Welcome to the Cultivate Speaker Series! At the conference, we'll have a variety of workshops that offer tools to equip and empower your faith journey. Speaker Series is an interview-style editorial about each speaker at Cultivate.
Let's meet Jackie Adams, learn more about her breakout session (Cultivating a Life Worth Imitating) and, how God has been working out this in her life.
Jackie is excited to partner with Cultivate and their efforts to inspire and encourage women on their faith journey through the conference. Jackie will be speaking on Cultivating a Life Worth Imitating, creating awareness around who or what are we imitating and what steps can we take to begin to cultivate a life worth imitating.
Tell us about you and your family.
I'm a Christian, Wife, Mom, Certified Transformation Coach, Encourager, Speaker, and Writer. I love all things coffee, reading God's truth daily, and encouraging women on their faith journey. I love to decorate and loved my time volunteering as a visual merchandiser for a local non-profit furniture and home decor store. I love to see the beauty of God's creation in nature, my favorites are leaves, rocks and trees. I have been a worship vocalist and love worship tunes and 70's rock. I love to coach helping others to live their best life and I love to train leaders. I have a degree in Leadership and Organizational Management. I've been a Director of Women and Adult Ministry and I love encouraging and serving women.
I've been married to my high school sweetheart Reggie for 38 years, we have three girls, I call them Beauty 1, Beauty 2 and Beauty 3 in order of birth! All of our girls are married and now we have our first granddaughter, Brooklyn Claire who is one year old and our Beauty 4!
Tell us about your faith journey.
I grew up going to church on Christmas and Easter. My grandmother Ruth was a Lutheran and had traveled many times to the Holy Lands and brought me back a small olive wood Bible and an olive wood beaded necklace. I was drawn to that small Bible and read about Jesus before I gave my heart to him. Through watching the 700 Club on television, I invited Jesus into my heart when I was 20 years old because I wanted the love of Jesus that Pat Robertson talked about. I had no church home then, but looking back I know He was walking with me as I learned how to have a personal relationship with him. I have been following Christ now for over thirty years, thankful for the grace of God in my life as He transforms me to learn how to die to self and live for Christ.
When you were asked to speak at Cultivate, what was your first reaction? Why?
I am always excited to share my faith journey as an encouragement to other women. Not having a church home when I first became a believer, I have always been drawn to hearing how other people are living out their faith as they grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus. We need each other on this journey of faith.
When you heard what you would speak about, were you surprised by the topic that was asked of you? Why or why not?
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