For Conferences, Retreats and Special Events
Extreme Makeover by God’s Design
(2 Corinthians 5:16-17)
Ready for an extreme makeover? Television’s reality shows tempt us
to look only at the outward person. “Ugly ducklings” suddenly become
graceful swans, yet the Lord reminds us to “regard no one according
to the flesh” – even ourselves. Looks like it’s time for a radical
“faith lift!” Can spiritual beauty be developed? How can I look more
like Jesus on the inside so His beauty radiates through me on the
outside? A Word-based, encouraging seminar that will leave you
feeling uplifted – in all the right places!
Becoming a Vessel of Honor
(2 Timothy 2:20-21)
You can be the person God called you to be. Interestingly, the
qualification to be a vessel of honor is up to us (“If anyone
cleanses himself…”). Discover that God uses willing, ordinary people
to do outrageous, extraordinary things!
Many Flowers, One Bouquet
Different gifts, different callings… one body of Christ. Whether
encouraging volunteerism at church, or greater fellowship among
believers, the Lord persuades us to love one another and work
together for His glory. We are each a special and vital part of the
beautiful fragrance of God’s “bouquet.”
Beauty for Ashes
Hear Laurette’s remarkable, moving testimony – and discover how the
Lord is able to create something beautiful from the ashes of our
past. From the bondage of compulsive overeating, alcohol, fear and
self-loathing; her life on the New York stage; a 20-country trek
through Europe and the Andes as a New Ager and yoga instructor
“looking for God in all the wrong places” – to the day she came to
the end of herself on a lonely hilltop and cried out to the Lord on
April Fool’s Day (when she says she "went from being a fool for the
world to a 'fool for Christ.'” You’ll both laugh out loud and cry
with Laurette as she tells of her compelling “journey to Jesus” and
shares how He continues to bring freedom from bondage – and victory
from defeat. God wastes nothing – even those wasted, painful
places in our lives.
Making this message personal to your group is the heart of
Laurette’s talk. The Lord is able to take the ashes of our past,
turn our mess into a message and make our lives a shining beacon of
hope to others, leading them to Christ. You’ll agree that God
chooses the foolish things of the world (“Like me!” says
Laurette) to confound the wise.
Apples of Gold
Have you ever wanted to bite your tongue after saying an unkind word
– or a string of them? Based on Proverbs 25:11, you’ll discover how
a word “fitly spoken” can heal hurts, change lives and sow blessings
into the hearts of family, friends and those we meet. Uncover the
mystery of taming the tongue. We can ditch the “rotten apples” and
cultivate a golden orchard of blessing!
Write the Vision
Getting in touch with God’s purpose for your life, dreams and goals.
It’s never too late to fulfill the call of God on your life. People
leave this seminar with a clearer idea of their purpose in life –
and a plan for its fulfillment in line with God’s Word. Clear,
concise, relevant. (Can be given as a talk or seminar.)
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
Explore the Hebraic roots of our Christian faith and see how they
point us to Jesus. The blood covenant, prophecies in the Old
Testament, the Hebrew festivals, Ark of the Covenant and Mercy Seat,
the names of God, even the meaning behind the letters of the Hebrew
alphabet all point to our Lord! (Can be given as a talk or seminar.)
From the Cross to the Throne
God has “raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly
places in Christ.” Discover who you are “in Him.” Let’s become
Kingdom-conscious! Recognizing our heavenly citizenship as
Ambassadors for Christ, we can come down from the high chair (or
high horse!) and find our peaceful place on the throne – in Him.
Please Note: On request, Laurette will prayerfully design a talk
based on the theme of your event.
for His Witness™
(“The Christian Alternative to yoga”)
In this enlightening seminar, Laurette covers scriptural keys to
health and fitness for spirit, soul and body (based on Romans
12:1-3; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 and Hebrews 5:13-14). She also shares
valuable tips she’s learned to help people at all levels of fitness
get in shape, “Six Seeds to Sow for Vibrant Health,” and clever ways
to introduce health-giving habits into our family’s lives. All
teaching is given with a generous dose of humor based on Laurette’s
trial-and-error experiences on the road to victory after years of
being overweight and out-of-shape.
