My most popular presentations are Sharing YOUR Faith Story retreats, seminars and workshops on evangelization which:

  • Explain why baptized Christians are meant to be evangelists
  • Demonstrate through examples how to know, prepare and deliver our faith story
  • Provide strategies and resources for evangelization through our personal witness
  • Guide you through workshop exercises to write your faith story.
  • Give ten tips for sharing a conversion, reversion or renewal story

My workshops, retreats and seminars answer the question: “How do I give my personal witness?”

As I tell my conversion and renewal stories, I demonstrate how to witness effectively and authentically. Workshop exercises get you started in preparing your faith story. Then I explain tips and cautions to help you focus your story and tell it succinctly. These tips also apply to stories of healings, miracles and answered prayers. I conclude with many ways to share your story in person, in print or online.

Here’s a Sharing Your Faith Story YouTube video on encouragement from “Sharing Your Faith Story, a three-part seminar for evangelization” DVD.

“Sharing YOUR Faith Story” is perfect for:

  • Workshops
  • Women’s Conferences
  • Evangelization programs
  • Book Group and Bible Study leaders
  • Faith Formation staff and RCIA teachers
  • Prayer group leaders
  • Youth ministry leaders
  • Peer ministry and cell group leaders
  • Program chairpersons for parish organizations
  • Priests and deacons giving parish missions
  • Everyone with a faith story to share

TOPICS for TALKS:

Like the Sharing Your Faith Story retreats and workshops, all single talk presentations are adapted for the needs and interests of each organization. Some of the most popular topics for talks are:

Always be Ready to Share Your Faith

Five Ways Mary Helps Us Share Our Story

How to be a Bridge to Catholicism

How I Discovered I Belong in the Catholic Church

Why Keep a Spiritual Journal?

The Gift of Conversion

How to Share Your Renewal Story

Implementing a Share Your Faith Story Ministry

How to Form and Facilitate a Writers Group

Compensation for all presentations is customized to meet the needs of the audience, and also depends on the location in relation to Dallas, TX. Special consideration is given to non-profit organizations.

Contact: NancyHCWard@verizon.net


Seminars and Workshops

  • September 24, 2016–Evangelization Workshop, Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, Farmers Branch, TX
  • August 14, 2016–”My conversion story in three steps” – Mount St. Michael Catholic School Gym, Dallas, TX
  • August 13, 2016 –Evangelization Workshop – St. Michael Catholic Church, Garland, TX
  • April 25, 2015 –”Sharing Your Faith Story” –  Women’s Forum – Mount St. Michael, Dallas, TX

Live Conferences

Catholic Writers Guild Conference Live

I  present writing workshops and serve on panel discussions. As a Board member, I welcome conference attendees and staff the CWG booth the Catholic Marketing Network Trade show.

Margaret Rose Realy, Nancy Ward, Pat Gohn, Heidi Hess Saxon, Claudia Volkman and Donna Marie Cooper-O’Boyle make up the Nonfiction Panel at 2015 Catholic Writers Guild Live Conference
  • July 20, 2017 – “Non-Fiction Critique Workshop” – Catholic Writers Conference Live, Chicago, IL
  • July 28, 2016 – “Non-Fiction Critique Workshop,” Catholic Writers Guild Conference Live, Chicago, IL
  • July 27, 2015 – “Welcome to the Catholic Writers Guild” Panel Presentation, Catholic Writers Guild Live Conference, Chicago, IL
  • July 24, 2015 – “Non-Fiction Critique Workshop” – Catholic Writers Guild Live Conference, Somerset, NJ
  • July 23, 2015 – “Blogging Panel,”  Catholic Writers Guild Live Conference, Somerset, NJ. Video (My intro at 2:42; mission at 6:50, why I blog at 17:20, security at 45:00 and readership at 46:00)
  • July 23, 2015 – “Non-Fiction Panel,” Catholic Writers Guild Live Conference, Somerset, NJ
  • August 1, 2014 – “Non-Fiction Critique Workshop,” Catholic Writers Guild Conference Live, Chicago, IL

Live Speeches

Q&A during Nancy Ward's presentation of Five Ways Mary Helps us Share Our Story, Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Rockwall, TX, 2-9-17 (photo by Diane Roe)
Q&A during Nancy Ward’s presentation of Five Ways Mary Helps us Share Our Story, Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Rockwall, TX, 2-9-17 (photo by Diane Roe)

My speeches range from ten-minute talks on how to implement a witness ministry to half-hour speeches to inspire parishioners to evangelize.

  • February 27, 2018, – “Why Keep a Spiritual Journal?” – Diocese of Dallas Council of Catholic Women Quarterly Meeting of Deanery – St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish, Dallas,  TX
  • November 1, 2017 – “The Gift of Conversion” – Women’s Guild, St. Philip the Apostle, Dallas, TX
  • February 10, 2017 – “Five Ways Mary Helps us Share Our Story,” Women’s Bible Study and Faith Sharing, Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Rockwall, TX
  • August 14, 2016 – “My conversion story in three steps,” Mount St. Michael Catholic School Gym, Dallas, TX
  • May 4, 2016 – “Always be ready to share your faith in the Year of Mercy,” Sisters in the Spirit, St. Agnes Church, Naples, FL
  • April 17, 2016 – “Implementing Sharing Your Faith Story Ministry,  Ten-minute Talks series, Community Gathering of Christian Community of God’s Delight, Dallas, TX
  • February 3, 2016 – Toastmasters International Competent Communicator Award
  • November 10, 2015 – “Sharing YOUR Faith Story,” Sister’s Intercessory (Andrien Farquharson, facilitator) St. Pius, Dallas, TX
  • September 17, 2015 – “How Microphones Work,” Toastmasters of Rockwall, TX, Best Speaker Award
  • August 20, 2015 – “The Missing Toastmaster Role,” Toastmasters of Rockwall, TX
  • August 13, 2015 – “Toastmaster Roles in the Real World,” Toastmasters of Rockwall, TX
  • June 26, 2015 – “Heroic Perseverance,” Toastmasters of Rockwall, TX. Awarded Best Speaker
  • May 21, 2015 – “How to Raise Your Happiness Set Point,” Toastmasters of Rockwall, TX. Awarded Best Speaker
  • April 9, 2015 – “The Power of God and GPS,” Toastmasters of Rockwall, TX
  • March 19, 2015 – “What’s Next? Video?” Toastmasters of Rockwall, TX. Awarded Best Speaker
  • January 8, 2015 – “What Brings Me to Toastmasters” – Toastmasters of Rockwall, TX – Awarded  Best Speaker
  • October 15, 2014 – “Sharing Your Faith Story,” Book Study Group, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Garland, TX
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