Janet McHenry is widely admired as a funny, down-to-earth speaker who relates truth from her study, heart, and life experience on the subjects of prayer, prayerwalking, and Christian growth. “It’s my goal,” Janet says, “to encourage my audience with practical and spiritual help, hope from my stories, and honest humor from my heart.”

Janet has more than 25 years of experience as a public school educator – teaching at both the elementary and secondary levels, working as a school academic advisor, and serving as her school district’s teacher mentor and coach. In addition to her 24 published inspirational books, she wrote a workbook called Teaching Poetry and co-authored the two Squires courses for the Christian Writers Guild.

Janet has also spoken on spiritual topics such as prayer for the last 20 years for groups of all sizes across the country – from large conferences of thousands to a group with just a handful of people. A long list of endorsements from event organizers can be linked below. For bookings and inquiries about her fees, please contact her directly. She is happy to work with your budget for your event.


Speaking Topics microphone


You Are Loved! How Jesus Honored and Protected Women . . . and How Much He Loves YOU! (retreat or single address topics)

  • You Have Value
  • You Have Purpose
  • You Are Accepted and Loved
  • You Have a Defender and Protector

You. Are. Beautiful. (retreat or single address topics)

  • Love Your Selfie: Seeing Yourself as God Sees You
  • Update Your [Inside] Status: Developing Intimacy with God
  • Pls Don’t Copy/Paste: Finding Your Unique Purpose
  • Message Me: Staying in Touch with God All Day Long
  • Optional: FREE Prayerwalking Workshop/Demo Prayerwalk

Looking Up! (retreat or single address topics)

  • PrayerWalking: Becoming a Person of Prayer, Strength, and Discipline
  • PowerWalking: Finding Strength Through Jesus’ Prayers
  • PowerPraying: Trusting God for the Impossibles of Your Life
  • PrayerStreaming: Staying in Touch All Day Long

Arise! Becoming Brave, Strong, and Free! (retreat or single address topics)

  • Overcoming Doubts to Find the Best You
  • Putting Your Past Mistakes into Godly Perspective
  • Forgetting the Hurts and Finding Healing
  • Breaking through Fears to Follow God’s Plan for Your Life
  • Optional: FREE Prayerwalking Workshop/Demo Prayerwalk

Shine! You Are Loved! (retreat or single address topics)

  • How Jesus Understands You
  • How Jesus Heals the Broken-hearted
  • How Jesus Honors You
  • How Jesus Loves You
  • Optional: FREE Prayerwalking Workshop/Demo Prayerwalk

Renew! (retreat or single address topics)

  • Rest in Jesus
  • Revitalize in God’s Word
  • Radiate through Prayer
  • Refresh with Relationships
  • Optional: FREE Prayerwalking Workshop/Demo Prayerwalk

Fashioned for a Purpose (retreat or conference)

  • Clothes of Truth: Battling with God’s Word
  • Shoes of Readiness: Finding Personal Freedom
  • Accessories by God: Taking Hold of His Power
  • Fashioned for a Purpose: Partnering with the King
  • Optional FREE Prayerwalking Workshop/Demo Prayerwalk

Girlfriend Gatherings: Connecting with Each Other and God (retreat or single address topics)

  • Girlfriends in Whole Big Bunches: YES! (Esther: Partnering in Faith and Friendship)
  • Girlfriends From Family: YES! (Ruth and Naomi: Bringing Out the Best in Each Other)
  • Girlfriends in Unexpected Places: YES! (Sarah and Hagar: Mending Relationships Gone Wrong)
  • Girlfriends Through Thick and Thin: YES! (Mary and Elizabeth: Developing Friendships for the Hard Times)

God’s Spa (retreat or single address topics)

  • Massage at God’s Spa: Finding Rest in Christ
  • Treatments at God’s Spa: Embracing Life’s Changes
  • Aromatherapy at God’s Spa: Seeking God Through Prayer
  • Grooming at God’s Spa: Developing a Disciplined Life

Parenting Workshops

  • Duh…and Other Lovely Words: Communicating with Your Teenager
  • Homework Is Not an Oxymoron: Motivating Your Teenager
  • Candy Is Not a Major Food Group: Establishing Healthful Practices
  • “Stop Saying Your Sibling’s an Alien”: Building Respect at Home
  • PG May Not Mean “Pretty Good”: Setting Important Boundaries
  • Vaulting the Golden Arches Is Not a Life Plan: Helping Your Teen Establish Goals
  • Temptations…But Not the Singing Group: Recognizing Warning Signs and What To Do Next

Writing Workshops

  • Creating a Nonfiction Proposal That Will Sell Your Book
  • Plotting from the Right or Left Brain
  • Developing Characters Who Jump Off the Page
  • What “Show, Don’t Tell” Really Means for Setting and More
  • Developing Multi-Layered Conflict
  • How Storyboarding Can Create Your Book Outline
  • Unraveling the Mystery Form
  • How to Study a Writing Form . . . and Then Do It Yourself
  • Writing Poetry: The Sight and Sound (single workshop or all-day seminar)

School Workshops

  • Help! I’m Hired! Now What Do I Do? Practical Tips for New Teachers
  • Help! No One Told Me About Spitwads! Classroom Management Strategies That Work
  • Help! I’m Not an English Teacher: Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Help! I’m Not a Know-It-All: Strategies for Mentoring Other Teachers
  • Help! My Kid Wants to Go to College! Mastering the Application Process
  • Help! My Kid Is Going to College! Mastering the Financial Aid and Scholarship Application Process

Seasonal Banquets (or retreat themes)

  • Spring: The Honour of Your Presence: Meet the One Who Loves You
  • Spring or Fall: Finding Balance in an Unbalanced and Chaotic World
  • Spring: The Promise of the Cross
  • Spring: Springing into a Season of Purpose
  • Fall: Falling into a Season of Balance
  • Fall: Falling into the Love Relationship that Lasts
  • Christmas: The Promise of Christmas
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