Monday, April 23, 2012

Women's Ministry -- A New Calling for the Women of Shreveport-Bossier. Girl's, It's TIme to Get Up!

For some time God has laid it on my heart that there will be a city-wide revival in Shreveport-Bossier calling all Christians to wake-up and come be a part of something greater than one church, one denomination, one preacher, one praise team. And by “some time” I mean for about 8 to 10 years. Within the past 6 months it has grown stronger and stronger, and I believe within 5 years God is going to bring it to fruition. It will require humility and obedience on the part of church leadership and on the part of Christians in our community. Eight to ten years may seem like a long time, but after studying Noah, I figure it’s a drop in the bucket.

I believe this burden for a city-wide revival plus the desire to minister to women God has placed on my heart is no mistake. When we had a ministry at Calvary for women, we were equipping women and encouraging women to volunteer in different ministries. We provided opportunities for them to create and make things to donate, opportunities to serve outside the church in these ministries with the goal that these women would be in place when the revival would come. We also had started “Sweet Stars.” It was an opportunity for women to open their homes, invite friends, family, neighbors and coworkers to learn a skill, have fun and hear the Word of God. The purpose of this was to get women used to opening their homes up again to their neighbors, so when the revival came, our women would have the kind of relationships with their neighbors that inviting them to a revival would seem the most natural and easiest thing to do.

I know without a shadow of a doubt that I have been called to minister to women…women’s ministry. And since the women’s ministry at Calvary has come to an end, I’ve been struggling with what it is that God wants me to do with this calling on my life. For crying out loud, I spent the past two years in seminary just to minister to women…what was that about if I’m not supposed to use what He has equipped me to do? I still believe revival is coming, and I still believe God has called me to act and prepare women.

With that being said, I humbly request that you keep me in your prayers as I start a ministry outside of the church. Women are hungry. Women are hurting, and women are eager. I believe the best way to equip women is to teach them how to feed themselves from the Word of God. DVD Bible studies are great and wonderful, but if you are in a crisis, you need to be able to go to the Word of God, search, seek, and find. I believe God is calling me to start a neighborhood Bible studies for women.

I’m working on the material for the first session of study. This will teach women how to read the Bible, how to study the Bible and how to apply it to their everyday lives. It will be an opportunity for the women in a neighborhood to come together once a week for six weeks to eight weeks and learn to take in more than milk. Then the next quarter, those women would choose a topic or a book to study and grow from there. New members would be mentored by established members of the neighborhood. The first neighborhood would then help sponsor and pray for the next group to start. Then I would love to have a retreat for the women in these studies…have fun, laugh, study God’s Word and minister and mentor like we are instructed to in Titus.

God is still revealing to me as I go along. There is so much that is needed in order to make it work by this fall, but my God will supply all my needs (Phil 4:19). Please pray with me that He will reveal the first neighborhood in which Christian women need to arise, to wake-up and reach out to their neighbors. The first neighborhood of women who are to get ready for the city-wide revival that God is going to bring. The first neighborhood of women reaching women.

I can’t wait. I’m excited. I tear up just thinking about it…has to be a God-thang. Can’t wait to see what God does.

If you will pray in earnest for me and this ministry through the end of this year, would you please inbox me? Send me an e-mail and as prayer needs arise, I’ll shoot out a simple message about what God is doing. Thank you.


  1. Kristy, I am SO excited about this longing that God has placed on your heart!!! I can't wait to hear all about the journey and the revival that God is going to do among the women you reach! Praying for the harvest!

  2. By all means, count me in! Sounds great!


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