North Central Conference Rochester, Minnesota | November 4-5, 2011
Gathering with thousands of moms, Hearts at Home main sessions are high energy opportunities to laugh and learn. Through drama, music, and speakers who understand the real challenges of motherhood, you'll find your vision refreshed, your heart full, and your perspective transformed. Main Sessions will take place at the beginning of your conference day and immediately following your workshop breakouts.
Jill Savage is one of today’s most exciting female speakers. Her honest, engaging communication is strengthened by her ability to make her audience laugh while they learn. Jill is the author of five books including Real Moms…Real Jesus and the co-author of Living With Less So Your Family Has More.www.jillsavage.orgJennifer Rothschild
Jennifer Rothschild’s life drastically changed at the age of fifteen when she lost her sight. Now, more than 25 years later, she boldly and compassionately teaches women how to walk by faith, and not by sight. She travels the country offering fresh, sensible Biblical advice to audiences who, like her, are determined to pursue healthy and productive lives. She’s the author of six books, including the best-selling Lessons I Learned in the Dark, and Walking by Faith Bible study, and Self Talk, Soul Talk: What to Say When You Talk to Yourself. Jennifer and her husband, Phil, live in Springfield, Missouri with their two sons, Clayton and Connor.www.jenniferrothschild.com
Katie lives in Nashville, TN with her husband Jacob and two "kids" (cats) Mini & Spud. They travel year-round as My Anchor Holds, an acoustic/soul duo, leading worship and performing at churches and other venues all over the country. She's been singing "...ever since she came out of the womb!" her mother says, and grows more passionate about her music every year. Katie always looks forward to any opportunity to share the love of God with people through song and can't wait for the Hearts conference!www.myanchorholds.net
This fun-filled event featured music with The Hearts Band, comedy with Chonda Pierce, lots of laughter, plus a surprise or two.
Chonda Pierce Armed with an abundance of unpretentious Southern charm and laser sharp wit, Chonda Pierce has been entertaining audiences from coast to coast for more than a decade. An in-demand stand-up comic, television hostess and best-selling author, Chonda has parlayed her gift for storytelling into a multi-faceted career. Chonda will be performing at Moms Night Out only.www.chonda.org
Friday Moms Night Out
This is your opportunity to focus on you! Select your workshops based on your life and what you need. Please choose your top ten workshops on the registration form in order of your preference. The pace of your day is up to you and is determined by your lunch choice: you can attend three workshops and have a 2 hour lunch break or you can attend four workshops and have a 40 minute lunch break.
Michele Cushatt is an author and speaker who hangs out in the tension between authentic faith and real life. Knowing every beautiful story begins with a rough first draft, Michele encourages women to keep living even when life is messy and imperfect. She lives in Colorado along with her husband, Troy, three teenage boys and a very hairy black lab.www.michelecushatt.com303 - Mosaics: The Art of a Beautifully Blended Family – Michele Cushatt
One-third of American weddings today create blended families. Still, most women in blended families feel utterly alone. At times the challenges seem overwhelming, their dreams of family shattered. But like glass mosaics, beauty is revealed when the pieces are masterfully arranged. In this workshop you will learn to:
Parenting - Specific
304 - God Infusions: Secrets to a Spiritually Full Heart – Michele Cushatt
In the midst of carting kids everywhere, keeping up with the demands of a home, and trying to be a nurturing wife, it doesn’t take much to end up lonely, weary, and longing for a soul-filling connection with God. Are you running on empty? Does your relationship with God feel like one more unchecked item on your to-do list? Perhaps it’s time for a God-infusion. Michele will help you:
Rob CurrieDr. Rob Currie teaches child psychology at Judson University in Elgin, IL. An award-winning author, he wrote “Hungry for More of God” and “Preschool Wisdom: What Preschoolers Desperately Want to Tell Parents and Grandparents”. He’s a popular guest preacher, MOPS speaker, and has worked at preschools in Detroit, St. Louis, and Chicago. Rob and his wife, Kay, have two sons.
