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37th Annual Woman's World Conference "Rise and Shine"
“Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
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For more information call 785-539-3571.
37th Annual Woman’s World
“Rise & Shine”
February 21-22, 2014
3 Keynote/Worship Sessions
with Carol Kent, Author and Speaker
18 Practical Bible Studies and Seminars
Each person may attend the four topics that best meet their needs
Carol Kent is a bestselling author and an international speaker. With vulnerable openness, irrepressible hope, restored joy, and a sense of humor, Carol helps people to find God’s “grace places” in the middle of life’s challenges. She is the president of Speak Up Speaker Services, a Christian speakers’ bureau, and director of the Speak Up Conference, equipping men and women to develop their speaking, writing, and leadership skills. She also founded the nonprofit organization, Speak Up for Hope, which benefits families of incarcerated individuals.
Carol holds a master’s degree in communication arts and a bachelor’s degree in speech education. Some of her best-selling books include: Between a Rock and a Grace Place, When I Lay My Isaac Down, A New Kind of Normal, and Becoming a Woman of Influence. Her newest title, Unleashed, will be released in the spring of 2014. www.CarolKent.org, www.SpeakUpConference.com.
Woman’s World is an annual conference sponsored by Manhattan Christian College and held in the Kansas State University Student Union in Manhattan, KS. Since 1978, this event has always been held the last full weekend in February averaging 600-800 women in attendance. The name of the event is Woman’s World, but each year it is organized around a theme. In 2014 our conference is “Rise & Shine” and it will be centered on Matthew 5:16. Our keynote speaker will be Carol Kent in three sessions and we will also have a full slate of 18 seminars that will be presented throughout the weekend. Each conferee will have the opportunity to choose four topics to attend.
Individuals who have attended Woman’s World in the past will receive a registration brochure at their home in December when the complete details are available. But, you can help us spread the word to those who have never attended by sending them this link.
Prices include three keynote sessions, two buffet meals, four seminars, and keepsake surprises
$75 December 1, 2013 - February 19, 2014
Schedule of Events
All conference events are held at the Kansas State University Student Union.
Friday, February 21, 2014
4:30-6:00 p.m. Conference Check-In/Registration
6:00-7:00 p.m. Opening Seminar
Your Home, A Lighthouse
Kevin and Lisa Ingram, MCC First Couple
7:00 p.m. Ballroom doors open
7:30-9:30 p.m. Keynote Session
Featuring Carol Kent and MCC Worship Team
9:30-10:30 p.m. Late Night --Hosted by MCC Alumni Association
Enjoy a light snack while taking group pictures.
Special photo of MCC alumni present will be taken.
(All photos will be available online for download and printing after the conference.)
Saturday, February 22, 2014
8:00-8:45 a.m. Late Conference Check-in
Early Morning Bible Study
Jesus: Son of God or Lunatic
9:00-10:15 a.m. Choice of Seminar (8 topics—choose one)
From An Adulterer to An Ambassador
Naomi: Living in Your Circumstances
So You Think You’re Objective?
What Your Teenager Isn’t Telling You
When Your Family Has Special Needs
10:30-11:30 a.m. Keynote Session
Featuring Carol Kent and MCC Worship Team
11:45-1:00 p.m. Choice of Seminar (8 topics—choose one)
Alive in You
Be Successful at Being Yourself
Believers with Struggles
Fulfilling God’s Calling in the Workplace
Good News is for Christians
Speaking Volumes without Saying a Word
Sleep: Everybody Does It
1:00 p.m. Luncheon doors open
1:30-3:30 p.m. Keynote Session
Featuring Carol Kent and MCC Worship Team
Sign Language Choir
Scholarship offering collected
Parking: $5 per day in the covered garage next to the K-State Students Union.
Friday $5; Saturday $5
Hotel Options: All conferees are responsible for making their lodging arrangements. Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the hotels listed below. To reserve a room:
• Call the hotel of your choice.
