Speaking Topics


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Jill is comfortable speaking to any audience. She speaks on the topics of motherhood, adoption, parenting, living with less, and women’s issues in both church and business environments.

Jill will work with your theme, your audience, and your needs to provide inspiration and practical takeaways for every person in the audience.

These are her most requested topics arranged by category:

General Audience
General Women
Mom/Parenting
Adoption
Leadership
Christmas
Weekend Seminars/Retreats

General Audience Topics

Living With Less So Your Family Has More 

Our culture believes bigger is better. But when it comes to raising a family, many find that simply isn’t true. There is a way to live with less stress, less activity, and even less money that can actually result in more for your family! Jill will help you:

  • Increase closeness in your family by prioritizing family relationships over material needs.
  • Increase your confidence to make right decisions for your family and stand firm against adult peer pressure.
  • Experience a newfound peace by adopting the attitudes needed to successfully live with less.
  • Live with less stress so that you can enjoy the season of raising a family to the fullest.

Move From Fear to Faith
From adopting a child internationally to starting a new church to living three months with no income to making a job change that resulted in a 75% decrease in income, the Savage’s have found the strength and hope that comes when you move from fear to faith. Sharing the God stories they’ve experienced, Jill will guide you to:

  • Discern God’s voice and find peace in obedience.
  • Accept God’s invitation to be a part of something bigger than yourself.
  • Focus on God’s ability rather than your inability.
  • Keep your eyes on the Mountain Mover and not the mountains in your life.

Extreme Heart Makeover
In the world of makeover television shows, the focus is usually on some sort of exterior makeover. What really lasts a lifetime, however, are the internal makeovers we each need to have. In this inspirational message, Jill looks at the importance of an emotional makeover, a relationship makeover, a home makeover (changing our perspective about how important home is) and a spiritual makeover. In this inspirational message, Jill will empower you to:

  • Understand that taking care of yourself is taking care of your family.
  • Gain a better understanding of relationship dynamics and how to respond appropriately to everyday challenges.
  • Embrace the importance of home and learn how to be intentional at home.
  • Discover that Jesus is a friend who understands your everyday challenges.

Teach Me To Pray
“When we work, we work. When we pray, God works.” Prayer is an incredibly important part of the Christian life. Many of us, though, really don’t know how to make prayer an essential part of our daily life. In this highly practical message, Jill will:

  • Help you gain an understanding of why prayer is important.
  • Use Jesus’ example to introduce you to four different parts of prayer.
  • Help reduce anxiety that often comes when praying aloud in a group.
  • Discover how to make prayer an essential part of your everyday activities.

Make the Right Choices (also can be presented as “Leave a Legacy”)
Every day we make hundreds of unconscious choices that affect our relationships positively or negatively. In order to invest in the people that mean the most to us, we have to make choices that bring life to our relationships. Jill will empower you to:

  • Respond to the mistakes of others with grace.
  • Embrace God’s powerful truth every day.
  • Replace anger toward loved ones with forgiveness.
  • Choose life-giving faith over joy-robbing fear.

General Women Topics

No More Perfect Women
There is simply no such thing as a perfect woman. And there are no such things as perfect kids, perfect homes, perfect bodies, perfect marriages, or even perfect meals.

With refreshing honesty, Jill Savage exposes some of her own shortcomings with the goal of helping women everywhere shelve their desires for perfection along with their insecurities of not measuring up to others.

This message will help you…

  • Change your unrealistic expectations to realistic expectations in order to better manage everyday challenges.
  • Give grace and love to your family even in difficult life circumstances.
  • Increase your confidence when you resist the urge to compare your insides to other women’s outsides.
  • Discover the beauty of grace when you stop judging yourself and stop judging others.
  • Find freedom from disappointment when you embrace your real family, your real challenges, and your real, but imperfect, life.

Teach Me To Pray

“When we work, we work. When we pray, God works.” Prayer is an incredibly important part of the Christian life. Many of us, though, really don’t know how to make prayer an essential part of our daily life. In this highly practical message, Jill will:

  • Help you gain an understanding of why prayer is important.
  • Use Jesus’ example to introduce you to four different parts of prayer.
  • Help reduce anxiety that often comes when praying aloud in a group.
  • Discover how to make prayer an essential part of your everyday activities.

Make the Right Choices (also can be presented as “Leave a Legacy”)
Every day we make hundreds of unconscious choices that affect our relationships positively or negatively. In order to invest in the people that mean the most to us, we have to make choices that bring life to our relationships. Jill will empower you to:

  • Respond to the mistakes of others with grace.
  • Embrace God’s powerful truth every day.
  • Replace anger toward loved ones with forgiveness.
  • Choose life-giving faith over joy-robbing fear.

