Join with women as we discover Truth.
November 1-2 in New Braunfels, Texas, women will gather for the Truth Conference 2019.
Our conference speaker Carmen Pate will open God's Word to help reveal the Truth we desperately need to hear today.
Don't miss a unique opportunity to join us in a time of prayer and worship Friday evening and attend Break out sessions available Saturday.
Culture Wars: Godly Parenting vs. the World. (Jen Congdon)
Parenting is tough enough without having to compete with the culture. It will take more than a list of tips and techniques. We can’t just rely on the Church to do it for us. Is there really hope for this next generation?
Truth or Dare. (Nancy Congdon)
The Lord asks questions that challenge what we think about who we are and what we need. His questions, through the Scriptures, are probing and personal. Can we trust Him? Do we dare?
Stop the Noise: Discerning truth from lies. (MelRae Ambs)
How can we possibly separate the loud voices of the culture from God’s truth? How do we, as believers, navigate the culture? Let’s dive into scripture and find out.
Girl, Speak Up! (MelRae Ambs)
As Christian women, should we have a voice in shaping our cultural beliefs and influencing our world? Find out what God has to say about the positive impact women can have speaking truth in a volatile world.
Move On: Learning how to deal with life’s disappointments. (Suzie Dionne)
Disappointment finds us all at one point in time or another. What does scripture tell us about being disappointed, and how should we react to it? Let’s dive into disappointment and deal with it in a Biblical way.
Carmen is an author, speaker, teacher of Biblical studies, and mentor to those seeking to discover their place in God’s story, encouraging women to fulfill their God given purpose. Carmen is a co-producer and host of Saving Grace, and Grace Café, broadcast ministries of Grace School of Theology. In addition, Carmen is a Level II Certified Trainer for Ministry Insight’s Leading from Your Strengths. Carmen has a newly released book, In Our Weakness, God is Strong, which gives testimony of God’s power in her life, particularly through her 3 year battle with Leukemia.
Carmen’s past work experience includes serving as a Principal with Alliance Ministries, and Chief Communications Officer for Truth in Action Ministries. She has produced and hosted nationally syndicated radio programs including Truth that Transforms Radio, and Point of View Radio Talk Show. Carmen was a past President of Concerned Women for America (CWA). In that capacity, she regularly defended family and Judeo-Christian values before Congress and international media venues.
For over 30 years, Carmen has defended the unborn and ministered to women affected by abortion, beginning her pro-life ministry as director of a pregnancy care center. She was a member of the founding Board of Directors for the international campaign, 40 Days for Life. Carmen was Host and Co-Producer of the DVD study series, Restoring the Value of Life, available through D James Kennedy Ministries. She is currently serving on the advisory board for The Human Coalition.
Carmen and her husband Bob have three grown children and 8 grandchildren. Bob and Carmen live in Tomball, TX.
Bio: At a young age, MelRae’s parents were divorced which led to her living with different families throughout her childhood. During this time, she experienced different levels of dysfunction and abuse, but this drew her to the great need for God’s truth, love, and grace. MelRae met and married her husband, Robert, over 28 years ago, and is now a joyful mom to 8 and Lolli (grandma) to 1. Robert and MelRae have engaged in ministry throughout their marriage, working with teens, children, and with Robert serving as pastor and as elder at several churches. Homeschooling her children — graduating 3, already, with 5 more to go — keeps her very busy. She has led several teaching co-ops, served on the executive board of the local and national Christian speech & debate league, run the local chapter of the Eta Sigma Alpha Honor Society, and works at her husband’s business as treasurer and IT administrator. As Robert worked his way through seminary, MelRae worked alongside him and encouraged him in his studies. She has a passion for speaking love and acceptance to the body of Christ and is currently active in encouraging and equipping women and children’s ministry workers at New Braunfels Bible Church.
Breakout: Stop the Noise: Discerning truth from lies. We’re surrounded by so many loud and contradicting voices in our culture. We are constantly struggling to separate truth from lies. How do we, as believers, navigate these murky waters? Can we know the truth? The answer is, “Yes!” Scripture gives us the answers we so deeply desire. We may not know it all until we get to Heaven, but we can know God’s truth, today.
