I am glad you stopped by, and this is my question for you. How might we partner together? It would be my humble privilege to serve you, your group and your community. Thanks for taking time to consider that possibility. I am ready and willing to share with you the reason for the hope that is within me. (1 Peter 3:15)

I am passionate about Jesus, the Word made flesh and His words. They are life to me!  God gives us all things that pertain to life – exceedingly great and precious promises! (2 Peter 1:3-4)  God leaves the enduring treasure of His word in the Bible as a real and tangible way to truly know who He is and who we are in Him.

Because of this might we…

Engage in a little Bible study together?
Hear God’s passionate heart for those created in His image?
Learn about our true identity in Christ?
Embrace the re-definition of us?
Find hope for the redemption of our life stories?
Gain endurance and courage to keep running our race?
Affirm and encourage each other in the regular pursuit of our God through the Scriptures?
Receive the challenge to live more intentionally and purposefully?

I am available for one-time events, retreats, worship services, special programs and community events. My topics are designed to be approximately 45 minutes in length. Speaking, teaching, group discussion and personal reflection can be included.

Please see my speaking topics indicated below with the microphone icon. However, I delight in listening for and crafting a specific word for your group if time and schedule allow. As well I joy in the chance to share my testimony which includes a journey down the path of breast cancer.  Watch a short video about that here.

If you would like to further explore the opportunity of partnering together for your speaking or teaching need, you may read more about me personally by clicking on “Meet Michelle” just to the right, above the picture.

Listed below are the places I’ll be and the places I have been, plus a few kind words from some others.

Can we discuss the possibility?

I invite you to share your group’s needs with me by filling out the contact form here. Please include the date/s you are interested in, what kind of event you are planning and topic interest. Once your inquiry is received I will do my best to get back to you in a timely manner about date availability and fee information. Your requested date will be added to the schedule once an agreement is reached and your confirmation letter is signed and returned along with a deposit.

I look forward to hearing from you. It would be an honor to serve the Kingdom and you in this way!


Speaking Engagements

Ecumenical Women's Retreat

Spearfish Canyon Lodge, Spearfish, South Dakota

September 30 - October 1, 2016

When Jesus Sees Retreat

When Jesus Sees Women's Retreat

Prairie Ridge Church, Ankeny, Iowa

November 6-7, 2015, Friday evening and Saturday

Women's Retreat: Genesis 16, Mark 5:25-34, Luke 13:10-17

Mary Kolsdorf, Mkohlsdorf@ridgelife.org; http://www.ridgelife.org/

Honoring our Stories Women's Retreat

First Reformed Church, Orange City, Iowa, REGISTRATION OPEN

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Devotions from Deuteronomy 33:24-29 and Signs of Favor, My Cancer Journey


When Jesus Sees Bible Study

First Reformed Church, Hull, Iowa, Host Site

Wednesdays @ 7:15 pm, Sept.30 - Nov. 18, 2015,

6 session study

Contact Shelly at hullchamber@cityofhull.org; 712.439.1513

When Jesus Sees Women's Retreat


June 30 & July 1, 2015, 8:00-12:00

Four sessions: Genesis 16, Mark 5:25-24, Luke 13:10-17, Luke 10:38-42

Northwestern College Chapel

Orange City, Iowa

March 30, 2015, 11:00 am

The Everlasting Arms, Deuteronomy 33:24-29

When Jesus Sees Bible Study

Trinity Church, Orange City, Iowa, Host Site

Wednesdays, January 28 - April 15, 2015, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

10 session study

Northwestern College Chapel

Orange City, Iowa

September 30, 2014, 11:00 am

The God Who Sees, Genesis 16


Bethel Reformed Church

Sheldon, Iowa

June 29, 2014, Morning Service

Carried: Our Hope, God’s Responsibility, Isaiah 46:3-4

Lay Reader's Conference

Lugazi, Uganda, Africa

May 29-30, 2014

Defining Words from Psalm 45: Invited into our identity & Inheritance in Christ

Speaking Topics

Divine Conversation: Eavesdropping and Engaging

Eavesdropping on God conversations makes us accessible and vulnerable to God. Sometimes however, we get stuck eavesdropping on others' God conversations when God is actually calling us (pun intended!) to engage in our own God conversation.

