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It is such a joy to be able to teach women the Bible. I am passionate women understand its relevance for today. The Word of God has the power to encourage, heal, transform, protect, and guide. As we study it we are able to gain a deeper understanding of who God is, who we are in His sight, and how He wants us to live.
C. J. is definitely, hands down, the most down to earth, authentic, open & honest Bible teacher I’ve heard. Her heart-felt, encouraging, messages provided relevant, tangible, and relatable Bible application of God’s truth to life’s trials and triumphs. She was amazingly transparent and available during our entire women’s retreat, even when she wasn’t feeling well, and the women overwhelming shared that they experienced more of God and left with changed hearts. Her personality and teaching style inspired every woman to live their lives freely in the grace of God.
On behalf of the Womens Ministry Board at OBCC, I want to thank you for being our 2018 retreat speaker and boy o boy did you speak!
I personally think you were the best one we have had in the 8+ years I have been on the board!
It is a great feeling to recall your teaching points and I just love this. On many occasions, I cannot recall too much after retreat. :)
The retreat evaluations indicated our ladies loved you too!
THANK YOU!! .... for being YOU! You were the prefect choice for our Women's Retreat and blessed each woman in attendance - I know, because I've heard from many of them! Ha! I appreciate how you shared your heart and made each woman feel loved and empowered to keep their focus on God - thru the hills or the valleys of life.
“C. J.’s messages were like living water from the Holy Spirit, no wearing of masks”
“C. J. pierced my heart with God’s truths by first revealing 2 giants then reminding me to use the stones and sling He’s taught me, not the weapons of this world! And most of all let Him take out the uncircumcised giants- they’re going down in the name of Jesus.”
"This year's speaker was RIGHT on and spoke with such power and truth. You could sense the spirit moving in each session."
CJ Rapp is a speaker and author in Southern California who shares about priorities, strength, and faith. Her books include, Stronger (2016), Trash the Lies (2014), Tossed, Tumbled and Still Trusting (2012), and I AM Says, You Are (2008).
CJ’s articles have been featured in publications such as The Christian Post, and Solutions Magazine, and she has appeared as a guest on faith-based radio programs. CJ’s unique ability to help others see themselves in the stories and situations found in the Bible make her a popular women’s speaker at retreats and women’s events across the country. She has spoken as the co-keynote speaker for The California Women’s Retreat with Rene Bondi, and shared the stage with Lisa Whelchel at the Pearl Conference. In 2014 she founded the Trash the Lies women’s conference featuring Thelma Wells (Women of Faith) which taught women to overcome the cultural lies that threatened to undermine their faith and identity.
As a gifted communicator, CJ will touch your heart with her authentic, casual style, make you laugh, renew your hope and inspire you with her passion and insight into God’s Word. An expert in women's issues, she specializes in ruin prevention and repair. Her heart is to help women revolutionize their life by re-defining their self-image and refining their understanding of God's heart for them.
CJ married her best friend John in 1998. Together they have two amazing adult sons, who provide a continuous source of character lessons and joy. As a family they seek to live out their faith in an ever-changing culture.
While I have many different types of presentation for retreats, keynotes for Christmas, Outreach, Leadership Training, MOPS, and conferences it is my heart to design a message that centers on the specific theme for your event. As a writer, I love to develop new messages around your Bible verse and theme. If you are looking for something new and personal to your group, please let me know.
Below are some examples of previous presentations based on my books and on messages developed for specific groups.
Life is an adventure!
Our journey with the Lord is full of just in times, unexpected blessings, miraculous moments, trials by fire, and tests of character. Thru the highs and lows, it is his presence, purpose, peace, and power that sustains and encourages us. Because He is God of our hills, valleys, deserts, and mountains we can be sure no matter what comes our way in life we can hope, endure, persevere and thrive!
No matter where you are in your journey, the sessions in this retreat will help you draw closer to the Lord and each other.
Session One: Mountain Top Moments
Session Two: The Other Side of the Valley
Session Three: Wondering in the Wilderness
Session Three: Exhibition Life – Tools to Summit
Are you worn out, freaked out, stress out or burned out? If so, you are NOT alone. At some point, we all "hit the wall". After all, our culture believes busy is better! Our fast-paced lives rob us of the peace we need to rest and restore. Our bodies become tired, our nerves frazzled, and our souls burdened. We end up living less than what God intended lives. After hitting my own wall, I learned the importance of soul care, and how when practiced, we are able to live an inspiring life. Adapted from CJ and Pam's book Stronger.
Session One - Busy, Weary, Weak
Session Two - Motion Sickness
Session Three - Overcoming Heart Dis-Ease
Session Four - Renewed
Do you need to be inspired? Do you need a renewed, steadfast spirit? N-spire is a series of messages based on women of the Bible. Deborah, Rehab, Ruth, Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary, and the Woman with the issue of blood. Their stories teach us about courage, hope, risk, and of course faith. Can be presented in a retreat format or pick one woman to focus on for a keynote or workshop.
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