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Woman’s World

45th Annual Woman’s World
February 25-26, 2022

Out of the Blue
“Suddenly, their eyes were opened, and they recognized him.”  –Luke 24:31

“Out of the Blue” will be a reminder that God speaks to us and reveals himself to us through everyday interactions, if we are paying attention. 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
Dee Brestin

Nationally and internationally recognized author/speaker Dee Brestin has spent the past 30 years writing, speaking, encouraging and challenging women of all ages and from all stages of life, to discover a life-changing intimacy with Jesus.

Her first book, Friendships of Women has sold millions and has been recently revised to include additional topics that women in today’s culture are being challenged with.  A few of her other titles include: Fall in Love with Jesus, Living in Love with Jesus, Forever in Love with Jesus, He Call You Beautiful, The Jesus Who Surprises (nominated for the Best Bible Study of 2020 by Christian Books), The God of all Comfort, and Idol Lies.

She is also the founder of Dee Brestin Ministries (www.deebrestin.com), maintains an interactive Bible study blog, and is actively involved in prison ministries.

Schedule of Events

All conference events are held at the Kansas State University Student Union in Manhattan, KS. Indicate your choice of Early Dining (Group B) or Late Dining (Group A) when registering.

Friday, February 25, 2022

2:30-5:00 p.m.                     Conference Check-In/Registration

4:00-5:00                              Opening Session—Kevin Ingram, MCC President
Must-Know Characteristics of the Holy Spirit
Be encouraged and enriched by this balanced, biblical view of the Holy Spirit.  Find out, who the Holy Spirit is, what the characteristics of the Holy Spirit are, and how the Holy Spirit can work in your life?

5:15-6:15                              Choice of Seminar Group A (6 options)
                                              Early Dinner Group B

Blessed to Be a Blessing
Genae Denver, Manhattan, KS
What do you think about when you hear the word “mentor?” Come and hear how the Lord brought mentoring into Genae’s life, and find out how He can use you, too to make a spiritual difference in others’ lives! 

Finding Jesus in the Old Testament
Lynda Ruth McClintock, Manhattan, KS
Jesus is easy to find in the New Testament as the stories of his birth, life and ministry run throughout.  So, why study the Old Testament to find Jesus?  The Old Testament, rich in history and prophecy, leads us to greater understanding of the New Testament and of God’s story.  Come join us—let’s find Jesus in the Old Testament.

Four Principles for Kingdom Marriage
Rick and Nancy Kay Grace, Forsyth, IL
How can we live out our marriage vows in this confusing culture? Discover four principles for kingdom marriage, presented by Rick and Nancy Kay Grace, as they share insights from Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. The Graces have been in ministry for 46 years–as long as they have been married–and have learned to apply grace to each other through these four principles.  

Managing Fear and Anxiety
Diane Clark, Manhattan, KS
What are difficult emotions and how can we manage them?  As a licensed counselor, Diane will guide this discussion about mindful self-compassion to help us tame our fears and anxiety. 

The Rise of the “Nones”
Dave and Jen Cupery, Manhattan, KS
One of the quickest growing groups in religious surveys are the ‘nones’.  These are people who have never or no longer affiliate with religion.  This seminar will explore the rise of the nones and then discuss how, as believers, we can live as light in a world that no longer values religion.

The Way Home
Erin Miller, McPherson, KS
Jesus and crafting—what could be better? Come hang out with Erin and take a deep look at John 14:6. Spend the time being creative and doing some Bible journaling. (Necessary supplies provided.)

6:30-7:30                              Choice of Seminar (Repeated Titles from 5:15) Group B
                                              Late Dinner Group A

7:45-9:00                              Keynote Session—Dee Brestin

Saturday, February 26, 2022

8:30-9:30                              Choice of Interactive Session (2 options)

The Hour that Changes You (and the world!)
Lorie Grogg, Manhattan, KS
Have your ever spent an hour in prayer?  No?  Come join me for this interactive prayer session.  Be ready to be surprised at how this time with God can impact your relationship with him.  Bring a notebook/journal and your Bible with you.

Morning Stretch
Teri Awbrey, Manhattan, KS
Start your morning by spending this hour improving your flexibility and range of motion through gentle stretching and relaxation.  Come receive instruction for all major muscle groups.  Proper breathing cues and techniques will be emphasized to assist in efficient stretching.

9:45-11:00                            Keynote Session—Dee Brestin

11:15-12:15                         Choice of Seminar Group A (6 options)
                                             Early Lunch Group B

Difficult Conversations: Choosing to Face the Fear
Melanie Horton, Manhattan, KS
Are we avoiding difficult conversations because of fear – fear of being judged for what we think, fear that we don’t know enough to make a valid argument, fear of hurting someone’s feelings by voicing our opinion? Join this look at some of the hard conversations of Christ to learn techniques that Jesus used to engage productively in ways that can cast out fear, reconcile relationships and bring glory to God. 

Discerning the Voice of God
Margaret Sweany, Manhattan, KS
What does God’s call sound like?  How do we know we’re following Him or our own desires?  Through stories of her childhood in West Africa to return to Kansas for college, and back to the mission field. Margaret will share her testimony of learning to discern the voice of God.

Emotional Intelligence and Relationships
Bill Johnson, Manhattan, KS
How well do you know yourself and are you able to sense the emotional needs of others?  Come and learn how to improve your “people skills” and relationships with others.  Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize your emotions, understand what they are telling you, and realize how your emotions affect people around you.

Slaying the Giants
Stella Walker, Dalhart, TX
What giant in your life is intimidating you or making you feel defeated?  Together, we will study some Old and New Testament examples of obedience, courage, hope, and faith of Bible heroes who never walked alone and grew through adversity.

Theology from a Veterinarian Perspective
Trish Kvasnica, Manhattan, KS
“Come”, “sit”, and “stay” a while as we explore God’s world from a different angle!  After 20+ years, Dr. K. has many stories of how she has seen God through the relationships of animals and their people.  We will evaluate how we can meet God from either a cat’s or a dog’s perspective, and how that affects the pulse of our faith.

The Unrealized Presence of Jesus
Diahann Frazier, Topeka, KS
Have you ever had that experience when you couldn’t see or find something and it was right in front of you? How about when you look for God but can’t sense his presence? Let us discover the spiritual journey that takes us from not recognizing Jesus, to understanding what the Bible says about Him, acknowledging Him for who He truly is, and finally sharing what we have experienced with others.

12:30-1:30                            Choice of Seminar (Repeated Titles from 11:15) Group B
                                              Late Lunch Group A

1:45-3:00                              Keynote Session—Dee Brestin

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 26, 2022.
    • 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, $129 + tax
1212 Bluemont Avenue, (785) 473-7091
Breakfast Buffet, Indoor Pool, Hot Tub

Fairfield by Marriott, $94 + tax
300 Colorado St, (785) 539-2400
Hot Breakfast Buffet, Indoor Pool and Hot Tub

Holiday Inn at the Campus, $109.95 + 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, $99 + tax
505 S. 17th Street, (785) 320-5440
Hot Breakfast Bar, Memory Foam Beds

Scholarship Offering

A free will offering, collected during the final keynote session Saturday 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

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.