Lynn Cowell


Lynn Cowell is a national conference speaker who is passionate about helping women of all ages understand the importance of Christ confidence. She is the author of several books including her newest for women Make Your Move: Finding Unshakable Confidence Despite Your Fears and Failures, and Brave Beauty: Finding the Fearless You just for girls ages 8 – 12.

Lynn’s messages equip women to:

  • Find their confidence and identity in God’s unfailing love, rather than in their own abilities.
  • Recover from defeating decisions to move forward toward a strong self-worth.
  • Identify and address the fears that keep them stuck, with practical steps to walk in their calling with confidence.
  • Create and stick to boundaries to protect the heart, mind, and body
  • Communicate in relationships in a healthy and positive way

Lynn and her husband, Greg, have been married for over 30 years and are the parents of three young adults. They enjoy spending time together, especially when it combines the mountains, well-worn sweatshirts, and anything with chocolate and peanut butter. Lynn, her family, and the occasional backyard deer, live near Charlotte, North Carolina.

Lynn looks forward to hearing your heartbeat for your event and coming alongside to minister with you.

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Speaking Topics

Events for Women

  • {full conference or single session message}

    I want to be all God's created me to be; do all I was made to do. So what's holding me back?

    Doubt. Doubt that you have all you need to do all He's given you to do. What you need is confidence.

    Lynn reveals the secret behind finding a confidence that holds up, even in the worst situations. She’ll share how to:

    • Increase your confidence, empowering you to fulfill your dreams and purpose.
    • Position yourself to not lose your confidence – even in the worst circumstances.
    • Build your confidence on the one thing that cannot be taken from you.
    • Recover from confidence defeating decisions to move forward toward spiritual maturity.
    • Stop the agonizing mental chatter and replace it with security-building truth.
  • {full conference or single session message}

    This journey you’re on is filled with many twists and turns. Some of those will lead to advances, yet others will feel more like retreats. No matter what season of trials and triumphs we are in, we can be empowered with God’s confidence to keep moving forward no matter what comes.

    Based on her own experience with triumphs and defeat, Lynn empowers women with 5 practical steps learned from the Daughters of Zelophehad in the book of Numbers.  In this session  you will:

    • Realize you're not alone in wrestling to move forward in life.
    • Recover from defeat to move forward toward a strong self-worth.
    • Recognize the pieces you're missing to help you to keep going.
    • Restore the hope you've lost by arresting your fears, empowering you to accomplish your personal assignments.
  • So many things press for our time and for our attention. Some very important; others not so much. With all this pulling - back and forth - how can we possibly be successful and purposeful?

    In You Must be Present to Win, Lynn will give you practical steps to finding just what and who it takes to win in fulfilling the purposes God has for you and your life!

  • What does it look like to be a woman changing her world in this century? With all of the mixed signals our culture sends to us, we are living in a very confusing time as girls and women.  Let's open God's word to see how God puts a high value on women, has always been calling women to impact the world and calls to us now to step up and make a difference right here, right now!

  • {full conference or single session message}

    What do you see when you look in the mirror? Confidence? Beauty? A woman overwhelmed by the Father’s love? Or do you see someone different?

    In a culture obsessed with perfection, our sense of self-worth can be battered and tossed day after exhausting day. We were made for more!

    Based on the lives of women in the Bible, including Deborah and Abigail, together, let’s discover how to:

    • Live in unshakable confidence, even in the worst situations.
    • Replace loneliness, rejection, and pain with acceptance, affirmation, and approval.
    • Discover how to overcome the self-doubt whispers & find freedom to reach our full potential.
    • Find the love you crave so your love-gap is finally filled.
  • Complicated; even predictable. I know – you’re not supposed to say that about your faith. But it can so easily become true. It is good to be stable and consistent, but Jesus never intended for our relationship with Him to be boring.

    It’s time to break up with boredom! In this full conference or one-session message, Lynn will not only challenge you, but will help empower you to:

    • Move past the mundane into the life Jesus called rich and satisfying
    • Become ruined for the ordinary and desire His extraordinary
    • Discover what is missing and how to find fulfilling in your walk with Jesus

Events for Parents

  • As our children grow older, life just seems to become busier. Somewhere along this journey called parenting communication can all to easily stop. The child who clung to your every move now seems to run when you come near.

    Want to turn it around?

    Leaning on nearly 25 years of parenting experience, Lynn will share her secrets for having the connection and communication you and your child long for! (And it may or may not involve jumping out of a plane!)

Events for Young Adults and Teens

  • {full conference or single session message}

    Every young woman should break out of the cultural definition of beautiful and break into God’s so she can reach her fullest potential. To do this, she must be brave! This talk/conference challenges young adults and/or teens to push past relationship drama to get to God’s best for her. To bravely make the switch from looking for the guy to becoming the girl. Young women will be encouraged and empowered to become the one God created her to become; a gutsy, God girl who displays His character and honors God.

