Cultivate Hope 2019
November, 1 & 2
Calling all men and women to join us for our 2nd annual Cultivate Hope Conference. There is nothing like some time away with the Lord, worshipping and learning with others with a sprinkling of laugher, healing, hope, and prophetic mixed in.
WHY CULTIVATE HOPE?
Ever have one of those days when it seems all hope is lost? A day when the bottom falls out of your world? Some of you may remember a TV show called Hee Haw (just for the record my hubby loved it – I tolerated it). Quite often there would be a little ditty that went: “Gloom, despair, and agony on me. Deep, dark depression, excessive misery. If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all. Gloom, despair, and agony on me.”
Truth be told, don’t we all have days, months or even years that feel that way? David even expresses that in the Psalms. When he penned Psalm 13 it wasn’t a good day.
I’m hurting, Lord-will you forget me forever? How much longer, Lord? Will you look the other way when I’m in need? How much longer must I cling to this constant grief? I’ve endured this shaking of my soul. So how much longer will my enemy have the upper hand? It’s been long enough! Take a good look at me, God, and answer me! Psalm 13:1-3a TPT
In that moment David could have joined the Hee Haw cast with the gloom and doom attitude. After all he was hopeless in that moment. However, David knew a secret. It is a secret that God desires we all learn. That is the secret to moving from Hopelessness to Hopeful.
David continues “Breathe your life into my spirit. Bring light to my eyes in this pitch-black darkness or I will sleep the sleep of death. Don’t let my enemy proclaim, “I’ve prevailed over him.” For all my adversaries will celebrate when I fall. Psalm 13:3b-4 TPT
The first secret to the transition from hopelessness to hopeful is to pour out our complaint before the Lord. However, notice at the same time, David is asking God to pour His light back into David’s life. In other words, his focus was shifting from the issue to the way-maker (God).
Lord, I have always trusted in your kindness, so answer me. I will yet celebrate with passion and joy when your salvation lifts me up. I will sing my song of joy to you, the Most High, for in all of this you have strengthened my soul. My enemies say that I have no Savior, but I know that I have one in You! Psalm 13:5-6 TPT
David begins to recount his walk with the Lord. He remembers that there is a history of kindness. With this he declares that he WILL celebrate with passion and joy. This is key – hopelessness will steal passion and joy from us. However, we when change our stance and shift our focus, it is passion and joy that is restored. This is the very thing that fertilizes the soil in which hope grows. Furthermore, as that soil is fertilized, we become stronger or as Psalm 13:6 states, “you have strengthened my soul”.
Hope is to be part of the believers walk with the Lord and is mentioned 121 times in Scripture.
Within the English language we throw the word hope around without realizing the full meaning. In both Greek and Hebrew, the word has not only numerous meanings but with some meanings stronger than others. We need to understand that Biblical hope doesn’t just wish or desire something. Biblical hope is packed with expectation! When we become filled with expectation we also become filled with anticipation. When that hope is cultivated, in the sphere of the Kingdom of God, it grows faith that dreams the impossible dreams, and these dreams become possible due to the faithfulness of God.
Within in the world’s definition, hope is a “feeling” but in the realm of Biblical hope it is a sure foundation – steadfast, steady and aligned with the Kingdom of Heaven.
Hope is not automatic, but it can be cultivated, and it can grow.
Early Bird “Sale” pricing though August 1, 2019
$100.00 Full Conference/$70.00 Partial* Conference
(*Partial Conference is Friday evening and Saturday only)
After August 1st, 2019
$120.00 Full Conference/$90.00 Partial Conference
Speakers: Elizabeth Tiam-Fook, Cindy Stewart and Ruth Hendrickson. Worship: Angel Carlos
Elizabeth Tiam-Fook is the founder of International Young Prophets, an apostolic ministry that is called to serve the “office of the next-generation prophet”. She believes that God is raising up a company of young prophets to impact the nations of the world with the Voice of God.
