Friendships you will discover how to:
- Overcome unhealthy relationships and replace them soul- refreshing friendships.
- Learn to experience a deeper level of friendship which is Christ centered.
- Discover how to become a friend that is worthy of others' trust and loyalty.
Sweet Potato Times
Sweeten the Memories with Faith and Family
Every family event carries the potential for conflict—especially during the holidays. In this message Susanne will help you de-stress your holidays by giving you three steps to cope with the family, the expectations and the busyness.
•Instead of dread, learn to experience holiday get-togethers with faith, hope, and joy.
•Discover how to refuse the dictates of holiday stress and then make sweet memories.
Footprints of Leadership Workshop
Susanne served as women’s ministry director for four years, in addition to working as an office manager in the secular world. She will teach your leaders the importance of servant leadership, as well as guide your ministry leaders on how to recruit and keep volunteers.
Short Bread—How to Write Great Devotionals
Devotional writing can give a small slice of the Bread of Life to a busy woman's soul. Although devotionals are short, they are not easy to write. This workshop instructs writers on how to write devotionals that are unique, life changing, and worthy of publication. Editors look for specific ingredients when publishing devotionals. This class will give you tips on how to create devotionals that not only give meaningful nourishment to the reader, but also catch an editor’s eye.
•Discover the key to write meaningful devotionals
•Learn the accurate structure for a devotional writing.
•Learn the necessary do's and don’ts of writing devotionals for publication.
Pathway to Publication
In the beginning …The Writer’s Market Guide created light out of the author’s darkness. Do you have questions about how to contact, submit, track, and contract your material for publication? This simple systematic approach will launch you on the path to publication.
Learn how to submit your articles and manuscripts correctly.
Discover the knowledge of how to rejoice in rejection.
Learn how to keep accurate writing records and understand your “rights”.
Find out how to maintain your peace, purpose, and perspective while submitting your writing.
Brick-by-Brick Bible Studies
Cement your biblical knowledge with the correct techniques of writing a Bible study. Learn how to use Scripture to motivate your reader to life-change in each lesson. Gain more proficiency on how to blueprint and format your Bible study, so an editor will recognize your biblical expertise and superior writing craft.
• Discover how to determine a unique and marketable idea for a Bible study.
• Learn to structure your proposal/manuscript so that it catches and editor’s eye.
• Find out the type of sidebars and callouts that will set apart your writing.
Please Note: Susanne develops material on an ongoing basis and can customize a presentation based on your group's interests, needs and requests.