Barb Roose is a popular speaker and author who is passionate about equipping women to win at life with Christ-empowered strength and dignity. Since 2005, Barb has been speaking to audiences in the US and abroad at women’s conference, retreats and events.
Barb is a Bible teacher who loves following God more than anything else in life. She’s a real woman who has experienced God’s power and presence during battles with depression and anxiety, parenting challenges and
family addiction trauma. Rather than teaching audiences to follow God to get what they want, Barb inspires audiences to discover that God is all that they truly need!
Barb is the author of multiples Bible studies such as Surrendered: Letting Go and Living Like Jesus, I’m Waiting, God, Joshua: Winning the Worry Battle and Beautiful Already. She’s also the author of multiple books like Winning the Worry Battle and Enough Already.
She also writes a regular blog at BarbRoose.com and hosts the “Better Together” podcast. Barb lives in NW Ohio and is proud mother of three adult daughters. Whenever possible, Barb prefers to eat dessert first.
Winning the Worry Battle
Do you or someone that you know struggle with worry or anxiety? If you’ve been stressed out during the days or pacing the floor sleepless at night, the good news is that God longs to transform you from a worrier to a warrior. Barb teaches three powerful principles from the book of Joshua and shares two practical tools that work to equip your audience to win your worry battle.
Power of Surrender
Is there something in your life that you’ve been trying to control, but you can’t? No matter how hard we try to protect what we love, fix what’s broken or try to keep everything on track, there are just some things that we’re powerless over. What do we do, especially when there is so much on the line? Barb teaches powerful lessons from Jesus’ time in the wilderness to provide powerful principles and practical next steps to help you experience the peace that comes from letting go and letting God!
God, Give Me Patience…NOW
Have you been praying for God to give you patience? Is there a breakthrough, renew or rescue that you’ve been waiting for, but it hasn’t happened yet? It’s tough when you see God answer others’ prayers, especially when you’re tired of waiting and wondering how to keep walking by faith. During this talk, you’ll learn the patience path and several practical tools to transform your waiting journey from frustration and bitterness to faith and blessing.
Taking Care of You
Do you take care of everyone else before taking care of yourself? Do you feel guilty about taking a day off or you often push yourself past exhaustion on a regular basis? It’s time to embrace that self-care is not selfish!
No matter the age or stage of your audience, women will enjoy the practical teaching on self care and practical, biblical next steps that will equip them to live for the glory of God, to benefit others and to be a blessing to themselves.
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.
"We loved working with Barb. She was so fun, engaged with the retreat, relatable and full of truth and grace." ~ Abby Banfield, Mears, MI
"Barb was a keynote speaker at our women's conference just this past weekend. She was a pleasure to work with, so flexible and positive. When Barb got up on the platform to speak she just came alive. She connected with the women and shared a powerful message. I highly recommend Barb as a speaker for your event." ~ Lori Schofer, Iron Sharpens Iron Conferences
"Barb's personal stories connect you to what she is speaking about and her passion for seeing women discover their worth and beauty in Christ is contagious. She is authentic and teaches with Biblical authority and insight. It was a joy to work with her at our women's retreat!" –Kim Porter, River Church Women's Retreat
"Barb presented herself as a real woman with real issues and connected well with the ladies at our retreat. Her speaking topics coincided with our
"Barb spoke with a spiritual depth that only comes from years of experience and gaining wisdom. Women left encouraged, energized and refreshed. Women ask to have Barb back, and that's the highest compliment to a good speaker." - Patricia Deaton, Grace United Methodist Church
"Barb was a big hit at our women’s retreat! Her tender heart and passion for Christ was evident throughout the weekend. She is a gifted speaker – she brought us to tears one minute and had us laughing the next! Everyone loved her!" -Wendy, Women’s Ministry Director/H2O Church
"Barb spoke at our women’ s retreat and was fabulous! She was captivating, inspirational, humorous, and real. She has a heart for God and wants women to really encounter God."
"Barb’s message about God’s view of His children’s beauty deeply touched all who attended our women’s conference by revealing another level of God’s love. The level I’m speaking of is the intense level which enables all who listen to think differently about old habits, negative narratives and unwelcome comments from people ... she’s the real deal!" - Paula, Women’s Ministry Promotion Coordinator/Sidney First UMC