Ministry to AdultsSPEAKING/SINGING/TESTIMONY:
Even though Jana's name is often associated with music for kids and families, there is another side to her ministry that is equally impactful. Before Jana and Ron began writing, recording and performing for children, they were busy leading worship for "grown-ups," which they still love to do. Jana's undergraduate and graduate work was in communications, so she has always been right at home in front of audiences--leading worship, solo performing, speaking. However in the past 15 years, Jana has truly sensed a calling to speak for, in particular, women. Through the joys and challenges of her life, Jana has experienced the love and hope of Christ in powerful ways and has developed an even deeper passion for Him. Jana has refined a concert/message that wraps scripture, her original songs, laughter, tears and ultimately hope in Christ into a captivating package, appreciated by all walks of life . She has now shared this kind of presentation all over the country and in all sorts of platforms--from large women's events, to a small gathering in a women's prison, from a group of Firefighter's wives after 9-11 in New York city, to hundreds of Mothers of Preschoolers meetings. The message is of the hope and joy we have in Christ, so it resonates with almost anyone, anywhere.
Although she loves sharing versions of her testimony concert, she also speaks and teaches out of the Bible for many different occasions. She is ministering more and more to women in many different settings on a variety of topics (i.e. forgiveness, friendship, leaving a legacy of faith, living simply for the Lord...) and looks forward to much more of this in the future.
Jana speaks on a variety of topics. Following are a few quick sound bites of Jana speaking,
Jana's Testimony An encouraging story of God's faithfulness through all seasons of life and situations, laced with scripture and Jana's original songs.
Christmas message Can revolve around a particular chosen theme (i.e. hope, God's unexpected gifts, joy, etc), includes parts of her Jana's testimony, as well as Christmas songs, both standards and a few of Jana's originals.
Forgiveness--in marriage, in friendships, in motherhood, in life
Just for Moms--(preschool moms up to mothers of teens). Jana's testimony with a focus on life as a mom.
Ron and Jana are frequent presenters at various conferences for Christian educators, pastors and teachers, such as CPC (Children's Pastors Conference--Orlando and San Diego), NWCEC (Northwest Christian Educators Conference--Seattle) as well as many other smaller workshops and venues. They share their music and techniques for leading children in praise and worship in a helpful and lively way! No coffee needed!
This clip is from a conference last spring, CMTA/GLASS in Pasadena, CA.
Jana teaching "All My Life" to leaders at a Seminar
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Becky, Jana and Sabine
Jana signing women's event
Jana speaking (arms crossed, eyes closed)
Jana and Becky Lew
Having lunch at PCC Womens retreat
Jana speaking at Mariners Church MOPS meeting
Jana and MOPS moms
Ron at the Soundboard
Jana singing to Moppets