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43rd Woman’s World Conference

February 28 - February 29

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“Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”  –Jeremiah 33:3

Woman’s World is a non-denominational 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 “Adventure Awaits” will be a hopeful and confident look at how God is leading and guiding us through His word through the seasons and unknown territory of our lives. 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.

Ashley McNaryKeynote Speaker
Ashley McNary, Author

Ashley lives in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin where she and her husband, Jon, launched and lead Heartland Community Church.  Jon is the lead pastor and Ashley is the Creative Director and Director and teacher of the Women’s ministry. Enthralled by God and the story He is writing, she has authored two Bibles studies: Exodus and Colossians and she is the founder of Redefine Her, an online community where women study, seek, and share God’s redemptive narrative.

Ashley loves variety (a 7 on the Enneagram), the color grey, ranch dressing, playing games, sunshine, a good story, and spending time with her family and friends. The McNarys have three active and energetic children: Beckam, Easton, and Braylin and recently became a licensed foster home.


Prices include three keynote sessions, two buffet meals, five seminars, and keepsake surprises.

$85 Registration (postmarked by January 31, 2020)
$25 College Student Registration
$90 Late Registration (postmarked in February 2020)

Optional Add-Ons:

Conference T-Shirts
Maroon T-shirt with Adventure Awaits, an arrow, and Jeremiah 33:3 on the front. (100% pre-shrunk soft-spun cotton, adult sizes)

Short Sleeve         $18  (S-XL);  $20  (2X-3X)

Long Sleeve          $23   (S-XL); $25  (2X-3X)

Manhattan Christian College ¼ Zip
Performance Weight, Black and Gray body with Thunder shield and Manhattan Christian College on left chest. (100% polyester, adult sizes)

Long Sleeve          $35 (S-XL); $40  (2X-3X)

(provides parking in the covered garage next to the K-State Student Union; $5 per vehicle, per day)

$5 Friday

$5 Saturday

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Schedule of Events

All conference events are held at the Kansas State University Student Union located at 918 N. 17th Street, Manhattan, KS..

Friday, February 28, 2020

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.

4:00-5:00                              Opening Seminar featuring Kevin Ingram, MCC President

Fear Not!            

The enemy uses fear and doubt to decrease our hope and limit our victories in this adventure.  But God says, “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you.” Let’s explore how God leads and guides us through the seasons and unknown territory of our lives.  We can be confident that He is in control.

5:15-6:30                              Choice of Seminar (4 topics led by MCC Professors)

Exploring Heaven and Earth
Chris Pahls, Salina, KS

Join us for a journey through the biblical narrative as we explore the union of Heaven and Earth. We’ll identify and deconstruct common misconceptions, explore a biblical understanding of Old Testament and New Testament world-views, and explore God’s mission to redeem and restore as we gain a Bible-centered foundation for the concept of Heaven.


Good News Not Fake News!
Dr. Rick Wright, Manhattan, KS

Negative self-talk has become natural to us.  We tell ourselves the wrong things over and over until we think they are true, that’s fake news and we tend to believe it. Let’s take another look in the mirror in search of better news, good news, Gospel truth! Come be reminded to keep your focus on Christ, the author of your good news.


Jeremiah 33:3
Alisha Paddock, Wamego, KS

“Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”  Explore this theme verse in its original context, bring this Old Testament passage into the New Testament, and discuss how this verse applies to our lives.  Our time will be spent in in-depth Bible study, seeking to understand Jeremiah’s message to his original audience and to readers today.


The Church as a Missional Community
Dr. Dave Henry, Salina, KS

Churches in the New Testament carried out a specific mission in their specific setting. This seminar focuses on how the contemporary church can faithfully embrace the same mission of God in a setting that may be different from the early church. We will discuss both God’s mission for the church and our implementation of that mission.

7:00-9:30                              Keynote Session #1 with Buffet featuring Ashley McNary and Crestview Christian Church Worship Team

Saturday, February 29, 2020

8:00-8:45                              Early Morning Bible Study

Ready? Or Not?
Pam Spaulding, Manhattan, KS

Are you ready “to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have?” (1 Pet 3:15) Can you defend your faith? If someone asks you about Jesus today are you prepared to answer? This study will look at how Jesus and the Scriptures answer some hard questions Christians face.

9:00-10:00                            Choice of Seminar (7 topics)

Grace and Love, The Only Response
Jon Grogg, Manhattan, KS

A neighbor suggests getting together to throw a baby shower for the lesbian couple on your block.  A good friend with terminal breast cancer reveals she’s contemplating ending life ‘on her own terms.’ You’re at a party for work and everyone is smoking marijuana.  Let’s consider what is most important in cultural situations like these, what hangs in the balance, and some simple steps to leverage these opportunities with the gospel.


Let’s have a Head-On Collision with Conflict today!
Tammy Pitt, MA, MFTC, Woodland Park, CO

Like it or not we all face conflict. God desires for us to be in relationship with others and to go to one another to handle our differences. The equation for dealing with conflict includes emotions, being rational, and setting boundaries.  Come learn how to be wise in handling these head-on collisions in your life.


Lighten the Load
Dr. Cleion Morton, Wamego, KS

Even with so many roles, responsibilities, demands, and expectations most of us continue to pack more and more into every day.  It is then we find ourselves responding to the simple question of “How are you?” with one word…”BUSY”!  And so, we begin that frantic search for balance.  What if the journey is less about finding balance and more lightening the load?