301 - What Your Preschooler Desperately Wants to Tell You – Rob Currie
Connect with your preschooler like never before by learning to see life as he/she sees it. Learn LOTS of easy-to-use tips that will give you a more obedient child and more fun times with him or her.
Parenting - General
302 - Read the Bible Backwards – Rob Currie
If the Bible is God’s love letter to you, wouldn’t you like to get more out of it? You can. Whether you’re new to the Bible or have read it for decades, learning to read the Bible “backwards” will infuse your Bible reading with fresh enjoyment.··You’ll learn to:
Connie JohnsonConnie Johnson loves to have fun and share in the journey of motherhood with friends, new and old. She's passionate about helping women appreciate their inner beauty and realize the difference they make in the lives of others. Connie is a Sr. Director with Hearts at Home and is a wife to Craig of 21 years and mom to 3 entertaining and active kids.305 - One Size Does Not Fit All! – Connie JohnsonDo you struggle with your self-worth and confidence? Gain a new perspective on the special and unique person you are. Leave this workshop with a new lease on life forgiving yourself for past mistakes. When you view yourself through God's eyes, life can change dramatically for the better.Personal Growth306 - Prayer: More Than Just Words – Connie JohnsonDo you actually hear God's voice when He speaks? Does prayer really make that big of a difference? Is there a technique to praying? Learn how prayer can make a dramatic difference in your everyday life. Gain insight into recognizing God working in every aspect of your life and realize just how much He loves and cares for you and your family. Grasp just how effective prayer is, because if you're not praying for your family, who is?Spiritual Growth
Dr. Kathy Koch
Dr. Kathy Koch loves helping parents understand children’s uniqueness so they can raise the children they were given rather than the children they wish they had. Through her two books, other products, and engaging presentations in 28 countries, thousands have been encouraged and changed. Before founding Celebrate Kids, Inc., in Fort Worth, Texas, Dr. Kathy enjoyed being a professor, teacher, coach, and school board member.
307 - Strong-Willed Children: A Focus on Solutions – Dr. Kathy Koch
Strong-willed children can thrive when they learn first-time obedience through strategies Dr. Kathy will teach and demonstrate. You’ll also learn:
308 - Multiple Intelligences: How Are My Children Smart? – Dr. Kathy Koch
Be encouraged! All children have eight intelligences.
Yvette MaherYvette Maher has served at Focus on the Family for 19 years and is currently the Sr. Communications Specialist and host of Your Family Live!, a Web-based television program for families. She resides in Colorado Springs, CO with her husband Tom and is the proud mother and grandmother of 23-year-old twin daughters, a 22-year-old son and one grandson with more on the way.www.yourfamilylive.com309 – Get R.E.A.L in Your Marriage – Yvette MaherRadically Embracing Authentic Living in your marriage requires that you remove your various masks. As women we tend to suppress our true selves beginning at an early age, and don masks that protect, hide, disguise or fabricate who God created us to be. When this happens, we get grow further away from our spouse, from our friends, from our calling, and the fullness of God's plan for our lives.310 – Get R.E.A.L in Your Parenting – Yvette MaherRadically Embracing Authentic Living as a parent requires that you remove your various masks. In order to understand how we can thrive in God's plan as a mother, we need to search deeply into our "true selves" to find the root cause of some of our obstacles to complete wholeness.
Author, speaker, and media (TV, radio, online) personality Tammy Maltby sums up her multifaceted message in one word: encouragement. For those struggling with difficult circumstances and those yearning for a more lovely and welcoming lifestyle, she offers practical, uplifting “you can do it!" guidance. A wife, mother of four grown kids, and grandmother of one, Tammy lives in Colorado.
