Some Christian singles have come to embrace their season of singleness, filling it with activities, endeavors and time spent growing closer to the Lord. Others may not find it quite as easy to live and thrive in a coupled-up society. As a result, many church fellowships have developed singles classes and ministries to encourage the single male and female to not only embrace their single state but to enjoy this time and use it to their advantage. There are tons of books, blogs and articles written on the subject matter to encourage and inspire but one local Maryland program will devote an entire segment for its Singles Panel Discussion.
In August, a group of single Christians will be participating in the panel discussion on a local Maryland based television program called Let’s Talk. The show, created and hosted by Overseer Trena Stephenson (President and CEO of Woman of God, Inc.,) was created to do exactly as the title suggests and serves as a platform inviting inspiring individuals to come together and "Let’s Talk" about real issues that impact real people. This particular program is scheduled to be taped in two parts on Saturday, August 13, 2011 and will air on local cable stations in Baltimore City, surrounding counties and other areas (check you local cable stations for viewing times.)
Additionally show tapings may be made available online for viewing.
(Please visit http://www.veoh.com/watch/v21020021yCjAkdKB?h1=Lets+Talk+TV to check out previous episodes of Let’s Talk.)
Panel will include four dynamic singles, each having a unique perspective on being a Christian single female or male. See slideshow for photographs of each panelist and show host. Panelists will include the following:
Quiniece Sheppard, author of “The Seven Deadly Sexual Sins”, co-author of an e-book anthology titled “Christmas is More than a Myth: There is a Reason for the Season, author of an e-book titled “Walking the Path to Real Love: 12 Steps to Practicing Abstinence and Celibacy”, and “Before the Lights Go Out: 11 keys to Achieve Real Physical Intimacy.” Ms. Sheppard is founder/CEO of “I Am the Chase Ministries, LLC”: a single women’s ministry whose mission is to promote abstinence and celibacy. Ms. Sheppard also established Chasing books Book Club in March 2011 for African American self -publishers and independent authors. Ms. Sheppard speaks at workshops, conferences, seminars, book clubs, churches, youth groups and more. To contact Ms. Sheppard, please visit her website at www.iamthechase.com or www.chasingbooks.com for more information about her ministry and book club.
Joseph Snider, a native Washingtonian, who has accepted his life's calling to help others and encourage people to be the best they can be. Mr. Snider is not only active in his church (Deacon, Praise & Worship Ministry and Singles Ministry), but also is an aspiring Social Worker; who eventually wants to become a Marriage and Family Therapist. Mr. Snider works with his church's Singles Ministry, which strives to empower them to see their singleness as a blessing and not a curse. Joseph's approach to relationships and life is this affirmation, "I don't need anyone's permission to be happy." Visit Joseph Snider’s personal blog online at http://joe4christ.blogspot.com/
Nakia K. Crenshaw, an inspirational writer and aspiring author whose work is currently featured regularly in Soar Magazine (as well as other print and online publications.) Ms. Crenshaw is an event planner (founder and CEO of Limitless Elegance), coordinator and visionary with the desire to help others realize their dreams. Through the organization P.O.I. Inc. (Power Of Influence) she participates in a variety of community outreach events and also serves as a "dream manager" and aspiring life coach. Ms. Crenshaw is a successful single mom who is thriving and “just living limitless!” Connect with Nakia Crenshaw via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joy E. Turner, an author, speaker, teacher, musician, entrepreneur and single mother to one son. Turner is also a co-host for the Christian Authors on Tour Blog Talk Radio show and a host for the Daughters of Distinction Live television program. She has co-written several anthologies and penned her first solo book “Content… Right Where I Am.” As a minister in training, Ms. Turner has taught singles ministry from her book and has also hosted the Victorious Living for Single Moms workshop in 2010. Her company JetSet Communications & Consulting provides unique communications, marketing & public relations services for authors, ministries and businesses. Turner presently serves as Director of Music at Promise Land Church ministries in Baltimore, MD and has taught private piano lessons and conducted numerous music workshops. Visit her online at www.joyeturner.com