Are you a parent of an adult child who struggles with choices they've made? Are you hurting because the relationship is broken and you're at a loss of what to do? Consider attending PRODIGAL - a one day workshop offered by AFFIRM Ministries on Saturday, March 11 at Maple Ridge PLACE. Utilizing principles from Doug Weiss’s book PRODIGAL PARENT PROCESS, understand the pain of disengagement, explore ways to move forward without regrets, and embrace how to take notice of God in it all.
FINANCIAL POLICY: It is the heart of AFFIRM Ministries to provide services to those who are in need, regardless of financial circumstances. Scholarships and assistance are available. Please ask by emailing email@example.com
Join us for the CREATE Workshop on Saturday, May 20, 2023. You'll discover what it means to be a creative, how we get stuck, and what success may look like. Registration begins in April.
AFFIRM Ministries ministers to those who struggle with feeling validated.
What does it mean to feel validated? Validation is acknowledgement. It is best demonstrated when we notice another's heart. Many of us didn't receive that kind of notice nor did we learn how to give it to others.
AFFIRM Ministries explores this message through THE NOTICE podcast, one on one mentoring, speaking, teaching and workshops.
At the heart of AFFIRM Ministries is Susan Hoekstra, who has a passion to teach others about validation and affirmation. At Maple Ridge PLACE, she hosts a variety of workshops, specializing in working with those who have been betrayed, abused, grew up fatherless, or creatives, utilizing the principles found in her book A FIRM GRASP - Feeling validated in a notice-me world.
After years as a professional classical musician, she experience the outpouring of the mercy of God and began songwriting, leading small groups, teaching bible studies, speaking at women's retreats, writing, and lay counseling. She has been featured writer inJust Between Us magazine, Christian Devotions and is a featured guest on PROCLAIM FM radio and numerous podcasts. She is host of God stories LIVE, and THE NOTICE podcast. Her book A FIRM GRASP - Feeling validated in a notice-me world explores the need for acknowledgment and approval and how the God of mercy satisfies! In the Spring of 2022, she and her husband purchased Maple Ridge PLACE, a 14 acre property that has become the home of AFFIRM Ministries and Freedom Farm Ministries, offering workshops, one on one mentorships, praise gatherings, equine therapy, gardening and more.