What is an Among Friends Conference?
This thing called life – it’s hard. But when women get in a room together and start sharing stories, powerful things happen. Camaraderie. Honesty. Laughter. Courage.
An Among Friends conference is a Friday night/Saturday morning gathering that gives women a break from the demands of their lives. A time to gather with friends, and be reminded that God has not forgotten us. He is not done writing our stories.
Featuring: Kathy Troccoli
Kathy Troccoli is celebrating 30 years of music and ministry in 2012! With numerous accolades and record sales reaching two million, Kathy has enjoyed 19 recordings, 17 number-one radio hits, 19 Dove Award nominations, 2 Dove Awards, and 3 Grammy nominations. Her last four recordings are self-produced including her newest release Hope’s Alive and her beloved worship CD, Draw Me Close.
A highly sought-after conference speaker and singer, Kathy has ministered to millions of women through various national conferences and was selected as one of the “Most Influential Christian Women in America” by Today’s Christian Woman magazine readers. Kathy is an award-winning singer, songwriter, speaker and author of numerous books including the bestselling Falling in Love with Jesus bible study series co-authored with Dee Brestin, Spaghetti for the Soul co-authored with Ellie Lofaro, Am I Not Still God? and Live Like You Mean It.
Featuring: LISA HARPER
Rarely are the terms hilarious storyteller and theological scholar used in the same sentence, much less used to describe the same person…but then again, Lisa Harper is anything but stereotypical! She has been lauded as a gifted communicator, whose writing and speaking overflows with colorful pop culture references that connect the dots between the Bible era and modern life. Her style combines sound scriptural exposition with easy-to-relate to anecdotes and comedic wit.
Now a sought-after Bible teacher and speaker, Lisa is currently featured on the Women of Faith tour and speaks at many other large multi-denominational events – such as Moody Bible, Women of Joy and Focus on the Family conferences – as well as at hundreds of church retreats all over the world. She’s been on numerous syndicated radio and television programs and was featured on the cover of Today’s Christian Woman.
FEATURING: Ellie Lofaro
Ellie Lofaro is a first generation American and the second of five children in a “very Italian” family. A native New Yorker, she speaks of being brought up “with the awareness of God, but not the experience of God.” However, as a teenager, she encountered a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and realized her new identity as a “Capital C Christian” — “highly flawed, fully forgiven and greatly favored.”
Ellie’s message is a wonderful blend of plainspoken truth, common sense practicality and disarming humor. Drawing from the context of real life, she deftly handles the Word of God and steadily directs her audiences to consider what concerns them in light of God’s timeless truths. With her trademark quick wit and convincing demeanor, she pairs Biblical principles with life’s deeper questions. The result? An audience who willingly joins Ellie in the journey toward deeper faith and applying God’s grace and truth to their lives.
Welcome from Kathy
Among Friends Guests
Kathy Troccoli Concert/Sharing
Worship & Songs with Kathy
Among Friends Conversation with Kathy and Special Guests
“Heart to Heart” with Kathy
* Schedule is subject to change