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"How Sweet It Is" 40th Annual Woman's World Conference

"Taste and see that the Lord is good".--Psalm 34:8

Woman’s World is a non-denominational overnight event that helps women understand their significance in God’s eyes.  The program includes practical seminars, a dynamic keynote speaker, buffet meals, times of worship, and lots of other surprises.  This year’s theme of “How Sweet It Is!” will be a celebration of how God walks with us every day in both good times and hard times and how He desires to bless us more than we can imagine. It will be a fun and inspirational break from the winter months for all ages.  Woman’s World has been a ministry of Manhattan Christian College since 1978.

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Keynote Speaker:
Tammy Trent
Author and Recording Artist

 

Weekend Includes:
2 Keynote Sessions with Tammy
2 Buffet Meals (Friday supper, Saturday lunch)
5 Seminar Choices (2 Friday, 3 Saturday)
1 Anniversary Singspiration Session
Keepsake Surprises

Registration Prices:
$80 Registration (postmarked by January 31, 2017)
$85 Late Registration postmarked in February 2017

Optional Purchase: Parking: $5 per day in the covered garage next to the K-State Students Union.
Friday $5; Saturday $5

Register Here

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Schedule of Events
All conference events are held at the Kansas State University Student Union in Manhattan, KS.

Friday, February 24, 2017
2:30-5:00 p.m.  Conference Check-In/Registration
Pick up your name tags and registration packets.
Group together with your girlfriends and have your picture taken for a special keepsake.
Scout out the location of seminar rooms
Get settled in your hotel room.

3:00-3:45  Choir Practice (1 of 2)

4:00-5:00  Opening Seminar
   Kevin Ingram, MCC President
   “If…Then”
The “If” in 1 Peter 2:3 implies the readers have tasted the kindness of the Lord.  This taste of His Lordship should cause them to make changes so that others may see the Lord through their example.  The same is true for us today, if we have tasted the kindness of our Lord, then everything about our lives should reflect him.

5:15-6:30  Choice of Seminar (3 topics)
His Needs Her Needs
Russ and Kristi York, Manhattan, KS
Marriage works only when each spouse takes the time to consider the other's needs and strives to meet them.  The classic bestseller His Needs, Her Needs, identifies the ten most vital needs of men and women and shows husbands and wives how to satisfy those needs in their spouses.  Come learn from this dynamic couple as they coach you to make your marriage the best it can be.

Living Free in the Spirit.
Greg Delort, Manhattan, KS
Based on the unique circumstances of Paul's letter to the Galatians, this study of Galatians 5 will present the themes of freedom and Spirit which are seen as essential characteristics of living a full, vibrant, and meaningful Christian life.

Representations of Jesus in Modern Culture: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Bill Jenkins, Manhattan, KS
This seminar will give a brief overview of the changing representations of Jesus in recent decades, primarily in film. The purpose is to help show the ways in which Christians and non-Christians alike modify the figure of Jesus to serve personal ends.

6:30   Buffet Lines Open

7:00-9:30  Keynote Session with Meal
   Dinner Buffet
   Tammy Trent, Speaker
   CV Worship Team

Saturday, February 25, 2017
8:00-8:45 a.m.  Late Conference Check-in
Choir Practice (2 of 2)

Early Morning Bible Study
“The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength”(Neh 8:10) - Rebuilding Broken Walls on Your Knees
Pam Spaulding, Manhattan, KS
A journey through the Book of Nehemiah showing God’s grace, mercy and love in the midst of brokenness and oppression.  This Old Testament book applies to all of us today illustrating successful Christian living.