  • {full conference or single session message}

    You see it; the undercurrent of culture threatening to pull you under. As her mentor or mom, you also see something she is missing: the full potential laying just under the surface of all her trying.

    It’s time for her to break out of the suffocation of trying to becoming who God created her to be. She is more than she knows! Let’s empower her to be brave enough to make the move and discover who intended her to be! Together we’ll:

    • Figure out what a personal & growing relationship with Jesus looks like (and why she should want one).
    • Learn how to block out the noise to hear the voice of God.
    • Develop and stick to boundaries so she can reach her fullest potential.
    • Create confidence leading to higher self-esteem by discovering the love she craves

    Sessions can include:

    • You’re Brave Enough
    • Becoming a World-Changer
    • Beyond Snap-Chat: Finding Life-long Friends
  • What will my life be like? Who will I be? Whether girls put these concerns into words or struggle anxiously with these thoughts, during this season of change, girls have questions. Sometimes these questions also come with fears and they need a safe place to process these fears. 

    Building a foundation for the years to come, this message will empower young girls to find confidence in God, rather than in someone, some place, or some thing, as culture will all-too-soon tell them to. 

    Lynn will also prepare girls to:

    • Overcome confidence-defeating thoughts and stand on who Jesus says she is.
    • Shape her self-worth on Christ and overcome the temptation base it on environmental factors.
    • Build a strong foundation to face the fickle and flippant opinions of others.
    • Find approval of herself even when she lacks the acceptance of others.
    • Find security by turning to Christ as she steps through the exciting, yet scary world of growing up.

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What Others Are Saying About Lynn

“If you are looking for a speaker who will inspire your community to become the women that God desires for them to be, Lynn Cowell is the perfect choice. In our planning meetings in the months prior, Lynn shared her heart and her years of experience. Even though she was miles away in North Carolina and we were in Illinois, she helped equip our team with helpful ideas for marketing and planning our conference. The feedback after the conference was overwhelming with what a wonderful impact she had on not only on the teens, moms, step moms and grandmothers who were deeply touched to help the young women in their life stay encouraged to choose wisely and follow God’s path for their lives. God has gifted her with the ability to reach young girls with the message that our identity must be in Christ and not in what their friends, boyfriends or media is pushing on them.”
— Lisa Teichmiller, Revolution “Strong Women…Stronger Daughters”, Conference Planning Team, Christ’s Church Effingham, Illinois

“Lynn Cowell is Proverbs 31 Ministries hidden gem and best kept secret. Lynn has a God given gift to connect with and relate to teen girls and moms when she talks about Jesus’ radical love for us, purity, friendships, guys, and all the other sacred and messy stuff in between. Lynn is making a huge impact in churches across the nation. Of all the conferences I’ve attended including nationally offered conferences, Lynn’s messages by far packed the biggest punch. Her words are God’s truth woven with her experiences from the wellspring of her love for Jesus and are conveyed in such a way the audience is left hungry for more and inspired to implement what they’ve learned.”
— Erin Bishop, founder of The Whatever Girls, Spokane, Washington

“Lynn is my sister in Christ, and I have the privilege of calling her friend. She has a contagious and passionate love for next generation girls. She speaks their language, understands their thinking, and knows how to minister to their hearts. Lynn will speak and teach with transparent truth. She will inspire your youth to want more of Jesus.”
— Wendy Pope, Author and Speaker, Proverbs 31 Ministries

“Lynn speaks about what she lives in the same passionate and engaging manner as she does in a one on one conversation. Her messages come across in a very personal way. Lynn is able to capture and hold the attention of her audience through various mediums, but I think she is effective because she is real, passionate and transparent. That is what people respond to…She is one of the most engaging and effective speakers I have had the privilege of listening to.”
— Loretta Tuttle, Conference Organizer, Central Church of God

“If you are looking for a passionate, spirit-filled speaker to share with your teens, Lynn Cowell is your girl. You will not be disappointed! Her amazing heart for teens is evident and you can count on her to direct each and every teen to our sweet Jesus and walk away changed.”
— Shari Braendel, Modesty Expert and Author of Good Girls Don’t Have to Dress Bad

“Our speaker was amazing!! She spoke right from her heart, and was pertinent with our theme. She also deeply connected with much of our group. She is sensitive and caring and everything was wonderful. Thank you for your direction in helping us find her, and Proverbs 31 Ministries of course will be in our future again. I can’t say enough positives about you guys!”
— Calandra Schanzenbach, Placerville, CA

“Our experience with Lynn such a blessing. As though she was sitting in a Starbuck’s over coffee, Lynn spoke to the girls in my daughter’s middle school candidly with the truth on their desire to be wanted and the one who could fill it. Having them laughing on one hand, then seriously considering their future in the other, she challenged the crowd of girls to be radical in their schools by finding Jesus to be the filler of their “love gap” as she calls it. It really impacted my daughter & her friends; I hope to have her back soon!”
— Lisa Hedaria, Reno, NV

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