Perhaps these are some of the questions the women in your community are asking themselves and each other:
- Are you feeling stuck with the dreams for your life just out of reach?
- Is there something you are longing to do, but repeatedly put off until “Someday?”
- Is fear keeping you safely inside your comfort zone, despite your desire to make a change or try something bold and new?
Being Brave is an event designed to empower the women in your community to
- defeat the power of fear in their lives,
- quiet the voices that keep them stuck,
- live in the fullness of who God made them to be.
Through teaching and experiential exercises, my Being Brave events take participants on a voyage of discovering this universal truth:
2 Timothy 1:7 “For God did not give us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.”
As we explore our BRAVE acronym, participants will discover how to be bold, resilient, authentic, vulnerable, engaged and empowered.
Women who attend a Being Brave event will leave with a deeper connection to Spirit, a closer relationship with other women in their community, and a clear commitment and practical plan to take the next brave step on their journey.
This event can be structured as an outreach to those outside a particular faith community or to build a deeper connection just for the women in your community. It can be designed for a one or two-day retreat, keynote or special event.
Through my experience as a teacher, counselor, group facilitator and coach, I help adult women and teens, in large or small groups, experience and embrace their divine birthright as courageous, compassionate and powerful women of God. Through connection to one another and to God, we remember we are brave.
What People Are Saying:
For months after Kelly’s retreat I would hear the women of our church talking about being brave, having courage, stepping out, taking risks, and embracing God’s love. God used Kelly to bring encouragement and transformation to the lives of others as they embraced her teaching and applied it to their lives. So, I was not surprised when our women’s retreat planning committee invited Kelly back for a second year and more lives were transformed. As a pastor, I am extremely grateful for the impact of Kelly’s ministry on the life of our congregation.”
Rev. Dr. Neil Craigan, Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of White Bear Lake
Kelly Johnson is a gifted speaker and teacher who reveals the hope and transformative power of God’s Word. Using the acronym BRAVE, Kelly provides insight and practical strategies for women to be bold, resilient, authentic, vulnerable, engaged and empowered. Modeling the traits of being BRAVE throughout her talks, Kelly encourages and inspires. Women who participated in Kelly’s presentation of “Being Brave” at our church experienced it to be one of the most meaningful and life-impacting learning experiences they have had. Those who attend “Being Brave” will leave feeling assured of God’s presence and empowered to take the next right step with Christ in their lives.
Karen Berlin, WOW Director at Floris United Methodist Church“
Thank you Kelly for being the amazing Keynote speaker at our women’s retreat! I have planned many retreats in my career. I have to say, you touched our hearts like no other! We had some tearful moments and some amazing laughs! Thank you for your inspiration on life and love”.
Athena Rhodes, Women’s Ministry at Ebenezer UMC
Thoughts from Being Brave participants:
I went to this retreat last fall and I employ its lessons, marching orders and the things I learned about myself daily. Only retreat I’ve ever attended about which I can say it truly changed my going forward.
I am leaving here feeling empowered to take the next right step in my journey towards bravery. I’ve learned the vital need to turn down the voice of my pesky inner critic and turn up the volume of my heavenly Father’s voice.
This retreat blended all the elements of women’s struggles into a safe zone and wrapped each of us in the arms of God!
I loved the opportunity to be genuine and transparent with one another. All the sessions were excellent, but I especially loved the discussion of shame.
What an excellent retreat! It provided an opportunity to really dig deep into some areas and honestly face the areas needing improvement in a safe and vulnerable environment. Thanks for being brave, Kelly! You inspired and encouraged me to go forth without fear!
Contact me HERE to talk about bringing a Being Brave event to your community!