My talks are Christ-centered, uphold the sufficiency of the Scriptures, and aim at addressing matters of the heart, or "inner man": thoughts, motives, desires, and hopes. In messages that revolve around common counseling issues (such as depression, anxiety, anger, self-harm, etc.) I adhere to a dualistic view of man—that we are embodied souls—and promotes a biblically holistic approach to addressing these issues. For further clarification, please refer to the ACBC's 95 Theses for an Authentically Christian Commitment to Counseling. I am a member of Trinity Point Church in South Carolina, which is affiliated with the SBC, and teach from the influence of the reformed tradition.
Gospel Hope + Help in Truth + Love
Message Titles & Topics:
Stewarding Our Stories
When we experience affliction, the comforts we receive from God aren’t meant to be stored and locked away in a dungeon of experiences we’d rather forget. In this session, we’ll explore God’s good design for genuine Christian community. By taking a long, hard look at some of the reasons why we hesitate to bravely share our life stories with others, we’ll discover how the gospel of Jesus Christ empowers us to steward past hurts and sorrows into redemptive opportunities for one-another care.
Engaging Our Emotions
Whatever the circumstances are, emotions play a key role in how we respond by faith to the world around us. Sometimes, we find ourselves attempting to ignore how we’re feeling. Other times, we allow our emotions free reign. Whichever end of the spectrum we find ourselves, navigating overwhelming feelings can be an exhausting battle. In this session, we learn that the Scriptures offer us a better way: we don’t need to ignore or embrace our overwhelming emotions, but rather, we need to engage them with the Lord who is our refuge.
Remembering Our Hope
Have you ever experienced a dashed hope? Many of us know what it’s like to put our hope into something or someone, only to be disappointed by the outcome. When trials come and life gets hard, we become disoriented and tempted to place our hope and trust in created things instead of the Creator, often leading us into deep despair and doubt. In this session, we will examine the nature of our hearts’ hopes and desires, and see how Jesus Christ serves as the true and better hope.
Help! My Teen is Depressed
If your teen is battling depression, you may be feeling helpless and hopeless. Perhaps you’re slowly coming to the realization that you have no idea how to rescue your child from the darkness he or she is in. Christine knows from experience that there are no quick and easy solutions. During this session, she provides biblical wisdom and encouragement to offer hope for the helpless caregiver.
Clean Home, Messy Heart
Theres no doubt about it: the Lord uses the interactions we have with our children to expose our own hearts. During this session, Christine weaves gospel truths with real-life stories of motherhood in the trenches. Through honest storytelling and grace-centered theology, overwhelmed moms are given the encouragement they need to thrust towards the word of God for hope, strength, and lasting heart change.
For Event Coordinators
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2021 Speaking Schedule
• September 2021 | Triangle Community Church Women's Conference | Apex, NC
Where Am I Located?
I reside in the beautiful upstate of South Carolina with my husband and three children. I am available for travel, schedule permitting. Live video conferences are considered on a limited basis.
If you're interested in connecting about an event booking, please complete the form below and allow 48 hours for a response. Please include your event location, expected attendance, desired theme/topic, how many sessions are being requested and proposed speaker honorarium. I look forward to connecting with you!
Live Recorded Messages & Interviews
In this Facebook LIVE rebroadcast, I join Dr. Venessa Ellen to talk about affliction, stewarding our stories, and God's design for one-another care.