Lorie is a dynamic christian speaker that will not only inspire, encourage and challenge your group but people will come away feeling equipped to act. Her authenticity and storytelling will engage your audience and her natural way of connecting both on and off the stage will put your audience at ease.
Lorie is available to speak at your Christian Women Conferences and Retreats as well as any Women’s Events. Here are some of the topics that Lorie can offer to your group. She loves to connect with your group in a meaningful way and is open to accommodating special themes as well.
Topics for Women’s Groups, Christian Women Conferences and Retreats
(For general audiences as well as parenting groups)
Have you ever felt trapped with seemingly no way out? Are you experiencing fear, shame, depression and anxiety? Do you feel like giving up or giving in? This talk unfolds two true life stories – one about the bear and the other about a season of my life when I felt trapped in a painful time when my dream for our family seemed to be crashing down. It was a ‘wakeup call’ in my life as to the reality of spiritual warfare and how God showed me the way to freedom! It is my heart’s desire to encourage and equip others through the teaching of God’s Word, so that they too will find freedom no matter what life brings. This will also bring hope and healing to those families that are on a similar journey of loving prodigals.
This talk can be done as a single talk or as a two or three part series in a Christian Women Conference or Retreat setting.
(For general audiences)
So often we lose perspective that we are all on a journey. Having a ‘traveler’ mindset enables us to make sense of some of the desert seasons as well as the times of refreshment and joy. Psalm 84: 5 -8 gives us the perspective we need as travelers. It will bring a fresh light to your travels and will provide perspective and encouragement to keep pressing on!
(For general audiences)
How would you describe your God? Do you really know Him or does He seem far away and removed from you? When challenges come our way we can feel discouraged and wonder where is God and does He care? We will dive into the scriptures and see powerful truth from Ephesians 3: 13 – 21 that will show us who our God really is! You will be encouraged to trust God for who He really is and what He really can do.
Lorie is happy to customize training for you and your team. Do you need a Kick Off Night or a Mid-season refresher for your team – she would love to serve you.
Leadership Development Topics
Mentoring is a buzz word of our time – but it is not a new idea! This generation is longing for mentors to pour into their lives but many do not know how to do that. What should it look like? Is there a formula? What if I fail?
Mentoring is done one life at a time! This workshop is interactive and informative. We will look at a few approaches to mentoring and equip the participates with a process of mentoring – not a program! This process can easily be applied one on one or even in a small group setting. It will address the challenges that can arise and offer ‘fence building techniques’.
This workshop is excellent for churches considering a mentoring ‘program’.
No leader wants their leadership to die! However, there are many that do it to themselves. They are unaware of the #1 pitfall that will get them every time. Insecurity in a leader will eventually lead to their demise. We all struggle with emotional baggage and some level of insecurity. How can we spot it in ourselves? What can we do about it? How do we deal with those feelings of inadequacy or the feeling that others are out to get us?
This lesson will take you to the scriptures and walk you through essential qualities every leader must build into their lives in order to avoid this pitfall.
Leaders like to get things done, to make new things happen to bring about change and see dreams come true! However, no one person can accomplish anything of significance alone. Yet many lead as a DOER or a DUMPER and miss out on the only way to accomplish great things and that is as a DEVELOPER!
This fun workshop will make you laugh and relate to how we get in over our heads as leaders and find ourselves often frustrated with why no-one else seems to be stepping up! Where are those volunteers? Why doesn’t anyone want to serve around here? These kinds of questions are often a sign that we are missing out on the best part of leadership – developing people! But how do we do that? Come and get equipped to lead so you will have too many ‘volunteers’.
Parenting in today’s world can be ominous at times especially for those that desire their children to follow after Christ. The teen and young adult years can be especially difficult, for parents and the kids themselves! Lorie shares with a compassionate heart, her story of three young adult prodigals, the reality of the struggles from addiction to the demonic and what Jesus did in each one of their lives to set them free!
Lorie’s sons are also available to speak to youth or young adult groups. They are passionate about what God has done in their lives, having seen the darkness – they now are bringing the light to their own generation.
More and more teens and young adults from Christian families are running from their faith and turning towards rebellious and at times destructive living, leaving hurting and struggling parents and family members. What is a parent to do when they experience this painful time of hurt and seeming loss?
This talk will bring help and hope to parents and families of wandering youth. Lorie and at times, her family are available to share their story of this painful journey. You will be provided with biblical truths from God’s Word through FIVE LIFELINES that will help you navigate this journey and bring hope for a bright future!
Here is a short video telling some of the story of what God has done and is continuing to do in our family. Be encouraged – He is ABLE!
What People Say About Lorie…
“Lorie is a proven communicator in TV, church, and educational settings. She’s passionate about Christ, about personal growth, and has an amazing mind for mobilizing people with a fantastic track record of taking projects from ground up to ground breaking. Her work at EQUIP is testament to how she can mobilize people coast to coast with her passion, communication and love for God.”
– Lorna Dueck | President / Executive Producer & Host – Context with Lorna Dueck
“Lorie Hartshorn is a communicator who possess the vital ability to not merely speak to an audience, but to actually engage an audience. Through her creative use of story, allegory and practical application she knows how to take her audience on a journey. And that journey tends to be punctuated by a series of ‘a-ha’ moments that finds her audience grasping concepts they can put to use immediately. I have had the privilege to experience all of this for myself as a participant in Lorie’s teaching sessions, and can’t wait for my next opportunity to learn from her sparkling teaching style.”
– Scott Cochrane | President – The Willowcreek Leadership Centre Canada
“Lorie Hartshorn teaches God’s Word with a depth and passion that engages her audience to want to know God and obey His calling. Clearly gifted by the Spirit of God as a communicator, Lorie is able to bring the Word of God alive and make it relevant to the lives of those listening. I highly recommend her as a woman of God and a dynamic voice for proclaiming the truths of Scripture in a way that meets men and women where they live their lives day to day.”
“I have worked and attended conferences with Lorie Hartshorn and each time I am blown away by how effective a communicator she is. Lorie has a unique ability to hold your attention and bring alive any material that she is teaching.”
– Mark Josephs | General Manager – KISKO PRODUCTS, Woodbridge, ON – EQUIP Associate Trainer
“Lorie Hartshorn is a passionate and sincere follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. She is the “real deal”! God has truly gifted her in the areas of leadership and teaching. Lorie has a deep desire to see the body of Christ encouraged, equipped and empowered through sound Biblical teaching, authentic worship and powerful prayer. With her experience in television, teaching, mentoring, leading in the local church and various para church organizations, Lorie comes with a wealth of insight, wisdom and character to sustain her ministry. There is no doubt that Lorie has been called by the Lord Jesus to teach and communicate His truths nationally and internationally.”
– Beth Graf | Prayer Pastor, C4 Church – Ajax, Ontario
“Lorie made an endearing impression through her professionalism, positive attitude, self-effacing humor and humility. Lorie is an inspiring communicator. She shared practical leadership principles and illustrated them with personal stories that brought the principles to life. Listening to Lorie gave me confidence that I could apply the principles to my own ministry and be more effective. In fact, that is what happened – I took one principle away from her teaching, applied it and have seen very good returns in regards to the volunteers I work with. There were five other leaders from our church who heard Lorie at the training sessions. All five of them echoed the same impressions of Lorie. If and when the circumstances allowed us to have Lorie return to teach, we would be ecstatic to have her back.”
– Rev. Robert Jones | Senior Pastor, North Pointe Community Church – Edmonton, Alberta