Living & Growing in Community
Kylie Rupe, Ft. Worth, TX

God created us for relationship – with him first and foremost – and then with each other. The importance of connecting with others is displayed all throughout the Bible.  Let’s explore Christ-centered community and practical ways to learn and grow in deep connection.  Life is quite an adventure and we should experience it together!


Pack Your Bags
Christi Oakley, Wamego, KS

As we travel through this adventure of life, God has given us instructions on what to carry with us. Things like love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  How do we keep these priorities and how do we keep out the things the world tries to tell us are important? Come learn strategies so you’re always ready with a properly packed bag.


The Joy of the Lord is my Strength
Lisa McGrath, Hays, KS

Lisa’s faith guided her through several unthinkable events that shook her world to its core. That same faith allowed her to grow as she learned to trust God’s plan and perfect timing. She recalls the experiences of her life and reveals the ways that she has been blessed to persevere and find hope, peace, love, and especially joy in her journey.  Join Lisa as she shares her story, be inspired and encouraged.


Until Help Arrives
Dr. Sheila Alton, MD, FACEP, Overland Park, KS

No matter where your next adventure takes you, you may need to provide life-saving interventions for someone until the “real help” arrives. This one-hour basic preparedness course will give you the tools needed to help by learning how to access the 911 system, communicate effectively, assess an emergency scene, control severe bleeding, recognize signs of sudden cardiac arrest and learn to perform compression only CPR. Come gain the confidence you need to help in an emergency.

10:15-11:30                         Keynote Session #2 featuring Ashley McNary and Crestview Christian Church Worship Team

11:45-12:45 p.m.                 Choice of Seminar (7 topics)

9-5 with God
Vonnie Fast, Hesston, KS

Explore the adventure that awaits every believer in the workforce—whether you’ve found your dream job or you’re enduring a difficult workplace. Since God is Sovereign over all things, he is sovereign over your 9-5 job. We will consider how God is using your work situation to transform you and using you to transform your workplace.


Archaeology in Shiloh, Israel
Andrew Kvasnica, Manhattan, KS

Come see and hear about the archaeology findings from one excavation in Shiloh, Israel.  Shiloh was Isreal’s first stationary capital when the Israelites entered the Promised Land.  Examine photos, discuss sites, understand historical reliability, and touch evidence!


Being There in the Hard Times
Marcy Cassel Leach, Manhattan, KS

Romans 12:8 encourages us all to become true helpers to those who are going through hard times.  Join us to uncover the spiritual, personal, and interpersonal resources that God has given us so that He can use us to provide a helping hand, comfort, and hope to those who are suffering. Overcome Compassionate Disengagement by helping someone.


Live Out Your Most Authentic Self
Emily Kaellner, Fort Worth, TX

The Enneagram is a system for personal growth and a practical tool for your ongoing journey of transformation toward wholeness in Christ.  Developing self-awareness and learning about the gifts that each personality type brings to the world will help us not only learn more about our own strengths and weaknesses but also allow us to see the world through other people’s eyes.


Real Purpose in a Fake World
Carrie Pilkington, Manhattan, KS

Social media can either influence you OR you can be the influence. In this seminar, we will talk about using your platform for encouragement, finding God’s purpose in a world covered in filters, and being able to stand firm in your identity in Christ.


The Joy of the Lord is my Strength
Lisa McGrath, Hays, KS

Lisa’s faith guided her through several unthinkable events that shook her world to its core. That same faith allowed her to grow as she learned to trust God’s plan and perfect timing. She recalls the experiences of her life and reveals the ways that she has been blessed to persevere and find hope, peace, love, and especially joy in her journey.  Join Lisa as she shares her story, be inspired and encouraged.


Your Little People Portfolio
Shelly Carlson, Lindsborg, KS

Whether you are a grandparent, parent, or someone who works with children, investing in the little people in your life is your “grandest” investment opportunity! Make daily deposits in their lives such as, listening, spending time with them, and sharing your faith to impact their future.  Connecting with the next generation can be your legacy, the potential dividends are eternal.

1:00-3:00                             Keynote Session #3 with Buffet featuring Ashley McNary, Crestview Christian Church Worship Team, Scholarship Offering

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, 2020.
    • 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.

Fairfield by Marriott, $99 + tax
300 Colorado St, (785) 539-5311
Hot Breakfast Buffet, Indoor Pool and Hot Tub

Four Points Sheraton, $89 + tax
530 Richards Rd, (785) 539-5311
Indoor Pool, Hot Tub, Restaurant

Hampton Inn, $100 + tax
501 E Poyntz, (785) 539-5000
Hot Breakfast Bar, Pool

Holiday Inn at the Campus, $149.95 + tax
1641 Anderson Ave, (785) 539-7531
Across the street from the Kansas State University Union
Hot Breakfast Bar, Free Conference Parking

Parkwood Inn and Suites, $93 + tax
505 S. 17th Street, (785) 320-5440
Hot Breakfast Bar, Memory Foam Beds

Quality Inn and Suites, $80 + tax
150 E. Poyntz Avenue, (785) 770-8000
Breakfast Bar, Indoor Pool, Hot Tub


Scholarship Offering

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.



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.


February 28
February 29


Manhattan Christian College


Kansas State University Student Union
17th and Anderson Ave
Manhattan, KS 66502 United States
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