Breakout: Girl, Speak Up! Do you struggle with the balance of impacting our world for Christ versus ministering in your home? Whether at work or at home, is it possible to engage the culture, making an impact on the world around us? As Christian women, should we have a voice in shaping our cultural beliefs and influencing our world? Join us as we explore what God has to say about the positive impact women can have speaking truth and how to do this in an ever-increasing volatile world.
Bio: Jen was born and raised in Australia in a Christian home with her parents and two siblings. After completing her studies and becoming an RN, Jen met and married Phil who was a pastor from America. Phil and Jen returned to the States the following year to engage in pastoral ministry. Their 34 year journey of marriage and ministry has included pastoral ministry and church planting in rural Kansas, Illinois and Texas, and 5 years in Adelaide, South Australia where Phil taught Bible College. Jen has led many women's Bible studies over the years and has also volunteered at the local Pregnancy Resource Center for the past 9 years where she counsels young women and helps lead the parenting classes. A highlight of her year each summer is being a cabin mom at a girls’ camp for at risk and troubled young girls and teens. Jen is passionate about sharing the gospel and caring especially for those who are troubled and needy. Phil and Jen have 8 children and 3 grandchildren all living in fairly close proximity to their home, so there’s never a dull moment!
Breakout: Culture Wars: Godly Parenting vs. the World. As Christian parents, how do we navigate the treacherous waters of parenting when our values are in total opposition to what the world teaches? How do we establish normality in our homes when the world’s normal appears depraved? Raising Godly children requires far more than a list of tips and tricks or relying on Sunday School and Bible clubs to shape their thinking. Our Abba Father is the ultimate authority on parenting. Let’s rely on Him to lead us through the twists and turns of parenting with a Biblical worldview.
Bio: The day a Navaho missionary sang, beads dangling off her colorful dress, is the day, at the age of 4 ½, that Nancy declared she was going to be a “singing missionary nurse”. The Lord gave her that desire and a few key people who taught her the value of prayer, study of the Word and living out the Word with integrity. Nancy renewed her commitment to Christ at age 12 and ended up in nursing school, where she met her husband, Rob. Married in 1986, they moved directly to rural Zimbabwe, then Zambia, then Kenya, spending the final decade of their missionary journey in South Sudan. After working as a nurse for a few years in the hospital, Nancy ‘grew up’ in rural Africa, refined by the various ‘trials of our faith’ that come with following the Lord. While in Africa, the Lord gave them six boys who are now grown after surviving middle and secondary school as boarding students in Kenya. Added to that are four daughters (in-law) and five grandchildren. They are now itinerant missionaries traveling back and forth to Africa from their base in Oregon, near Nancy’s aging mother.
Breakout: Truth or Dare. The Lord asks questions that challenge what we think about who we are and what we need. Not knowing the answers can be uncomfortable and can challenge our desire to be in control. He is a relational God, and so His questions, through the Scriptures, are probing and personal. Can we trust Him? Do we dare?
Bio: Suzie was raised in a broken home by an alcoholic mother and had an absentee father. At the age of 27, she became a Christian at a Youth for Christ camp in Austria while teaching at a DoDDS school in Germany. Suzie has been married to her husband, Paul, for 32 years and is a mom to six children. The oldest is married and she now has the blessing of having a daughter in love. The youngest three were a surprise addition and permanently adopted after being removed from her niece almost six years ago. Suzie has volunteered for the local Crisis Pregnancy Center for over 25 years, currently serving on the Board of Directors, and has worked as the Abstinence Director, speaking in schools and churches to youth about healthy relationships, purity, STD’s, and Gods’ plan for their lives. Her passions are God’s Word, her faith, family, young people, and the sanctity of life. She has always felt that educating young and old about Biblical truth will change lives. For Suzie, sitting on the sidelines and doing nothing is not an option.
Breakout: Move On: Learning how to deal with life’s disappointments. We all experience disappointment in life. Whether it’s family, relationships, church or our circumstances, we can feel overwhelmed with deep sadness or pain when our expectations are unfulfilled. Let’s take a look at the truth regarding hurt and sorrow from God’s perspective, and how we should react, grieve and grow from disappointment.