2018 National TLSM Single Mom’s Conference2018-06-07T07:48:01+00:00

Are you a single mom, ministry leader, or single mom supporter? Then, join us in Houston, Texas at Houston’s First Baptist, located at 7401 Katy Freeway for the National TLSM Single Moms Conference on June 8-9, 2018 for two days of fun, laughter, national speakers, empowerment, worship, food, and much more!

*Spanish translator services will be available for all keynote sessions.

In these two days, you will gain insight on: Parenting, Finances, Growing in Christ, Letting the Past Go, and so much more. If you are a ministry leader, we’ve got workshops for you, too!

*Please be advised attendees can register at the door, but no childcare will be available. (CHILDCARE IS NOW CLOSED AS OF 6/6/2018 AT MIDNIGHT). There is still room for ladies to attend, but childcare is now full.

** Please be advised the charter bus leaving from Baton Rouge is now sold out and is no longer available as of 5/31/2018.

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Keynote Speakers

Jennifer Maggio

Jennifer Maggio is considered one of the nation’s leading experts on single parent issues. She is founder of The Life of a Single Mom Ministries, Single Mom University, and author to 4 single parenting books. She has been featured on The 700 Club, Daystar Television, The New York Times, and many others. She is passionate about Jesus and helping single moms learn their ultimate value. As a former single mom of many years, Jennifer knows what it’s like to have no money, no friends, and little hope. She is a mother of three who is learning daily how to balance with grace soccer mom, kids, work, and the dishes. For more information, visit www.thelifeofasinglemom.com.

Mercy Lokulutu

Mercy is a nurse educator, an author and a dynamic Bible teacher. She was born in Nigeria, moved to Florida to study nursing in 2001 and  met her husband, Marcus in a local church. They now enjoy a Texas-sized, adventure-filled life with their two children. You will find her kids zip-lining in the backyard, reading books or planning funny pranks for their unsuspecting parents. Mercy is an avid reader, perhaps even a bookworm, and is known to always have a list of books to read next on her phone! For over a decade she has traveled the globe preaching and teaching the Word as well as serving through medical missions. http://www.mercylokulutu.com/

Karol Ladd

Karol Ladd is known as “the Positive Lady.” Her heart’s desire is to inspire women with a message of lasting hope and Biblical truth. Karol is open, honest and real in both her speaking and her writing. Formerly a teacher, Karol is the best-selling author of over 35 books including The Power of a Positive Mom and her newest book, Becoming a Woman of the Word. As a gifted communicator and dynamic leader, Karol is a popular speaker to women’s organizations and a frequent guest on radio and television programs. Recently, she started the Engage Positive Parenting Initiative which reaches men and women in communities affected by poverty (www.EngageParenting.com). Her most valued role is that of wife to Curt and mother to two grown daughters, Grace and Joy.

Crystal Tullos

Crystal Tullos is an ordinary girl from the Texas Panhandle living an extraordinary life loving God in Boston, MA, following God’s call to start StoryHeights Church along with her husband, Tyler. She lives life with audacious faith and an entrepreneurial spirit, enjoying her full life of raising four kids, serving as the executive director and co-lead pastor of her church, flipping houses, mentoring women, and starting and operating Montessori early education centers in the New England area. She is a dynamic communicator who will keep it real, make you laugh, empower you to soar to new heights, and realize your God-given strength. For more information visit storyheightschurch.com.

Breakout Sessions

Robyn Beseman

Chained No More

Robyn Besemann, a dynamic speaker, author, internet radio talk show host, and singer/songwriter. Her ministry passion has always been “to help people understand who God says they are and not what anyone or any experiences have ever told them.” Robyn developed and directed a large single parent family ministry for 12 years in her home state of Oregon, including “Divorce Care For Kids” and “The Journey: Divorce Thru the Eyes of a Teen”.  She has a passion to see women no longer bound by their pasts, others’ perceptions, or any other bondage. She wants women living free!

Sandra Aldrich

Honey, Hang in There: Parenting Session

Sandra P. Aldrich is an international speaker and author of 23 books, including Heart Hugs for Single Moms: 52 Devotions to Encourage You and Honey, Hang in There: Encouragement for Busy Moms. She also wrote the Angel Award winning Will I Ever Be Whole Again? Surviving the Death of Someone You Love. Thrust into single parenting by brain cancer when her children were  only 10 and 8 years old, Sandra uses her experiences to encourage other single mothers to walk victoriously on their new path no matter how they arrived at this status. Sandra and her family live in Colorado, where she has spent several decades in ministry.