The Friendship Factor
The art of friendship is something to be learned. It takes time and a willingness to invest in the life of another. In this message Jill will help you to:

  • Forge new friendships by taking the fear out of meeting someone new.
  • Invest in the friendships you already have by learning how to speak their love language and giving the friendship the time it needs.
  • Understand “friendship etiquette” which turns new friendships into lasting relationships.
  • Attract new members to your group by making it a welcoming place for new people to come.

Ten Stress Strategies Every Woman Needs
Our overcommitted, super-sized lives too often bring out the worst in us. It’s important for us to have multiple strategies to manage the stress that naturally comes with the daily challenges of life. In this high energy message, Jill will help you:

  • Decrease stress by increasing margin.
  • Reclaim balance by sorting out the urgent and the important.
  • Improve your time management.
  • Remove the guilt of saying no to volunteer requests.
  • Increase your confidence to make right decisions for yourself and your family.
  • Experience a newfound peace when you replace fear with faith each and every day.

Move From Fear to Faith
From adopting a child internationally to starting a new church to making a job change that resulted in a 75% decrease in income, the Savage’s have found that God is faithful. They’ve experienced first-hand the strength that comes when you move from fear to faith and the joy of having a front-row seat at watching God work. Sharing the God stories they’ve experienced, Jill will guide you to:

  • Discern God’s voice and find peace in obedience.
  • Accept God’s invitation to be a part of something bigger than yourself.
  • Focus on God’s ability rather than your inability.
  • Keep your eyes on the Mountain Mover and not the mountains.

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Mom/Parenting Topics (see also Marriage Topics)

No More Perfect Kids
Your kids are created in God’s image, not your own. In this workshop, Jill will equip you with the tools and perspective to:

  • Remove the “Perfection Infection” from your parenting.
  • Really know each child so you can fully embrace their unique design.
  • Release your kids from your unrealistic expectations to allow them to be fully who God designed them to be.
  • Answer the core identity questions your kids are silently asking in a way that gives them freedom to be themselves.

No More Perfect Moms
There is simply no such thing as a perfect mom. And there are no such things as perfect kids, perfect homes, perfect bodies, perfect marriages, or even perfect meals.

With refreshing honesty, Jill Savage exposes some of her own parental shortcomings with the goal of helping mothers everywhere shelve their desires for perfection along with their insecurities of not measuring up to other moms.

This message will help you…

  • Change your unrealistic expectations to realistic expectations in order to better manage everyday challenges.
  • Give grace and love to your husband and children even in difficult family life circumstances.
  • Increase your confidence when you resist the urge to compare your insides to other women’s outsides.
  • Discover the beauty of grace when you stop judging yourself and stop judging others.
  • Find freedom from disappointment when you embrace your real family, your real challenges, and your real, but imperfect, life.

Professionalizing Motherhood
Do you ever refer to yourself as “just a mom?” At the end of the day, do you wonder if you’ve really accomplished anything at all? Would you like to experience a new sense of purpose in what you do everyday as a mom? Jill Savage will help you:

  • Avoid feeling overwhelmed and increase your confidence to intentionally lead your children.
  • Balance your “to-do” list in order to maximize special moments with your child.
  • Boost your child’s sense of security by building a stable, loving marriage.
  • Stop the emotional rollercoaster by placing your value in Christ, rather than your children’s behavior.

Is There Really Sex After Kids?
As busy moms, it is difficult to find the time, energy and even desire to nurture the sexual relationship in marriage. With this message, Jill shares her own journey from misunderstanding the importance of sexual intimacy to understanding what healthy intimacy looks like in a marriage. With large doses of humor, Jill will help you to:

  • Understand God’s original plan for the sexual relationship to be a form of recreation in your marriage.
  • Identify intimacy inhibitors that keep you from being able to enjoy this wonderful gift from God.
  • Overcome the temptation to put your kids before your spouse.
  • Implement practical strategies to keep your marriage a priority even in the chaotic years of raising a family.

Real Moms…Real Jesus
What does Jesus understand about the peanut-butter and jelly life of a mom? Plenty! By exploring Jesus’ human experiences on this earth, you will come to know the real Jesus. Using large doses of humor, Jill will breathe life into your relationship with God when you:

  • Understand Jesus’ human experiences that were not unlike our human experiences as moms.
  • Discover the way Jesus lived and how we can follow His example.
  • Learn how to talk with God just like a close friend.
  • Experience a newfound strength through a deeper friendship with God.

My Heart’s at Home
Have you ever stopped to think about all the roles that home plays in our life? Home is a safe house, a trauma unit, a rest area, a church. It’s a playground and a pep rally, too. With humor and practical advice, Jill looks at 12 roles that home plays in our life. She will help you to:

  • Create a blueprint plan that will allow mom (and dad) to make home all that it can be!
  • Stop the unhealthy cycles of the past to create a “new normal” for your family.
  • Gain an understanding of character traits and social skills that children need to learn from their parents.
  • Become the intentional mom your family needs.