http://itsagoodlife.tv/311 - The God Who Sees You – Tammy Maltby
How do we handle life when disappointment, pain, and a weary heart seem to stalk us day after day? Does no one care? Does anyone see my hard work, my family pain, my feelings of rejection, my fear? Knowing that God sees us and deeply cares about the details of our life can be more than enough. Tammy Maltby invites you to:
312 - Lifegiving Hospitality…Start Simply but Simply Start! – Tammy Maltby
Tammy Maltby believes hospitality is not just for those with gorgeous homes, professional cooking skills, or special gifts. It’s for anyone who wants to live a fuller, more outward life. And all you need is a willingness to start simply…but simply start. Tammy offers:
Wendy PopeWendy has a unique gift of combining her passion for Christ and her life experiences into a message that deeply penetrates the hearts of her listeners. She is an author and speaker with Proverbs 31 Ministries. Her messages are filled with Biblical truths but have just the right amount of humor, transparency and vulnerability to help her audience see she is a real, everyday woman. Wendy leads over 1300 women each day in an online Bible study through the One Year Chronological Bible. Women who hear Wendy speak leave with a:
314 - The Yes, No, and Maybe of a Balanced Life – Wendy Pope
Are you so busy juggling the demands of life to enjoy it? Do you long to rest in the peaceful rhythm God has planned for you? God’s holds time in His hands and provides all the time you need to accomplish what He wants His children to accomplish. Wendy will lead you to:
Parenting – General
315 - The Scriptures are Alive – Wendy Pope
Do you long to experience the power of God’s Word in your life? The Bible is a lamp unto our feet and light unto our path, however, it can be challenging to understand as well as apply. You’ve heard that it is alive and active but aren’t sure how to learn it, live it, or love it. In The Scriptures are Alive you will be inspired to study the scriptures like you have always wanted. Wendy will passionately teach
Shelly Radic is author of Momology: A Mom’s Guide to Shaping Great Kids. After speaking, writing, training and engaging with moms for almost twenty years, Shelly is currently serving as CEO of MOPS International. Shelly and her husband, Bruce, are the parents of four great kids and live near Denver, Colorado.www.mops.org316 - Momology: A Mom’s Guide to Shaping Great Kids – Shelly Radic
Why study mothering? Easy- mothering is an enormous responsibility, especially with our kids and the world changing every day. Research reveals that resilient moms have the best outcomes in shaping great kids. We’ll explore practical ways to increase your mom resilience by-
317 - Rings Around the Family: Building a Circle of Relationships – Shelly Radic
Mothering can get pretty intense at times. That’s why moms invest in growing a circle of healthy relationships that provide encouragement and support in raising great kids. Discover how to extend and strengthen your circle of relationships through-
Parenting - General·
Jennifer Rothschild’s life drastically changed at the age of fifteen when she lost her sight. Now, more than 25 years later, she boldly and compassionately teaches women how to walk by faith, and not by sight. She travels the country offering fresh, sensible Biblical advice to audiences who, like her, are determined to pursue healthy and productive lives. She’s the author of six books, including the best-selling Lessons I Learned in the Dark, and Walking by Faith Bible study, and Self Talk, Soul Talk: What to Say When You Talk to Yourself. Jennifer and her husband, Phil, live in Springfield, Missouri with their two sons, Clayton and Connor.www.jenniferrothschild.com318 - Your Thought Closet Make-Over – Jennifer RothschildIf you're tired of wearing the drabby garb of despair or being clothed in insecurity, let Jennifer Rothschild help you get rid of the stinkin’ thinkin’ polluting your thought closet. She’ll help you recognize lies, refuse lies entry into your thought closet, and show you how to replace them with truth. You’ll get practical strategies for guarding your thought closet door and become a woman clothed in contentment.
