Breakout Sessions

Coffee with Bruce

Speaker:
Bruce Martin
Sessions:
Thursday 2 pm
Category:
Coffee Chat

Author, speaker, Bible teacher, counselor, adventure guide, a friend of GEMS….these are just a few ways to describe Bruce Martin. Join Bruce as he tells you more about his experiences. You can connect and ask questions directly to him in this interactive environment. If you aren’t already friends with Bruce, you will be after this hour!

Three Ways to Develop Intimacy with God

Speaker:
Debbye Turner Bell
Sessions:
Friday 2 pm, Friday 3 pm
Category:
Breakout, Encouragement

Creating Unshakeable Friendships: Leading Girls’ Towards Healthy Relationships

Speaker:
Michelle Nietert
Sessions:
Friday 2 pm, Friday 3 pm, Thursday 4 pm
Category:
Breakout, Girls

In this breakout session led by professional counselor, Michelle Nietert, MA, you will become equipped to empower your girls to create and maintain healthy friendships. Lean in and learn together with a focus on creating great friendships, maintaining real connections, and walking together through almost unavoidable drama and difficulties.

New GEMS Initiatives!

Speaker:
Private: Moderator
Sessions:
Friday 2 pm, Friday 3 pm
Category:
Coffee Chat, GEMS

Get an at-a-glance look at the latest GEMS initiatives in this Coffee Chat! GEMS Staff members will host a show & tell of GEMS On The GO, U & ME Conversations Kit, the Friended curriculum, as well as Sparkle and SHINE brightly magazines.

*For more detailed information about any of these products, be sure to check out their specific individual sessions.

Entrusted and Empowered: 5 Keys to Confidence in Bible Study, for CITs

Speaker:
Teri Lynne Underwood
Sessions:
Friday 3 pm
Category:
Breakout, CIT

Using 2 Timothy as a framework, we will cover 5 keys for how older girls can gain confidence both in their personal Bible study and in their ability to help others engage with Scripture. For CITs.

The Marks of a Good Friend

Speaker:
Katie Reid
Sessions:
Friday 2 pm, Friday 3 pm
Category:
Breakout, Encouragement

Discover how to be a good friend and what to look for in a friend (for yourself and the girls in your life), through identifying the marks of a good friend, a discussion on linking arms vs. facing off, and tips on how to combine your strengths and utilize your differences instead of being divided by them.

Check out our new U & ME LOVED. Conversation Kit for moms and tweens!
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