Help Your Child Develop a Dating Philosophy
As parents, we can have a powerful influence on our children’s views of dating during their teen years. Too many teens enter the dating scene without considering all the options. In this highly practical message, Jill guides parents to:

  • Successfully coach their pre-teens and teens through the dating years.
  • Talk to their kids about any topic without overreacting.
  • Discuss sexual purity in an open, honest way by implementing several practical strategies.
  • Implement written agreements to set clear expectations and provide accountability for their teenager’s relationships with the opposite sex.

Got Teens?
Help is on the way for moms with teens and tweens (ages 9-12)! You don’t have to be perfect. Just prepared! Jill will guide you to:

  • Face the unique challenges of the teen years with humor and grace.
  • Embrace your changing role in your teen’s life.
  • Allow your teen to find an education in natural consequences.
  • Lecture less and listen more.
  • Implement written agreements to set clear expectations and provide accountability for everything from cell phones to driving and dating.

Taking Care of… Me!
All too often, mothers find themselves running on an empty tank. Moms need to know how to take care of themselves in order to provide care for their family members. In this very practical message, Jill will empower you to:

  • Move from being reactive to proactive when it comes to taking care of yourself.
  • Say “no” to over-commitment in order to say “yes” to the relationships that mean the most to you.
  • Overcome the fear of asking for help.
  • Enjoy life to it’s fullest when you find a balance of caring for others and caring for yourself.

Parent with Purpose (60-120 minute message)
Parents need a strong vision to stay on course through the long-haul of parenting. Packed with dozens of practical, proven parenting strategies, this message helps parents learn to lead their children with intentionality. Jill will show you how to:

  • Establish your authority as a parent by creating an environment of mutual respect.
  • Build traditions that establish a sense of family identity for your children.
  • Listen more and lecture less.
  • Love your kids by first loving your spouse.

Parent with Purpose (1 day seminar/retreat) 
Parents need a strong vision to stay on course through the long-haul of parenting. Packed with dozens of practical, proven parenting strategies, this seminar helps parents learn to lead their children with intentionality. Developed after learning some hard lessons in their own parenting, this seminar provides ample time to laugh, learn, and discuss with your spouse how the principles that are shared can be practically applied to your parenting. Jill will show you how to:

  • Establish your authority as a parent by creating an environment of mutual respect.
  • Build traditions that establish a sense of family identity for your children.
  • Listen more and lecture less.
  • Love your kids by first loving your spouse.
  • Present a united parenting front even when you and your spouse disagree behind closed doors.

The Friendship Factor
The art of friendship is something to be learned. It takes time and a willingness to invest in the life of another. In this message Jill will help you to:

  • Forge new friendships by taking the fear out of meeting someone new.
  • Invest in the friendships you already have by learning how to speak their love language and giving the friendship the time it needs.
  • Understand “friendship etiquette” which turns new friendships into lasting relationships.
  • Attract new members to your group by making it a welcoming place for new people to come.

30 Practical Marriage and Parenting Tips
Parents want practical, applicable, and proven parenting and marriage information. In this fast-paced message, Jill shares her top 30 parenting and marriage tips based upon her personal experience 27 years of marriage and of parenting five children. Offering wisdom from both her mistakes and successes, Jill will lead you to:

  • Establish first-time obedience in your home by role-playing and practicing it with your kids.
  • Discover the power of a full apology and how to teach your kids to resolve their own conflict with respect.
  • Proactively lead your children rather than reactively respond to their misbehavior.
  • Reduce unnecessary sibling arguing by establishing routines and schedules in advance.

Ten Stress Strategies Every Mom Needs
Motherhood sometimes brings out both the best and the worst in us. It’s important for every mom to have multiple strategies to manage the stress that naturally comes with the daily challenges of motherhood. In this high energy message, Jill will:

  • Equip you with practical strategies for handling the stress of everyday life.
  • Help you prioritize time for yourself to better care for your family.
  • Improve your time management.
  • Remove the guilt of saying no to volunteer requests.
  • Increase your confidence to make right decisions for yourself and your family.

Teach Me To Pray
“When we work, we work. When we pray, God works.” Prayer is an incredibly important part of the Christian life. Many of us, though, really don’t know how to make prayer an essential part of our daily life. In this highly practical message, Jill will:

  • Help you gain an understanding of why prayer is important.
  • Use Jesus’ example to introduce you to four different parts of prayer.
  • Help reduce anxiety that often comes when praying aloud in a group.
  • Discover how to make prayer an essential part of your everyday activities.

