By Kelsey Collins
On Saturday we officially launched the Women’s Ministry at Redemption Tucson! During the gathering, we shared more behind the name we have chosen for the ministry—Woven.
There are many different aspects of who we are—daughter, mother, sister, wife, neighbor, friend, coworker, leader, teacher, etc.—and these come together as part of our whole identity in Christ. There is one True Story, one Lord of All, but there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to womanhood. In some ways, when we come together as women, we represent greater diversity than we do similarities. And that is the beauty of how God created us!
Psalm 139:15 says, “My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.” We are created with great intricacy, reflecting the complex and beautiful nature of our Heavenly Father. We are woven together by His hand, formed and wrought by the Great Artist.
We are woven together not merely as individuals, but as a people. As in Paul’s prayer for the Colossians, we pray that this would be true of our community of women:
“That their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” -Colossians 2:2-3
The goal of this ministry is to show each other Jesus. To point one another to Him, to embody His love and truth to one another, to learn and grow and chase after Him alongside one another. In this is great love, protection, longevity, encouragement, and strength.
“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” -Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NIV)
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Join us for our next Woven gathering in April, and mark your calendars for some fun social events together!
Friday 3/29 – Ladies Night Out
Saturday 4/13 – Woven Gathering
Tuesday 5/7 – Midday Meetup
If you have questions about the women’s ministry please email Kelsey Collins at email@example.com
Here are some photos from the Women’s Ministry Launch: