I love sharing messages and interacting with all kinds of groups. If you’re interested in booking me for a speaking engagement, I would be glad to hear from you. Please contact me with the name of your organization, a description of the event, your expected number of attendees, and your budgeted speaker fee. We’ll discuss how I might meet your needs. I look forward to hearing from you!
I speak on a variety of topics, including these and many more:
I’m partnering with spiritual director and retreat expert Jen Manglos. We’re working together to develop and offer weekend retreats, and we’re willing to come to you.
Here’s what we provide:
• a complete retreat program with two experienced speakers
• a fusion of teaching, group discussion, individual reflection, sensory experiences, spiritual practices, prayer exercises, and other learning approaches
• optional one-on-one coaching or spiritual direction for participants
• a customized approach, tailored to the needs of your organization
We’re currently offering two retreats:
Fear and the Christian Life
Fear holds a delicate place in our society. It protects us and helps us protect others. In our world, it is perfectly appropriate, and even wise, to be afraid at times. But fear makes a horrible master. Living in a culture of fear and fortification takes its toll not only on our privacy and freedom, but on our hearts and minds as well. As those who have received love and grace from God himself, we are not only obligated, but also equipped, to offer courageous love to those around us. In this retreat, you will examine the role of fear in your life, consider the relationship between love and fear, and find inspiration in God’s perfect love, which banishes our fear.
Living a Life of God’s Rest
Tired. Exhausted. Burned out. These words describe a way of life for many. Yet as much as we desire a break, once we set aside time to rest, we often find ourselves unable to do so. We struggle to balance the need to recharge with all of the demands of daily life. Practically, what does it look like to receive the rest God offers us? Join in in this slower-paced time of retreat, to recharge and reset with God. This retreat experience will explore how we were created to rest, cultural and personal barriers, and practical ways to integrate rest into your life.
For more information, contact me. I’d love to hear from you, answer your questions, and help you consider whether one of our retreats will be the right fit for your group!
“Amy not only brings to her ministry the personal trials of dealing with a family member with severe mental illness and the church’s lack of involvement, but she brings great acquisition of knowledge of the current state of the mental health profession. Her knowledge includes how the church and the mental health professions can work together to walk alongside the person suffering with mental illness and their families. I believe God has raised up Amy ‘for such a time as this’ to be a ‘prophetic voice’ for the church to be jolted out of its complacency in dealing with mental illness.”
–Pastor Brian Oswald, Congregational Care, Parkview Christian Church, Orland Park, IL
“Amy is a gifted speaker who spoke at our church’s women’s retreat weekend. In a group of Christian women, you would think we can all handle worry, anxiety and fear, but as Amy spoke, she reminded us of how the three are truly different and what the scriptures say about these. Amy takes pieces from science and everyday life and interweaves personal stories and scripture to create the full scope of the topic. Her delivery shows how important the topic is to her and how she wants to connect with each of us and help us understand. After the sessions, Amy would stay and talk to the women as well, showing her desire to care and connect with us. Many women commented on how Amy’s talks touched them personally as worry is something with which we all deal. We would definitely have Amy back at another retreat and recommend her highly!”
–Debbie Solomon, First Presbyterian Church, Downers Grove, Illinois
“We are so thankful that Amy came and spoke at our conference. Everyone who attended her workshop spoke very highly of her presentation and gave her outstanding reviews. Her personal testimony was vulnerable and powerful. Her passion for challenging the Church to a higher standard of care for those with mental health issues was obvious. I would highly recommend her for any event. Those who hear her will undoubtedly walk away challenged and moved.”
–Jordan Christner, National Director of Community Outreach, Meier Clinics
“While on Union University’s campus in Jackson, Tennessee, Amy spoke to a variety of constituencies – college students, pastors and church leaders, mental health professionals, and faculty/staff. In each presentation and context, she used her powerful personal testimony interwoven with good ministry, mental health practice, and practical advice about how to respond to those affected by mental illness. She speaks to a critical matter for our churches and our world and she does it with grace, sensitivity, and passion. We appreciated that she was willing to engage personally with those in attendance to provide encouragement and support after her talks. We are grateful for the important ministry that she offers to the church.”
–Mary Anne Poe, Associate Dean, Professor of Social Work, Union University, Jackson, Tennessee
Please see this page for more nice things people have said about my speaking.
If you’d like to see a sample of my speaking style, take a look at the videos featured under “Speaking” on my YouTube channel.
© 2011 Amy Simpson.