One Thing: Battling the Beast of Busyness - Luke 10:38-40

The Secret of Christ's Strength and Supply - Philippians 4:10-20

The partnership between Paul and the church at Philippi models the beauty of Christ's provision. Studied secret strength. Shared sweet sacrifice. Super splendid supply. The recipe for contentment.

Re-defined: Illegitimate to Beloved Daughter - Psalm 139

Michelle's testimony

Overtures of Intentionality - Ephesians 5:14-16

What might it take for us to live a more intentional and purposeful life? It’s easy to fall into survival mode, succumbing to the tyranny of the urgent. Maybe we’ve been lulled into a slumber and find ourselves sleepwalking through life. However, we have blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ. We have been seated together with Christ. We are being renewed even though outwardly we are dying. We are loved with immeasurable height, depth, width! And alas we who were once darkness are now light! Be inspired from Ephesians 5:14-16 to awaken fully to the light of Christ, to walk purposefully, making the best use of time.

Little by Little - Exodus 23:20-31

Are you on a lengthy and arduous track to the promised land? Has God asked you to believe something from His word and through prayer even though it delays its coming? Do you wish you were further along in your journey with God? No matter your answer to these questions, God holds the answer. He holds a purposeful plan for your life. He goes before you leading and preparing the way. Little by little, step by step, from glory to glory He takes you. Be encouraged from Exodus 23 at God's instruction to Israel as they walk with Him at His pace within His plan.

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“Michelle Christy attempts to do in her teaching what German theologian and critic of the Nazis, Karl Barth, said years ago was the hallmark of good teaching and preaching. Barth advised his ministerial students to view preaching through the perspective of the Bible in one hand and today’s newspaper in the other. I have heard Michelle Christy speak and she attempts to speak God’s Word to the issues and problems of today.”

-Dr. Robert Duffett, President, Eastern University/Palmer Theological Seminary and Author, A Relevant Word

"Michelle's delight in, and meditation on, the Word of the Lord (Psalm 1:2) bears fruit as she traces remarkable threads through the tapestry of Scripture and weaves them into the fabric of life. Whether in small group settings or large scale retreats and conferences, I have witnessed Michelle's gift to speak a timely word into the lives of those gathered that brings encouragement, hope, and healing."

-Rev. Jon Opgenorth, Senior Pastor, Trinity Reformed Church ~ Orange City, Iowa

“Michelle Christy makes it clear that the promises of God’s faithful presence, as revealed in the Bible, are true. She speaks with Spirit-filled authenticity from her own experience so it easily connects with her audience.”

-Rev. Harlan Van Oort, Chaplain, Northwestern College

“I was impressed with her confident, well-studied exposition of the Scriptures. I can attest to the fact that she is a student of the Word and makes life applications that have positive implications for herself and those around her.”

-Alice Anderson, Associate Dean, School of Women’s Ministries, Heartland District

“You have so blessed me this week with your style of teaching. I will always read my Bible in a different (more thorough way) then I've done in the past. Thank you – Thank you for all your preparation for your “sisters in Christ.” I have described you as our own local “Beth Moore.” This has been an amazing and wonderful time in the presence of Jesus.”

-Lori Vicker, Women’s Community Attendee and veteran teacher, Okoboji Lakes Bible Conference

“Michelle’s style is natural, sincere, and comfortable. She speaks truth with courage and clarity. Her presentation was skillfully developed and included many strategies for teaching the truth of God’s word to women of many ages.”

-Candy Osvog, retreat attendee and veteran teacher