Anissa Green Dotson

Dominate: Go Get Your Money

Anissa Green Dotson a motivational speaker, a MONEY Motivator, loving mother, and founder of Single Moms United. She challenges her audience to “Pursue their Purpose in Life.” The vision to provide 6 months of transitional housing, supply basic needs, and empower single moms to become successful leaders was as a direct result of Anissa’s homelessness in 2001. Although her professional background is sales and cost analysis for over 20 years, Anissa became more passionately involved as a Philanthropist, after losing everything she owned in the 2001 to the Allison Flood of Houston. She unexpectedly became a divorced single mom and endured the Enron demise that greatly impacted her professional career. Her motto is “your current circumstance does NOT dictate your future.”

Joy Anisa

Burdens and Bold Faith

Joy Anisa is married to Jeff, a bi-vocational pastor and they live in Conyers, GA.  Their oldest daughter, Meighan, is serving for a year with the London City Mission in London, England.  Their son, Caid, is a sophomore in high school and plays football.  A graduate of She Speaks with Proverbs 31 Ministries, Joy’s story will inspire, encourage, and bring laughter through the tears. She knows well the crushing of a broken heart, but also is overwhelmed by the very goodness of God. She loves friends, a good cup of coffee, and a strong pair of Spanx.

Julie Boudreaux

Ministering to Single Moms

Julie Boudreaux is a former single mom of 16 years who found the love of Christ through a local single mom’s support group. She is passionate about helping other single moms learn and embrace who they are in Christ. She is an author to the new book, Quiet My Soul: Devotionals for the Single Mom. She is a speaker, worship leader, Bible teacher, and single mom ministry leader & advocate. She currently leads two single moms’ Bible studies and has been involved in single moms’ ministry for almost a decade. Julie enjoys doing crafts and bringing new life to old things.

Kenya Ulmer

Ungodly Soul Ties

Meet Certified Life Coach, Forthcoming Author, and Speaker Kenya S. Ulmer. Kenya teaches women how to ditch the drama and distractions to get on the road to their destiny. Nothing bothers Kenya more than seeing women not understand their true worth in Jesus Christ. Her approach is aimed to get at the root of and unearth the deadly foundations that we create and live on. These foundations pre-vent us from living a more joyous and purpose-filled life. Kenya resides in Mary-land with her daughter Sydney—queen of the selfie. To learn more and connect with Kenya, visit her at www.singlemamawithnodrama.com

Natalie Mott

Reviving a Numb Heart

Natalie Mott likes to dance to Michael Jackson music, when no one is watching and freestyles most of her Zumba classes. Natalie has an amazingly smart teenage daughter, and loves to laugh. Really loud. As a speaker, she shares real-life experiences, that aren’t packaged pretty, but are honest, as she sojourns with the Lord.  As a single mom, she knows the challenges faced by these precious families and wants to have you imagine sitting together with her eating pound cake, whipped cream, strawberries and ice cream while you share and grow in the Lord on the path He has laid out for you, focusing on rebirthing the heart that was once broken.

Jennifer Maggio

Ministry Leader FAQs

Jennifer Maggio is considered one of the nation’s leading experts on single parent issues. She is founder of The Life of a Single Mom Ministries, Single Mom University, and author to 4 single parenting books. She has been featured on The 700 Club, Daystar Television, The New York Times, and many others. She is passionate about Jesus and helping single moms learn their ultimate value. As a former single mom of many years, Jennifer knows what it’s like to have no money, no friends, and little hope. She is a mother of three who is learning daily how to balance with grace soccer mom, kids, work, and the dishes. For more information, visit www.thelifeofasinglemom.com.

** Special breakout sessions will be available for single parent ministry leaders, that include training on the most frequently asked questions single mom’s ministry leaders get, building & growing the ministry, and more.

*The Life of a Single Mom Ministries does not offer refunds for conference admission. If you cannot attend, you are welcome to gift your ticket to another attendee, but must notify us in advance via email.

Friday, June 8, 2018

6:00 PM – Registration & Vendor Booths Open (Pre-Service Fun!)
6:30 PM – Childcare Opens (Sanctuary Opens for Seating)
6:45 PM – Main Session (Conference Opener, Worship, and Keynote)
8:00 PM – After-Party Celebration  (Food, Games, Music, and Door Prizes)
9:00 PM – Conference Ends Day 1

Saturday, June 9, 2018

8:00 AM – Breakfast Provided & Vendor Booths Open (Children eat with moms)
8:30 AM – Childcare Opens & Sanctuary Seating Opens
8:45 AM – Main Session with Worship and Keynote
9:45 AM – Breakout Session #1
10:45 AM – Breakout Session #2
11:15 AM – Lunch & Booths
11:45 AM – Final Session
1:00 PM – Conference Ends

*The Life of a Single Mom Ministries does not offer refunds for conference admission. If you cannot attend, you are welcome to gift your ticket to another attendee, but must notify us in advance via email.

