What is a broken life? Does the concept of brokenness apply to you? How do you take steps to be your most beautiful broken Christ-centered self? Bring a friend and come spend time in singing and prayer, and listen as our speakers share experiences, practical solutions and wisdom from God's word. God comes to us in our brokenness and rewrites the story we never dreamed was possible. Contact the church office at 325-695-0055 or

Schedule

8:15-9:00 Registration – Continental Breakfast 

9:00-9:05 Welcome

9:05-9:15 Prayer & Singing

9:15 -10:00  From Brokenness to Life – Denise Cutbirth 

10:00-10:15 Break – Drinks / Coffee available

10:00-10:15  – Singing & Prayer 

10:15 – 10:30 Group Activity

10:30 -11:15  Be Your Most Beautiful Broken Self – Terrie Noland

11:15 – 12:00  Lunch

12:00-12:10  – Prayer & Singing

12:10 -12:55 Blessed in Brokenness – Presented by Tammy Asbill

12:55- 1:00 Closing

 

Speakers

From Brokenness to Life – Presented by Denise Cutbirth

We know what the term "broken" means when we speak about broken lamps or broken arms or even broken promises. But what is a broken life? Does the concept of brokenness apply to each of us? Does God's Word speak about people who are broken? Everyone has struggles and difficulties in their life. When do these difficulties result in brokenness?

Denise has been an educator at the secondary and university level for 30 years. She holds a Ph.D. in Behavior Studies with Learning Disabilities and has been a district Teacher of the Year. While she enjoyed teaching at the university level, her greatest love was working with 7th and 8th grade students who are at the developmental stage of their lives where they are often confronted with harsh challenges and difficulties. She also has spent 30 years serving in the jail ministry, studying God's Word with incarcerated ladies whose lives depict brokenness.

Since retirement, she enjoys spending more time with her family, especially her 13 grandchildren. Every week she has a "grandmother day" where, through painting, baking, duck feeding, playing baseball, and just spending time together, bonds are strengthened that can provide support through life's challenges and difficulties. Her favorite scripture is Psalms 118:24, "This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."

Be Your Most Beautiful Broken Self – Presented by Terrie Noland

Everyone is broken and that’s okay!   What’s not okay is wallowing in your brokenness and allowing your broken life to hold you back from your beautiful and blessed life in Christ. Don’t listen to the false motivational messages that the world is telling you:  Just stay positive, Let go of anything holding you back, Turn your triumph into failure. These messages make sense, but there is no action. Terrie will share how to take actionable steps to be your most beautiful broken Christ-centered self.

Some of Terrie's greatest accomplishments were realized because of her commitment as the proud wife of a soldier- USAF, retired. With over 12 years as a married single mother, because of deployments, her perseverance in adversity has been the thrust behind her confident character.

Terrie currently serves as the Vice-President of Educator Initiatives at Learning Ally, a national non-profit organization, where she works with educators around the country to support struggling readers and students with dyslexia.  She has over 25 years of experience as a motivational leader and lives each day to carry out her personal mission statement to inspire others: James 3: 5 "......see how great a forest a little fire kindles.” She works to be the spark that ignites a flame in others. 

Terrie is a farm girl at heart, loves the smell of a sweaty horse, and wakes up at 5:07 every weekday to kick start the day with Bible study and exercise. Terrie is currently working towards a Ph.D. in Literacy.

Blessed in Brokenness – Presented by Tammy Asbill

Webster defines restoration as the process of putting something such as a piece of art, or a building back into its original condition, so that it looks cleaner or better. God is the God of restoration and redemption. He comes to us in our brokenness, and rewrites the story we never dreamed was possible. He breathes his blessings into our broken heart. He whispers Psalm 34:17 in our ear, "The Lord is close to the broken hearted, and he saves those whose spirts have been crushed." Have you been crushed? God will stay near.

Tammy Asbill has been blessed to be married to David Asbill for 33 years. David came into her life in a season of overwhelming brokenness. Tammy was 20 years old, had just lost her husband to cancer, and had spent over 300 days in the hospital caring for him. Her best friend, David, convinced her to come back to Harding, and finish her education. Daily, David told Tammy God was the Father of the broken. A year later they married. They are blessed with three incredible children, and 89 foster children. The children's stories changed their lives and began a 30-year career as passionate advocates for foster children. David and Tammy’s mission led them to work for 5 great children's homes, including Christian Homes of Abilene. Tammy currently works for Foster’s Home for Children in Stephenville, TX. She travels the state telling others how to become involved in Foster Care.  They have one grandson, and 2 grandchildren on the way. Tammy is a member of Granbury Church of Christ, Granbury, TX.