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Kris speaks on a variety of topics:
• Leadership for the whole church including first impressions ministry (greeters/ushers and follow-up), small group and Sunday School development, team-building, church growth, women and singles leadership, consulting and one-one-one leader/pastor mentoring.
• Ministry specific to women's, singles, young adult on personal growth and/or ministry growth including healing, transformation and restoration.
See below for a list of some of her topics including conferences, retreats and workshops. Kris is also available to customize a event for your group.
All topics include a logo, flyer, and or ads customized for your event, icebreakers, small group discussion and application. Kris can also created a 1-2 minute promo video for you as well as promotion on her website, Facebook and monthly ENEWS.
Just give her a call at 919.434.3611 or email at email@example.com.
Three years ago, as a rookie Single’s Pastor, I was told that I HAD to meet Kris Swiatocho. My first thought was, “I love taco’s”! My second thought was, okay, but how will she help? The answer is that Kris and her website are wonderful partners in the ministry. Kris is a seasoned ear to listen and advise, a wonderful friend who will care about your ministry as much as you do. She’s a hilarious and gifted speaker and has helped me and my churches single’s ministry be better for the glory of God. Kris is also a connector. Oftentimes, she’s the one you need to talk to, but if she’s not, she knows the person you should talk to. She might even know if you’re the person that someone else needs to talk to. If you’re in the single’s ministry, you HAVE to know Kris Swiatocho. And once you know her, you’ll have gained an irreplaceable friend and sister-in-Christ as well.
Description: Restoration Experience is a weekend led by Kris Swiatocho in Lake Lure, NC (mountains). It's a weekend designed for 12 women who desire healing, restoration and renewal. For a detail description and what to expect, click here.
Description: 99.9% of all singles adults, including those in high school want to be married. However, the church has not been able to properly equip single and young adults for marriage. The Pray for a Mate conference, retreat and /or workshop teaches not only about how to start a Pray for a Mate™ group in your church or community but also covers the areas that most single adults fear about marriage. Subjects such as rejection, fear of change, blending families, finances, failure. So bring this conference, workshop or retreat to your city and start to help singles adults prepare for marriage by praying for a mate, allowing God to show them the areas of change they need so they can have a successful future, married or single. For more information on hosting an Pray for a Mate event, go to www.prayforamate.com
Description: As Christians, God has called us to be set apart in all of our relationships. From those we work with, our family, our friends and even those we might marry. This retreat/conference will take on a journey of examination of their own walk with the Lord. We will examine all of our relationships and how God desires us to be in this world but not of it. Note: This was co-written by Kris Swiatocho and Pastor Freddy Johnson and can be taught by one or both speakers.
Description: Navigate is a leadership conference or event designed to help start, build and maintain your single adult ministry. There are various formats that can be hosted by your church/ministry depending on the topical need. Navigate was created out of a need to provide high-quality, affordable, single adult leadership training for your entire ministry. Training that you, a local church could host at very little to no cost. Click here for more information on hosting this conference.
Navigate also host a retreat each year that piggy-backs an annual labor day singles retreat in the NC Mountains. For more information, go to www.NavigateRetreat.com.
Description: So many people struggle with life, specifically moving forward. Sometimes it's due to our relationships that have gone unreconciled. Sometimes it's due to past pain, broken dreams, and unresolved issues. This event will speak not only on those areas of reconciliation but also how to become restored and healed in Christ, allowing you to finally move forward. Come and be encouraged, come and be filled by the Spirit. Come and be renewed.
Description: Ignite the Fire is an event that teaches you how to ignite the fire God has placed in you by His Holy Spirit and then move forward in action of how to use this fire. Note: Co-written by Pastor Freddy Johnson and Kris Swiatocho. Can be done by either speaker or together.
Description: Do you know who are you in Christ? Do you understand the value God places on you? Do you realize how much God loves you? Do you realize the power God has given you? This event takes you to that special place of experiencing God's true value..as a woman of worth.
Description: Real changes require real friends, real support and a real God.
Change is a part of all of our lives. Some of it is easy, while some is difficult. Some changes comes without notice, requiring quick decisions that we pray are right. Some changes are personal, requiring additional trust in the Lord. But no matter what God is changing in your life, we need the Holy Spirit to help us in this change, this transformation.