**Holiday Inn Express & Suites is located at 7625 Katy Freeway in Houston and rates are discounted,  when using the provided link, while supplies last. You can register HERE. Hot breakfast included with room.

What Do I Need to Know About the National Single Mom’s Conference?

The Life of a Single Mom Ministries defines single mothers as divorced, separated, never married, military wives, widows, moms with incarcerated or incapacitated spouses, or foster moms. Because this event is a women-only event catered to single moms and single mom supporters, we welcome any woman to be a part of the National TLSM Single Moms conference.
This year’s conference will be held in Houston, Texas at Houston’s First Baptist Church located at 7401 Katy Freeway. Houston’s First is a beautiful facility in the heart of Houston, conveniently located near 2 international airports and hundreds of businesses, including restaurants, hotels, and shopping centers. Their generosity to single moms has been a long-standing relationship with The Life of a Single Mom, and we are excited to partner with them!
Friday night will kick off at 6:45pm with a conference opener, praise and worship music, and a keynote speaker with plenty of surprises throughout the weekend. On Saturday, your day will start at 8:00am, where you will enjoy a yummy breakfast with your kids, a keynote message, and your choice of a variety of single-mom breakout sessions covering a range of topics designed with you in mind. Lunch will also be provided and the conference will end at approximately 1pm local time. There will also be vendor booths with tons of free information for single moms! There will be an after-party on Friday, complete with delicious food.
While there will be light snacks & food given out on Friday night after the main session, we do recommend you eat prior to the conference on Friday. On Saturday, breakfast and lunch will be provided. Children registered for childcare will also be fed. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate special dietary needs and ask you to please consider packing a lunch, if you have allergies.
Each breakout session was designed with you in mind. We surveyed attendees from last year and these were the most popular topics requested. You will hear from all breakout session speakers at least once from the main stage and you will choose 2 breakouts to attend.
While The Life of a Single Mom Ministries works with a number of churches nationally, we are not affiliated with any church. Therefore, we fund 100% of the conference. To provide meals, entertainment, after-party, gifts & surprises, and national speakers is a significant expense, and we do not relay most of those costs to you. However, we do ask you to make a small investment to help offset total costs.
Can I host a vendor booth at the conference? There are a number of promotional opportunities available for marketing and a number of sponsorship packages. Please email info@thelifeofasinglemom.com for more information.
Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.  To register your group, please contact our office directly for discounts at (225)341-8055 or info@thelifeofasinglemom.com.
Many women attend in support of a friend or family member. Single Moms Ministry Leaders or those hoping to launch a single moms support group are also highly encouraged to attend. In fact, we beg you to come be inspired! It’s a great way to show your support for single moms in your life and learn new ways to minister to them. There will be breakout sessions that address topics that are relevant to all women.
There is no registration deadline for this event. However, we do fully expect that this conference will sell out, so we recommend registration as soon as possible.
Yes, our goal is to equip single mom ministry leaders with effective tools to minister to single moms in their church and community. We work with more than 1,500 churches globally to ensure pastors and leaders are equipped in the ministry. We’ll have ministry time just for you!

This year, The Life of a Single Mom is excited to partner with area hotels for reasonable rates. 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites is located at 7625 Katy Freeway in Houston and rates are discounted, when using the provided link, while supplies last. You can register HERE. Hot breakfast included with room.

*** Please note that all hotel rates are first-come, first-serve and limited space is available. The Life of a Single Mom is not responsible for booking hotels, availability, or price changes. 

Childcare is provided for children ages 6 weeks through 8th grade at $5 per child. (Please note that childcare is only provided up to 8th grade. Teen girls can attend with their mothers, but must be registered as an attendee). Childcare space is limited, due to size of conference. Registration is required and no children under 12 years old will be allowed in the main sessions. We do recommend that if you have alternative childcare you take advantage of that, so we can accommodate as many precious single moms as possible.
We recognize that single dads who are raising children alone need encouragement and resources, too, which is why The Life of a Single Mom has partnered with a number of agencies and events nationally to do so. However, our national TLSM single moms’ conference will be a ladies-only conference.
Houston is one of the largest cities in the south and there is plenty to do. Visit the Houston Tourist Page HERE.

*The Life of a Single Mom Ministries does not offer refunds for conference admission. If you cannot attend, you are welcome to gift your ticket to another attendee, but must notify us in advance via email.

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