November 9- Raising Kids with No Regrets

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Robin Everhart from Seymour’s Central Christian Church will be joining us this Friday.  Central Christian Church has been Robin’s home church and church family all her life. She came on staff full-time in 2005 after 30 years in the business world. Robin enjoyed sharing Christ and seeing lives changed in the youth during 9 years as Youth Director.  In 2013, Robin transitioned into a new role as Pastor of Care and Connection Ministries. She calls on those who are in the hospital, nursing home, and the homebound, and she encourages and resources all of the Connection Group leaders at Central.

Jesus transformed Robin’s life after the death of her son Benjy.  Since then, her passion is to connect people to Christ so they can develop a relationship with Him through the Holy Spirit. Robin often works alongside her husband Bill, who like Robin is also a Pastor. They have another son, Blake, and in her spare time, Robin loves reading, camping, and traveling anywhere tropical!

Robin will be sharing about raising kids with no regrets.  She will share the wisdom & insight she has gained through her years of parenting and in the ministry.

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October 26- What Does Love Require of Me?

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Chrissy Hubers was born and raised in Michigan and obtained her bachelor’s degree in youth ministry from Spring Arbor University.

Upon graduating, she moved to Seymour, to accept a job at SpringHill Camps as their elementary director.

In 2010 Chrissy married her husband Neil. They now have two children, Landon (3), and Evelyn (2).

Chrissy now works on staff part time for The Point church as their nursery director.

It is at The Point that she received the invitation to join Team World Vision, a fundraising program that equips individuals to raise money for clean water and child sponsorships.

Chrissy will be sharing her story of saying “yes” to this invitation. She’ll share how she has answered the question “what does love require of me?” and challenge moms to answer and respond to this question themselves.

Come ready to have something awakened on the inside of you that will move you out of your comfort zone and into a place of faith could impact your life and your world in a way you never expected!

October 12-The Empty Jug and The Filled Heart

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Beth Morris is the wife of pastor Don Morris of Vernon Baptist Church in Vernon, IN.  Beth is passionate about missions, writing, and being a wife and co-laborer with her husband in the ministry.  Beth and Don are recent empty nesters and they are excited about what God has ahead in their future.
Beth will be sharing “The Empty Jug and The Filled Heart”.  We will look at biblical truths from the woman at the well in John 4.  We will see Who this woman met, how she was transformed, and what she left behind.  Come learn these practical  truths that will challenge you to grow as a mom and woman.

September 28-POP (Parenting on Purpose)

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Christina Smith began her ministry at St. Ambrose in 2003. An Insurance and Marketing major from Indiana State University she attended a retreat in the Spring of 2003 that forever changed her life. In 2003 Christina began part time ministry working with our high school youth ministry program. The ministry has grown through the years from a handful of youth to 100+ youth during weekly youth ministry gatherings. She has led many youth on mission trips serving all over the United States. She teaches Theology of the Body for Teens to both Middle School and High School students.  In 2012, Christina grew her ministry and became a full time staff member at St. Ambrose as Director of Religious Education for Preschool-12th Grade.  She oversees 24+ Catechist, 14+ Adult Youth Ministry Leaders and over 300 youth.

Christina loves to talk about moments that give her Faith Bumps.  They are like goose bumps without the actual bumps.  She is a mother passionate about her children and helping them weave their way to adulthood.  She is married to her husband, Mike, mom to Grant, Evan, and Charlie (deceased).  She loves reading blogs and finds perspectives intriguing.  She loves to go on adventures with her family, exercise, and is slowly teaching herself to crochet.  When asked her favorite quote: “God doesn’t call the qualified, he qualifies the called”.  She blogs irregularly at faithbumps.wordpress.com.

Christina will be chatting with us about Parenting on Purpose (POP) and sharing stories of her own journey in being an intentional parent.

September 14- How Do Our Kids Change as They Grow Up?

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Manda Collins is a 31 year old, single woman with no children who lives in Franklin, IN.  So, what could she possibly know about parenting?!  (Guess you’ll have to come listen to find out!)  Growing up in difficult circumstances led Manda to pursue a career as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  This has allowed her to work with many people with a variety of struggles, including 8 years of working with youth and their families in a residential facility.  Manda has 9 nieces and nephews, and many of her friends are parents whom she has had the privilege of walking alongside in their journeys.  At the age of 12, she accepted Christ and has a deep desire to share His love and truth with this hurting world.

We welcome you to come learn about how kids change as they grow up and progress in development of their bodies, minds, feelings, and social relationships.  Then, more importantly, to explore what does that mean for you as a mom?

August 31- Are You Raising a Joseph or a Prodigal?

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Sarah Bohrer grew up in a home with parents who loved Jesus and were committed to the local church.  She is grateful that she can’t remember a time when she didn’t know Jesus and the love of the church.  At the age of seven she chose to follow Jesus with her whole heart and was baptized.  She loves being a wife, Mom, leading worship and a good cup of coffee with friends.  She works part time for the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana planning children’s camps, events and VBS trainings for the Southern Baptist Churches of Indiana.
Sarah will be sharing biblical wisdom and personal experience in raising children.   She will draw from the stories of Joseph and the prodigal son, as there are many parallels that can be made between the prodigal son and Joseph in the Bible yet in the end Joseph exemplified godly wisdom and the prodigal son exemplified human foolishness.  How do we raise modern day Josephs in a world that values all of the foolishness that the prodigal son encountered?  Raising a Joseph is a goal that we as moms must start striving toward from the very beginning of our child’s life.  Let’s look at some of the key factors that are needed in order to reach this awesome goal.

August 17- Her Mess, HIS Masterpiece

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Monica Lyon grew up in Northern Indiana, graduated from Purdue University (Boiler Up!) and moved back to her home town to serve as the Children’s Pastor at her home church. There she learned lots about ministry and life but more importantly met a really cute drummer, who, a few years later, became her husband. 

On September 25, 2010, Monica gained a husband, two daughters and all her prayers and dreams came to fruition.

Or so she thought. 

(–Cue ominous crime show music–)

Being newlyweds and raising two teenage daughters are both great challenges on their own.  Doing them at the same time is enough to send a perfectly normal person on a rollercoater of fear, joy, pride, doubt, and so so so much love.

Now almost 8 years later her family has blended in Cooper (4) and Camden (2) aka The B Team….Tom (a son-in-law) and Molly (a granddaughter). Through it all Monica has prayed, and cried, and laughed, and questioned, and mostly loved.  Monica is thankful for God’s provision and that His Grace is enough to cover her faults and failures.  All along she has known that this family was a part of God’s perfect plan for her life, even if it wasn’t always pretty. Come out to Mom2Mom this week to see how God has turned Her Mess into HIS Masterpiece.