“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds” – Hebrews 10:24
Since surrendering my life to Jesus in 2009, He has blessed me with numerous opportunities to step out of my comfort zone and be purposeful in Him and for Him, and has provided me with many spiritual mothers and sisters to glean from. So in what’s been done for me, I am inspired to do the same for other women, and, with other women.
I’m glad you’re here!
Inspired Sisters is a ministry of women who strive to be what we are called to be in Jesus, while spurring our sisters on to do the same. I believe that as we are saved in Christ, we are also called to be more than what we can be alone. A cord of three is hard to break – we want to be a community of women who pour inward and outward to empower their sisters…a community of women who inspire each other.
During various times throughout the year, this ministry puts together events and activities like some of the ones listed below. If you are interested in any of these, please reach out to us and we’ll let you know if it’s currently happening, in the works, or upcoming in the calendar ahead.
~ BE HEALED ~ “Surrendering the Secret” post-abortion healing and restoration bible study
Many women hide the facts of their abortions and suffer the consequences of their guilt and shame in isolation. Without question, it can be one of the most traumatic experiences in a woman’s life. Research indicates that more than 40% of child-bearing age women carry this incredible burden while wearing a smile. Is that you? Have you been carrying that burden too? I struggled for years with the shame of abortion, and the pain of unworthiness and unforgiveness. And even when I surrendered my life to Christ, it was a struggle to forgive myself. But, God. He lovingly and patiently led me to the place of healing I so wanted and needed.
Come to that place and share your burden with someone who has journeyed through the same and found healing on the other side.
SURRENDERING THE SECRET is an 8-week bible study to heal hurting women and the heartbreak of abortion through honest and interactive bible study, meaningful group experiences, and unique journaling exercises in a confidential, caring community. If you would like more information, you may contact Marie Perry at 610-587-2136 or Katie Bailey at 484-794-3533, in confidence.
~ BE EMPOWERED ~ through learning and studying God’s Word
Growth in faith comes from many different environments. While spending time alone with God in His Word is important, within a group or relationally is just as important and vital. Group Bible studies provide the opportunities to celebrate life’s victories with others, get needed prayer support, offer encouragement in tough times, and help keep ourselves accountable in our personal growth. They also aid in defining a structured time to focus on topics that address our needs or interests.
~ BE AWAKENED ~ inspirational gatherings, conferences, and retreats for women
What better way to grow in our faith than with leading from women gifted with speaking and worship to teach and inspire us in the Word of God and our purpose in Him!? Over the years, we’ve been blessed as women are stirred and inspired through simulcasted and hosted events such as…
• Women’s conferences with gifted speakers and worship.
• Gatherings of prayerful women calling out to God in prayer, together, to move in our neighborhoods and nation.
• Weekend Women’s Retreat (we promise you’ll be blessed through the bonding and the laughter!).
• Worship Nights featuring live performances or videos.
~ BE ACTIVE ~ lifegroups that get together on a regular basis for fellowship and activity
The Bible says that our bodies are the “temple of the Holy Spirit“. Along that line, we believe keeping our bodies moving is part of God’s plan for us. It’s tough to implement that at times, but we found that there’s just something about walking and talking that helps us process life, process what God has been speaking to us, or working out solutions to life’s dilemmas…and even more so when that walk is shared by sisters in Christ. There’s so much encouragement, accountability, revelation and enjoyment in making active times also be social times, so it’s our hope that we can Be Active, having a meaningful time of spiritual growth as we give our bodies a dose of activity.
There’s lots of activities to choose from… we just recently went skiing and snowboarding at Blue Mountain in Palmerton. Got a kayak? Then join us in the spring and summer for a trip down the Schuylkill River or a leisurely paddle on Blue Marsh Lake. There’s bike riding on the Bartram Trail in Hamburg, hiking up to Pulpit Rock and the Pinnacle, starting from the Hamburg Reservoir. We’re always looking for ways to enjoy the and try new activities, so reach out to us. And don’t forget – conversations should be always be Godly, honoring, and full of encouragement and wisdom, without gossip.
~ BE SOCIAL ~ workshops and get-togethers that encourage sharing and learning
Ever wanted to try glass fusing or sewing a canvas tote? Perhaps you’ve always wanted to prepare and jar fresh salsa, or perhaps making bread from scratch is more your style. We’ve done these things and more, and we’re always looking for more shared talent and skills. There’s so many things we can learn or teach together – either for ourselves and as outreach – and we are all blessed by it in many different ways. What are you good at? We’d love to learn about it.
And when we’re not offering a workshop of sorts, we make the most of the time together with an opportunity to get to know each other better by joining up to participate in common interests or trying something new – things like bowling and learning how to properly handle firearms and archery. We even have an ocassional game night to welcome significant others and kids too!
~BE LOVE ~ need-based service groups
Serving through missions is a life-changing endeavor. However, the opportunity to serve outside of our communities (and our homes) from afar doesn’t always present itself for everyone – jobs, kids, appointments… it may be something on your heart but maybe just doesn’t seem possible at this stage in your family life. But the ability to serve, as Jesus instructs, doesn’t only need to happen in another state or a half a world away. Think of your neighbor… does she need help with her kids or a prepared meal? How about an elderly friend… could she use some groceries, a warm fleece blanket, or a ride to the doctor? Or a widow… maybe she could use a hand with her yard work. Maybe you can make something for someone you don’t even know, like wheelchair bags for the disabled. Realize that there is indeed a mission field right in front of you! Let us know that you want to Be Love to others, or that you have someone in mind who needs to Be Loved.
Would you like to be involved or have some feedback for us? How about an idea or a new group that you would like to offer participation in or organization for? Reach out and inspire us at firstname.lastname@example.org.