Organizing an event takes some serious time and thought, and every detail is a reflection of you and how you’ve prepared for the big day.

Talk about pressure!

The success of the speakers you’ve selected shouldn’t be a mystery until the day of the big event.

You want to know you’ve booked someone who’s engaging, experienced and confident before they take the stage. That’s what this page is designed to do for you. Don’t just take my word for it. Below are a few of my recent speaking experiences and videos of me…you guessed it…speaking!

I also understand some event planners have an idea about the Christian speakers they want to hire, but they don’t know the specific topic they’d like addressed, and any good speaker should be able to help with this area. Below are a few examples of topics I’ve spoken about before. You can request one of the listed topics, suggest something related, or ask for something brand new. I’m flexible and seeking to expand my speaking opportunities, so it doesn’t hurt to ask.

Kirsten Elsa Speaking

Also keep in mind, I have a whole blog on other topics related to Christianity that I would love to speak about. So if you’d like to read more and get a feel for my style of communication, my blog is a great place to start.

Topic Ideas Geared toward adults

  • A Heart for Missions
  • The Humility of God
  • Understanding the Many Characteristics of God

Topic Ideas Geared toward children

  • The Parables of Jesus
  • Pursuing Godly Wisdom

Recent Speaking Events

Albert City Threshermen’s Show: Sunday Service Guest Speaker: Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

This is a show I’ve grown up going to for as long as I can remember. The event takes place just a few miles from my grandparent’s home where my grandfather farmed his entire life. History and farming are in my blood.

As a young girl I remember being able to help show travelers who were touring Iowa barns all around my grandparent’s beautiful barn and thinking I had the coolest job in the world. One summer I tackled the project of painting a barn quilt for that very barn.

All that to say, farming won’t be the main topic of this speaking opportunity, Jesus will be. But you can bet there will be some farming tied into it.

I’d love to see you at the show, so please come up and introduce yourself and tell me all about how God has been working in your life.

Learn more about the Albert City Thershermen and Collector’s Show

Kirsten Elsa Speaking

Twin Lakes Bible Camp: Camp with Grandparents: June 29-July 1, 2019

Every summer I spent hours swimming in the lake at this Bible Camp, I spent chapels sessions listening to Christian speakers, and I fell in love with a creator who calls us out of our busy lives into intimacy with him. Camp is a perfect place to do that. It takes us out of our routine to refocus our minds on Christ, and I’m thrilled to be speaking at TLBC again this summer.

Camp with Grandparents is a beautiful and unique opportunity to spend quality time with your grand kids and remind them (or maybe introduce them) to our savior, Jesus. Grandparents: be ready to channel your inner child, because that’s what camp is all about. Whether it’s mini golf, water slides, rock climbing, or a game you’ve never heard of that your grandson or granddaughter somehow knows all the rules to you will love this experience.

I have the privilege of delivering three chapel messages over the course of the weekend, so be sure to connect with me when you’re there with those kiddos.

You can register for Camp with Grandparents 2019 on TLBC’s website.

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July 2018: Twin Lakes Bible Camp

This week-long event featured two messages each day, Sunday-Friday, based around the theme of the parables of Jesus. The campers were grades 4-6. I was thrilled, honored and absolutely humbled to be able to meet each of them and encourage them to pursue a life with Jesus.

Ballwin Life Podcast

This is a project I completed on a weekly basis for about six months in a previous job. I discussed various topics affecting the people who lived in our community and interviewed leaders in the area. Here’s a link to one of my favorite episodes:

An Introduction to Social Media Marketing: August 2017

This was a joint presentation given to about 40 parks and recreation professionals with little or no social media management background. We discussed various platforms, expectations, tips, and resources over the lunch hour.

The Basics of Graphic Design: February 2017

A presentation given to approximately 30 local parks and recreation professionals in order to help them boost the reputation of their City’s brand. This hour-long event, began with an engaging thought experiment and ended with open discussion and brainstorming.

The Humility of God: March 2013

As the guest speaker one Sunday at a small Evangelical church in Iowa, I addressed the topic of the humility of God. I firmly believe this is one of his most astounding attributes because it is hard to wrap our minds around, and it’s so contradictory to our natural human tendencies toward pride and conceit.

Children’s Ministry Intern: Summer 2012

In 2012, I spent the summer at a church in Michigan as the Children’s Ministry Intern. In this role I organized and planned all the youth events for the summer including children’s church, a children’s sermon, and VBS. This role involved lots of speaking with children and remains to this day, one of my favorite working experiences. Maybe it had something to do with living a few block away from the beaches of Lake Michigan, but I like to think it also had something to do with the joy of the Lord!

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