HOLLYWOOD: THE WORLD'S MOST INFLUENTIAL MISSION FIELD
As a TV Producer, Karen exposes inside secrets of the TV & film industry. She reveals exciting ‘inside’ stories of how God is actually alive and well in Hollywood. You’ll also gain insight of how you can have an eternal impact on this world’s most influential mission field. She talks to women who are concerned about their children and how the Media is negatively impacting them, giving ideas of how we can all make a difference in changing Hollywood.
HOW TO TALK ABOUT JESUS WITHOUT FREAKING OUT
Karen helps you learn easy steps to effectively talk about Jesus. You’ll gain confidence, overcome fear, and see how easily this can all be done without freaking yourself or anyone else out. (Based on her book by the same title.) She explains the power of story and how our stories can all be used by the Lord to impact others.
MOVIES ARE TODAY'S CHURCH AND TV IS SUNDAY SCHOOL
As a Hollywood Industry professional and an expert on evangelism, Karen challenges audiences to use the media - TV & films – as the starting point for comfortably discussing their faith to others while being culturally relevant. She tells exciting stories of how God opens doors through the movies, like The Da Vinci Code, X-Men and even Cars. She uses film clips to give examples of how films can lead others a step closer to Jesus, regardless of its subject matter. Films are the church of today and TV is the Sunday school, so Karen suggests understanding the influence of their church and Sunday school and talking about it through our worldview.
HOW TO INFLUENCE OTHERS BY ASKING QUESTIONS
Asking questions is the most powerful form of communication. The greatest way to influence others is to ask questions. And the most effective way to lead someone to the Lord is by asking questions. Karen shows how asking questions is fun, low risk and exciting when talking about the Lord, being effective at home and in the workplace and in building personal relationships. And the art of asking questions can be learned in a one hour talk or a week-end conference.
STUDENTS IMPACT CULTURE THROUGH ENTERTAINMENT - UNIVERSITY CHAPEL SERIES
Karen enjoys talking to Christian University students about the power and influence of Hollywood and how it impacts their lives, their relationships and their worldview. In a 30-45 minute presentation incorporating music, power point and film clips, Karen inspires college students in a campus wide Chapel, to actively engage with others around them by understanding the movies, TV shows and songs that they consume and be able to effectively discuss them through their Christian perspective.
In her college visits, Karen includes speaking to students in various film and theatre classes about approaching their careers in the arts and entertainment industries as missionaries, blending their craft and their faith to build lives as creative prophets. This class time is unique in helping students understand first-hand, from an industry professional, what to expect in committing to a career in Hollywood or other creative communities across the country.
LENGTH: Your school’s Chapel time SPEAKERS: Karen Covell and/or Karen & Jim Covell
To a look at her University Chapel Series talk, check out this clip from Gordon College in Boston, MA:
Prayer is the most powerful gift that God has given us. Karen talks about how prayer will not only change our personal lives but it will strengthen our marriages, our personal relationships and create an intimacy between us and our spouse, our children and/or our friends and other family members in a way that nothing else can do. Karen also gives suggestions on how to make prayer both creative and fun.
HOW PARENTS CAN RESPOND TO THE MEDIA Parents of school age kids
Parents aren't always sure what they should let their children watch, what to say NO to, and what to watch with them. Karen and Jim give a clear list of suggestions of how your family can respond to the media without being afraid or too passive. They recommend guidelines, conversations between parents and children and even interactive ways to encourage children to start thinking critically about the programming they watch. Let's not either flee from the media or be mass consumers of it. As parents, let's be pro-active in understanding the best way to respond.
LENGTH: Available as a 1 hour Keynote, 3 hour conference, or any time up to a full weekend
TALK ABOUT JESUS WITHOUT FREAKING OUT*
For Men & Women
The Covells help audiences learn easy steps to effectively talk about Jesus without freezing up, freaking out or wimping out. Youll gain confidence, overcome fear, and see how easily this can all be done without freaking yourself or anyone else out. (Based on their book by the same title.) As Hollywood storytellers themselves, Karen and Jim explain the power of Their Story, Your Story, His Story and how our stories can all be used by the Lord to impact others.
LENGTH OF CONFERENCE: Available as a 1 hour Keynote, 3 hour conference or any time up to a full two-day week-end retreat. SPEAKERS: Jim & Karen Covell
HOLLYWOOD - MINE FIELD OR MISSION FIELD? For Audiences of all ages
Where Washington DC is the seat of power, certainly Hollywood is the seat of the most influence. Yet since the early 1900s Christians have run from the media fearing it as modern day "Sodom & Gomorrah" rather than a mission-field. Come hear how God is actually alive and well, offering a future and a hope. During this enlightening, fun and challenging conference youll discover that there actually ARE Christians in the Media making a difference for GOOD! You_ll also learn why we need Christians in Hollywood, what ministries are active throughout the industry and how YOU can make a difference in the media and in turn THE WORLD no matter where you live! (*Video series available by same title)
LENGTH OF CONFERENCE: Available as a 1 hour Keynote, 3 hour conference, or any time up to a full weekend
BETTER SEX THROUGH PRAYER
Married Couples Only
Prayer is the most powerful gift that God has given us. Karen and Jim talk boldly about how prayer will not only change our personal lives but it will strengthen our marriages and create an intimacy between us and our spouse, our children and/or our friends and other family members that nothing else can do. The Covells also give suggestions on how to make prayer both creative and fun. Great prayer is even more intimate than great sex.