9:00-10:00 a.m.  Choice of Seminar (7 topics—choose one)
Choices, Choices!
Amber Howells , Manhattan, KS
Part of leading a satisfying and healthy lifestyle includes making good nutritional choices which can keep us healthy, fit, and well.  Learn how to build a healthy plate for every meal, choose the right foods, shop smart, prepare and store food safely, and use portion control.  All foods can fit into your diet in moderation; you should enjoy the foods you are eating!  Bring your personal questions for Dr. Howells, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

God’s Grace –How Sweet it Is!
Nancy Grace, Springdale, AR
Do you need a fresh dose of sweet grace? Come discover the “grace impact” in this Bible study session. Learn more about God’s character, His transforming grace, and the confidence to live as a grace giver in this hurting world. The seminar is based on Nancy’s award-winning devotional/ Bible study, The Grace Impact.

How Sweet to Reach Out to Others
Betty Rupp, Hays, KS
Let's get out of our "comfort zone" and reach others with the gospel.  Don't be intimated by others. We will discuss reaching out to the wealthy, to younger women, and to those of other cultures. We'll look at Biblical examples of what Jesus did and try by the power of the Holy Spirit to follow in his steps.

Knowing your "WHY"...a Crucial Step to Finding Balance
Amanda Purdom and Eryn Smith, Manhattan, KS
We are surrounded with opportunities...chances to "improve this, better that, join them, be part of this".  Yet we each have the same amount of time in our days.  So how do we prioritize?  As wives, moms and small business owners, these ladies will share their journey in the ever elusive pursuit of balance!

Technology—Sweet or Sour?
Renee Cassel, St. George, KS
What do you know about Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, and all the other endless apps available at our fingertips? Come and get an understanding of the good and the bad that the technology is bringing into your home. Whether you are a mom of an elementary student or teenager, or a grandmother of both, you need understand what is going on at their fingers tips.

The Power of God in the Fullness of Christ
Kaye Trout, Manhattan, KS
Ephesians teaches us about maturity, wholeness, and unity in Christ.  A life in the Spirit reveals the purpose, position, protection and possessions, offered to you.  It tells you the truth about who you are and encourages you in how to be dressed up for what comes your way.  Come learn about the power of God in the fullness of Christ.

Uncovering Family Clues
Vickie Holverson, Manhattan, KS
Come learn some basic genealogy research.  You may have a specific reason for tracing your past or you may be a detective at heart and just want to know more about your ancestors. Whatever your reasons might b, come learn from the Riley County Genealogical Society librarian five easy steps to begin tracing your roots.
  
10:15-11:15 a.m.  Sweet Celebration
Singspiration, Choir, Surprises
Group Picture in T-shirts

11:30-12:30 p.m.  Choice of Seminar (8 topics—choose one)
Fervent Prayer
Lisa Ingram, Manhattan, KS
With every new prayer strategy you build, you’re turning the fiercest battles of life into precise strikes against the enemy and his handiwork.  He’s dead set on destroying all you hold dear and keeping you from experiencing abundant life in Christ. Strike back. With prayer, let this seminar guide you to action and purposeful prayer.  Be equipped and encouraged to write out your own personalized prayer strategies and pray. 

Goodness and Mercy and Me? Surely Not!
Marcy Cassel, Manhattan, KS
A true Bible study session, this seminar will aim to lead us on the right path, to follow the right leader, and to do so faithfully through all stages of our lives.  Bring your Bibles and plan on sincere study and new insights into goodness and mercy as found in Psalm 23:6: “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.”

How to Be the Perfect Wife and Mother
Angel Hecht, Wamego, KS
Does the title of this seminar make you laugh or roll your eyes?  So many of us have this idea that we need to be the perfect mom and wife and we often compare ourselves to others to determine our success and failure.  Let's take closer a look at what the Bible says and find some practical ways to become more of who HE wants us to be as a wife and mother.

Legacy Planning
Philip Marley, Sturgeon, MO
Lots of people give you advice.  Financial Planning Ministry builds your trust and helps you create your own legally binding personal estate plan that protects the things that mean the most to you, FREE of charge.  Come and learn how to ensure your peace of mind regarding medical decisions, guardianship of children, and distribution of valuables while at the same time saving both time and money.