Description: Based on the movie/book by Jim Stovall, this event takes you into a journey of self-discovery. You will learn about real purpose through a series of gifts. This event can be taught in one-day (watching the movie prior to coming) to 2 or 3-day event (watching the movie on a Friday night).
Description: This event focuses how to get the most out of life by getting a little crazy, a little out of the box to truly enjoy all that God has for you. From learning who you are in Christ to living by Christ perspective to sharing your faith, you will see why life can be crazy good.
Description: Are you on the right road to experience meaningful relationships (family, friends, romantic)? One obstacle on the road keeps many from this desired destination. Have you discovered this obstacle and removed it from your path? You may be surprised the obstacle has more to do with your past relationships than your present. And, most importantly, it keeping your future hostage. What is this obstacle? How can it be removed? Avoid needless delays and detours on your relationship road by learning the importance of reconciliation.
Description: Today we are constantly reaching for something. From our remote control, car keys, or Smart phone, our priorities get challenged. So how in this fast paced world do you find balance? How do you make sure you are reaching for the right things.
Description: This event take you on a journey of finding your purpose, passion and developing your spiritual gifts. Optional retreat format to show a movie such as Joshua, as well as have everyone do a spiritual gift test prior.
Description: This event focuses on taking the most from life that the Lord has given us. Living in the present of where God has us, forgetting the past (but learning from it), moving towards the future. Learning to thrive while you are alive.
Description: We all get tired. Tired in our homes, in our work, in our relationships and in our ministry. This event reminds you how important it is to rest in Christ, to allow the Lord to renew your mind, your heart and your purpose all the while refocusing on what really matters. A great event for tired leadership team/ministry to help recharge them for a new year. Alternate name for women's event: Just Breathe
Description: Behind speaking in public, the second biggest fear is sharing your faith. What if your rejected? What if you don't know what to say? We will learn the basics on how to start the process to share the life you are living out.
Description: Ladies, is "Mr. Right" always pounding at your door? Gentlemen, have you grown tired of the constant phone calls from "Ms. Perfect"? Well, worry no longer! We will explore how you can be sure to stay single by doing these 10 things that sabotage our relationships.
Description: We all have them. They are at our work, in our neighborhoods, at our church. Maybe they are a family member? Maybe they're you? This talk will help you handle those who drive you nuts...folks who push your Christianity to it's limit.
Description: From our friendships to work to family to romance, why do our relationships fail? From unrealistic expectations to communication, you will learn not only why our relationships fail but some ways to protect future relationships so they are successful.
Description: Sometimes change can be hard. Through humor and a funny man named Bob, Kris will share insights on how to make those changes, one baby step at a time. Real change requires a real God, real courage and real friends. Optional name: It's Time For Change
Description: Everyone needs boundaries. As individuals boundaries are especially needed in our friendships, our family, our work but especially in our dating/marriages. Boundaries protect us, boundaries help us in our walk with the Lord, boundaries are given by God.
Description: All people want more. It's in our nature to desire more money, things, relationships, stuff, etc. We often struggle with contentment . Of course, the world's constant communication of this message doesn't help. Sure, we might finally get that dream home but wish it had a bigger living room. Or we might get the mate we've prayed for but then we attempt to "fix" them. We might even get the greatest job but often wonder if there is something better, something more. This conference/retreat will help individuals explore those areas of their lives where God gives us the desires of our heart but also has put on the breaks.
Description: So often we go through life not really knowing who they are in Christ. Sure, you might know who you are in you jobs, families, and friends but what about the Lord? This conference helps folks discover the truths and the lies regarding their identities.
Note: This conference was written and taught by Kris Swiatocho and Nate Stevens, and Pastor Freddy Johnson. It can be taught by one or two of the speakers.
Description: Jesus, Single Like Me is a celebration of who you are as a single adult. Because Christ was/is single, he knows first-hand what we are going through. He can relate to being alone, desiring a mate, family issues and responsibilities, friendships with the same and opposite sex, pain and disappointment, financial issues, etc. But even through the storms of our single lives, Jesus shows us the victory of being single. Celebrate, Jesus, Single Like Me. Order Bible Study and Leaders guide/Video's
Topics based on chapters of the book:
Jesus, Single Like Me: He Had Purpose (watch video)
Jesus, Single Like Me: He Rested
Jesus, Single Like Me: He Was Grateful
Jesus, Single Like Me: He Took Care of His Family
Jesus, Single Like Me: He Dealt with Temptation
Jesus, Single Like Me: He Had Friends of the Opposite Sex
Jesus, Single Like Me: He Understood Loss
Jesus, Single Like Me: He Was Alone
Watch video of Kris sharing why she wrote, Jesus, Single Like Me
LEADERSHIP: This can also be taught as a leadership event based on a series of articles.
