Workshops

Pepperdine University Bible Lectures 2018

Are you launching a new program and want your volunteers to learn how to lead an effective, creative classroom? Is your existing program in need of someone to excite your volunteers about their opportunities? Do you want to offer interactive parenting workshops for the parents of your students? Teach One Reach One founder Thereasa Winnett has limited availability to conduct workshops and retreats for teaching volunteers or for parents.

Here’s what people are saying about Thereasa’s workshops:

“The workshop was a huge hit with our teachers. She provides excellent resources for teachers of all age groups, and one of the strengths of her workshops is connecting the instructional process with biblical content, regardless of the target age.” – T.S., Glen Allen Church of Christ

“You challenged them to think and they did with focus. The group got many gems from Sunday night.” – T.D., Urban Ministry

Thereasa has spoken at churches and conferences worldwide:

Pepperdine Bible Lectures, Lipscomb Summer Celebration, Points of Light’s Service Unites Conference, National Urban Ministries Conference, Atlanta Inner City Ministries, GA Agape, Ukrainian Bible Institute, Mission to Ukraine, The Table at Delk, and various congregations in the US, Europe, and Central America

Her teaching workshop topics include:

These workshops are designed for volunteers working with teens and children in any type of classroom environment. They can be used for totally inexperienced volunteers or to promote more create, effective classroom practices with more seasoned volunteers.

Building Bridges to Children, Teens and Families Attendees will learn creative and effective ways to reach out to children and teens in the community, while also strengthening the faith foundations of the young people in their congregations. Participants will leave with tips, ideas and useful free resources for planning and executing more effective ministries to children, teens and families.

Mapping Your Ministry’s Path to Success: Strategic Planning in Children’s and Youth Ministry Can you share the vision for your ministry in ways that make others excited to join you? Strategic planning can help, but traditional business models fail to account for God and His Plans. Participants will be given opportunities to work with our resources to help them develop plans for a focused, proactive ministry based on God’s commands and principles

Why Does Noah Need Our Old Towels? Participants will learn how to increase meaning, spiritual growth, and creativity in their service projects. These enhanced service projects will not only be more productive, but also provide greater spiritual growth and future retention of volunteers.

How Can They Learn If They Won’t Sit Still? Participants will learn creative and effective classroom management skills. Learn how making small but meaningful changes in your classroom can increase learning, understanding, and application.

Is Popping Balloons Really Necessary? Participants will learn how to apply the educational best practices of experiential and project based learning in their church or faith-based program. Learn how to add fun and long-term retention to lessons, without compromising your learning goals.

Have I Got a Story For You! Participants will learn how to use the art of storytelling with Bible and faith stories to share their faith. Learn how to pass these skills on to teens and children as a way they can begin to share their faith.

Empathy Is More Than Sympathy Participants will experience a variety of hands-on activities to help them understand how to develop true empathy for others. Research has shown most empathy training misses a key element and actually widens the divide between people who it seeks to narrow. This workshop can be adapted for student groups or for teachers and mission team leaders to then use with their students or teams.

The Care and Keeping of Volunteers Many programs have volunteer issues because they don’t know the tricks for recruiting, training and retaining volunteers. This workshop will give programs the tools they need to be more successful in recruiting, equipping and keeping effective volunteers.

Her parenting workshop topics include:

These workshops are designed to encourage parents to be proactive and creative in their efforts to dedicate their children to God.

Helping Hurting Children Heal Foster and adoptive parents have often struggled with how to help their children heal from the trauma experienced in their families of origin. This workshop combines best practices in helping hurting children with educational best practices for helping children build strong spiritual foundations and reaching their godly potential. Participants will leave with a better understanding of what their children need to heal from past trauma and to begin developing strong spiritual foundations.

How Can I Raise a Well-Discipled Child? Participants will learn how to disciple their children instead of just disciplining them. Learn effective methods for raising children who are not only well-behaved, but also possess godly attitudes. Participants will be given ideas, tips, and creative tools to help them disciple their children.

God at Home Participants will learn how parents can creatively and effectively make God the center of their home. This workshop includes hands-on activities to allow participants to create some of the items discussed.

God at Church Participants will learn how to effectively use the parenting support available at their local church. Learn how to encourage your church to provide meaningful support for parents and to make sure your children are getting the maximum possible spiritual benefits during their time in church.

Interested in having Thereasa speak at your church or conference? Contact us to learn more.

Ninety minute workshops can be booked individually or any four combined to create a weekend retreat featuring six and a half hours of content. All workshops feature interactive, hands-on learning and provide participants with several resources (some of which can be found online here). Limited scholarships are available for organizations who are unable to afford the minimal speaking fee.