Making Mess a Priority
Jessa Swearingen, Topeka, KS
Naturally we idolize clean, neat homes, families, calendars, and churches while avoiding anything that might mess up our pretty lives. Our God is a God who not only embraces mess but makes beauty from it and calls us to engage a messy world with him. Come learn what beautiful things God is doing in our world to show the broken who is he, how we can practically start building God’s kingdom where we are, and get ready to get your hands dirty!

Making Your Home a Better Reflection of YOU
Amanda Purdom and Eryn Smith, Manhattan, KS
"The privilege of making a home is adding our personal style and filling it with meaningful and pretty touches that make all who dwell inside feel happy and at home." Emily Lex  But HOW?? Join Amanda and Eryn as they walk you through some of their favorite before and afters!  They will share their tips for organization, decorating and making your home the best version of you possible!

Overcoming Our Bad Habits with Grace
Dana Bowman, Minneapolis, KS
An overview of how we fall into idol worship and form bad habits—over-eating, over-shopping, over-busying, over-anything!  This seminar will explain how these “habits” form and how you can break free.

When Bad Things Happen to Good People: Understanding Trauma and Traumatic Stress
Briana Goff, Manhattan, KS
Traumatic events are often difficult to think about, but they are increasingly becoming a part of the church, as individuals who have experienced traumatic events may become a part of a church in their healing journey. This session will describe different types of traumatic experiences, the signs and symptoms of trauma and PTSD, and how the church can become a healing refuge for traumatized individuals.
  
12:30 p.m.  Buffet Lines Open

1:00-3:00 p.m.  Keynote Session
   Dinner Buffet
   Tammy Trent, Speaker
   CV Worship Team
   Scholarship Offering collected

Lodging
Hotel Options:  All conferees are responsible for making their lodging arrangements.  Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the hotels listed below.  To reserve a room:

• Call the hotel of your choice.
• Identify yourself as a participant of MCC Woman’s World
• Guarantee the room with a credit card as requested.
• Deadline for making a reservation is January 24, 2017.
• All rooms are quoted at a flat rate for up to four people in a room.
• Rooms will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis as they are cleaned and made available.

Bluemont Hotel, $119 + tax
1212 Bluemont Avenue, 785-473-7091
Restaurant

Four Points Sheraton, $84 + tax
530 Richards Rd, (785) 539-5311
Indoor Pool, Jacuzzi, Restaurant

Holiday Inn at the Campus, $109.95 + tax
1641 Anderson Ave, (785) 539-7531
Across the street from the Kansas State University Union
Indoor Jacuzzi, Restaurant

Holiday Inn Express, $95 + tax
115 Blue Earth Place, 785-320-7454
Hot Breakfast Bar

Parkwood Inn and Suites, $85 + tax
505 S. 17th Street, (785) 320-5440
Hot Breakfast Bar, Memory Foam Beds

Quality Inn and Suites, $74.99 + tax
150 E. Poyntz Avenue, (785) 770-8000
Indoor Pool, Jacuzzi, and Continental Breakfast

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A free will offering, collected during the Saturday luncheon session is an integral part of the Woman’s World tradition.  Since 1984, this offering has been awarded the following year as scholarships to deserving female students for their next academic year.  These awards can only be used at Manhattan Christian College for educational purposes.

Your contribution supports higher Christian education and directly impacts the future of the church as well as the future ministries of the leaders being trained at MCC.  Thank you for your consideration.

Miscellaneous
Resources Available:  Audio tapes, CDs and DVDs of the three main sessions will be made available by Christian Audio Tapes of Bridgeport, IL.  The 20 seminar sessions will also be recorded and can be purchased on audio tape or CD.  Prices for these resources will range from $5 for MP3’s, to $6 for CDs, and $8 for DVDs.  With the purchase of 6 items at the conference, you receive the 7th and 8th items FREE.

What to Bring:  Comfortable clothes, Bible, note pad, open heart, spirit of fun and laughter, and a desire to worship and grow in Christ.

Special Services:  Interpreters for the deaf will be available upon request prior to the conference.

No provision has been made for child care at the conference.

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