Based in part on Laurette’s books, BASIC Steps to Godly
Fitness and The Busy Woman's Guide to Total Fitness
(both from Harvest House Publishers), you’ll learn BASIC (Body
And Soul In Christ) steps to achieve
vibrant health from the inside out – and make the rest of your life
the best of your life!
Laurette also outlines the dangers of yoga, and the dynamic
PraiseMoves difference. Gentle stretching and movement combine with
STRONG scripture for stress relief, weight loss, flexibility and
Most of the seminar is given in an interactive, entertaining
teaching format, and the last 15-20 minutes includes a gentle
PraiseMoves stretching workout anyone can do (seated or standing).
Discover PraiseMoves for yourself during this invigorating yet
relaxing session. Be refreshed!
The Personality Puzzle
Trained by Florence and Marita Littauer, Laurette uses the
well-known foundation of The Personalities training to focus on the
vital role your personality strengths and weaknesses play in
achieving success in life, relationships, work and ministry. (Can
also be given as a keynote.)
for detailed information about Laurette’s Personality keynotes and
Lessons Learned from Great Women of the Bible
Lessons of Purpose, Passion and Patience learned from Elizabeth,
Mary Magdalene, Priscilla and Ruth. A wonderful follow-up to a
performance of Laurette’s acclaimed one-woman musical drama.
To learn about Great Women of the Bible musical drama, see here:
Great Women of the Bible musical drama
(Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced for
parents, Sunday school teachers, students, pastors)
Storytelling “off the book,"
Personal life experience storytelling,
Recounting the historical accounts from the Bible; How
to teach storytelling to children;
Power-storytelling to teach life lessons, morals and
(Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced for adults or
Includes: Basic acting skills; Recitation skills &
improving memory; Vocal projection & breathing
is “stage presence” and how can I get some? Bringing characters to life
Overcoming stage fright; Improvisational comedy – it’s a snap!
Power and Pleasure of Journaling; The
Elements of Story Writing
"Write the vision and make it plain" from Habakkuk 2 -
formulating goals and one's purpose in Christ.
might a Weekend Retreat Look Like?
A weekend with Laurette Willis is entertaining, enlightening,
encouraging and “Pass-me-the-Kleenex” moving – from tears to
laughter! Depending on the format of your retreat or conference, a
weekend with Laurette can include any or all of the following:
Scripture comes to life as you meet some of the Bible’s most
compelling ladies. Choose from among Elizabeth, Mary Magdalene,
Priscilla and Ruth in the critically acclaimed one-woman musical
Great Women of the Bible. You may prefer
Susanna Wesley or
Sister Aimee (Aimee Semple McPherson). Perhaps wacky
comedy is the order of the day. Take a nostalgic musical comedy
look at the 1940s in
The Nutty ‘40s Radio Show. Be a member of the studio
audience on the day everything goes wrong – and become part of
the show! Hear for yourself why Laurette’s nickname is “The
Woman of 101 Voices!”
Choose from a variety of timely messages, or ask Laurette to
prayerfully design a keynote address tailor-made for your event.
Whichever you choose, rest assured you’re getting a seasoned
Bible-literate professional who’s sensitive to the needs of
others and the leading of the Holy Spirit. And everything
Laurette does is peppered with a generous dose of joy and
Breakout sessions available: Fitness for His Witness featuring
PraiseMoves (spiritual, emotional and physical fitness), The
Personalities, women of the Bible, or how to include drama or
storytelling in ministry.
This allows participants to personalize the messages they’re
hearing and enables the Holy Spirit to attend to their hearts
After her presentations, Laurette is honored to pray with your
participants for their personal needs and those of their family.
Call to Action or Communion
In closing, you may choose a corporate call to action, or to
take communion together as a group. Either choice helps to
anchor the experience of the weekend in participants’ hearts. We
renew our dedication to the Lord and return to our homes
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