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1. Who We are Not - led by Laura Stager
Viewing ourselves through God’s eyes vs. the world, because we are more than titles or roles.
Laura Stager has been part of ministry for over 20 years. She is married to Joe Dougharty, a local pastor, and together they are raising their five children. She has recently graduated from Lamar University with a Bachelor in Social Work and is currently attending University of Texas as she pursues her Master’s degree. Laura has a deep understanding of the wounds of this world including how Satan uses them to limit a woman’s ability to serve, teach, evangelize and have deep connections with others.
2. Ordinary? Extraordinary! - led by Dee Ashabranner
Reflecting on the questions: Who am I? Why am I so confused? How do I make sense of my identity in Christ in a world filled with chaos and change? And applying Biblical principles.
Dee Ashabranner accepted Christ at VBS in 1969 and has been a devoted follower of Jesus for the past 47 years. In the last 32 years, she has been active in numerous Church discipleship ministries. The heart of her ministry calling is grounded in teaching, leading, and maturing believers in their walk with Jesus Christ. The foundation of her message is knowing the value in Whose you are, and that your value is not limited by who you are. Dee is a wife of 30 years, mother of 4, grandmother of 1, and a full time Registered Nurse and Bible Study Leader.
3. From a Broken Vessel to a Work of Art - led by Loren Oliver and Alea Hamilton
Kintsugi painting. How God’s Word helps us realize our identity, gives us the courage to make a difference, and become who God calls us to be.
Loren Oliver is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is retired and now devotes her time as a Celebrate Recovery Ministry Team leader here at Amelia Baptist Church. She also heads the Celebrate Recovery Inside Ministry of Set Free Beaumont brining Jesus Christ, as He is, to people where they are.
Alea Hamilton a Montessorian, a trained cosmetologist, and homeschool teacher to her three adventuresome boys. Two years ago, she and her husband Zach, started a missional community called Set Free Beaumont.
4. Identity in Christ. What does it Look Like? - led by Casey Ochoa
Our identity is to be found in Jesus Christ. But what does that look like, and how do we do this? How to yield “the armor” in the walk in this world, and what tools to use in everyday life.
Casey Ochoa believed in and proclaimed Jesus Christ as her Savior in 7th grade, began seeking Him at 19, started walking with Him at 20, got baptized and began serving at 25, then publicly dedicated her life to fully serving the Lord at 31. Casey is from Crystal Beach, currently lives in Nome, Texas. She is married to Steven Ochoa for 24 years, and has 3 children (Blaine 24, Mckail 22, and Seth 18).
5. Who Am I in the Storm? - led by Beth Holder
The past few months have been quite a storm in Beth's family live. God has caused her to reflect on who she really is in the storms of life. No matter how prepared we think we are, we are not capable of handling the storms alone. How do we hold onto hope and be a reflection of Christ while everything around us seems to be a raging storm?
Beth Holder has been married to Phil Holder for 27 years. All of those 27 years have been spent in full time ministry. They have two children. Nick is a student at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and Alex is in her senior year at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Beth is a 4th grade teacher at China Elementary.