Lysa TerKeurst is a New York Times bestselling author and speaker who helps everyday women live an adventure of faith through following Jesus Christ.
As president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa has led thousands to make their walk with God an invigorating journey.
For over 15 years, her message has enabled women to:
- Make the Bible come alive whenever you read it.
- Discover how to develop inner peace and security in any situation.
- Replace doubt, regret, and envy with truth, confidence, and praise.
- Stop unhealthy cycles of striving and learn to love who you are.
- Sense God responding to your prayers.
Lysa’s personal adventure of following God captured national media attention when she and her husband adopted two teenage boys from a war-torn orphanage in Liberia, Africa. They never imagined their decision would start a chain reaction within their community, which inspired other families to adopt over 45 children from the same orphanage! Lysa’s amazing story led to appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The 700 Club, USA Today newspaper, Woman’s Day magazine, and Focus on the Family radio.
Today, Lysa and her ministry team at Proverbs 31 Ministries encourage 500,000 women through their daily online devotional. In addition, she co-hosts a 1-minute inspirational radio program aired on more than 1,200 stations around the world. Lysa’s blog averages over 80,000 avid readers per month. Plus, she touches hearts through their monthly magazine, P31 Woman.
Lysa is the award-winning author of 14 books, including her newest New York Times bestselling release, Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God Not Food..
Other noteworthy books include:
- Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl
- What Happens When Women Say Yes To God
- What Happens When Women Walk In Faith
- Am I Messing Up My Kids?
- Capture His Heart
- Capture Her Heart
- Living Life On Purpose
- A Woman’s Secret to A Balanced Life
- Leading Women to the Heart of God
Lysa was a Gold Medallion finalist for her book, Leading Women to the Heart of God, and a People’s Choice Award finalist for, What Happens When Women Walk In Faith. In addition, her articles have been published in Focus on the Family magazine, Marriage Partnership, and Crown Financial Ministries’ Money Matters.
Each year, Lysa is a featured keynote presenter at more than 40 women’s events, banquets, and retreats across North America, including the Extraordinary Women conferences and Focus on the Family’s women’s conference, Renewing the Heart. In addition, she hosts the annual She Speaks Conference, which has helped thousands of women gain the tools to pursue God’s calling on their life.
In the midst of her busy schedule, Lysa is an everyday woman who simply seeks to glorify God through her life and family. She and her husband, Art, reside near Charlotte, North Carolina, with their five priority blessings named Jackson, Mark, Hope, Ashley, and Brooke. Join Lysa and discover the everyday adventure that God has waiting for you!
HolidayA Christmas to Remember
Lysa is the speaker you want if you are having an outreach Christmas event. In this message she weaves some of her most impactful teaching and stories with a Christmas theme. If you invite Lysa to your Christmas outreach event she will: - Present the gospel in a non-threatening way so that every woman can understand and connect - Empower women to realize that past pain launches future blessings - Help women know how to discover that small acts of obedience can lead to unexpected miracles. - Inspire women to live the story of their lives with passion and purpose-community awareness-and deeper compassion for other's needs
MarriageWhat Every Wife Should Know
This seminar is based on Lysa's marriage-transforming books with Focus on the Family. Finally, a seminar that will help you fall in love with your husband all over again. Discover the eight basic desires of your husband's heart and practical ways to implement all that you'll learn. Lysa will inspire you with humorous and heart-touching personal stories from her own marriage that has gone from failing to wonderfully fulfilling. Don't settle for a marriage that simply survives - discover how to help your marriage thrive and capture your husband's heart today!
Lysa and her husband, Art, have walked the rocky paths of a difficult marriage and found their way out. Now, they have a passion to share their story along with God's timeless truths and principles to help other couples find hope, healing and a new start. Having a great marriage is not a matter of chance, it's a matter of CHOICE! Learn creative, practical and fun ways to make good choices - from expectations, to communication, to intimate issues and more. Art's and Lysa's seminars are filled with humor, real help and heart-touching truths that help couples discover that love was made for a lifetime. "This Crazy Little Thing Called Love" sessions include: Great Expectations, Great Sex-pectations, Bridging the Communication Gap, Giving Your Family a Spiritual Vision and The Legacy of Lasting Relationships.
Parenting/MotherhoodThe Bathtub is Overflowing, but I Feel Drained
Do you need a renewed perspective for your motherhood journey? Are you struggling getting your kids to listen to you without screaming? Well, there is hope! Join Lysa in this honest, fun, and inspiring workshop on the condition that plagues most moms: STRESS! This seminar will help you: - Feel a calm assurance that God is active in your parenting. - Overcome "to-do" list tyranny and free more time for deeper relationships. - Implement proven strategies to let consequences scream so you don't have to - Replace "Wonder-Woman" syndrome by taking God's provision moment-by-moment.
Spiritual GrowthWhat Happens When Women Say Yes To God
Imagine waking up every day with a sense of anticipation. What if you could see God in the everyday? If you have ever wanted to experience God in extraordinary ways, learn to discern His voice, and set your heart on fire for God, this topic is one that you should not miss. This message will help you: - Build personal, two-way conversations with God. - Overcome the lies that paralyze to embrace God's bigger plan for your life. - Deepen your ability to apply Biblical principles to daily decisions. - Increase your confidence to share Christ with others. - Enjoy blessing others by seeing inconveniences as opportunities. Sessions include: "Lord, I Want to Hear You," "Lord, I Want to See You," and "Lord, I Want Know You." Lysa has received hundreds of e-mails and letters from women across the country testifying that this message has changed their lives in amazing ways.
Based on Lysa's compelling book with Focus on the Family, "Who Holds the Key to Your Heart?". This seminar is for women who desire to start on the journey to be healed and set free from Satan's lies. Hear Lysa's inspiring personal story of a heart set free through Jesus' truths. This message will help you: - Allow God to heal any wound and feel free from control of the past. - Stop shame from blocking God's blessings in your life. - Share your healing with other hurting women to redeem your past pain.
What if you knew you had the power to handle anything that happens? What if you were so comforted by God's love that you knew good would ultimately come of any circumstance? What if you could be so confident of God's truth that your faith didn't waver? - Reduce controlling fear by placing your deepest desires into God's hands. - Embrace a sense of worth by realizing your desirability to God. - Apply proven Biblical examples to modern-day concerns. - Make your faith-walk with God an exhilarating journey.
After finding great healing in her local Crisis Pregnancy Center's post abortion Bible study, Lysa has gone on to be a voice for the unborn. Sharing her own tragic choice of abortion in podiums throughout the country, she is determined to help women heal from the shame of abortion and even more urgently to help those in a crisis pregnancy to choose life. Lysa has also gained a unique perspective on the beauty of adoption since adopting her sons from Liberia, Africa. For these events, we encourage you to contact her assistant Holly (Holly@Proverbs31.org) to design a keynote presentation that will best serve your needs.
Women's Ministry LeadershipLeading Women to the Heart of God
Do you want to become a more effective leader in your women's ministry? Have you longed to know the secrets of developing a dynamic leadership team to reach the women of your church? In this seminar you will learn the five crucial choices every leader should make and proven, practical principles for leading women. This seminar will help you: - Attract more women to get involved with your ministry - Know exactly where your gaps are on your leadership team and who you need to be looking for to fill those positions - Empower women to realize that past pain launches future ministry - Distinguish God's direction for your ministry with confidence.