Description: Everyone wants to be loved, however, most struggle with love. This event focuses on living out love by loving God, yourself, the saved, and the lost. Note: This was co-written by Kris Swiatocho and Pastor Freddy Johnson and can be taught by one or both speakers.
Description: What a wonderful truth to know that you have been redeemed by God. You no longer live under the shame of your past, under the label of what others think of you, past failures, forgotten dreams, lost opportunities and relationships. This event takes you on a journey of healing from our past, celebrating our present, and believing in your future that God has for you. You are forgiven, you are healed, you are redeemed.
Description: So many Christians goes through life not really know why God has created them, what they should be doing as a Christian and/or how to use their gifts. This conference/seminar will not only communicate what everyone's purpose is but also how to live it out each day.
Description: Walk the Line is based on the articles/talks written from the "Fine Line" series of articles...areas where we struggle to discern truth from sin. Areas we prefer not to deal with so that we can continue living on the edge, where the "fine line" is.
• Worry versus Concern
• Righteous Anger versus Unrighteous Anger
• Happiness versus Joy
• Loneliness versus Alone-ness
• Accountability versus Judgement
• Gossip versus Venting
• Lust versus Love
• Doubt versus Questioning
Description: This event takes you on a journey to understand that all of the relationships start with God and as a result of that relationship, a relationship with friends, family and romantic. We will discuss: 1) Why our relationships fail; 2) Christ first and how that affects all other relationships; 3) Other relationships such as family and friends; 4) The five parts of a healthy romantic relationship. Supplemental material drawn from the devotion “Singles and Relationships” by Kris Swiatocho and Dick Purnell as well as “Finding a Lasting Love” by Dick Purnell.
Description: With so many TV shows, online dating, speed dating, etc. singles get confused on how to really find their mate. For some, they are simply rolling the dice, hoping whomever they meet is the "one". This event explores God's method to find the right one. From focusing on their relationship with God first to the types of friends in their lives, we will take a deeper journey on doing things Gods' way.
Description: This event is based on the Bible study written by Kris Swiatocho originally published by Crosswalk online magazine. Kris will take you on a journey of 8 different women and how their lives were changed by Christ. From the woman at the well to the woman with no stone cast, each of these women's lives will come alive as Kris dives into scripture. What were they thinking? What was the pain in their lives? What was the joy? Church involvement helps to complete this event by using local singers and testimonies. A powerful event that will change the lives of those attend...one woman and her hands at a time. This conference will take you the cross not just to die with Christ but to live for Christ. Note: Optional name: Her Hands, His Hands, My Hands
Description: This event focuses on the things we chase versus our relationship with God. Whether it be friends, romantic relationships, possessions, our smart phones or power, we can all get side-tracked from our focus on God.
Description: Based on the movie by Sherwood Pictures, this event takes you on a journey of facing your giants in your life by acknowledging what needs to change, confronting it, embracing the support of friends and family and ultimately giving it to God.
Description: This event digs deep in helping people deal with the conflict they have at work, their home, their family, their church and even friends. We will learn what God has to say about it as well as a plan for success.
Description: Singles can get in such a hurry to find the right one that they end up getting ahead of God, not just in romance but in all relationships. This talk takes you on a humorous but serious journey of realizing you have to become whole in Christ first, allowing the Lord to direct your next steps. Optional name: What I Wish I Knew!
Description: Sometimes as a Christian our walk becomes dry. We have a hard time hearing from God, knowing the direction He is leading us. We start to lose our passion for the ministry He has given us. Kris will take you on a power journey where the living water will refresh, renew and bring you back to where you use to be and beyond.
Description: 3 Kinds of Friends: those that lead you towards Christ, those that pull you away from Christ and those that are balanced…which one are you? Having the right kind of friendship as well as being the right friend makes all the difference in your walk. This talk starts with the example of Christ as your friend while also including many others in the Bible.
