I love sharing from my heart and my experiences and helping others grow and learn. Based off my book I have developed a 2.5 hour “Adopt Without Debt” workshop that is available to adoption agencies, orphan-care organizations and churches. I also speak to women’s groups on the subjects of contentment, living debt free and depression. I am also available to speak on the topic of global orphan care and how the church can meet the real needs of fatherless children across the globe.
Below is a list of speaking topics that I would love to share with your women’s group, MOPs group, or other gathering. Of course God is always teaching me new things, so if you’re interested in a topic not listed below, please contact me.
For more information, contact me.
“You’ll appreciate Julie’s warm, authentic and energetic personality. We had 400 women at our event and they ALL loved her. When you combine her sense of humor, great stage presence and storytelling skills you’ve got a WINNER!”
– Ellie Schupra, Director of Outreach Trinity Church, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Julie Gumm is captivating as she blends humor and candor. Her upbeat personality draws in her audience from the start. She is engaging and enjoyable. I highly recommend inviting Julie to speak at your next event.
– Lisa Stucky, Director Embracing Orphans
Orphan & Adoption Related Topics
Adopt Without Debt Workshop
Don’t let the cost of adoption stop you from pursuing your dream. Come learn how grants, tax credits, and creative fundraising ideas can help you raise the money you need for private or international adoption. Session will highlight specific examples of families and various fundraising methods.
Creative Adoption Fundraising
Garage sales, movie nights, soup dinners, t-shirts, coffee sales – there are dozens of creative ways to raise funds for your adoption. We will cover practical ideas you can use within your circle of family and friends, as well as fundraising ideas for social media circles. (This session is a shortened version of “Adopt Without Debt Workshop” and does not cover grants or tax credit information.)
The 12-Month No Shopping Challenge
When my husband jokingly dared me to go a year without buying any clothes or shoes for myself I took him up on the challenge. While I expected the wardrobe doldrums, I didn’t realize how much I would learn – why clothes mattered to me, how to find contentment and some keys to self control.
What happens when a control freak suddenly finds her life and emotions spiraling out of control? Diagnosed with clinical depression in 2003, I had to learn to lay down my pride, give control to God and risk it all by asking others for help. (View a short video testimony I did for our church in 2007.)
Fighting the Debt Trap
Keeping up with the Jonses is exhausting and will lead you further and further into debt. What does the Bible say about debt and what are some practical ways to get free of the debt trap.
The Dave Ramsey Show – June 7, 2011
Family by Design on TogiNet Radio – July 20, 2011
Connecting Faith w/ Neil Stavem (KTIS-FaithRadio) – July 28, 2011
Children’s Hope International – Adoption Conversations