• Identify yourself as a participant of MCC Woman’s World
• Guarantee the room with a credit card as requested.
• Deadline for making a reservation is January 20, 2014.
• All rooms are quoted at a flat rate for up to four people in a room.
• Rooms will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis as they are cleaned and made available.
Four Points Sheraton, $84 + tax
530 Richards Rd, (785) 539-5311
Indoor Pool, Jacuzzi, Restaurant
Holiday Inn at the Campus, $109.95 + tax
1641 Anderson Ave, (785) 539-7531
Across the street from the Kansas State University Union
Indoor Jacuzzi, Restaurant
Parkwood Inn and Suites, $85 + tax
505 S. 17th Street, (785) 320-5440
Hot Breakfast Bar, Memory Foam Beds
Quality Inn and Suites, $80 + tax
150 E. Poyntz Avenue, (785) 770-8000
Indoor Pool, Jacuzzi, and Continental Breakfast
Super 8, $54.99 + tax
200 Tuttle Creek Blvd, (785) 537-8468
Hot Breakfast Bar
Alive in You—Natalie Holdren
When you accepted Christ as your Savior, your body became the Holy Spirit’s temple. Does your life give evidence of His work? Are you satisfied with the amount of fruit in your life? Are you afraid to ask for or expect more fruit because you don’t think God will provide it to you? Come and study the truth about the Holy Spirit’s persistence to direct your everyday life. The Creator of the universe has given you this helper because He wants you to regularly experience His power.
Be Successful at Being Yourself—Cindy Swinney
Our culture tells us that we’re not good enough, skinny enough, smart enough, pretty enough and more. It’s tough to tune out, but don’t let it get you down. Our challenge is to believe the Word and not the World! God loves you and He has a plan for you, just the way you are.
Believers with Struggles—David and Charlene McGee
If you are tired of “acting like a Christian is supposed to act” or trying to be good enough to serve God, you’re not alone. Many Christians struggle with life’s real problems such as alcoholism, divorce, pornography, and etc. but are afraid to tell anyone. The loving power of Jesus Christ has the ability to heal hurts, hang ups, and habits for his glory. Whatever you may be struggling with, the Celebrate Recovery® program will give you hope.
Creative Living—EB Jackson
Make your home warm and welcoming all within a budget. Let your five senses be the guide as you decorate and organize your home for ministry. Take advantage of all the opportunities you have to show hospitality, by decorating, being organized and cooking to benefit others.
Defining Personhood—Bruce Garren
At one time the safest place for an unborn child was in their mother’s womb where they were protected and nurtured, but that is not true today. The child in the womb is in danger every moment of every day from conception to birth, and the laws of Kansas do not protect every unborn child from the threat of abortion. With over 420,000 surgical abortions in Kansas, clearly our unborn children are our greatest opportunity to serve Jesus.
Finishing Well—Eva Maxwell
There are over 72 million baby boomers in the United States and every 7 seconds another one turns 50! We know that life is more than half over and that we don’t get the prize unless we finish well. But, we are tired and life looks a whole lot different than it did 30, 20, or even 10 years ago. What does God want and expect of me on this part of life’s journey? Do I ever get to rest? We will talk about Titus 2 ministry, mentoring, legacy and how we can finish the race well.
From An Adulterer to An Ambassador—Tally Stroud
The story of the scarlet letter helps us remember how far we have come. Even though we are sinners, Christ loved us so much that he took our place and died for us. His love changes us and his shed blood redeems us. We are called to tell others about the forgiveness we have received. Our story is to be a light that others can follow to their own new life with Christ. We are called to be ambassadors for Christ.
Fulfilling God’s Calling in the Workplace—Christy Moran Craft
Many of us spend a significant amount of time away from home in the workplace. In this seminar, we will discuss how we, as Christian women, can fulfill God’s calling in the workplace. Special attention will be given to challenges related to balancing our employment with our family-related roles and responsibilities.
