Main Session

with speaker Erika Simpson

With all the distractions and struggles of life, how can we persevere in our race to the finish line? At regardingHIM, we will focus on running a victorious race with our eyes fixed on Christ.

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“… let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”

Hebrews 12:1

3100 Murd Rd, Sylvania, OH just west of Secor Metropark off of Central Avenue

regardingHIM Women’s Conference is hosted by Christ the Word Church

Saturday, March 18, 2023  |  9 AM – 3 PM

Light Breakfast served from 8:15 – 8:45 AM

Early Bird Registration: $30 through February 28th
Beginning March 1st: $35

Registration Includes:

  • 2 main sessions
  • 3 breakout sessions
  • Access to audio streaming after the event
  • Light breakfast
  • Lunch & snack


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Breakout Sessions

Selected at registration

Parenting teens and young adults is a critical–and often challenging–stage of our parenting journey. How can we encourage them into independence while still growing our relationship? And how can we point them to Christ during these years filled with change? This panel of seasoned moms will answer your submitted questions through the lens of scripture

Letting GoSharon Ahrendt, Kim Lechman & Wendy Foulke

Words have power. They can tear down or they can bring life. Join us as we consider how to replace damaging habits and strive to please God by using our words to bless others.

Wise WordsAudrey Johnson

Crystals. Astrology. Reiki. Mysticism. Should these New Age practices have a place in the Christian life or are they dangerous? Come learn how to respond biblically to these beliefs which have become so prevalent in our culture and even in our churches.

New Age Spirituality in the ChurchJackie Long

How does God’s Word address self-care? How can we be filled in such a way that we can care for others in our lives? This session tackles a complicated topic and will point to truths that fill you with hope.

Pouring From an Empty CupAleaha Bayly

All Christians are called to be hospitable, but that doesn’t mean hospitality looks the same for everyone. This session will explain the “why” of hospitality and also will explore creative ways to open our home and life to others, no matter our circumstances.

Making RoomMackenzie Ahrendt

As we age, we often encounter new challenges, even as we may experience satisfying new freedoms. This breakout session will encourage us to stay the course to live a purposeful life that glorifies Christ and impacts those around us.

Golden Years?Judy Cleveland

Do you want to learn how to memorize scripture? This breakout session is aimed to motivate and provide how-to tools. Get ready to strengthen your relationship with the Lord by learning how to memorize His Word.

Scripture Memory for EveryoneBronwyn Ruczko

How can we cultivate gratitude towards God and others? This session will be filled with practical help to live thankfully in our day-to-day, even when life is hard.

The Power of GratitudeMerri Wegrzyn
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Frequently Asked Questions

Will a meal be served?

Yes! There will be a light breakfast, Chick-fil-A options for lunch, and a cookie snack.

Is childcare available?

We love kids a lot, but childcare will not be provided at this event. Nursing infants under 6 months old are welcome to attend. A nursing room and quiet room will be available if you desire privacy while you nurse or need to soothe an upset child.

I have a special need. Can you accommodate it?

We sure hope so! Please contact the Christ the Word Church office at 419-829-2005 with specific questions. We also encourage you to mention this on your registration form so that we can prepare beforehand.

Are hotels available for out of town guests?

There are several hotels in the area that may meet your needs. We do not have a group rate arranged with any of these establishments.

Wingate in Sylvania, Ohio
Hampton Inn in Maumee, Ohio
Marriott Courtyard in Maumee, Ohio

Women of the Word

is the umbrella organization for Christ the Word Church’s
ministries focused on the specific needs and gifts of women.
The ministry coordinates a variety of events for women,
both in and outside the church.


is designed to grow friendships and strengthen families. The ministry is centered on mothers of all ages and meets the first Wednesday of the month from September through May.

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Planted Blog

is a blog brought to you by Women of the Word, a ministry of Christ the Word Church. Its purpose is to encourage, challenge and strengthen women with wisdom from God’s Word.

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Unshaken Podcast

is a podcast from the Women of the Word ministry at Christ the Word Church. Each week, we discuss topics that are relevant to women of all ages and look at what the Bible has to say about them. We also discuss how we can apply the biblical principles that relate to these topics each and every day.

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