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Barbara L. Roose is speaker and author overflowing with a passion to connect women to God and each other. She is the author of the book, Enough Already: Winning Your Ugly Struggle with Beauty and a six-week DVD Bible study titled, Beautiful Already: Reclaiming God’s Perspective on Beauty. Barb has been speaking at conferences, churches and women’s ministry events since 2005.
Prior to transitioning to full-time ministry as a speaker and author, Barb served on staff at CedarCreek Church in Perrysburg, Ohio for almost 14 years, most recently as the Executive Director of Ministry. She co-led CedarCreek’s annual Fabulous Women’s Conference that reached over 10,000 women over five-years.
She inspires women through challenging Biblical teaching, personal stories and a deep love for each audience that clearly communicates how much they matter to God and to Barb.
Barb and her husband, Matt, live in Northwest Ohio. They are the proud parents of three beautiful daughters, Kate, Sami and Abbie.
Hungry No More: Surrendering ourselves to the only ONE that satisfies!
Our culture over-consumes everything but God! We over-eat, over-spend, over-worry and most of us probably over-do social media. Yet, we’re starved for peace, hope and joy. What could happen if God’s daughters truly hungered for the gifts only God can provide? We’ll talk about how surrender weans us of the things that junk up our hearts, minds, bodies and souls. Barb will fill your spiritual plate with three daily opportunities to satisfy your soul in Christ! (Theme: Spiritual Discipline/Discipleship)
Becoming a Woman that C.A.R.E.S.
Are you the kind of woman who puts everyone else first? If so, you’re not alone! Are you tired of carrying around all of the guilt that comes with being a woman? In this talk, we’ll look at the five areas of caring for ourselves in a way that glorifies God, honors us and blesses our lives. (Theme: Spiritual Growth & Personal Development)
Overcoming Labels to Live Our Legacy
How many of us carry baggage from the past that keeps us from having hope for the future? We’ll look at the story of Rahab and discover how God transformed her destiny. There are three keys from her story that will help us escape the labels that lie to us and unlock God’s legacy for our lives. (Theme: Identity in Christ & Forgiveness)
Mirror, Mirror: Seeing Yourself as God Sees You
Does God care if you look in the mirror and hate what you see? Yes! Poor body image is the #1 driver of shame in women, including Christian women. We’ll use God’s Word to discover God’s beautiful truth about us – both inside and out! There are three biblical keys to help us win our ugly struggle with beauty once and for all! (Theme: Identity in Christ)
These presentations may be combined with group activities, silent journaling, as well as evening sessions before scrambling for a pajamas and popcorn.
Rewriting Your Beauty Narrative
What’s Your Story? How has it impacted your life? We’ll examine our memories, establish God’s truth and look at the stories of women in the Bible who are remembered for their faith rather than their failures.
Beautiful Retreat for Moms and Daughters
Moms and Daughters (13 and over) can experience an event of connection and conversation as we talk about our individual struggles with beauty. We’ll enjoy some fun partner activities as well as optional quiet times for moms and daughters to reflect together on God’s Word.