Join us for one conversation or a series of six with Christian women from a variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise! Come listen in on the conversation Sue Ferguson will be having with each of these amazing women who will be sharing part of their story and how they have embraced grit and have received grace. Sessions will be held monthly beginning in November and ending in April.

Each event will take place online and women can participate in follow-up discussion groups via Zoom. An email will be sent prior to the event where you can indicate your desire to be in an online breakout. Or, you can also host an in-person watch party with your friends! Discussion questions will be made available for each session so you can connect with others and share personal takeaways from each interview.

Want to host a watch party, but can’t do it on a Friday? A video of the Friday night event will be made available the following week to those who register, giving you more options!

Registration to a Grit and Grace Conversation gives you access to the private video link. Everyone who registers and pays will have the chance to win some fun giveaways each month!

Cost: $10 per session. The November and December conversations will be sharing proceeds with our Chicagoland Giftmart events!

LIMITED TIME SPECIAL OFFER!  Sign up for the November 6th Conversation with Cynt Marshall and you will have the option to purchase all six conversations for the price of $50. A savings of $10!

Cynt Marshall | CEO Dallas Mavericks

Friday, November 6 at 7pm

Cynt Marshall loves Jesus and has an amazing story of grit and grace!!  She is the current CEO of the Dallas Mavericks’ basketball team. When Cynt was hired as the new CEO of the Mavs in March 2018, she set her sights on a culture transformation.  Her vision was for the Mavericks organization to become the NBA standard for inclusion and diversity, and brought transparency, trust and her values-based leadership style that evolved the company culture in her first 100 days. Prior to her joining the Mavs, Cynt spent 36 years at ATT rising to a senior vice president position!  She also founded her own consulting firm, Marshall Resources.

Registration fee $10. Includes a discussion guide, access to the private link and a chance to win a prize! OPTIONAL: Register for this event and purchase all six for $50

Holley Gerth | author, speaker, counselor, life coach

Friday, December 4 at 7pm

Holley Gerth loves Jesus, humans, words, and good coffee. Holley spoke at our Grit & Grace gathering in 2018. She is a bestselling author, life coach, and podcaster with a master’s of science degree in counseling. She loves empowering people to realize more of their God-given potential through books like You’re Already Amazing, Fiercehearted, and The Powerful Purpose of Introverts. Holley knows what it’s like to embrace grit to fight anxiety and depression, perfectionism and insecurity, doubt and burnout. She has also embraced grace and discovered how to be comfortable and free in her own imperfect introvert skin.

Registration fee $10. Includes a discussion guide, access to the private link and a chance to win a prize!

Stephanie Jones | philanthropist, author, coach

Friday, January 8 at 7pm

Stephanie L. Jones is a philanthropist, TEDx speaker, coach, podcaster, and author of the award-winning and best-selling book, The Giving Challenge and The Gratitude Challenge. Since graduating from Taylor University, Stephanie has lived a crazy life from a private investigator to a professional organizer, a police officer, and a senior manager at a Fortune 100 company. She is passionate about living out the big dreams God has laid on her heart and challenges others to do the same. Stephanie lives in northwest Indiana with her husband, of 18 years, Mike, an Indiana State Trooper.

Registration fee $10. Includes a discussion guide, access to the private link and a chance to win a prize!

Lina AbuJamra | physician, speaker, author

Friday, February 12 at 7pm

Lina AbuJamra is a Pediatric ER doctor, now practicing telemedicine, and founder of Living With Power Ministries and She Gives Hope. Her vision is to bring hope to the world by connecting biblical answers to everyday life. A popular Bible teacher, blogger, and conference speaker, she is the author of several books and the host of the Living With Power Hope Podcast. Lina is also ministering to singles through her Today’s Single Christian show on Moody Radio and is engaged in providing medical care and humanitarian help to Syrian refugees in the Middle East. She is single, calls Chicago home, and would not survive without her iPhone. Find out more about her at livingwithpower.org and shegiveshope.com .

Registration fee $10. Includes a discussion guide, access to the private link and a chance to win a prize!

To Be Announced Soon

Friday, March 12 at 7pm

We will be announcing the speaker for this month soon!

Registration fee $10. Includes a discussion guide, access to the private link and a chance to win a prize!

Hosanna Wong | author, pastor, spoken word artist

Friday, April 9 at 7pm

Hosanna is the Teaching Pastor at EastLake Church in the San Diego area, & the Executive Director of Calvary Street Ministries, an outreach bringing hope to the homeless & low-income families in San Francisco. She is also a Spoken Word Artist, sharing captivating stories of a powerful God with churches, conferences, prisons, & other events around the country year-round. She is passionate about empowering this generation to know who they are, & boldly live out their purpose. Under the name Hosanna Poetry, she has released two spoken word albums Maps, Boots, & Other Ways We Get There (2013), & Figless (2015), and authored 2 books, I Have a New Name (2017) & Superadded (2018).

Registration fee $10. Includes a discussion guide, access to the private link and a chance to win a prize!

Grit & Grace Shirts

Order your Grit & Grace Shirt! All shirts are Bella + Canvas Women’s Relaxed Jersey Short Sleeve Tee in Dark Heather Grey, 90/10 airlume combed and ringspun cotton – Super soft! Click here for a size chart. Shirts are $25 each. Shirt orders will be fulfilled at the end of every month and will be mailed to you. Price includes shipping.

Pop Sockets and Stickers

Order a handy pop-socket for your phone, (1 inch in diameter) or a Grit & Grace vinyl sticker for your notebook! (3 inches in diameter). Pop-sockets are $5 each, stickers are $3 each.

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