Speakers

Lisa Anderson

Lisa is director of young adults for Focus on the Family and manages the ministry Boundless with the goal of helping 20- and 30-somethings navigate adulthood, own their faith, date with purpose, and prepare for marriage and family. She is the author of The Dating Manifesto: A Drama-Free Plan for Pursuing Marriage with Purpose and hosts The Boundless Show, a national radio program and weekly podcast. Lisa grew up in California, went to school in Chicago, and has lived on Capitol Hill and with billionaires in Paraguay. She now calls Colorado her home and enjoys hiking, cruising the Caribbean, and eating pastries.


Heather Holleman

Heather is an associate teaching professor at Penn State University and has won numerous teaching awards in the last 20 years. She loves helping others connect with Jesus and has written eight books, including the bestseller Seated with Christ: Living Freely in a Culture of Comparison and Sent: Living a Life That Invites Others to Jesus, which was cowritten with her husband, Ashley Holleman. She also serves with Faculty Commons in the graduate-student ministry of Cru. Heather has two daughters, three cats and has a daily blog.


Nancy Kane

Nancy is a writer, professor, therapist, speaker, and church consultant. She serves as the program director of the Christian Spiritual Formation Certificate program at Moody Bible Institute. Nancy is the author of Stages of the Soul—God’s Invitation to Greater Love (Moody Publishers) and co-author of From Fear to Love: Overcoming Obstacles to Healthy Relationships (Moody Publishers) with her husband, Ray. Nancy earned her master’s in education from Northern Illinois University and is a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Illinois. Nancy and Ray have two children.


Gayla Grace

Gayla serves on staff with FamilyLife Blended, a division of FamilyLife, and is the founder of Stepparenting with Grace and cofounder of Sisterhood of Stepmoms. She is a writer, speaker, and coach for stepfamilies and desires to equip blended families for life together. Gayla wrote Stepparenting with Grace: A Devotional for Blended Families and is the co-author of Quiet Moments for the Stepmom Soul and Unwrapping the Gift of Stepfamily Peace. She has a master’s degree in psychology and counseling, and is the birth mother of three children and stepmom of two. Gayla and her family live in Shreveport, Louisiana.


Jannelle Nevels Emcee

Jannelle is a cohost of Brian and Janelle Mornings on WCRF every weekday and manages the family’s real estate business in Hudson. She was born in the Dominican Republic and grew up in Providence, Rhode Island. She attended Oberlin College and then earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Case Western Reserve University. She has been a contributor to the radio program Pause for Prayer since 2012. Jannelle and her husband have six children, whom she homeschools.


Book Giveaway

Seated With Christ: Living Freely in a Culture of Comparison 

Written By: Heather Holleman

As Christians find themselves trapped in the rhetoric of platform, influence, retweets, and fame, they need a ladder out of the fray. Many of us live in a prison of self-absorption. Shackled with pride and despair, we compare ourselves to others constantly in our frantic, unending pursuit of perfection.

Seated with Christ gets to the root of this behavior and charts a path to freedom.

Scripture says that God's beloved are seated with Christ in the heavens (Eph. 2:6), treasured by Him and given a place at His table. Heather Holleman unveils what this means for us. It means we walk out on the fight for acceptance. We quit measuring ourselves to others.We leap free from cycles of shame.

Securely-seated people can ask themselves hard questions about their lives; they can deal with sin, grieve their losses, and move forward in hope. From a position of security and self-forgetfulness they can joyfully do the good works prepared for them uniquely. They can even celebrate the successes of others. 

Seated with Christ is a deeply personal, liberating look at a glorious truth: that we have a place at God's eternal table.

*Because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we are closely monitoring the State and Federal guidelines. We will be offering an in-person option for the conference and following our host location’s guidelines for in person capacity. We are still offering a digital ticket as well*

If you are attending digitally - Links for the Conference and digital book download will be emailed 2-3 days prior to the event.

Due to COVID-19 the Moody Conferences team is working remotely. Because of this, we cannot be reached directly by phone and ask that you send in your query by email to conferences@moody.edu. Should you prefer to leave a voicemail, you can call 312-329-4407 and someone will call you back at our earliest convenience. Our team will be prompt in our reply and getting information to you. We thank you in advance for your patience. 

  • Price of ticket includes: registration, continental breakfast, catered lunch, tote bag, and a free Moody Publishers book.(Limited Supply) Sept. 18th

  • Includes: registration and a free Moody Publishers book download.


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