Weekend retreats give us special opportunities for self-reflection and group dynamic interactions as well as the time to develop and explore a particular theme. Most of Dale’s talks can be combined or expanded into full retreat themes. She is happy to work with you to customize your own women’s retreat from her list of regular talk topics.
COME AS YOU ARE
Most people love the acceptance and understanding of a “come as you are” invitation but rarely take advantage of it. Fearing judgment and rejection, women settle for a shiny exterior and a lonely interior, and a life far from the heart of God. In Session 1, Authentic Humility, Dale shows us the full truth of authenticity and explains how it is used to enter the kingdom of God. In Session 2, Authentic Nobility, Dale describes the four slices of God’s image, created to reflect specific portions of God to the world. In Session 3, Authentic Identity, Dale distinguishes between personality and identity and reveals the lie and truth that each slice needs to know.
“We have had wonderful feedback and a VERY positive response to our Retreat and to your Come As You Are message. Women in their 20’s and in their 70’s have all come to our table sharing the impact your teaching has had on their hearts – so amazing to be able to reach such a wide age group with this topic. We’ve even seen a new level of authenticity in our leadership team circle!”
–Lisa Owens, Womens Ministry Director at Foundations Church, Loveland, CO
SET APART: THE BEAUTY OF AN ANOINTED LIFE
As Christians living in an ordinary world, you can forget that you have been set apart by God for holy use. In Session 1 Dale shows that while no one likes to feel like the odd man out, there is nothing wrong with being different. She describes the three elements of a set apart life (looking common, feeling unpopular, and being opposed) and how to embrace each one to go deeper with God. In Session 2 Dale explains the difference between Biblical anointing and appointing and helps you craft a purpose statement based on your unique design. In Session 3 you learn about the power available through your anointing, the ways you might be giving that power away, and how to stand firm in Christ. Finally in Session 4 Dales explains the Biblical purity of an anointed life and the substitutions you will most often tolerate in its place and ends with a individual anointing for each woman.
It is with pleasure that I recommend Dale to speak at your Women’s Retreat. She gave a four part presentation at our ladies retreat spanning Friday evening to Sunday morning. Dale was thoughtful, professional and of greatest importance she spoke with Biblical knowledge through the entire process. From receiving her proposal to her final words on Sunday morning she was completely prepared, thorough and engaging.
Dale presented her Set Apart talk to our ladies in a way that every woman there (ranging in age from 18 to 93) left with an enriched relationship to God and Jesus. Her talks were scripturally based paired with her life’s experiences and peppered with humor and authenticity. She has a dynamic personality and it is obvious that she is student of the Word. I can enthusiastically recommend Dale for any speaking engagement.
-Kristen Larson, Women’s Ministry Coordinator, Boulder Valley Church of Christ