Testimonials from recent women’s events:
Elizabeth recently spoke at our Tampa Women’s Event in March 2018 to over 250 women of all ages and stations. Everyone was captivated and inspired to search for God in the midst of trials and unanswered questions. She uses personal illustrations from everyday life with humor and vulnerability. Elizabeth is a delightful speaker with the uncanny ability to challenge your heart on difficult matters and yet leave you with hope for change and blessings in the days ahead.
–LauriAnne Conkling, Women’s Ministry Leader, Anchor Point Church
The women of the Palm Beach church will forever be grateful for the day spent with you. Having you share from God’s word and from your personal experience created an atmosphere of vulnerability and trust. You captivated us with your insights, you made us laugh at the realness of life, and you had us in tears as you recounted your own personal struggles with waiting. God has blessed you, Elizabeth, with the ability to reach inside the depths of a woman’s heart and pull out the honest truth within.
–Amy Session, Women’s ministry, Palm Beach Church
It was a joy to have Elizabeth speak to over 800 women at our Midwest Women’s Retreat in October of 2017! Elizabeth has an extremely endearing way of conveying God’s truths in a relevant manner for us today. Not only is she faithful to the message in her use of the Bible, but she delivers it with honesty and humor using real-life illustrations. From the feedback I’ve received regarding the retreat, Elizabeth captured the hearts of the women and, more importantly, encouraged each of us to know and love God more.
–Nancy Dawson, Women’s Ministry Leader, Chicago Church of Christ
We had Elizabeth speak at our UMW general meeting. I loved the way she connected with our ladies of all ages. She brings charm and wit while explaining how to keep GOD first in our everyday chaotic life. She is inspiring and truly a child of God!
–Kimbelyn Emory, United Methodist Women
I recently attended the Midwest Women’s Conference entitled “Grace Overflowing” and had no clue what God had in store for me through Elizabeth’s message on grace. I have been a Christian for 18 years and was completely blind to the fact that I was not accepting grace! Through a powerful, funny, and nonjudgmental message, Elizabeth was able to gently restore my heart and remove a much-needed veil. Her vulnerability and wisdom was felt through the crowd as we all learned that “God does not do take-backs with grace” and “You cannot fall in and out of grace.” Me and my friends are still buzzing about her message and we look forward to how God will transform our hearts and mind.
–Catina Ross, wife, mother, sister, and friend
Responses from Kevin and Elizabeth Thompson’s parenting workshop,
Parent with Purpose:
“Wow, what an amazing parenting workshop! Kevin and Elizabeth Thompson have a rare gift: they’ve discovered how to deliver crucial content about tricky topics in a way that inspires rather than guilts. I quickly developed a deep trust for their message because it was tempered by a humble admission of their own struggles. At a time when popular parenting strategies seem to be getting more and more contradictory and controversial, Kevin and Elizabeth bring calm and confidence to the topic with their down-to-earth and understanding approach. I highly recommend them.”
– Sean, Family Preservation Counsellor and father of a 9-year-old, a 6-year-old, and a 3-year-old
“I was very convicted, encouraged, and inspired by the point they made about how Christian parenting focuses more on WHO my child becomes and not WHAT my child becomes! The workshop has helped motivate me and open my eyes to not just focusing on my child’s behaviour but also my child’s attitude.”
– Ashley, mother of a 6-year-old
“Kevin and Elizabeth are so wonderfully real and open. They shared so much practical advice! It’s very encouraging to learn from people who are in my stage of life—especially when they make me laugh along the way. The Thompsons’ workshop reminded me about the things that really matter—consistently addressing my kids behaviour while focusing on their heart. I usually leave workshops feeling insecure and overwhelmed—but I came out of the Thompsons’ seminar feeling reassured and purposeful . . . and with the pracitical tools I need to be able to parent my children more effectively.”
– Erin, mother of a 9-year old, a 6-year-old and a 3-year-old
“I really enjoyed the workshop and the warmth of Kevin and Elizabeth Thompson. I appreciated their insights not only from their own parenting experience, but also from their own very different upbringings as well as experiences during the ministry. I feel I came out of the workshop with a better focus on how God wants me and my wife to help our kids not just be ‘good’ but to love Him.”
– Mike, father of a 11-year-old and a 9-year-old
“As a counsellor, grandmother and women’s ministry leader for many years, I’m often a bit leery about parenting workshops. I’m concerned that parents try to follow specific guidelines without understanding the why behind that action. The action fails to produce the desired result and the parents give up quickly. I was thrilled and inspired to hear Kevin and Elizabeth teach and demonstrate the HEART and SOUL behind the parent’s choices. Their ‘Parent with Purpose’ workshop gave us a clear picture of purposeful parenting and the flexibility to find many avenues to the goal of guiding our children’s hearts to know and love our God.”
– Sara Felushko Women’s Ministry Leader and Registered Professional Counsellor (Vancouver, Canada)
“My wife and I had the privilege to be at the Parenting on Purpose workshop by Kevin and Elizabeth Thompson. I found the foundational themes very helpful in guiding my family and life in the right direction. I love their spiritual focus to make sure above all our children have the right heart and learn to love God. Two other points were key for me as well: 1. I had better be walking the walk with God (because kids will not be fooled) 2. To make the love in my marriage the main priority and that comes first above my own kids. I feel along with her book The Wonder Years I will be better prepared for the days and battles to come. Thank you Thompsons!”
– Edward, father of a 10-year-old and a 7-year-old
“The Thompsons were very engaging, and a great example of wholehearted parenting. They helped me to understand the difference between intentional parenting, and merely going along ‘putting out fires.’ The workshop left me with lots to think about and a couple of clear areas in which we can improve!”
– Cathy, mother of a 4-year-old
“Going back to the fundamentals of parenting, the love for God, spouse and kids. The lessons taught were applicable to any age. It doesn’t matter which age group my kids belonged to. What helped me was to hear the experiences and openness of the speakers in their journey growing up in a Christian family.”
– Prima, mother of 14-year-old and an 11-year-old
“While attending the Parenting with Purpose Workshop, it was very refreshing to see how Kevin and Elizabeth planned ahead when it came to parenting. Their example and tools that were shared at the workshop has given my family a new direction on parenting.”
– Kamoh, father of a 4-year-old and a 6-year-old
“The Thompsons had a ton of practical advice on everyday situations, coupled with great insight into dealing with heart issues. This workshop was great, especially for parents with young children.”
– Ana, mother of a 10-year-old and an 8-year-old
“We liked how they demonstrated different ways of how deliberate disobedience can look like. We as parents learned that working on our kids’ hearts is foundational, which entails building on our love of God ourselves and with each other first.”
– Joe and Cammi
“I found ‘Parent on Purpose’ to be very helpful. The workshop with the Thompsons was just what I needed. Biblical and practical. Purposeful and intentional. It made me look deeply into myself, my marriage, my children . . . of who would we become, prayerfully . . . a family that glorifies God.”
– Marivic, mother of a 9-year-old and an 11-year-old