Living on Purpose - Friday, March 4, 2016 - Afternoon Keynote
You Are Made For More - Saturday, March 5, 2016 - Morning Keynote
Jennie Allen is passionate about inspiring a new generation of women to encounter the invisible God. She is an award- winning and bestselling author of Anything and Restless, as well as the Bible studies Stuck, Chase, and Restless. The founder and visionary for the IF: Gathering, she is a passionate leader following God’s call on her life to catalyze a generation of women to live what they believe. Jennie is a Bible teacher marked by personal authenticity and vulnerability. She encourages women to go to these same places as they study scripture, wrestle with truth, and more fully live out their short time on this planet. Jennie lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, Zac. Together they have been blessed with four children, the youngest of whom was adopted from Rwanda.
Visit Jennie's website at www.jennieallen.com.
Greg & Erin Smalley
Love to Sacrifice - Friday, March 4, 2016 - Morning Keynote
Jesus said the greatest commandment is to love God and to love others. Thus, our destiny is love. As a matter of fact, others will know we are followers of Christ by our love. But how do we know if we’re being successful loving others? “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us...” (1 John 3:16). Sacrifice is the true evidence that we love others and can transform our relationships when we learn the difference between serving and sacrificing.
Busy Relationships - Saturday, March 5, 2016 - Afternoon Keynote
We know that we need to be investing in our most important relationships—but we don’t have time. We’re too busy! We feel guilty but the thought of adding one more thing to our overflowing plate just may push us over the edge! Instead of “adding” anything new to your plate, we’ll show you how to take advantage of several key moments that happen every day that can improve and strengthen your relationships.
Married since 1992, Greg and Erin Smalley live in Colorado with their daughters: Taylor, Maddy and Annie, and their son: Garrison. Greg is the Vice President of Family Ministries at Focus on the Family. In this role, Greg helps prepare individuals for marriage and parenthood, strengthen existing marriages and families, and provides support for couples and parents in crisis. Erin is a Program Manager at Focus on the Family and a registered nurse. Erin is the co-author of Before You Plan Your Wedding, Plan Your Marriage, Grown Up Girlfriends, and The Wholehearted Wife. After overcoming struggles early in their own marriage, Greg and Erin knew they wanted to be hands-on in helping other couples. Together they have led marriage seminars around the world and trained pastors, professionals and lay leaders on how to effectively work with married and engaged couples.
Visit Greg & Erin's website at www.smalleymarriage.com.