Jesus follower. Wife. Mom. Author. Speaker. Forever being transformed into His reflection. Award-winning author and international speaker, Carla McDougal founded Reflective Life Ministries in 2008. Her true passion is her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It humbles her to realize His love, grace, and mercy go beyond her understanding. She truly believes laughter is medicine from the Lord that breaks down walls and removes the masks in our lives. As a result, God has taken her around the world to encourage others to live every day for Him. Her latest book, My Prayer Chair, won multiple awards in 2013 and is now available in Spanish. Carla and her husband, Fred, live in the Houston, TX area.
We were very pleased to have Carla as our special speaker for an annual fundraising event for our organization. Genuine, smart, funny, relate-able...she did a beautiful job and is an amazing person. If you are looking for the real deal, look no further. You will not be disappointed!!!
Response from Carla McDougal:
Oh Lenora, thank you so much for your review. I loved working with you as well. Your words of encouragement spur me forward. And, what a blessing it is to serve with you again through the First Love Marriage Conference. Blessings to you my friend!
We had Carla come speak two years in a row for our ladies group in Upstate NY. Carla and her staff were so accommodating and prayed for us every step of the way! Carla is a wonderful speaker with a love for Jesus that shines through. As Carla says, it gives me "Jesus bumps" just thinking about the experience and to see how women grew closer to Christ during those weekends. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Carla! My dear friend.
Response from Carla McDougal:
Wow, I am overwhelmed by your encouraging review and testimony. Thank you so much for sharing your experience about working with Reflective Life Ministries and myself. You are an amazing leader and so sensitive to the Holy Spirit's direction. I consider it a blessing to have spoken at the women's retreat two years in a row. Blessings to you!
I am honored to say I have had two fantastic experiences with Carla McDougal of Reflective Life Ministries. I attended two of her conferences/Retreats (Walking on High Heels and Operation Basic Training) in the past two years and cannot say enough about her heart for Jesus. Her speaking and ministry is purely based on the Word of God and her stories throughout sessions delight so many. She has touched hearts deeply with Godly wisdom in ways that have lasting impression. It has been a blessing to get to know Carla. She is a loving, giving, humble servant of The Lord and her ministry is all for the glory of God!! I look forward to being in fellowship and worship with her and the many opportunities/conferences RLM has to offer in the future. Her smile and personality light up a room and Jesus surely shines in and through her! Praising God for Carla and how she serves The Lord in all that she does. Thank you Carla McDougal of Reflective Life Ministries!
Response from Carla McDougal:
Humbled. Encouraged. Overwhelmed. Thank you, Tara, for this heart-felt review! I praise the Lord for connecting me with Faith Baptist Church in upstate New York. Through an internet search, FBC connected with me in Texas. It was an honor to be the speaker of their women's retreat in 2013 and then again in 2014. The women also went through both my Bible studies... Reflecting Him and My Prayer Chair. My husband and I are excited to return in 2015 as the speakers for their marriage conference. Love how God connects His children together for His purposes to be accomplished!
Price Range: $500 and $2500
Gig Length: 45 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
Award-winning author and international speaker, Carla McDougal founded Reflective Life Ministries a 501c3 non-profit organization in 2008. This ministry reaches to all parts of the world sharing the message and truth of Jesus Christ through speaking engagements, retreats, conferences, written materials, film productions, and more.
FOCUS TOPICS- Specifically designed for single events. Carla McDougal uses the topics for a variety of events… luncheons, conferences, Christmas Specials, ladies night out, church events, leadership seminars, Mom's groups, community events, and more. These authentic, biblical, and relevant topics affect women of all ages. Carla uses a variety of humorous, real-life stories as she dives into the heart of the scripture. Each Focus Topic comes with an original skit written by our RLM playwright, Robin Murray.
Other Areas - Books, Blog, Bible Studies, Film Productions, Missions, and more.
Carla McDougal is the founder of Reflective Life Ministries and CEO of Reflective Media Productions and the Stronger Alliance. As an inspirational speaker, author, and film producer, Carla truly believes laughter breaks down walls and removes the masks in our lives. She smiles to think of the experiences God has allowed in her life to teach and remind her "He is in control." As a result, God has taken her around the world to encourage others to live every day for Him. Carla and her husband, Fred, live in the Houston, TX area.
Carla is the author of three books encouraging the reader to develop a walking, breathing relationship with Jesus through prayer. Her book "My Prayer Chair" won multiple awards and is now available in Spanish and on audiobook.
Carla is also the Executive Producer for the movies First Love and the award-winning movie We Are Stronger. All the movies, films, and PSAs produced through Reflective Media Productions have a call to action at the end directing people to the Stronger Alliance website where they can find Christ-centered resources, organizations, and online groups. Please look at (link hidden) and (link hidden) for greater understanding of how RMP helps trauma survivors and those suffering from mental health issues.
Past Booked Events
|April 18, 2019 • 7:30am - 8:00am||Corporate Event|
|April 09, 2016||Nonprofit Event|
• PERSONAL GROWTH
Your Story, for His Glory
Signed, Sealed, Delivered! (Mentoring)
At the Feet of Jesus
Encouragement During Discouragement
Help! My Mind Won't Quit
It's Not about Me
Throw Me A Lifeline
In The Silence
Throw Me a Lifeline
My Prayer Chair
Prayer From the Inside-Out
The Waiting Game
God’s Blueprint for Prayer
The Prayer Clock
Prayer. Purpose. Power.
Rev-Up Your Marriage: Live, Laugh, Love!
The Blame Game
Expect the Unexpected!
The First Love Marriage Conference
Mom-2-Mom: Raising Children & Lovin' It!
The Control Syndrome
Mother. Daughter. Sister. Friend.
God's Unexpected Gifts
The Holy Christmas Seed
"Mary" Christmas to the World
Seasons... Why Do They Come and Go?
Celebrating Treasured Gifts
Accuracy from the Start
The Dream Team
Steady Your Aim
Reach for the Goal
Called to Ministry… Now What?
Increase Your Ministry Wattage
• CONNECT THE DOTS (NEW 2014)
• WALKING ON HIGH HEEL
• DENIM AND DIAMONDS
• OPERATION BASIC TRAINING
• MOTHER, DAUGHTER, SISTER, FRIEND
• FRIENDSHIP TOUR
• CRUISING TO PARADISE
• STAY AMAZED
• THE SPA EMBRACE
FIRST LOVE MARRIAGE CONFERENCE - Carla and her husband, Fred, lead a marriage conference using the Reflective Life Ministries production called FIRST LOVE. For more information visit the website... (link hidden)
Influences & Inspiration
"And we with unveiled faces, all reflect the Lord's glory are being transformed into His likeness from ever increasing glory which comes from the Lord." 2 Corinthians 3:18. Reflective Life Ministries strives to be a ministry fully sold out to Jesus. Our purpose is to share the Truth and message of Jesus Christ through every speaking events, conference, interview, production, written material, blogs, and more. Authenticity, encouragement, and humor set the stage for us to share our hearts with audiences of all ages.
Sound System with a battery pack for her wireless headset.
Music stand or small table for materials while speaking.
Space to move around while speaking.
Large table (4 or 6 ft) for product display.
Emcee (MC) to introduce speaker prior to speaking.
No powerpoint needed.
If possible video capibilities to show DVD or YouTube videos.