Conference Info

Wholly Loved currently offers three conferences: Living Wholly Loved (signature theme), Bold and Brave, and Fully Alive. All three point women to their Creator and Savior and encourage a deeper relationship with Him, but each has a different emphasis. Explore what Conference, outlined below, is right for you and the women you serve.

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Wholly Loved

Because when we encounter the great I Am, our “I am” is changed.

woman gazing at the sunrisePurpose: To help women embrace and live out who they are in Christ.

We all have an inner lie—something we believe about ourselves that is utterly false but impacts everything else: how we view ourselves, how we perceive others, and how we react to different situations. In our social media-driven world, we see the filtered highlights of everyone else’s life, and it’s easy to think we’ve fallen short of what a woman should be. To believe we don’t fit. That somehow we’re not doing all that we should or could be. That we’re not enough.

But our worth isn’t based on cultural standards or popular opinions. Our value is based on God’s Word, and in it, He tells us we’re cherished, pursued, and deeply loved. When we realize that, everything changes and we are freed to be who God created us to be.

  • I am unlovable becomes I am loved.
  • I am shameful becomes I am redeemed.
  • I am insignificant becomes I have purpose.
  • I am worthless becomes I am a representative of the King

This event focuses on three main truths:

I Am loved

Somewhere between birth and the present, many of us women have come to believe the lie that we are what we do, who we raise, and how we keep our home. While our accomplishments are honorable, they do not define us. We are defined by who Christ says we are, and He says we are loved. He loves us, He pursues us, and He alone can heal and fulfill us.

Keynote Jennifer Slattery speaks from experience. For decades, she felt unlovable in her core. This core belief was re-enforced then strengthened when she spiraled into homelessness in her teen years, and soon dirty, worthless, stupid, and failure were added to it.

When God brought her off the streets, though redeemed, she carried all that emotional gunk with her and began seeking out external ways to fill the deep emptiness she carried inside. She based her worth on what she could do, until God brought her to a place where all she could do was listen. And heal. In this thirty-minute presentation, Jennifer discusses the life of Abraham’s Sarah, a woman betrayed and abandoned by man but pursued by God, while sharing personal anecdotes to highlight key truths.

I Have Purpose

We were each created by a sovereign, all-knowing, attentive God, and for a purpose—that of bringing His love, grace, mercy, and truth to a hurting world. Ephesians 2:10 tells us we’re created anew in Christ Jesus, to do good works which God planned long ago. Long before we were even born. (Psalm 139:16). God didn’t redeem us so we could be pew warmers, and we’ll never truly be fulfilled until we’re living out His plans for us.

With a fresh look at God’s purpose for us from the time of creation and how we can live that out, women are reminded of where their value lies and are encouraged to find their fulfillment in Christ alone.

I Am Unique

In our Pinterest, Facebook sharing world, it’s so easy to compare ourselves to others. If only we were more outgoing like so-n- so. If only we parented like our neighbor. If only we didn’t laugh so loud, or laughed more, or told more jokes, or maybe learned to keep our big mouths shut. And yet, what if those things we try most to conform are the very things that God wants to use for His kingdom?

What if we quit the comparison game and instead surrendered our whole selves, quirks and all, to Christ? Using personal stories from her childhood and the life of Paul, Jennifer helps women move from self-condemnation to grace-centered growth. They learn to embrace their uniqueness, separate God-given strengths from their sin-laden weaknesses, and surrender everything to Christ to be used for His glory.

Discussion Sessions

Three optional discussion sessions are offered that allow women to dialogue on each keynote presented. Attendees will discuss how the topics raised in the keynotes pertain to their lives, what Scripture has to say about the issue, and how they can apply the truth principle to their lives.

Contact us to find out more or schedule your own Wholly Loved event.

Fully Alive

From merely surviving to thriving

Purpose: To help women cultivate a deeper, more intimate relationship with Christ and learn to embrace His life in all its fullness.

Jesus gave His all, His dying breath, to free us from our dead, monotonous existence so that we could experience the abundant life He promised. This life, in all its fullness, comes through intimacy with Him as we lean deeper into Jesus and align our lives with His truth. Amid our stress, discouragement, joys, busyness, and disappointments, our Savior beckons us to come. To rest. So that we may be filled and learn to live fully alive.

This event focuses on:

Resting in Christ–prioritizing time with Jesus and drawing strength and nourishment from Him

Jesus is our power source, sustainer, and provider and the only One able to fill all the deepest, darkest recesses of our heart. As we learn to rest in Him, He nourishes us and sparks within us a passion for more—more of Him and more of life. But in a world that pulls us in different directions, it can be hard to take the time for Jesus that we know we need.

Jennifer contrasts the Samaritan woman, who came to Jesus empty and left filled, with the rich man who encountered Jesus with full pockets but went away empty and encourages women to press into Jesus daily. Concluding with a look at Job, Jennifer discusses her life before and after chronic pain, why she considers her condition a blessing, and how one can thrive in the midst of life’s challenges as we lay ourselves aside so that Christ may fully live in and through us.

Refocusing—Learning what to prioritize and what to release

We live in a culture that often tells us our best is not enough; that we’re not enough. We’re taught from early on to strive for more—to do more, be more, and have more titles and achievements behind our names. Many of us feel enslaved to our agendas. But God never intended for us to live stressed, perpetually busy, and overwhelmed with life. His goal is not to deplete us, but instead to fill us with life overflowing. If we have more to do than time to do it in, chances are we’ve taken on assignments He never intended.

God’s call is simple—to love Him and others and orient our time around those two goals. And in that, to move from striving to surrender. To rest. Looking at various ways God develops and uses His love within us, Christa encourages women to evaluate their lives with a grace-centered lens, prayerfully determining what to embrace fully and what to release, and helps women see God’s hand in whatever season of life they find themselves in.