Jill Savage is an author and speaker who is passionate about encouraging families, and her enthusiasm is contagious. An honest, vulnerable, and encouraging style makes her an effective and entertaining communicator. Jill is the Founder and Executive Director of Hearts at Home.www.jillsavage.org319 - First Time Moms: Move from Surviving to Thriving – Jill Savage
Now that you have this new little one in your life, everything has changed! There are so many new, uncomfortable feelings and unique struggles that can come along with a first baby. Presented by a veteran mom of five, this workshop will:
Parenting – Specific
320 - Ten Stress Strategies Every Mom Needs – Jill Savage
Motherhood sometimes brings out both the best and the worst in us. It’s important for every mom to have multiple strategies to manage the stress that naturally comes with the daily challenges of motherhood. This high energy workshop will:
Kendra Smiley is a sought after speaker, an author and the host of Live Life Intentionally heard nationally on Moody Radio. An Illinois Mother of the Year, Kendra and her husband John, have three married sons and four granddaughters. She and John, a retired USAF Colonel, live on a farm in central Illinois. Together they have written the www.ParentinglikeaPro.com book series. Kendra’s passions include parenting, women’s issues, and education.
www.KendraSmiley.com323 - Parenting Like a Pro – Kendra Smiley
A professional is someone who does a job well and is paid for that job. Moms are usually paid in PB & J kisses, dandelion bouquets, and grateful adult children. Are you ready for some practical tips, Biblical insights, and encouragement to help you parent like a pro? Join Kendra and she’ll tackle parenting challenges like:
324 - Generous Friendships – Kendra Smiley
The friendships of women are complicated. We desire healthy, growing friendships, but too often we find our relationships being destroyed. Would you like to experience life-giving, encouraging friendships? Join Kendra and discover:
Approaching 20 years of ministry at Focus on the Family, Bob Waliszewski (a former youth pastor) is Plugged In's director. He is also its "voice." His weekly "Plugged In Movie Review" radio feature is heard on hundreds of U.S. radio stations.www.pluggedin.com325 - Movies, Music, Television and Video Games: What Would Jesus Do? – Bob Waliszewski
326 - 10 Practical Principles to Help Our Children Learn to Discern – Bob Waliszewski
Bob will talk about the 10 principles he was privileged to include in Dr. James Dobson’s recent book, “Bringing Up Girl’s”:
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ExhibitorsBy Grace DesignsFor those who want to wear their faith on a tee!www.bygracedesigns.comChildren’s Bible Hour MinistriesA media ministry using radio, print, and internet resources to evangelize and disciple kids and their families.www.cbhministries.orgCompassion InternationalReleasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.www.compassion.comCompelling CreationsFaith based jewelry designed for you to wear and share!www.compelling-creations.comFamily Fest MinistriesPresenting a variety of family camps, couples retreats, youth retreats, presentations, family service opportunities and cooperative church programs to help families bring their Christian faith into everyday life.www.familyfestministries.comFocus on the FamilyA global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive by providing help and resources for marriage and parenting grounded in biblical principles.www.focusonthefamily.comFruitful Branches CoachingHelping Strong Christian Women give themselves permission to invest in themselves and the vision God has for them.www.fruitfulbranchescoaching.comGlobal SistersEco-friendly, high-end, artistic accessories made by women in Uganda.Happymomonline.comA classic collection of handmade gifts for infants, children, and moms. Pro-Life * Pro-Marriage * Pro-Momwww.happymomonline.comHoerr's Berean BookstoreServing God by Serving You.www.hoerrs.comMom to MomTruly unique parenting program based on the Titus 2:4 principle of "experienced"·moms mentoring young moms with curriculum-based teaching, small group discussion·and weekly doses of encouragement.www.momtomom.orgMOPS InternationalBetter Moms Make A Better World.www.MOPS.orgMoms In Touch InternationalImpacting children and schools for Jesus Christ by gathering women to pray.www.MomsInTouch.orgQuack BackA quacky spin on greeting cards.www.quack-back.comSAMmy’s, Inc. (Strength Among Moms Ministry, Inc.)Offering opportunities for women to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ through relevant-to-life Bible studies and fellowship with other moms.www.sammysinc.orgTerms of Endearment“Creatively displaying those unforgettable moments”VaruFun and trendy totes, purses and accessories, customized especially for you. Made in Ohio, focusing on quality, not quantity!www.myvaru.com
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