Deb Burma

Location: Based in Columbus, Nebraska; I’m willing to travel anywhere.

With infectious warmth and wit, Deb Burma writes as she speaks: with authenticity and passion. Faithful to God‘s Word, she relates Scripture to everyday life. Deb will encourage you personally as she speaks truth into your life. She has a passion for sharing God’s Extravagant Grace in Christ. Visit Deb at her website, Extravagant Grace:

Deb is an author for Concordia Publishing House and a sought-after speaker for women’s conferences, retreats, and ministry events. Her assortment of Christian-living books, Bible studies, and devotionals include the best-selling Bible study, Living a Chocolate Life, along with Stepping Out, Beautiful Feet, and her newest work, JOY: A Study of Philippians. 

Deb earned a degree in Economics and Finance, then followed the Lord’s lead to direct women’s and family ministries while raising a family and pursuing additional training in writing, speaking, and theology through Concordia Publishing House (CPH), Concordia Seminary, and the Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI), under the direction of noted authors, editors, and theologians.

Deb has spoken for Lutheran Hour Ministries at both national and regional conferences and for the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) as keynote speaker for National Convention, in addition to, several district conventions. She has led workshops and sectionals for Best Practices for Ministry (BPM) Conferences, Concordia University System’s Beautiful Feet Conference, the Nebraska District LEA Conference, and WLI’s National Conferences. Deb’s ministry travels have taken her to 26 states and Canada, and continue to lead her down the street to her home church.

Raised on a ranch in South Dakota, Deb and her family shared adventures residing in five different states before calling Nebraska home. Deb is a follower of Jesus, a pastor’s wife, and the proud mother of three amazing young adults. She’s a blogger, a women’s ministry leader, and a self-proclaimed coffee/chocolate connoisseur.

Above all, Deb is a grace-filled woman of God.

Speaking Topics:

A Woman of Joy”
You’ve Got Mail! You have received a very special letter, and guess what? As you open it, you’ll find that every word was written with JOY. Bursting with encouragement, exhortations, and tender words of Truth, Paul’s Spirit-inspired letter to the Philippians was penned personally to you too, and serves to kindle the same sweet JOY of Christ in you! Is it possible to be JOY-full every day? A close-up study of Philippians, the New Testament “Letter of JOY”!

“Be Still & Know: Refuge in the Storm”
How can we “be still and know” in the midst of every storm of life? We find refuge in our relationship with Jesus, the One who provides relief in the midst of our storms or release from them. We receive rest in His presence. And we receive ultimate refuge in His redemption. We’ll take a close-up look at Psalm 46 and as we walk in the shoes of women from the Gospels who encountered Christ in the midst of theirs storms.

“Stepping Out: To a Life on the Edge!” 
Are you stuck in your struggles with your past or your pride, your fears, worries, or more? God calls you to STEP OUT of your struggles to a life lived on the EDGE! How is this possible? Find encouragement in your spring-board to edgy living, rejoicing in the Savior’s work in your life. He steps in so you can step out!

“Sip, Savor, & Drink Deeply: Receive God’s Overflowing Gifts” 
Take a break from the daily grind for a real pick-me-up! You will be filled-to-the-brim as you’re grounded in God’s Word, sipping and savoring His Good News in Christ! Sessions include: (1) My Cup (2) My Portion & My Cup (3) My Overflowing Cup! Rejoice, learning that your cup truly does overflow in Christ!

“Living a Chocolate Life: Savoring God’s Sweet Grace”
Living a Chocolate Life, we sample everything from bitter nuggets of pain to sweet morsels of joy.  Whatever the flavor of our days and however our lives are packaged, we can savor the riches of God’s sweet grace in Christ!  He wraps us in His love and fills us with the sweet filling of faith in our Savior.    

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Articles Written by Deb Burma:

An Attitude of Gratitude – In Leadership and in Life

Sent to Serve: Looking into the Life of Another

Learn From the Experts: Leading a Bible Study: Part 1

Learn From the Experts: Leading a Bible Study: Part 2

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Posted on: September 26, 2016, by :