Brenda’s passion is ministering to women through God’s word, humor, and authentic faith. She is an unforgettable and moving speaker for your women’s retreat. She can do whole retreats, day retreat, or be a co-speaker for a retreat. Popular retreat and event themes include:

Balance, Busyness and Not Doing It All. This retreat has several formats–one just for moms, but also one for a general group of women needing to find balance in today’s busy world!

First Things First: Finding Intimacy With Christ for Busy Women. This retreat faces the age-old dilemma of Mary vs. Martha, only we look at what’s most important in developing an intimate relationship with Jesus no matter your stage of life or busy schedule.

Chosen: Being Secure in Your Mess. This retreat looks at embracing a life of being a chosen woman of God through the story of Hannah. Think your life’s a mess? Gain real encouragement from Hannah’s mess on how to live a chosen life amidst adversity.

The Gift of Change. Change is inevitable, no matter what season of life women are in. This retreat focuses on God’s character in the midst of changing circumstances, teaching women to cling to Christ and his unchanging nature, no matter what uncertainty or circumstances they are facing. 

Beside Still Waters. This retreat looks at a lifestyle of rest based on Psalm 23, even in the world of busyness, parenting, or work, teaching women powerful principles from Psalm 23 that will change their perspective and walk with God no matter their circumstances or stage of life. 

Create in Me. This retreat is personal and inspiring as women look at the beautiful way God has made them to reflect His glory no matter season of life. Based on Psalm 51 and Psalm 139, women will learn to grow more intimate in their relationship with Christ in all areas of life.

picket fence retreatsStolen Identify: Finding Your Identity In Christ. Many things sidetrack and steal a woman’s identity–wife, mom, sister, daughter, grandma. This retreat focuses on a woman’s true identity in Christ, not the roles women fill.

Lessons from the Classroom of Life: Filled with humor along with practical and spiritual applications, Brenda shares a variety of lessons learned as a mom, wife, teacher, farmer’s wife, and from life far beyond the storybook image. 

Getting Beyond Facebook Friends. This retreat focuses on friendships and how to cultivate deep, lasting relationships with other women.

Hope Beyond the Picket Fence. This retreat takes a deeper look at unmet expectations and broken dreams we all seem to have when reality doesn’t match what we thought life would be.

Springing Forth and Growing in Grace.  This retreat equips women to grow, live intentionally, and move forward when life makes you feel stuck.

Stop the Train, I Want to Get Off: Parenting and intentional living in a past-paced world.  Brenda shares how to parent well and live family life intentionally without dropping out of society or getting engulfed by it.  Brenda shares practical tips and heartfelt ideas of how to survive as mothers and women no matter what season you’re in.  Brenda applies biblical principles to living life well where God has placed you.

Behind Closed Doors: Overcoming addiction and disordered eating.  Brenda shares her journey with food, self-image, and compulsive behavior, and how God’s Word brought healing and hope. She shares how choice and personal responsibility is essential in overcoming unhealthy behavior.

Drawing the Line:  Being comfortable establishing boundaries for healthy relationships. From Brenda’s professional experience, she knows personal boundaries are healthy and biblical.  Brenda shares boundaries God creates in our lives for protection and freedom and teaches practical “how-to’s” for establishing appropriate boundaries in relationships.

Bible Teaching:   Brenda’s gift is bringing scripture to life. Brenda communicates God’s Word through the eyes, thoughts, and feelings of those who walked the pages of His Story. She is available to teach scriptures or biblical themes of your choice through speaking for your women’s event.   

Messed Up Women of Scripture: Did you ever feel a mess? Take heart! There are multiple women in the Bible who whose lives were a far beyond the storybook image. Let Brenda take you into the real lives of incredible women in Scripture who will encourage, teach, and give you strength in your mess. 

Blurred Lines: Being Real In An Artificial World (A retreat for teen girls). Click the link for complete information.

Brenda’s gift is to tailor content for your group. Let her bless you at your next event!

Contact Brenda at brenda@brendayoder.com or by phone at 260-336-3387.

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