Sarah Koontz passionate storyteller who enjoys using illustrations to communicate deep spiritual truths. Invite her to be the speaker at your next event.

Thank you for your interest in having Sarah Koontz speak at your event.

Sarah enjoys using personal stories and rich illustrations to help women learn how to reorder their lives according to God’s design.

Sarah would consider it an honor and a privilege to partner with your ministry, church, or small group. She is currently accepting invitations for events in April 2018 and beyond.

Please send all requests to our ministry staff at info{at}livingbydesign.org and include any pertinent details about your event including date, time, and location.

In 2018, Sarah Koontz has decided to donate one 30-45 minute talk per month to a local non-profit organization (within 100 miles of Rapid City, SD).  These donated spots fill up quickly, so please contact us by e-mail to check availability.

Sarah Koontz passionate storyteller who enjoys using illustrations to communicate deep spiritual truths. Invite her to be the speaker at your next event.

Most Requested Topics

Living By Design {Ideal for Women’s Retreats} – Drawing from the unchanging truth of God’s Word and the ever-advancing knowledge of medical science, this talk explores God’s intentions for the whole person, including the body, soul, and spirit. Many people who promote healthy lifestyles only focus on the physical body, but Christians must also consider the emotional and spiritual stumbling blocks that cause our health to spiral quickly out of control. {Click Here} to see video excerpts of one of Sarah’s Living by Design retreats.

Journey to Fruitfulnes: In this talk, Sarah shares her personal testimony along with some practical tips to help you succeed at life and gardening.  In the very same way that a gardener provide for the needs of their plants, God has supplied each of us with all that we need to grow.  The only way to guarantee fruitfulness is to allow the Master Gardener to tenderly care for our needs and nurture our growth.

The ABC’s of Psalm 119 – Did you know that Psalm 119 is God’s Alphabet? The passage has such depth and the ability to speak to women at many different levels of spiritual maturity. The key message of this talk is the many benefits of studying and applying God’s Word. To learn more about Sarah’s unique perspective on Psalm 119, read this article.

Daughterhood {Ideal for Mother/Daughter Events}:   The central message of this talk is Christ’s transforming power in a woman’s primary role as God’s daughter.  By creatively employing the Fruits of the Spirit, Sarah teaches women how embracing the ministry of daughterhood transforms their relationships and gives new purpose to their lives.

Overcoming Overbloom: The message the world is sending us is loud and clear, “you must do more, you must have more, you must be more…bloom more!” Yet, overblooming undermines our strength and weakens our beauty. In this talk, we explore the unexpected choices Jesus Christ made during his time on earth. He didn’t seek the kind of more-ness that the world covets; instead he exposed the folly in the world’s wisdom by living a small, yet infinitely significant life. To learn more about this topic, read this article. 

Worthy of the Calling – If you’ve struggled to understand God’s love for you. If you’ve ever felt unworthy of His call on your life. Please know you are not alone. This is why I have deeply enjoyed studying Paul’s letter to the Ephesians (and why you will too!).  In this talk I share five powerful truths from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians meant to equip all Christians to walk Worthy of the Calling. To learn more about this topic, click here.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about these topics and how they might fit your event. Almost all of the topics can be done either as key-notes or retreats depending on the needs of your group.

If you don’t see a topic here that works for your event,  we would love to work with you to develop powerful talk laser focused on the unique needs of your particular group.

Sarah Koontz invites women of all ages to explore the beauty of God’s design. She is a passionate storyteller who enjoys using illustrations to communicate deep spiritual truths. Sarah lives on 13-acres in South Dakota with her husband, two daughters and a rowdy flock of 30 chickens. She revels in their simple, uncluttered life.I was born into a loving Christian family and received Jesus Christ as my personal savior when I was four years old.   I made my public profession of faith and was baptized at Calvary Baptist Church shortly thereafter.  My family actively participated in the local church throughout my childhood, and I was educated at a private Christian school. In my late teens, I made a personal commitment to study the Bible in earnest and dedicated my life to serving God.

I was married to a fellow believer on July 4, 2004 and we have faithfully attended and served in our local church ever since.  We have two beautiful daughters who have both accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior and are who go to the same Christian elementary school I attended as a child.  We currently attend Parkview Evangelical Free Church of Rapid City, SD, where my husband serves on the Deacon team.

My spiritual gifts include teaching, administration, and discipleship. I am also a passionate storyteller who enjoys using illustrations to communicate deep spiritual truths.  I believe in the literal translation of the Bible and have never found a problem or person beyond the reach of God’s living, active Word.

  • Completed training for Biblical Counseling at Christian Life Ministries in Rapid City, SD.
  • Attended Precept Ministries Institute of Training in Chattanooga, TN and received certification as a Precept Bible Study Leader.
  • Experience as Keynote speaker for various ministries, including Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), and Church Groups.
  • Served on Local MOPS Leadership Team in various roles, including Small Group Leader, Small Group Coordinator, and MOPS Coordinator.
  • Training and Experience as a Pregnancy Peer Counselor with the Care Net Pregnancy Center in Rapid City, SD.
  • Completed YWAM Discipleship Training School in Townsville, Australia and served as a short-term missionary in New Zealand.
  • Experience teaching Sunday School classes to children and adults, organizing and directing Vacation Bible School and leading in-home Bible Studies and family groups.

“Living By Design Retreat” Excerpt

(Audience: Women ages 20-70)

Journey to Fruitfulness” Excerpt

(Audience: Women ages 20-40, Mothers)

Labels We Wear” Complete Talk

(Audience: Middle/High School Students)

 

Endorsements

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Sarah speaks with gentle power and bold conviction in her words. Her stories will entice you. Her experiences will challenge you. Her words will encourage you. Everything about Sarah is beautiful, honest, and refreshing. -Alison Tiemeyer, Writer

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Sarah’s passion, relevance and love for Jesus Christ is magnetic and truly is an inspiration. She instantly connects with others through her humble and down to earth spirit. Her open and honest style will leave you inspired and ready to rise up in what ever life situation you are facing! – Shannon Geurin, Speaker & Blogger

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Sarah is energetic and passionate. She uses props in her presentations and has the ability to pull you into her topic. She’s exciting to listen to. -Laura Longville, CEO Walking in Grace, Inc.

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Sarah is a vivacious speaker who shares from her heart, providing substantive, inspiring content.  As a professor who teaches Speech Communication, I can say without reservation that Sarah not only does it right, as far as volume, gestures, pitch, pacing, and expression – BUT, she is also an informative and entertaining speaker.  I highly recommend her! -Dr. Laura Sherwood, Professor at CSU Global

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I have had the pleasure of hearing Sarah Koontz speak on several occasions.  She is a dynamic and articulate speaker who has a unique way of presenting that is both inspiring and motivating. I would encourage anyone who has a chance to hear her speak to take advantage of the opportunity. -Ray Strand, MD, Author and Speaker

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I recently attended an engagement where Sarah was the speaker. She is passionate about the message she is delivering, and she was able to keep the attention of her audience. Overall, a great speaker one can relate to. -Kristi Foreman, Owner of Picture Perfect Portraits Studio

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Sarah uses the most brilliant illustrations to empower and encourage her audience to know the true power of the Holy Spirit in each of us. Her passion for women to know their potential and heal the wounds in each of us is unmatched. I feel loved, encouraged, and inspired after hearing her speak. -Sammi Ricke, Founder of Grounded & Surrounded