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Sweet as Honey

Equipping women to walk in their calling as Christian communicators.

October 2nd-4th, 2017

43Days
11Hours
19Mins
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Declare is a Christian conference to equip and encourage women bloggers, writers, artists, online marketers, leaders, and disciplers to know God and make Him known through deep community. 

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Program

Join us for 3 days from October 2–4, 2017.
Enjoy meals, fellowship, and amazing speakers.
Day 1
02 Oct 2017
Day 2
03 Oct 2017
Day 3
04 Oct 2017

[[90-Minute LAB]] The 5 P’s of Making a Book: Proposal, Platform, Publishing, Process, and “Pwriting”

***This is an ADD-ON Pre-Conference Lab*** You must purchase a Declare Conference Ticket in order to attend Pre-Conference Labs. Do you have a book welling up inside you and you feel like you might die if you don’t write it, but you’re stress-paralyzed wondering what to do about it? We’ll unpack the whole process from baby idea to big fat book and everything in between. How do you flesh out your concept, create an outline, and develop a proposal? How do you build a platform without renting a blimp or investing in skywriting? Agents, Editors, and Marketing, oh my! What’s it like working with a publisher? Let’s talk about what to expect when you’re expecting … a book.
Melanie Dale

[[90-Minute Lab]] Budget Friendly Websites and Branding

***This is an ADD-ON Pre-Conference Lab*** You must purchase a Declare Conference Ticket in order to attend Pre-Conference Labs. Are you just starting out or do you need to refresh your online presence? Jenn will walk through several resources and practical ways you can use to update your brand and do it on a budget.
Jenn Jett (Pre-Conference Lab)

[[90-Minute-Lab]] Speak with Clarity, Connection and Confidence

***This is an ADD-ON Pre-Conference Lab*** You must purchase a Declare Conference Ticket in order to attend Pre-Conference Labs. Learn a stress-free way to craft powerful talks that leave a lasting impact on listeners. In this lab, I’ll share my exact process for crafting talks. From brainstorming and writing to how I deliver it and actually remember what I planned to say, I’ll give you all the tools, processes, tips and tricks I use to create memorable presentations. I’ll also walk you through the process so that you’ll leave the lab with the framework of your next brilliant talk!
Kat Lee

[[90-Minute LAB]] From Dream to Reality: How to Not Be Pushed By Our Problems but Led by Our Dreams

***This is an ADD-ON Pre-Conference Lab*** You must purchase a Declare Conference Ticket in order to attend Pre-Conference Labs. Do you have a dream planted in your heart but you feel stuck on how to move forward? Join Amy Ford as she dives into the great and the greater adventures in launching and starting a ministry. Some topics include: Building your Tribe, Avoiding Burnout, Overcoming Obstacles, Clarity in your Vision, Things to Know and much more! 
Amy Ford
6:00 pm

Doors Open

7:00 pm

Conference Start

Performing for an Audience of One

In this modern digital swirl of opportunity and connectedness, staying alive on the inside can feel elusive and nearly impossible. The world of the internet never sleeps, our opportunities to expand our network never go dark — so what does it look like for you to invest in the places that no one sees, notices, or applauds and yet still pursue what He has put in front of you to steward? What does it look like to thrive, regardless of the measurable outcomes we’re so obsessed with (whether we admit it or not). How can we live from the secret place while also living in the public place?
Sara Hagerty

Alumni Panel

Answer questions and receive practical real-life feedback from Declare Alumni Speakers during this fun interactive panel.

[[60-Minute]] Shazzy Fitness Morning Workout

***This is an ADD-ON Pre-Conference Lab*** You must purchase a Declare Conference Ticket in order to attend Pre-Conference Labs.  Bring your water, possibly a hand towel & a friend or five to join us for our Shazzy Fitness Morning Workouts! Shazzy Fitness is an effective dance fitness workout set to uplifting Christian Hip Hop music. We include very funky but family friendly high and low impact dance moves creating a dance fitness workout appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.  We can't wait to help you Shape What the Father Gave Ya! Join us for our Shazzy Fitness Morning Workouts and receive a code to earn $5 off your purchase of any Shazzy Fitness DVD. (Sessions held Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings of Declare 2017. Official start times TBA.)
Shazzy Fitness
8:30 am

Doors Open

Tuesday Opening Session

Join us for an inspirational message and amazing worship.
Wynter Pitts

Staying Inspired and On Track – A Practical Map for Online Success

Yay! You have followers, now where are you going? A good leader knows where she’s going and how she’ll get there. In this talk, Kat Lee will help you lay out a roadmap to success for you and your followers, clarifying the journey that you’re leading them on and understanding the practical resources needed to get started and stay on track.
Kat Lee

