Speaking

conference

If you are in need of a speaker for a women’s event (brunch, tea, retreat, MOPS, etc), please email admin@melissaspoelstra.com. Topics I enjoy speaking about and have written women’s Bible studies curriculum for include:

  • Learning Contentment in a Culture of More (Numbers)
  • The Journey to Forgiveness – Allowing God to heal life’s hurts (Joseph)
  • Daring to Hope – Intentional Living in an Unstable Word (Jeremiah)
  • Living Love when we Disagree (1 Corinthians)
  • Parenting: Making Disciples at Home  (MOPS and moms groups!)
  • Spiritual Stamina in Every Season (Elijah)

However, I would be happy to prayerfully teach from God’s Word in accordance with your event’s theme or topic.

Upcoming Events and Dates 

September 21, 2018 – ASPIRE EVENT – Southeast Christian Church,  Parker, CO.   http://aspirewomensevents.com

September 22, 2018 – ASPIRE EVENT – Harvest Time Christian Fellowship,  Cheyenne, WY.  http://aspirewomensevents.com

September 23, 2018ASPIRE EVENT – The Journey, Longmont, CO.   http://aspirewomensevents.com

September 28-29, 2018 – West Ohio UMC Retreat, Shawnee State Park Lodge, Ohio

September 29, 2018 – ASPIRE EVENT – Church of the Lakes, Canton, OH.   http://aspirewomensevents.com

September 30, 2018ASPIRE EVENT – Grace Chapel Community Church,  Hermitage, PA.   http://aspirewomensevents.com

October 12, 2018ASPIRE EVENT – Kings Way Christian Church,  Nitro, WV.   http://aspirewomensevents.com

October 13, 2018 – ASPIRE EVENT – World Outreach Church, Jackson OH   http://aspirewomensevents.com

October 14, 2018 ASPIRE EVENT – Powell UMC,  Powell, OH   http://aspirewomensevents.com

October 19, 2018 ASPIRE EVENT –  Calvary Baptist Church,  Joplin, MO.   http://aspirewomensevents.com

October 20, 2018 ASPIRE EVENT –  Sunnyvale FBC, Sunnyvale, TX.   http://aspirewomensevents.com

October 21, 2018 – ASPIRE EVENT – Mountain Top Church,  Cisco, TX.   http://aspirewomensevents.com

October 26, 2018 – ASPIRE EVENT – Christ’s Church of Flagstaff,  Flagstaff, AZ.   http://aspirewomensevents.com

October 27, 2018 – ASPIRE EVENT – East Hills Baptist Church, Albuquerque, NM   http://aspirewomensevents.com

November 2, 2018ASPIRE EVENT – Hiland Park Baptist Church, Panama City, FL   http://aspirewomenevents.com

November 3, 2018ASPIRE EVENT -New Hope Worship Center,  Augusta, GA.   http://aspirewomenevents.com

November 4, 2018ASPIRE EVENT -First Baptist Church of Fairburn,  Fairburn, GA.   http://aspirewomenevents.com

November 9, 2018 ASPIRE EVENT The Grove – Chandler, AZ.   http://aspirewomensevents.com

November 10, 2018ASPIRE EVENT – Christ Community Church, Tuscon, AZ.   http://aspirewomensevents.com

November 11, 2018 – ASPIRE EVENT –  Desert Grace Community Church of the Nazarene, Yuma, AZ.    http://aspirewomensevents.com

November 16, 2018 – ASPIRE EVENT – First Baptist Church Biloxi,  Biloxi, MS.   http://aspirewomensevents.com

November 17, 2018ASPIRE EVENT – Trinity Assembly of God,  Fairmont, WV.   http://aspirewomensevents.com

December 1, 2018 Christmas Breakfast – Delaware Christian Church, Delaware, OH

The last two weekends in Feb. 2019,  every weekend in March 2019, two weekends in April 2019, and the first weekend in May 2019 are booked for ASPIRE EVENTS.  Be sure and check for updates on locations.     http://aspirewomensevents.com

April 5-7, 2019 –  Women’s Event – Bradley Street Church of God,  Aylmer, Ontario

April 19-20, 2019 – Spring Ladies Conference for the Northwest Ohio Baptist Association

April 27, 2019 –  Women’s Day – Liberty Presbyterian Church, Delaware, OH

Some responses from previous events:

