“Equipping and empowering women to be the hands, feet, heart and voice of Jesus.”
Mighty Women of Vision: The Story…
In 2008 Elizabeth Thompson conceptualized and captured the vision for Mighty Women of Vision. Elizabeth based the concept and need on a teaching she heard from Ezekiel 37—the story of God breathing life back into the dry, scattered bones. Her God-inspired desire was to facilitate a spiritual awakening and revival bringing unity in the body of Christ. Her desire to remove denominational boundary lines and to foster unity would become the foundation of Mighty Women of Vision.
Mighty Women of Vision began with a group of women gathering in Elizabeth ’s home for a Bible study. They endeavored to host a Garden Party to benefit a local faith-based organization by spotlighting them to the community and assisting the ministry through helps or financial means. The heart beat of spotlighting other nonprofits has continued through the years with annual fundraisers. Elizabeth’s vision for a non-profit to do philanthropy work has come to fruition through the years, raising funds for several local and global ministries including the Eugene Mission, Hosea Youth Services, Hannah House (Teen Challenge rehab home), One Hope, Camp Agape, Dove Medical (Crisis Pregnancy Center), Branches of Valor, Living Sacrifice Ministries (installing wells in India) and Ebenezer House of Vision Orphanage in Uganda.
The mission of Mighty Women of Vision is “equipping and empowering women to become the hands, feet, heart, and voice of Jesus.” Toast the King gatherings is a venue for faith based women designed to give women a platform to find their voices and providing them with the tools to network and practice public speaking; “RECLAIMING our voices to PROCLAIM His greatness from the inside out.” The gatherings start with each woman holding her goblet (water glass) high to toast the King of Kings (prayer), followed by a few worship songs. A Communication Skill Building Tip is shared followed by a guest speaker. Each person has the floor during the two minute “Commercial Time” to share their business, ministry and or passions; thus, giving women practice in public speaking and leadership training. Many wonderful testimonies are coming forth from women who have received freedom from fear. Fear of public speaking is the number one fear around the world. International Toast the King chapters are starting, as well, in India, Pakistan and Uganda.
Mighty Women of Vision understands that women can gather in unity even though biblical doctrine may be dissimilar in some ways. MWOV strives to focus on core, essential Christian beliefs and doctrine while allowing God’s grace and love to cover the peripherals of the Christian faith. We have found that the many Christian women joining together creates a unique, beautiful, and dynamic group. Importantly, bridging church denominations at the local level paints a wonderful picture for the community as they see the body of Christ in action, choosing to set aside difference and walking as sisters.
Questions? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an intro to Mighty Women of Vision home gathering and annual Garden Party fund raiser.. http://youtu.be/OJRLvEdboA0