The mission of Women Ministries of the Covenant is to advance God’s kingdom through women. The good work carries on, right into 2013 as we continue to advance God’s work through AVA (Advocacy for Victims of Abuse), MTS (Mending the Soul), Break the Chains (PROTECT), Global Goods for Congo (including Rip n’ Roll) and Triennial scholarships. Local women ministries groups have lovingly supported these efforts and we are grateful for the healing and help that has taken place as a result. We want to continue those good works through our 2013 project.
In 2013, you can partner with Women Ministries in a powerful way – because you have the power! You have the power to impact women — at home or around the world; in areas of advocacy or leadership training; with hands-on and fundraising efforts. You are empowered to choose the initiative that means most to you in your unique setting. We encourage you to support the effort of your choice, prayerfully, financially, and by raising awareness and taking action. Below are the ways we invite you to create your own project in 2013. Choose one or more that work best for you! Click on the toggles below to learn more about the available projects.
AVA / Advocacy for Victims of Abuse
AVA is growing! More than 1,500 persons have taken the local advocate training; new Regional Advocates are being trained. Yet AVA is under-funded. Your gifts will help AVA grow and impact local churches with healing, awareness and help. PROJECT: u empower invites you to raise funds for AVA, and to consider hosting an AVA awareness event, inviting an AVA Regional Coordinator to speak, or to host an AVA training in your church or in partnership with others.
Mending the Soul
Mending the Soul is also growing! More than 100 persons have taken the first step of MTS facilitator training. This effort is also underfunded. Your gifts will help MTS expand and answer the call from churches in the US and Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico. PROJECT: u empower invites you to raise funds for MTS and to consider hosting a Mending the Soul training at your church.
Break the Chains
The fight against human trafficking continues via the PROTECT resource, giving local congregations the tools and information to fight trafficking in their own communities. PROTECT has sold out in two printings and needs funding to enable further printing, distribution and awareness-raising. PROJECT: u empower invites you to raise funds for the development and distribution of the PROTECT small group/Sunday school curriculum resource, to host a human trafficking awareness event, or to provide PROTECT to churches in your area.
Global Goods for Congo
Global Goods for Congo is the newly-expanded effort to roll bandages, make baby goods, assemble midwife kits and ship them to Congo. Through Global Goods for Congo, Women Ministries provides much-needed supplies for hospitals and clinics in Congo and incentivizes Congolese women to receive pre-natal care and to deliver their babies in a setting with medical care. PROJECT: u empower
invites you to raise funds for Global Goods for Congo/Rip ‘n Roll, to consider hosting a bandage-rolling event, to invite women to sew, knit, and crochet baby goods, to assemble midwife kits and to raise awareness about the need for all these. Global Goods for Congo is an ideal tie-in for churches engaged in Covenant Kids Congo.
to download bulletin inserts available for printing and distributing in your church.
Triennial XIV Scholarships/ Raise the Flag Fund
What a powerful and moving experience Triennial XIV will be—yet it’s heartbreaking to consider deserving women who would be there but for want of funds to get there! PROJECT: u empower invites you to give to the Triennial XIV Scholarship fund, bringing a woman from the U.S. or Canada to Triennial XIV, or to the Raise the Flag fund, enabling a woman from a country where the Covenant serves in global mission to attend Triennial XIV. Host a Triennial XIV interest gathering, connect with an indigenous woman leader, show the Triennial XIV video, share testimonies of how God has moved and worked in women through Triennial.
Checks can be made out to Women Ministries (memo: “Project 2013″ plus the ministry area of your choosing) and mailed to 8303 W Higgins Road, Chicago, Illinois, 60631.