Elizabeth graduated from Brownsville Revival School of Ministry in Pensacola, Florida with a heart to serve the nations. She is the Next-Gen-Ambassador for International Coalition of Prophetic Leaders and is ordained by Christian International, under the leadership of Tom and Jane Hamon.
Elizabeth currently resides in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
Cindy has a passion for people and helping them connect to their life purpose, discover their passions and live their dreams. Her latest book, God's Dream for Your Life, brings clarity to your purpose while unlocking vision of what is possible in the natural and the supernatural. Cindy ministers in the presence and power of the Lord with evidence of physical and emotional healing. With her prophetic mantle she discerns the heart of God for a generation that longs for a fresh Word and new connection to God. Ordained by MorningStar Ministries she is also a course facilitator for Patricia King Institute. She is an itinerant speaker, an executive coach and hosts a weekly podcast, "Unleashing the Champion Within." Along with her husband, Chuck, they lead The Gathering Worship Center in Tarpon Springs, FL
Ruth Hendrickson is a conference speaker, ministry trainer, and board-certified Biblical counselor who has extensive experience in the development, training, and oversight of emotional healing ministry teams, recovery ministries, prophetic ministry, prayer ministries and women’s ministry. Ruth served on the pastoral staff, for more than thirteen years of a Spirit-filled United Methodist Church. In addition, she is a course facilitator for Patricia King Institute and an ordained minister. Ruth is passionate about training, equipping, and releasing individuals to walk in freedom and wholeness through both physical and emotional healing.
Through biblically-based teachings and practical applications infused with love and laughter, her goal is to introduce people not only to the living God who saves, but also to the God who desires an intimate relationship with each one of us.
Ruth is an avid unsweetened iced tea drinker who loves warm weather, palm trees and beaches! Needless to say, she believes that she should live in the South. However, in the meantime she and her husband Mark reside in Stockton, New Jersey.
Angel Lite Carlos’s vocal prowess and style reflects the essence of the Artist—a life surrounded by the presence of God.
An accomplished Worship Leader, noted Music Director and Conference Speaker; Angel blends her expansive musical career with a life dedicated to serving Jesus Christ.
She has shared the Worship platform with renowned Artists, such as Myles Monroe, CeCe Winans, Juanita Bynum, Ron Kenoly, Bishop Joseph Garlington, Morris Chapman, Judy Jacobs, the Parachute Band, Alvin Slaughter and more. Angel has also recorded 5 solo Projects, which are all currently offered on iTunes and Amazon sites.
Angel’s journey began at age 17. It was then, that she committed her life to Christ and dedicated her vocal gift to Him. From there, she began leading singing groups and serving as Worship Leader at Churches and Conferences. Most notably, while serving as Music Director, under the leadership of Dr. David Ireland, of Christ Church (located in Montclair, New Jersey); Angel directed a 100-Voice Choir at New York’s Lincoln Center and at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
Her eclectic body of work spans the genres of Traditional and Contemporary Christian and Gospel music. In whatever capacity Angel is functioning, there is an acute awareness of the living and abiding realization of Christ in her life experience. Whether it’s through music, teaching, or the Gifts of the Holy Spirit; the needs of the people are met.
Angel presently serves with her husband, Rick Carlos, at Christian International Church (located in Lincoln Park, New Jersey), under the leadership of Pastor Eric Butler. Angel is also the Worship Leader for noted Author and International Teacher, Gwen Mouliert, of Proclaiming His Word Ministries (located in Pleasantville, New Jersey). She travels extensively within the United States and abroad, throughout the year, performing Speaking Engagements, Ministering in Concert and leading Worship Services at Churches and other Venues.
Friday, November 1, 2019
Session 1: 9:30am
Lunch Break 11:30 - 1:00
Session 2: 1:00 - 2:30
Break: 2:30 - 3:00
Session 3: 3:00 - 5:00
Dinner: 5:00 - 7:00
Session 4: 7:00 - 9:30
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Session 5: 9:30am
Lunch Break 11:30 - 1:00
Session 6: 1:00 - 2:30
Break: 2:30 - 3:00
Session 7: 3:00 - 4:30