Description: At times you may all feel lonely - having to handle all the responsibility of your home, kids, and finances by yourself. But God teaches that being lonely is saying you have no hope. As a believer, there is always a fresh pathway to endurance. Listen to Kris as she shares ways to be encouraged when you “think” you’re doing single motherhood alone.
Description: 3 Kinds of Friends: those that lead you towards Christ, those that pull you away from Christ and those that are balanced…which one are you? Having the right kind of friendship as well as being the right friend makes all the difference in your walk. This talk starts with the example of Christ as your friend while also including many others in the Bible. There is small group discussion and application.
Leadership Development Workshops/Conferences/Retreats
Description: This conference/retreat, inspired by Nehemiah takes you on a journey of understanding what real community is about, how to build relationships resulting in a team and how this team can accomplish anything in Christ, even building a wall in 52 days. What wall do you need to build in your ministry?
Description: By reaching out, we ultimately reach in. From the basics of our neighbors to the teenager at your local coffee shop to your mechanic and dentist, this event teaches you how to reach them for Christ. Further, once you do reach them, once they finally come to your church, visit your website, etc. what is the next step to connecting and keeping them? How do you begin to reach in?
•Discussion groups includes the impact of social media on reaching out.
Want some new ideas to help folks connect and building relationships in your Sunday school, small group, church or ministry? This training not only teaches you the basics in developing great icebreakers, skits and team building exercises all the while being in the middle of them during the training. Optional: Purchase a copy of Icebreakers, Skits and Team Building Exercises.
Description: Ministry can sometimes be difficult, especially when you are the only one leading it. In order for ministry to work, you have to have an efficient team. Kris shares her insights on what makes a great leader, where leaders fail, how to find those to serve on your team and how to keep them.
Want your Sunday school, small group or ministry more creative? Want some fresh ideas of how to get folks engaged? How to get them more connected and involved? Want some new ways to teach? This is the training for you and your church. I promise, you will leave with a bag of ideas to start the very next time you meet.
Description: Everyone has ideas? Ideas on how to start ministry, grow it, connect people, follow-up, market, etc. But how to do you bring all these different ideas together, stay unified and get the job done? This training will help your leaders do just that and have fun doing it.
Description: Have your gatherings become repetitive, boring, and lacking creativity? Are they only drawing the same people over and over? Are the same people doing all the work? Have you began to wonder if you should even have an event? Events are great resources to not only gather new folks but to also help existing people serve, lead and grow in their walk with the Lord. It comes down to designing the gatherings to be creative, unique and ever-changing to fit the needs of the people you are trying to reach. Come and hear Kris as she shares on gathering, growing and developing people through creating intentional events.
Description: This training focuses on how we greet others in our church and ministries. From the parking lot to the pew to follow-up and the building of relationships, all make a difference on who comes to our church and who stays.
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Description: Do you know where your people are? We know we do a great job of bringing folks in the door. We ask our members to invite our neighbors. We host fall festivals and Christmas events. But then what do we do? This training gives you specific ways to contact, connect and ultimately keep guest as well as members. Let's close that back door of our churches and ministries and help folks to get connected.
So how do you deal with those “awkward” people. Those people who can be difficult to manage? To minister too? To just be around? This training will teaching you the 4 kinds of difficult people and solutions on how to not only minister but keep you from going nuts while you do it!
Description: As leaders we have already taken the huge step of getting out of the boat. We don't have to be begged or prodded to serve the Lord. But what comes next? How do we take our abilities, our gifts and use them specifically to the area God has called us. Come and take this journey with Peter who also had the same issue.
Description: Bottom line, loving and ministering to people can wear you out. When you don't have the right boundaries, stop taking care of yourself and ignore those early warning signs, you can quickly become frustrated, exhausted wanting to quit. Kris will share her own journey of failing to stop before she dropped and how God taught her some key points that will encourage you, help you stay on the right course and even increase your desire to minister.
Description: Whether you call it mentoring, coaching, or discipleship, it's critical that our members have the proper training to become leaders in our churches, ministries, Sunday school and small groups. Very few churches are able to provide what it takes to equip people to lead the church. This training event will get your church motivated to start the process of intentional mentoring with the goal of building leaders. You will be amazed at how it will grow your church.