The Women in Ministry Support group was founded more than five years ago with the mission of helping to heal, restore and support women who serve God in the community, including Pastors, evangelists, and teachers. The group provides women with an outlet for personal growth, professional development and spiritual sharing. This month’s Appreciation Breakfast is among the annual activities hosted by WIMS: other events include an annual conference, retreats, and periodic clinics.
One of the Appreciation Breakfast’s speakers, Lorraine Stephens, has helped influence the direction of the group over the past years. In fact, the theme for the WIMS 2012 conference was “An Anointed Ripple Maker,” an intentional tie-in to Ms. Stephens’ book “The Present of the Past.” In the book, Ms. Stephens highlights the notion that as we extend good or kindness in one simple word or action to one single individual, the power of that kindness is felt many times over throughout the world as it ripples from the recipient to the people who surround her. Said Ms. Stephens, “WIMS is near to my heart because I know first-hand how difficult it can be to minister to those around you when you yourself are drained or struggling in one way or another. I believe that as this group comes together, receiving from one another ideas, support, and encouragement, that the community at large is the beneficiary. It is an honor to take part in the WIMS Appreciation Breakfast.”
To learn about the Women in Ministry Support group, visit WIMSGroup.org (http://www.wimsgroup.org/