Rachel Olsen's passion is helping women see and savor God afresh. This engaging communicator, and author of It's No Secret, leads women to cultivate an invigorating spiritual walk - one that sustains through life's ups and downs. One that delights both God and self.
Audiences have described her as motivating, dynamic, relatable, witty, warm and wise. With in-depth knowledge of scripture, engaging stories and relevant topics, Rachel ignites women's passion for a Christ-energized life.
Rachel penned the book It's No Secret: Revealing Divine Truths Every Woman Should Know. An avid student of the Bible, she says, "The Bible holds the most sublime secrets - divine revelations every woman should seek. It is simultaneously a love letter, a mirror, an instruction manual, and a window into God's heart."
She also served as General Editor, along with Lysa TerKeurst, of our P31 devotional book God's Purpose for Every Woman. Her devotions and articles have been published across the web on Crosswalk.com, Christianity.com, CBN.com, Oneplace.com, and Growthtrac.com.
With a master's degree in communication studies from a Christian graduate program, Rachel teaches for the University of North Carolina in Wilmington. She and her husband Rick live on the coast where they raise two school-age children, serve together at their church, play hotly contested games of horseshoes, and walk the beach season 'round.
As an author and speaker, Rachel opens women's eyes to the truths of God, the ways of God, the beauty of God, and the blessings of God - so we can all see and savor Him. To learn more about her and her current featured speaking topics, visit www.RachelOlsen.com.
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What Others are Saying about Rachel
"Everyone loved Rachel at our retreat. Young singles to elderly women could apply to their own lives the Scriptural truths she wove through her life experiences. We plan to have her back again!" ~Barbara Pinkham, coordinator for Covenant United Reformed Church, North Carolina
Rachel was wonderful! She connected very well with our audience. We had a wide range of women attend and they all loved her. Our theme was Stepping Out with Jesus. She illustrated ways that we needed to step out and trust Jesus, regardless of our circumstances. She made sure that she was available after she was finished speaking, and seemed to be talking to women on a steady basis. I've heard lots of positive comments from the women who attended. They wanted to know, "How did you find her? We loved her!" ~Jaci Gordon, coordinator for Lutheran Church of Hope, Iowa
"Rachel has a wonderful way about her when she speaks to be so transparent with the women in the audience and sincere. And that is so important today! She touched the hearts of both the Christian woman and the unsaved - which is a challenging task for a speaker. So, thanks so much again, Rachel." ~Charlene Klingen, coordinator for Cornerstone Christian Church of New Jersey
"We found Rachel to be very relatable and transparent as she shared her message with the women. She received very positive comments from our evaluation/comments cards and I would invite her back to speak without hesitation." ~Carolynn Kaetterhenry, coordinator for Family Bible Church of Oak Harbor, Washington
"Pull up a chair and lean in close - whether Rachel is revealing truths about complexions, cakes or community, you won't want to miss a word!" ~Ann Kroeker, author of Not So Fast
Friendships/MentoringGet By with a Little Help from Your Friends
Want to achieve more than you are able? Need to endure more than you can bear? Rachel and the Apostle Paul illustrate how we do that by relying on one another. Revealing the secret of interdependence, this relevant message will equip you to: - Reduce your insistence on self-sufficiency and invest in those around you - Deepen your relationships with others by embracing their importance - Avoid becoming overwhelmed by giving yourself permission to ask for help
Inner Beauty & FashionAdjust Your Scale
In this session Rachel reveals the secret to perfection in God's eyes. Do your perfectionist tendencies help or hinder you in becoming more Christ-like? Come weigh yourslef on God's scales, and let His definition of perfect shape and channel your own. Through this message Rachel will help you: - Push aside the tyranny of perfectionism to experience the relief of grace - Relax unrealistic expectations in favor of emotional stability - Grasp a fundamental key to change so you can grow and mature
Are you a bargain shopper? Rachel too! But Jesus illustrated with two parables when a woman should be willing to "pay retail." In this session, Rachel reveals the secret cost of following Christ. Let Rachel help you: - Discern what is true and lasting, and therefore worth your prime attention - Maximize your spiritual "return on investment" - Experience a richer life by yielding wholeheartedly to Christ
In this session Rachel reveals the beauty-secret of confession. Our first impulse is usually to hide our flaws and excuse our sins. However, denial only dampens our spiritual vitality. Rachel will show you the path to vibrancy by helping you: - Feel more confidence in approaching God - Stop shame from blocking God's best for you - Turn your regrets into radiant spiritual beauty
Spiritual GrowthTurn the Beat Around
The portrait of a modern woman would have car keys in one hand, a to-do list in the other, and a cell phone shouldered to her ear. Rest seems a luxury she cannot afford. In reality, it's a divine gift she can't afort to miss. In this session Rachel reveals the secret of rest, helping women to: - View rest not as a "have to" but as a "get to" - Create a new life-rhythm and a surprising means of worshiping God - Walk away with practical tips for a more restful life
Although Christ brings His followers abundant life, none of us are exempt from facing difficult times in this world. Troubles happen. But Rachel can reveal the secret to growing through your trials. After experiencing this session you'll be prepared to: - Find comfort and peace in God in the midst of your difficulties - Discover the gift of trials that make them worth walking through - Experience the satisfaction of growing spiritually despite life's setbacks
In this session Rachel reveals the ecret to responding to God. She shares her testimony and using a parable from the book of Luke, reminds believers there is a date to save, and prepare for on the calendar of eternity. Through this message Rachel will help you: - Recognize and respond to God, on His terms - Stop your stressful striving to be "good enough" for God - Pinpoint the distractions that pull your attention from God's best
Through this session Rachel reveals the secret of living generously. Taking Jesus' teaching in Matthew chapter 6 to heart, we can learn to live bighearted and openhanded while trusting in God's provision. With this message Rachel will help you: - Overcome your fear of lacking enough and find the strength to freely give - Discover how to make what you give away, ultimately return to you - Experience the soul satisfactio of blessing others
Follow the star to the Savior's side and discover the lessons of the Magi. In this Christmas message Rachel walks through Matthew 2:1-12. As you travel the path of the wise men with Rachel, your eyes will be opened to the many ways God speaks to and cares for his people. In this encouraging message Rachel will help you: - Listen for and recognize God's voice, speaking to you - Respond to His voice with a trusting, obedient heart - even when it feels scary - Learn to bless God and others with the gifts you already possess
Writing/SpeakingCrafting Memorable Devotions
Rachel Olsen is Editor-in-Chief of "Encouragement for Today," the web's best known online devotional for women. In this session she teaches writers six crucial components to writing impactful devotions.