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- All About Hands September 12, 2015
Our Speaker, Jan Ebel
Inspiring and genuine, Jan Ebel shares from her heart, making her audience feel as though they have known her for years. She is bubbly, warm, transparent and compassionate. Those who have been at her retreats and seminars say she has them laughing one moment and crying the next as she passes on the deep lessons God has taught her through the ups and downs of life.
Jan is a certified Pastoral Counselor and has facilitated support groups for women in destructive relationships. She has a passion to encourage women to become all that they were created to be. She and her husband, Gene have led Marriage Retreats and counseled couples, as well.
Jan and her husband live in the Riverside, CA area. They have three grown children and 11 grandchildren. She has led Bible studies for many years and has been speaking to groups and retreats for over 20 years.
Jan’s Most Popular Topics
Friendship and Relationships
Wanted: A Few Good Women
Do you find that you always look for friends among people who are like you? God wants to enrich our lives and give us opportunities to pour our own gifts into the lives of others. Learning to see others through different “lenses” open up the door to Fabulous Friendships.
The Velveteen Rabbit
Jan uses this wonderful children’s story to share how becoming real and transparent through unhindered love, deepens our friendships.
The Runaway Bunny
Another touching children’s story becomes the basis for teaching on the steadfast love of the Lord who pursues us. When we have received this love, we can freely extend it to others.
Becoming An Encourager
Life the hearts and spirits of family members, friends, and neighbors who are dealing wih life crises and storms – such as: divorce, illness, death. Learn from the great encouragers in the Bible: Jesus, Barnabus, and the good Samaritan, ways to extend compassion and hope to the hurting. A challenging talk on “how to” effectively show God’s love.
Boundaries (Half-Day Workshop)
Learn when to say yes and when to say no, so you can serve God within your own giftings and abilities. Be free from constantly trying to live up to everyone else’s expectations.
Beautiful Blossoms and Fresh Fruit
She is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields fruity in its season. Ps 1:3 Based on Psalm 1:1-3, you will leave this talk with a fresh view on what it takes to live life joyfully, influencing and blessing others as you go.
Words – Seeds or Weeds
Everyday we come into contact with people in our home, neighborhood and work who need to be lifted up and encouraged. This thought provoking and inspiring talk reminds us that our words are powerful and that they can become destructive weeds in the lives of others or seeds that bring tremendous blessing.
The Blackberry Tale
Most of us have at one time or another experienced a hurt in our lives that has cause anger and perhaps bitterness. This talk is Jan’s personal testimony of how God used a blackberry bush to reveal to her a “root of bitterness” in her own heart and how He set her free from it.
The Creche In The Corner
Jan shares her personal testimony of chaos and stress preparing for Christmas. Then on Christmas Day the sight of the Nativity Scene lost amongst the clutter of wrapping paper sent a poignant message to her that permanently changed the way she celebrates this blessed holiday.
TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR YOUR RETREAT, CONTACT:
Rosalie Campbell at (951) 244-6132
Or E-Mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Jan Ebel at email@example.com
by Rosalie Campbell
Putting on the New Self: A Spiritual Make Over
I. REVIEW: Taking a Good Look
Ephesians 4:22-24 “. . . put off the old self which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires
Be aware of who you are by understanding your temperament and personality traits
Exercise: (A personality profile test will be included)
II. RENEW: Cleaning Up Our Act
Ephesians 4:23 “. . . be made new in the attitude of our minds.”
Be willing to change by using spiritual cleansers (confession and forgiveness)
Learn four ways to change rigid mindsets and attitudes.
Exercise: (A collage is a creative exercise to see oneself in a new light)
III. REDO: Putting on the New Self
Ephesians 4:24 “ Put on the new self created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”
Be ready to go out into the world. Apply color to your life with a positive attitude and accessorize by reach out to others – using your godly virtues and spiritual gifts.
Exercise: (Visual “make-up session” will emphasize this segment)
• This popular retreat information: (leader’s notes and handouts) has been requested by several Women’s Ministries Directors and Coordinators of Church retreats.
• GPM will give permission to use this retreat info and will send out the material with a donation of $50.00. This covers cost of printing/shipping and the remainder is allocated to our prison outreach which provides spiritual resources to inmates.
If you wish to have this retreat material, use the Order by Mail page or order by PayPal on the Resource Page.
TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR A SPEAKER AT YOUR RETREAT, CONTACT:
Garden Path Ministries office:
or Jan Ebel at firstname.lastname@example.org