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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

(in)Courage Community Groups - Spring 2013



Last October I was privileged to become an (in)CourageCommunity group co-leader with one of my dearest friends – Becky Daye.  Please go visit her to read more about our group.  We have a wonderful group of women who are all ministry wives in our (in)Couraged Flock.  They reach from Canada to the Caribbean, the Pacific to the Atlantic.

Our group “meets” in a closed group on Facebook.  It is a safe, confidential place to receive and give support with others in a similar situation.  For our group that means women who are often part of a congregation but, because of their husbands’ positions, have a certain level of isolation simply due to their roles.

I’m a banker’s wife instead of a pastor’s wife, but my friendship with Becky and others has opened my eyes to the loneliness that is often felt and the inability to just “let it all out”.  We both saw this group as a great need, and were not surprised when nearly each lady who joined expressed that this was exactly what they were looking for.

Maybe you aren’t a ministry wife, but still need that connection, someone to just hear you and say, “me, too.”  You might be the mom of a special needs child, maybe your nest is empty now; you might be dealing with moody, unpredictable adorable, cuddly teenagers.  You might even be the woman who is in fact working in ministry.  Are you a writer, an artist, a dreamer? Are you a caregiver?  Do you understand more about name, rank and serial number than longstanding neighborhood feuds because of the military lifestyle and its constant upheaval?

THERE IS A PLACE FOR YOU AT (IN)COURAGE!

Please go to (in)Courage today to read more about all of the groups that are available and how to join for the next session that begins TODAY and continues through April 28.

All you have to lose is the isolation and discouragement that tends to find each of us at some point in time.

To join (in)Couraged Flock send a Facebook message to me or Becky to request and invitation.  Each group will have its own separate “meeting place” and method of enrolling.

I hope you find what you are looking for – (IN)COURAGEMENT!

If you participated in a community group in the fall, please tell me about your experience.  Are you joining a group for this session?

2 comments:

  1. I was amazed at how the members of our group felt comfortable with one another, able to share prayer requests, and genuinely caring about one another. It helped me to realize that no matter where we are at in life, there are others who can walk this journey with us- rejoicing when we rejoice and mourning with those who mourn.
    I pray that every woman would find a group that they can be open and honest with, because it is such a blessing!

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  2. Good for you, Amy and Becky! I love the communities at (in)Courage, and I've loved leading one of the Empty Nest groups.

    Your idea is excellent. My dad was (IS) a minister, and several of my cousins are married to ministers. Those wives carry heavy loads. I know the Lord will bless your group!

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