RACHEL BRITZ is a compassionate friend, story teller, and advocate for those in seasons of grief, loss, and transition. She is a faith and inspiration blogger, Lulu Tree ambassador, and cookie baker. She is the author of “Good-Bye, Lover” a Christian historical novel based in Ireland. Rachel is passionate about helping Christians live life with freedom and purpose.
BE SHEEP: LEARNING TO TRUST
In the Bible, Jesus refers to himself as The Good Shepherd. But what does that really mean? Journey with Rachel to the country of Ireland where she witnessed first-hand the unique lifestyle of sheep from two radically different perspectives. Learn about the role of a shepherd and the qualities it’s sheep possess. With relational storytelling this message offers a deeper understanding of our role in the flock of believers.
UNTANGLED: LIVE WITH FREEDOM AND PURPOSE ONCE AND FOR ALL
The truth about sin is that we all wrestle with it. As Christians, our constant goal is to rid ourselves of the pesky things that hold us back and keep us from fulfilling the great things God has planned for our lives. Untangled is about discovering our calling through the most unlikely of places; our sin. Rachel shares from a very raw, personal place of suffering under the weight of her monster sin; alcoholism. Her’s is a story of deliverance, redemption and grace. In this powerful message we’ll discuss those areas in our life that need to be brought before the Lord, so that we may move ahead, and run this race with freedom and confidence, once and for all. And we’ll learn that God is most glorified through our testimony.
UNWRAPPING THE TRADITION OF JOY
Traditions are intended to communicate meaning and purpose. Throughout God’s word we find stories filled with rituals and customs that help to communicate through the generations about God’s unfailing love towards his people. Unwrapping the tradition of joy is a Christmas journey through God’s word about His unique gift of joy to each one of us. Life is hard. But when we understand this mystery of joy and how to use it in our lives, under any circumstance, trial or suffering, we can learn to face the days ahead with peace and confidence. This is a gift worth unwrapping. This is a gift worth passing on to the generations.
TRUTH TALES: A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO WRITING CHRISTIAN FICTION
You have the perfect story idea: the people, the place, and the journey. You can see it all (well, almost all of it), in your minds eye. The problem is just one thing, where do you begin?
There is a BIG difference between crafting fiction vs. nonfiction. Together we’ll develop a solid writing plan, set goals, and create your very own storyboard! We’ll discuss how weaving perfect Biblical truth into perfectly flawed characters can offer, if done correctly, a beautifully crafted truth tale. This session on writing Christian Fiction will give you the confidence to begin. It’s your story, what in the world are you waiting for.