Debbie Alsdorf has been speaking to women’s groups for eighteen years. With the experience of a seasoned ministry leader and a bible study teacher, she offers retreats with fresh and relevant messages. These retreat packages are general guidelines for a group to plan by. Debbie prayerfully adjusts each retreat while asking God’s direction for that unique group. She takes every opportunity to minister seriously and prayerfully approaches her time with the ladies there.
A popular and in demand speaker, all of her speaking engagements have been word of mouth references, which is the best endorsement of all.
If this is the first time your group is having Debbie, the Deeper retreat is what is recommended. She shares her personal story of being pulled out of the pit of emotional pain and depression through returning to her first love and saturating her mind in scripture. After 17 years of being a Christian, in ministry, Debbie started over. This is the heartbeat of Debbie’s ministry to women—that they know who they are—and whose they are.
This retreat takes the attendees verse by verse through Psalm 139
Deeper: Living in the reality of God’s Love
Session One—Get Real With God
Moving beyond myself to find myself in Him
Session Two—Get Back to Basics Moving toward Core Truths for Life Change
Session Three—Get Re-Set to Live Differently: Moving to the Heartbeat of God in the rhythm of ordinary life
Session Four—Grow Nearer to God each Day Choosing to Make Each Day Count
Based on the message of the book, Deeper: Living in the Reality of God’s Love, this retreat is centered around Psalm 139. Over the weekend four core truths of God’s Love will be taught in practical and life changing fashion:
He Knows Me
He Protects Me
He Made Me
He Values Me
The reality of God’s steadfast love will lead the way in exploring how being pretty, perfect and polished is a snare of our culture. What is of more importance is learning to live in our position as His, knowing Who we are and more importantly Whose we are.
Small group questions are available. Quiet time devotional is available if creating a personal quiet time is part of the retreat weekend. Scripture: Psalm 139, John 15, Matthew 6
This retreat takes attendees through the book of Philippians
Becoming a Woman Who Trusts God: Refusing to Let Circumstances Defeat, Derail or Define you
Session One—The Meantime: What it is and why we need a plan for it
Problems are Inevitable: Living Overwhelmed is Optional
Session Two—God Completes His Work in You Live Loved: You Have a Good Shepherd
Session Three—God is Working in the Hard Stuff Be Different:Choose to Trust God before there is an answer to your problem
Session Four—Press on With New Perspective Put Your Confidence in God: Learn the Pathway to Peace
Based on the message from the book, A Woman Who Trusts God, this retreat has it’s focus and foundation wrapped around the book of Philippians. All women know about less than ideal lives.With practical application women are encouraged to learn to live in the “meantime” places of life by trusting God and learning to re-frame their attitudes and expectations by lining both up with the truth of God’s Word. Many women live under the pain of their problems and this weekend will leave women encouraged to live under the promises of God instead…
With practical take-away, this retreat will not only remind women of the overlooked promise that they are never alone, and will encourage them to never forget that God will always be faithful.
Small group questions are available for sessions two and three. Quiet time devotional is available if creating a personal quiet time is part of the retreat weekend. Scripture: Phillipians
This Retreat takes attendees through the six powerful verses of Psalm 23 and all of Psalm 103
Forget Not: Remembering the Truth of Who He Is.
Session One: Paying Attention,The Need to Remember
Session Two: God is Always at Work in My Life
Session Three: He Leads, Guides, Restores
Session Four: God is good, and goodness pursues me
This is the newest retreat and in it Debbie shares how her cancer diagnosis brought her to a place of waking up and paying attention to WHO God says He is. The six verses in Psalm 23, often heard at funerals, is actually powerful in resetting a woman’s mind on the care and comfort of Her Beloved Shepherd, in every season of life.
Becoming a God Pleaser
Pleasing God – A Matter of Heart…New Attitude
Pleasing God – The Bottom Line…New Journey
Pleasing God – A Matter of Faith…New Dependence
Pleasing God – The Sacrifice…New Purpose
This is not a time to reflect on performance or perfection. There is nothing any of us can do to be more loved by God than we are doing this very moment. Instead, this is a message of dependence and faith in the God who is pleased to call us His own. An important and pertinent message for today’s woman who is usually bound up in people pleasing, approval seeking, and other unhealthy patterns that are clearly addressed in scripture. This is a life changing weekend or seminar.
The Journey of Love – Living as Jesus in a Broken World
The Relationship of Love
The Reality of Love
The Challenge of Love
The LifeStyle of Love
This weekend will focus on two themes: Learning God’s love for me, and Living God’s love towards others. The first two sessions deal with God’s love for me and how I can actively be growing in an understanding of that awesome truth. The last two sessions deal with the challenge of Living God’s love towards other people, and will cover how we can be actively growing in obedience to God’s word in the walk of love. This can also be called “Steadfast Love”, “Leaving the Legacy of Love”, “Restoring Love”. Each message in the above retreat/seminar programs can be done as a single message for a keynote address, dinner, tea, etc.
Speaking Topics for Single Events:
Any of the retreat messages can be fitted in part for a one day tea, luncheon, dinner or seminar event
Leaving Heartprints—What a Mother Does Today Impacts Tomorrow.
Debbie is a favorite for Women’s Christmas Dinners, Lunches, Breakfasts and Events. Each presentation is about 50 min in length.
Go into the days of December looking for more meaning, joy, and genuine celebration of gratitude and love. This presentation includes 5 steps to untangling Christmas. With practical take away, this message presents practical thoughts of attitude, holiday mentality, how we treat others, and where we place our focus during this holy time of celebrations.
Hope for the Holidays
The forgotten promise of Christmas is that we are not alone. God’s gift to us has been wrapped in the promise of Isa 9:6. It’s as if God wrote his own Christmas Card with a promise of what He would be to His people. At a time of year where hope is needed, this message delivers the truth with compassion and fun.
Don’t Miss the Sparkle!
Each holiday season we get to choose our attitude. We can be stressed and depressed and spread our own gloom all around. Or we can choose to look for the good, the beauty, the sparkle in every face, every gift, every twinkling light. This presentation encourages women to reach outside of themselves making December a time of sparkle and blessing to all those in their sphere of influence.
Ray and Debbie Alsdorf are available for marriage retreats , one day seminars and blended family seminars, classes, events.