Oh Honey: Communicating Things that Stick but Don’t Leave a Mess

Do you ever look at the way we communicate and think, “Oh honey.” Surely we can do better than some of the words flying around the internet these days. We all want our work to sweeten the world around us, but sometimes we can accidentally leave a gunky mess that’s hard to wash off. How can our words heal a broken and bloody world? What are we communicating that has lasting significance? We’re going to dig into how we can bring fun and empathy to our work and say things that make a difference in the lives around us.
Melanie Dale
11:45 am

Lunch

How to be Social without Selling your Soul

God created us to use our gifts and talents to spread His message, to partner with Him to grow His kingdom and further His platform. In this age of social media that includes knowing where and how to reach people online. The pressure to stay up-to-date on social trends and techniques can feel soul crushing—but it doesn’t have to. We’ll talk about keeping the holy in your hustle, how to form community online, and how to integrate some of the latest blogging and social media trends into your online ministry.
Crystal Stine

Mastermind Time

You’ll have the opportunity to meet up with other attendees based on your common audience and/or focus (i.e. blog, book, podcasting, speaking, etc.).
5:00 pm

Dinner

[[60-Minute]] Shazzy Fitness Morning Workout

***This is an ADD-ON Pre-Conference Lab*** You must purchase a Declare Conference Ticket in order to attend Pre-Conference Labs.  Bring your water, possibly a hand towel & a friend or five to join us for our Shazzy Fitness Morning Workouts! Shazzy Fitness is an effective dance fitness workout set to uplifting Christian Hip Hop music. We include very funky but family friendly high and low impact dance moves creating a dance fitness workout appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.  We can't wait to help you Shape What the Father Gave Ya! Join us for our Shazzy Fitness Morning Workouts and receive a code to earn $5 off your purchase of any Shazzy Fitness DVD. (Sessions held Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings of Declare 2017. Official start times TBA.)
Shazzy Fitness
8:30 am

Doors Open

Wednesday Opening Session

Join us for an inspirational message and amazing worship.
Wynter Pitts

The Purpose and Providence of Publishing

It's a publishing session at a conference for Christian communicators. It's being led by a publisher. So surely you know what this is going to be, you're probably thinking. It's going to be the good 'ole how to get published bit, right? Well, sort of. How in the world does someone get published? How do I know if I should try to get published? How do I get an agent? Do I need an agent? What are publishers looking for in an author? But wait, even more than that, does God really want me to do this? How will publishing impact my walk with God? How will being an author complement or compete with my ministry? These are all questions that Jennifer Lyell has seen walked out in the lives of the hundreds of authors she's worked with over the years and she is going to answer all of them. But it's her hope that you'll come for the answers that you think you need and leave with questions you can start asking God. And that from those questions He will lead you to declare His Word more faithfully than you could have imagined.
Jennifer Lyell

Bloom Where you Are Planted

Dreaming big dreams and setting life goals are necessary in helping us move forward in life and allowing God to work in and through us. But sometimes we get focused on the "next" in life like when a literary agent signs us, when our podcast launches or when our social media hits that magic number of followers, that we don't even stop to enjoy where God has us in this season. We can be faithful where He planted us and bloom wildly! When we are faithful with little, we will be faithful with much!
Amy Ford
11:45 am

Lunch

Social Media Panels

Have you ever wished you could sit in a room with experienced social media #digitalevangelists and ask them questions? At Declare 2017, you can! This session includes interactive breakout panels with the Declare Team and Conference Speakers to answer questions and share proven strategies with hands-on practice for maximizing various social media platforms.

Examining the Heart of Your Ministry

A deeper look into the Scriptures in regards to the calling of the Lord. We will talk about what it looks like to follow Him in your life and work, and how to find that ever so elusive “balance” in your ministry, family, and daily priorities.
Mandy Ballard

Real Talk with Jan Greenwood

It's about to get real, y'all. In this session, we talk about the things we don't talk about as Christian communicators. We talk about the expectations we never expected and the reality of our realities. We'll cover our place in this place and ultimately find revelation in the reveal. We are going to come out from under the veil into the light. By the time we're done, you'll feel the freedom, inspiration and powerful motivation to boldly pursue your next assignment from the Lord.
Jan Greenwood

Location

 

THE LAUREL 
2040 ENCHANTED WAY
GRAPEVINE, TEXAS 76051

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