Survive ’N’ Thrive

This year's conference was an amazing experience! Please check back for updated information about dates and times for next year's Survive 'N' Thrive! 

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June 24-25, 2016
Crossings Community Church, OKC
Friday, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Saturday, 8:45am-3:30pm

Arise Ministries is excited to bring you the 12th annual single mothers' conference - Survive 'N' Thrive. This amazing 2-day event is packed with inspirational and relevant content for women raising children alone. Whether you're divorced, never-married, widowed, or even a grandparent raising grandchildren, Survive 'N' Thrive is for you.  Led by Pam Kanaly and Shelley Pulliam, with special guest speaker Antoinnette Tuff and over 15 breakout session speakers, you'll hear from experts about things that matter most in your life. 

Join us at Survive 'N' Thrive. You'll be encouraged to live a purposeful life, empowered to walk with confidence as a single woman and encouraged in your role as a mother. This is a summer experience you don't want to miss.

Keynote Speakers

Pam KanalyPam Kanaly

Pam Kanaly, Edmond Woman of the Year - 2015, and National Mother of Achievement in Washington, DC - remains one of America's leading advocates for single mothers. As a national speaker and former radio and television talk show co-host, Pam brings a touch of humor and loads of insightful tips in how to empower one's journey as a single mom. Having co-founded Arise Ministries in 2002, Pam energizes single moms in taking the lead in their homes: strong, confident, dependent on Christ. Her latest book - The Single Mom and Her Rollercoaster Emotions – is bringing revived hope to thousands of mothers through the loop-de-loops of motherhood. Pam loves life and it loves her right back.


Antoinette TuffAntoinette Tuff   

Antoinette Tuff is an ordinary woman who God used to do something extraordinary.  On August 20, 2013, Antoinette, a school bookkeeper, came face to face with a gunman carrying an AK-47 and more than 500 rounds of ammunition with an angry promise to kill, steal, and destroy everyone.  She used her courage, bravery and instincts to talk the gunman into surrendering, which resulted in the only school shooting in the nation without fatalities or injuries.  A single mom working three jobs, Antoinette’s faith and obedience had prepared her for that day.  She shares her inspirational message on how all of our lives have purpose, and emphasizes to each of us the same thing she told Michael Hill that fateful day  - “everything will be all right.”