“Melissa was very transparent, authentic, engaging, and dynamic in her presentations.  Her biblical content was solid, practical, and relevant for all women on the issue of forgiveness. Her small group questions, illustrations, and applications helped our group cut to the heart of our own need to forgive or seek forgiveness, and gave us some practical steps to move forward in the process.” Brenda Eaton, Women’s Ministry Director Waxahachie, TX

“Melissa does an amazing job of helping women understand the Bible and it’s messages. She is a very humble and relatable daughter of Christ, a wife,  a mother and friend. She has a natural presence that makes her audience feel right at home when they meet her.  We feel very blessed to have had Melissa come to share the Gospel of Jesus with us.”  Kris Shoaf, Powell, OH

“Melissa was very receptive to speaking on a topic applicable to the women who would be attending our event and was superb.  She was able to relate to women of all ages and experiences.  She was engaging, humorous and most importantly authentic.  The women who attended our event were highly complimentary of her and the message she brought to them.” Glenna Manning, Knoxville, TN

“Our Christmas banquet is our biggest outreach event of the year.  God spoke through Melissa to communicate His gifts of salvation and forgiveness in such a practical, relatable way, that women, regardless of age or spiritual experience, were drawn to want to hear more about Jesus!”  -Sarah Snyder, Women’s Ministry Coordinator, Wadsworth, OH

“So many of us moms are overwhelmed by our daily responsibilities, and intimidated by the idea of teaching our children about Jesus and the Bible. Melissa’s seminar ‘Making Disciples at Home’ encourages us to be confident and intentional in our training, and to be thankful for all our mommy experiences. Through her fun family stories, she shares practical and creative ways to give our children the knowledge of God’s love, each day. We look forward to Total Family Makeover for more inspiration, tools and ideas!” Gina San Martin,  MOPS Discussion Group Leader/Assistant Coordinator   Dublin, OH

“I had the opportunity to attend a women’s conference about an hour away from my home in 2015, and it was there that I had the privilege of meeting Melissa. I became very aware that she was a woman totally committed to the call of God on her life.  Her passion and drive are some of the many qualities that become obvious as she begins to share what the Lord has impressed on her heart. She has an unique ability to teach TRUTH  through the word of God, and still continue to obtain one’s attention through many different props and humor. We were so thankful that she was a part of our First Women’s Conference “Diamonds” in the spring of 2016.”  Sandy Davis Leadership Director, Women Of The Well (WOW)

The ‘Daring to Hope’ study on Jeremiah will always be one of the most unforgettable experiences in my 40+ years as a follower of Christ!  Every word that Melissa taught from Jeremiah felt like it was straight from my Daddy-in-heaven – alive, powerful, grace, truth and love combined.  Words cannot express how timely, refreshing and comforting this study was to me – it was as though I got to sit on His lap and hear His responses to the cries from the depths of my soul that only He could have known!”  Tanya Matthews, Muirfield Ohio

“I have read bible studies and attended numerous talks geared to Christian women, and Mellissa’s message is one of the best!  Melissa delivers a message of forgiveness and hope based on real world experience as a daughter, wife, mom, and working woman trying to juggle success with maintaining Christian values. Melissa is down to earth and honest regarding her faith and family struggles and how she sees Jesus/God’s hand in helping her  to keep everything together.  Her moving testimony about how the bible can guide daily life (during good times and bad) was inspirational for myself and my bible study group.  We plan to  continue seeking out opportunities to hear and read Melissa’s message.” Marion Kruse, Ohio

“The Dare to Hope presentation was OUTSTANDING!  The audience sat there spellbound. You were able to totally embrace our theme, speak God’s story, and remind us of our challenges to be a woman of God in a world gone crazy. All of this in just a short time frame.  My favorite part was when you took us all to the well. We were there with you, seeing through a woman’s eyes. We are so thirsty to know our God! Thank you for sharing your gifts.”  Linda Hall  Harrison, OH

 “Melissa’s message “Dare to Hope” using Lamentations 3:21-23 was perfect!    Our women’s retreat included 13 young adult women from a drug and alcohol rehab center.   I was concerned as to how these gals would feel among our large church body of women………my concerns were unfounded!   The way Melissa shared this message of hope through her handouts, group discussions and stage prompts allowed the Holy Spirit to move within each of us!    Melissa presented this wonderful and timely message of hope with knowledge, excitement and conviction.   I personally left this retreat singing the song……..”I Stand Amazed”.  We are all looking forward to having Melissa back….and our survey results reflects this mutual desire.”  Ralene Ruyle, Mount Pleasant, Texas