Home

Adoption

The Adoption Option
Whether you’ve already adopted, are planning to adopt, or the thought never crossed your mind, there is value in understanding all that adoption entails. In this practical workshop, Jill will help you

  • Understand both the challenges and the blessings of adoption.
  • Become acquainted with the terminology and logistics of adoption.
  • Explore the emotions, realities, challenges, and blessings of parenting an adopted child.
  • Discover how to blend an adopted child into a family with biological children.
  • Identify the unique educational and emotional needs of an adopted child.

Move From Fear to Faith
From adopting a child internationally to starting a new church to making a job change that resulted in a 75% decrease in income, the Savage’s have found that God is faithful. They’ve experienced first-hand the strength that comes when you move from fear to faith and the joy of having a front-row seat at watching God work. Sharing the God stories they’ve experienced, Jill will guide you to:

  • Discern God’s voice and find peace in obedience.
  • Accept God’s invitation to be a part of something bigger than yourself.
  • Focus on God’s ability rather than your inability.
  • Keep your eyes on the Mountain Mover and not the mountains.

For the Sake of a Child
The Savage’s added a nine-year-old son to their family six years after they considered their family complete. In this story of how God moved on the hearts of a family who had never once considered adoption because they didn’t “need” more children, Jill shares how God helped them see that they were called to adopt because there was a child who needed a family. In this moving story of the Savage’s adoption journey, Jill shares both what we can do and what God can do when it comes to adoption.


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Leadership

Soaring In Life and Leadership
In this power-packed message, Jill will share her adventure of becoming an unlikely leader to Hearts at Home, an international ministry for moms. Designed for church leaders, moms group leaders, or any group who is looking to further develop their leadership team, this message will help you take your team to the next level of leadership. Jill’s coaching shows you how to:

  • Deepen your team’s walk with God even if they come from different church backgrounds.
  • Develop communities rather than committees.
  • Embrace your role as a teacher to those you lead.
  • Make Jesus’ experience as a leader relevant to your ministry today.


Home

 

Christmas

Real Gift Giving
This is a Christmas message perfect for every woman. You’ll be inspired, encouraged, and equipped to give some beautiful, relationship-preserving gifts to those who are most precious to you this Christmas! Your Christmas event will be life-changing for women when Jill:

  • Expands the concept of gift-giving to include relationship-preserving gifts that don’t have to be wrapped up in red and green paper.
  • Empowers you to give grace when others make mistakes even when you don’t feel like it.
  • Helps you replace anger toward loved ones with forgiveness.
  • Introduces the Jesus that truly is a friend who understands our daily challenges.


Home

Weekend Seminars/Retreats

No More Perfect (seminar/retreat)

There is simply no such thing as a perfect woman. And there are no such things as perfect kids, perfect homes, perfect bodies, perfect marriages, or even perfect meals.

With refreshing honesty, Jill Savage exposes some of her own shortcomings with the goal of helping women everywhere shelve their desires for perfection along with their insecurities of not measuring up to others.

This message will help you…

  • Change your unrealistic expectations to realistic expectations in order to better manage everyday challenges.
  • Give grace and love to your family even in difficult life circumstances.
  • Increase your confidence when you resist the urge to compare your insides to other women’s outsides.
  • Discover the beauty of grace when you stop judging yourself and stop judging others.
  • Find freedom from disappointment when you embrace your real family, your real challenges, and your real, but imperfect, life.

Parent with Purpose (1 day seminar/retreat)
Parents need a strong vision to stay on course through the long-haul of parenting. Packed with dozens of practical, proven parenting strategies, this seminar helps parents learn to lead their children with intentionality. Developed after learning some hard lessons in their own parenting, this seminar provides ample time to laugh, learn, and discuss with your spouse how the principles that are shared can be practically applied to your parenting. Jill will show you how to:

  • Establish your authority as a parent by creating an environment of mutual respect.
  • Build traditions that establish a sense of family identity for your children.
  • Listen more and lecture less.
  • Love your kids by first loving your spouse.
  • Present a united parenting front even when you and your spouse disagree behind closed doors.

Soaring In Life and Leadership (1/2 day to full-day seminar)
In this power-packed seminar, Jill will share her adventure of becoming an unlikely leader to Hearts at Home, an international ministry for moms. Designed for church leaders, moms group leaders, or any group who is looking to further develop their leadership team, this message will help you take your team to the next level of leadership. Jill’s coaching shows you how to:

  • Deepen your team’s walk with God even if they come from different church backgrounds.
  • Develop communities rather than committees.
  • Embrace your role as a teacher to those you lead.
  • Make Jesus’ experience as a leader relevant to your ministry today.
  • Balance your public leadership with quiet, introspective behind-the-scenes times of silence and solitude.

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