Deborah’s passionate about encouraging and equipping people to regain, or develop, a deeper knowledge and relationship, with God. She brings laughter, insight, hope, and vision for the future to individuals of all ages, and stages. Her message is authentic, powerful, and totally relevant. Her biblically based teaching, and prophetically inspired ministry, opens up the scriptures to reveal the heart and character of God in ways that you would not expect. Be prepared to have your life, and expectations of God, turned upside-down.
Speaker sessions generally fall into 4 categories:
1. A general biblical/literary exploration of the Bible in its ancient historical and cultural context, and how that relates to us now. Deborah has a unique ability to bring the Bible alive and show its relevance to our modern lives.
2. The Shape of Leadership – how to develop capacity in our key people. This is a biblically based workshop designed to develop leadership skills, and to experience Christ as the focal point.
3. Personal growth seminars/workshops focusing on topics relating to the development of emotional and spiritual growth from a biblical perspective.
4. Women’s seminars are a sub-section of the personal growth seminars mentioned above, but also include sound biblical/literary exploration.
Topics that Deborah has offered range from Prophetic Voice workshops; More than Conquerors (a life lived without fear and anxiety); Jesus in his cultural context; Tending the Life Within (Learning to recognise our false inner-voices); Is Jesus’ God the same God as the God of the Old Testament?
Seminars are usually delivered in four, one hour sessions, but single speaker sessions, or day workshops are available and can be tailored to suit any audience or setting.
“It was not difficult to stay completely connected to what Deborah was revealing at the study day. She speaks with fluency, clarity and with a depth and breadth of understanding that tied together many years of threads of ideas that had been drifting about in my mind”. JM
“Thanks so much for an awesome workshop Deborah!!! Came away feeling free, and reminded of my amazing identity in God. So cool to be encouraged and taught in what our true needs are! Thank you!” CG
“I did enjoy it – read [the workbook] it all in one sitting. Made me want to read Romans again and to trust in suffering. Can’t go wrong with these results!” AC
“Deborah has been our Church Camp Speaker a couple of times and I highly recommend her. She communicates the truth of God with both insight and humour, and has an ability to read a crowd which really enhances her effectiveness. You will find her ministry to be a real blessing”.
Brent Davie, Pastor, Gore Baptist Church
“In Nov 2017 Deborah was keynote speaker for Presbyterian Women Aotearoa NZ at our National Gathering. We gave her the theme of ‘we are….’ and we discussed in general terms what it means for us to come to the well prior to our gathering. Over the three days in three sessions Deborah took the women on a profound journey. She shared parts of her life in ways to engender trust. She lead us on a journey in scripture in ways that the women were compelled to want more. And most importantly Deborah then wove her messages all together and offered the women a chance to see where they sat in the story. Deborah’s content was as rich and deep as the women attending, yet as reachable to each and every person as they needed it to be. We are looking forward to the continued connection we have with Deborah this year as she will be running mini gatherings for us around the country – meeting women where they are”.
Rev Erin Pendreigh, President PWANZ