IMG_1002As women, we all are “influencers.”  We have opportunity to “speak into” another’s life almost every day!  As we desire to reflect godly character in our thoughts and actions, it is necessary for each one of us to focus on aspects of our own character that need transformation.  “Women of Influence” is a program designed to intentionally focus on our weaknesses and at the same time rise up to our unique calling as Kingdom women.  This is not your casual “in/out” type of class.  A high level of commitment to a monthly group meeting, personal accountability relationship, reading, personal study and serving opportunities are required.  Each participant will be challenged to write out personal spiritual goals and mission statement, and demonstrate commitment to living those out.  Programs will be offered on a day and evening schedule during October, November, January, February, March and April each year.

 

         WOMEN OF INFLUENCE 
                 Begins in January 2017
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who lives, but Christ lives in me.  And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

The world creates the environment that says if we are to be of any significance in this world we must be something or do something that the world considers important.  But the Word of God teaches us that a God-centered life is the most significant life we can live.  Women of Influence is an intentional mentoring process intended for women who desire to seek the fullness of transformational life, and on the journey significantly have an eternal influence on others.

When we forget about self in our desire to live for Christ, we will stop being consumed with what others think of us or what others declare has value. And it is there that the influence of our words, attitudes, and actions quietly make a difference.

Are you living intentionally, mindful that every moment is a gift and opportunity to know, love, and serve the living God?  Are you ready to give an answer when someone asks the reason for your hope?  Do you count it a privilege to encourage and equip other women to live for the glory of God?

Women of Influence, a once a month large group session, will meet on the second Monday of each month January through May and again September through November in 2017.  Meetings will be held at Pastor Barb’s Home and you may choose to attend either a morning group meeting 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or an evening group meeting 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  (It is strongly recommended that you consistently attend the same time group each month.)  A specific topic will be discovered each month that will require reading, journaling, and action.

You MUST register for this course in advance.  Please register by email to Pastor Barb(barb@sanibelchurch.com)  or by personal written note to Pastor Barb prior to December 20.  The first session will be Monday, January 9, 2017.  Be willing to make a first priority commitment to the monthly meetings by marking your 2017 calendar in advance.  Dates will be January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, September 11, October 9, and November 13, 2017.  Of course special “allowance” is made for those who are only here during the winter months…you will be asked to still participate “at a distance” by following along the assignment schedule!