Good News is for Christians—Rick Wright
The Gospel is more than just a ticket to get us into heaven. The power of the gospel is available to Christians every day. The good news is for everyday living. The reminder and conviction of the good news is a tremendous encouragement to weary Christians.
Jesus: Son of God or Lunatic—Julie Robinson
There is no middle ground. All of human history can be summed up in one question: Who was/is Jesus? Who do we say that He is? If we physically matched Jesus step for step his whole life, we still could not evade this question: Who is Jesus?
Naomi: Living in Your Circumstances—Juliet Bullock and Rhonda Eggleston
This Bible study about the Old Testament character of Naomi is for anyone who feels hopeless or bitter about their life and their circumstances. Sometimes we let disappointment and blame cloud our judgment about God’s plan for our lives. This session will strengthen your faith as well as reassure you God is in control, not your circumstances.
Sleep: Everybody Does It—Marcy Cassel
It seems almost everyone has a sleep problem and is looking for answers. Some worry about being unable to sleep when they want to; others fall asleep when they don’t want to. But, how do we rise and shine without rest? With help from both the Old and New Testaments, local medical experts, and shared experiences, we will all gain insights that will help us know how to sleep in peace.
Speaking Volumes without Saying a Word—Susie Stanfield
Come and learn the basics and beauty of American Sign Language as you learn one of our worship songs. Then, join the interpreters in signing during the next worship session. Come, let’s lift our hands in praise!
So You Think You’re Objective?—Steven B. Davis
“Each of us tends to think we see things as they are, that we are objective. But this is not the case. We see the world, not as it is, but as we are—or, as we are conditioned to see it” (Stephen Covey). I read the preceding quote over 20 years ago, but the insight it conveys started me on a quest to discover the world as it is, not as I was conditioned to see it. I invite you to join me as I present what I have found and how it applies to the Christian worldview.
What Your Teenager Isn’t Telling You—Sara Hutchison
After more than 20 years working alongside her husband in youth ministry, Sara has seen and heard it all from both the parent/grandparent side as well as the side of the teenager. And there is no doubt that your teenager is not telling you everything. This session will provide insight that will help lead to those discussions regarding sex, clothing, alcohol, and friends, and maybe even a better relationship with your teen.
When Your Family Has Special Circumstances—Jennifer Isaacs and Shawna Slack
Whether it is severe eczema or allergies, mental or physical disabilities such as Down syndrome, or behavior disorders, any special need or unique circumstance changes the way a family lives their life. Come and learn from two mothers’ journey through the day-to-day battles that have become their reality. They will share both practical and spiritual resources that are a source of strength that continue to support their families.
Your Home, A Lighthouse—Kevin and Lisa Ingram
Whether you want it that way or not, your acquaintances, friends, and coworkers are watching you closely. This session will help you to evaluate what is being modeled in your home. Your marriage, your finances, your entertainment, your interaction in the community, and your family commitments can all be a bright light that will invite others to know more about a closer relationship with God.
A free will offering, collected during the Saturday luncheon session is an integral part of the Woman’s World tradition. Since 1984, this offering has been awarded the following year as scholarships to deserving female students for their next academic year. These awards can only be used at Manhattan Christian College for educational purposes.
Your contribution supports higher Christian education and directly impacts the lives of future Christian leaders. Thank you for your consideration.
Resources Available: Audio tapes, CDs and DVDs of the three main sessions will be made available by Christian Audio Tapes of Bridgeport, IL. The 17 seminar sessions will also be recorded and can be purchased on audio tape or CD. Prices for these resources will range from $5 for MP3’s, to $6 for CDs, and $8 for DVDs. With the purchase of 6 items at the conference, you receive the 7th and 8th items FREE.
What to Bring: Comfortable clothes, Bible, note pad, open heart, spirit of fun and laughter, and a desire to worship and grow in Christ.
Special Services: Interpreters for the deaf will be available upon request prior to the conference.
No provision has been made for child care at the conference.