LENGTH: 1 hour keynote to 3 hour seminar SPEAKERS: Jim and Karen Covell
HOLLYWOOD EXPOSED: IS GOD ANYWHERE IN SIGHT?
Karen and Jim expose inside secrets of the TV & film industry from Christian perspective. They reveal exciting stories of how God is actually alive and well in Hollywood. Youll also gain insight of how you can have an eternal impact on this worlds most influential mission field.
SPEAKERS: Jim and Karen Covell
THE POWER OF ASKING QUESTIONS
Asking questions is the most powerful form of communication. The greatest way to influence others is to ask questions. And the most effective way to lead someone to the Lord is by asking questions. The Covells show how asking questions is fun, low risk and exciting when talking about the Lord and building personal relationships. And the art of asking questions can be learned in a one hour talk or a week-end conference.
SPEAKERS: Jim and Karen Covell
TIRED OF THE SAME OLD MISSIONARY POSITION?
Find a New Mission Statement For Your Marriage
Karen and Jim lay out how to find and define a Mission and Vision Statement for your marriage. For "Without a vision, the people (and their marriage) perish." Every couple needs a mutual mission and vision in order to have more to work toward, look forward to, and shar together. You'll get ideas on how to approach this as a team, how to refresh your marriage and how to discuss your future. Karen and Jim give a unique perspective on their 24 year marriage and their work and mission together in the entertainment industry. Using film clips and stories, they'll walk every married couple through the process of finding a mission for their marriage.
SPEAKERS: Jim and Karen Covell
FATHERS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE SPERM DONORS
Did you have a father or just a sperm donor? Do you still try to please him? Do you love him, blame him, thank him or forgive him? How do you overcome what he did to you? How do you pass on the blessings from your father to your children? The Covells,married 24 years and the parents of two teenage boys, discuss how all of our relationships with our fathers impact every aspect of our lives. Through songs, movie clips and stories, they'll discuss the issues involved in the crucial relationship between fathers and their children.
SPEAKERS: Jim and Karen Covell
THRILLING LIFE SEMINARS
For Women of all ages
The passion of Thrilling Life Seminars is to give women of all ages, from teens to moms, the tools they need to enjoy an abundant and thrilling life that Jesus promised in John 10:10. Using an energetic and contemporary format with compelling speakers and musical guests, our goal is to guide women to pursue happiness, draw closer to Jesus and discover hope and fulfillment for their lives. Thrilling Life Seminars are designed to give direction and hope to women from different and diverse backgrounds, from young teens graduating from high school, to college and career women, to mom's who try to be everything to everyone (but themselves) in this hectic and info-net age. Our seminars offer Biblically based guidance with heart-felt, humorous, and hopeful life-planning skills. Thrilling Life Seminars deliver an exciting presentation through humor, music and dynamic speakers.
LENGTH: Available as a one day or two day Conference
SPEAKERS: Victorya Michaels Rogers, Karen Covell, and Nancy Stafford
HOW TO BE A CHRISTIAN AND STILL MAKE IT IN HOLLYWOOD*
(Based on the video series of the same title)
Hollywood, or more specifically Entertainment, is one of the most competitive industries in the world. How do you stand out from the crowd and get noticed? Former Hollywood agent Victorya Michaels Rogers, producer Karen Covell and composer Jim Covell travel the country revealing the secrets of how to do just that. You CAN burst the barriers of Hollywood AND still be a Christian! Well show you how to create a career for yourself, whether you want to act, produce, direct, write, perform, or design. PLUS in this fast-paced, motivating conference, youll learn about the various Christian ministries and support groups; the truth of why we need Christians in Hollywood; how to mix your faith with your career; and you leave knowing what YOU can do to stand out, get noticed, and make a difference.
LENGTH: Available as a 1 hour Keynote, 3 hour conference, or any time up to a full weekend RECOMMENDED SPEAKERS:
3 HOUR CONFERENCE SPEAKERS: Jim & Karen Covell and Victorya Michaels Rogers
FULL DAY CONFERENCE SPEAKERS: Jim & Karen Covell, Victorya Michaels Rogers
(This conference available with the recommended group of speakers, or you can choose one or two of them for your event.)