Fighting for life

It took nearly dying for Sarah Conaway to turn from her shallow way of life, filled with boys and parties, to grab hold of that which matters most. She grew up in the church but God’s truth seemed to linger on the surface. She knew the right way to behave, the right things to say, and for a while, she began to explore her faith on a deeper level, until an encounter in college left her disillusioned and disappointed—with the church and her faith.

Christianity became a list of rules and judgments to her, something she wanted nothing to do with. And so, turning her back on religion, she filled her soul with temporary fillers. But when her world came undone and she found herself in the hospital fighting for life, everything she’d come to rely on failed. She was left with a choice—grow bitter or turn to Jesus. She chose the latter, and in so doing, chose life, a life richer and fuller than she could’ve imagined, even after suffering two strokes and the loss of a thriving career. In this presentation, she encourages women to push past those lesser things they’ve come to rely on and find fulfillment in so that they can center their hearts more deeply in Jesus.

Breakout Sessions (optional):

Learning to Read Scripture:

The Bible is more than a list of rules or ancient information. It’s God’s love letter penned to us, and in it, we discover His heart, how to grow closer to Him and live in His will. In this interactive workshop, Bible study leader and pastor’s wife Teri Gasser guides women through biblical interpretation.

This includes:

  • Historical context
  • Literary context
  • A look at genre (Ex: historical narrative, wisdom literature, prophecy.)

Discerning God’s Voice

In John 10:1-18, Jesus paints an intimate picture of a shepherd and his flock. Like the ancient shepherds knew their sheep intimately and could call them out from within other herds, Jesus knows us by name, personally guides us, and speaks tenderly to us. Learning to discern God’s voice is a process that comes from cultivating a relationship with Him. As we respond positively to His leading, our spiritual ears grow more sensitive and our hearts become softened to the things of Him.

In this class, women will learn how to discern God’s voice and align their lives accordingly.

Discussion Sessions:

In each 30-45 minute discussion sessions, women are divided into small groups of eight or less to discuss each of the keynotes, what they felt God was saying to them through it, and ways in which they can overcome their fears, rest deeper in their Christ-given identity, and learn to embrace risks. The discussions are designed to help women process and apply the truths presented while building Christ-centered community.

Contact us to find out more or schedule your own Fully Alive event.

Bold and Brave

Throwing off the shackles of fear to live in freedom

woman passenger leaning out car windowPurpose: To help women break free from fear to live in freedom and embrace gloriously, divinely orchestrated risks for Christ.

Throughout Scripture, God issues the command: Do not fear. In Christ, we’ve been given everything we need to live with boldness and bravery, and to leave an eternal impact. We can move from fear to faith and from lives characterized by isolation and hiding to those that set the world on fire for Christ.

This event focuses on:

Free from Fear—Taking Steps Toward Freedom

When we lean on Christ, trust in His promises and love, and allow His truth to permeate our being, our fears grow smaller and our courage stronger.

Speaker Jennifer Slattery is accustomed to fear. She knows the feelings of defeat that come from giving in to and feeding one’s fear, but she’s also experienced the victory that comes through surrender. After a debilitating bout with chronic illness, her thoughts narrowed to one focus—what was or wasn’t making her sick. One meal and hand-washing at a time, germaphobia developed and for a while, paralyzed her. But believing Christ calls His children to freedom, she determined to discover and live in victory.

Discussing her struggles along with what scientists have discovered regarding neuroplasticity and how this affects our thought patterns and emotions, Jennifer provides women with the tools that can help them break free from fear.

Free to Trust—Overcoming Our Fear of Rejection by Relying on the One Whose Opinion Matters Most

If God hadn’t intervened, author, speaker, and ministry leader Jennifer Slattery would’ve spent her life hidden in her office behind her nice, safe computer. A recovering people-pleaser, she allowed the sting of a past rejection to hold her in bondage and keep her in isolation. This overriding fear of rejection coupled with a shameful past caused her to fight against God and nearly kept her from living out her calling. It took God forcing her through a series of very uncomfortable experiences for her to learn to rest in her God-given identity. This and this alone freed her from her pervasive fear of rejection and enabled her to live in the freedom God has granted.

In this thirty-minute presentation, Jennifer shares transparently from her own life and struggles and takes an in-depth look at two women from Scripture, Leah the wife of Jacob and Mary the mother of Jesus, who experienced rejection and how this influenced their actions and reactions. In this poignant presentation, Jennifer inspires and equips women to relinquish the control they’ve allowed others to have over their emotions, actions, and reactions so that they can live bold and brave.

Free to Thrive—Grabbing hold of the abundant life by saying yes to God

If we want to follow after Christ and embrace the abundant, full and fulfilling life He promised, we’ll need to learn to embrace risk. This faith-journey God has called us on is fueled by choosing to trust, even when the road ahead is shrouded in fog or it feels like God’s led us on a never-ending round-about. The bold and brave Christian life is marked by surrender and deep reliance on the One who calls us to keep walking as we press into God and deepen our trust in Him.

Trust is often grown most in times of chaos, when, after a terrifying free fall, we find we’ve landed securely in God’s hand. In this honest discussion on what it means to overcome fear in order to embrace risk, Christa shares personal times of fear and faith and how God saw her through. Her talk is a compelling reminder that growth–in ministry, faith, and our relationships, stands on the other side of risk, if we’d but boldly step out in faith.

Discussion Sessions:

In each 30-45 minute discussion sessions, women are divided into small groups of eight or less to discuss each of the keynotes, what they felt God was saying to them through it, and ways in which they can overcome their fears, rest deeper in their Christ-given identity, and learn to embrace risks. The discussions are designed to help women process and apply the truths presented while building Christ-centered community.