Speaking

I enjoy speaking to groups of women on topics such as ministry, church planting, grace, discipleship, and friendship, and I especially love teaching on passages of Scripture. My favorite book of the Bible is the book of Galatians, and I've tailored several retreats for women around this book. If you are interested in connecting with me about speaking at your event, I'd love to hear from you! My schedule is full through Spring 2018. I'm happy to speak with you about your events in Summer 2018 or later.

2017 Speaking Schedule
Send Conference, Southern California, February 3-4
Christ Community Church, Sumter, SC, March 17-18
Heritage Baptist Church, Lynchburg, VA, March 31-April 2
Messy Beautiful Friendship Book Release, Charlottesville, VA, April 8
Northcreek Church, Walnut Creek, CA, May 6
Immanuel Bible Church, Springfield, VA, May 20
Send Conference, Orlando, July 25-26
D.C. Church Planter Wives, August 19
Effort Baptist Church, September 15
Remedy Church Women's Retreat, Waxahachie, TX, September 22-23
Sojourn East, Louisville, KY, October 7
NAMB Send Network Orientation, October 16-17
SBCV Homecoming Pastor's Wives, November 13
Montreal Church Planters' Christmas Banquet, December 15-16
2018 Speaking Schedule
Concord Baptist Church Women's Retreat, Lake of the Ozarks, March 23-24
Knox Presbyterian Church Women's Tea, Ann Arbor, April 21
Heritage Baptist Church, Lynchburg, May 20
North Carolina Pastor's Wives, November 5

Endorsements from past speaking events:

"Christine Hoover is a faithful woman of God and gifted teacher. We have been friends since college and I have always respected her commitment to the Lord. She loves God’s Word and people, therefore her ministry is rich and relevant. She leads from her own life experiences, which also makes her real.  The truth and grace of Christ pour forth from Christine and you will be blessed to receive from her."
--Kelly Matte, wife of Gregg Matte, pastor of Houston's First Baptist Church

"Christine has spoken for my ministry in diverse settings, from a large crowd of 1500 women to 45 church planters wives in small hotel room in Brooklyn NY— plus other settings in between. She is thoroughly biblical with fresh honesty and transparency. Christine is always prepared and has much depth of insight scripturally as well as insight of heart.  She has a gentle spirit in her speaking style that is very disarming.  In the settings in which I have used her she has been well-received as she pours into women with substance. She is a woman of truth and grace."
--Kathy Litton, National Consultant for Ministry to Pastor's Wives, North American Mission Board

"From the first time I spoke to her until the moment our retreat began Christine was professional, wonderful to work with and an excellent communicator.  She tailored her message to fit with our schedule and was always concerned about how best to minister to the women of Reston Bible Church.

Christine taught us from the book of Galatians on the theme From Good to Grace: Embracing a Life Lived by Faith.  She contrasted the distorted gospel with the true gospel of Jesus Christ and helped us understand the freedom that is found in living out of the true gospel and our identity in Christ.  She spoke with authority and yet was humble and vulnerable as she shared from her own experience on her journey with God to discover the truth about His grace.   I was so excited to have her speak and she didn’t disappoint.  She was warm and approachable and our women absolutely loved having her as our retreat speaker."
--Marsha Matthews, Reston Bible Church, Reston, Virginia    

Listen to a sample of my teaching on Philippians 2:12-18 to the women at my church 
See my previous speaking opportunities

Themes I Enjoy Speaking On:

Church Planting and Ministry
I'm passionate about encouraging women who are serving in ministry. Past talks include:
Four Conversations to Have with Your Pastor-Husband
Common Issues for Church Planting Wives (and How to Address Them)
Navigating Criticism
Tapping Into the Greatest Resource Pastor's Wives Have: Each Other
How to Be a Good Sounding Board for Your Pastor-Husband
Anchors of Identity for the Pastor's Wife

Grace
I love teaching on the gospel of grace using the book of Galatians and answering the question, "How do we live by grace and faith rather than through our own lifeless efforts?" I want women to live free from the religious performance trap and instead live from a place of joy and responsive worship. I've taught portions of the book in anywhere from 3-5 sessions for women's retreats.

Friendships and Relationships
In my talks regarding friendship and relationships with other women, my goal is to be frank as well as biblical. Past talks include:
Comparison
Developing Discernment and Wisdom
Discipleship: The Whys and Hows
Friendship: How to Find and Nurture Lasting Relationships

If these topics resonate with your speaking needs and you think I'd be a good fit for your group, please don't hesitate to contact me.