"I believe Jesus desires us to be our true, authentic, fully-blessed, child-of-God selves.
Women who met Jesus during his ministry provide us with real-life models of that kind
Ruth is a sought-after speaker for retreats and other events and has travelled from Miami to Seattle and points in between. She invites women (and men), using presentation, dialogue, and reader’s theater, to experience the grace of Jesus in a fresh way.
Ruth researches the background and every-day culture of first-century Jewish society. Then, in her thoughtful and penetrating style, she enables her listener to meet the women who encountered Jesus as he lived on earth. Ruth digs below the surface and finds the story within the story. Join her as she lifts the real-life experiences of women from the pages of the Gospels and reveals how their lives intersect and connect with the real-life stories of women today.
She is in love with the Jesus who related in radical, encouraging, empowering, and equipping ways to women long ago and is excited that he offers that same healing and peace – shalom – a total flourishing in absolutely every dimension of our twenty-first century lives.
It’s all in the story. Every grace, freedom, peace, and joy that we hunger for are found when we meet Jesus.
to schedule an event or a retreat at your church for a unique grace experience.
Ruth speaking at Recovery Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
"Sure enjoyed the retreat! I loved your gentle quiet spirit. Thank you for the new tools to see God's family through different eyes. I really see Jesus in you! Thank you for blessing me with your spiritual gifts. "
"As Ruth was talking, I was mesmerized and SO FOCUSED, I felt as if no one else was in the room. She brought to life, for me, God’s love for us and how He truly wants us to let go. I have been struggling for the past few months with holding on to so so many things, taking control… and hearing Ruth was truly a message from our Heavenly Father. I cannot wait to read this book and share it with others; it is going to make a wonderful Christmas gift."
"Thank you for introducing Jesus in a fresh, thought provoking way this weekend. Women said they received encouragement in their walk with Jesus. You have such a natural and genuine way of telling stories-whether it be women of the Bible, your own, or those of people you have met. May God bless you as you continue sharing your heart and your gifts with other women."
"We gathered, women retired, women with babes in arms, women celebrating new sobriety, on our Bible study night for a special evening with our new friend, Ruth. With precious thoughts, she brought us into the life of the Samaritan woman conversing with Jesus at the well. She spoke directly from one woman's heart to each one of ours. Thank you, Ruth".
"The thanks goes to you! We had a wonderful, refreshing time. We heard many positive comments. One said that this retreat was so real - not just providing some high that would wear off in a few days. Thanks for all your insights that come from a heart of service and love for Jesus.
Ruth would love to speak with your group!
1-2 hour events or retreats
Let the women who encountered Jesus during his three years of ministry provide the model for how we live today. Let their stories connect with your story as you wonder about
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Also, do not miss:
Video: Ruth Vander Zee -- Woman Meets Jesus: Part One
Video: Ruth Vander Zee -- Woman Meets Jesus: Part Two
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