Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Welcome to the Girls for HIS Glory Blog!

Hello Girls!

I am so excited to be writing the first, official blog post to commemorate the Girls Ministry Launch TONIGHT at First Baptist Church of Cleveland, Tennessee! This is a milestone in the life of our student ministry and I am ecstatic to be a part of it!

What is the Girls Ministry? It is a division within our student ministry that's primary focus is to pour the Truth of Jesus Christ into our middle school and high school girls, building up a desire and understanding of Biblical femininity, and of course fellowship with the girls! In a nutshell, we are living out what is commanded in Titus 2:3-4 (ESV):

"Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled."

We have amazing lady leaders that are committed to their walk with the Lord and thus the training, nurturing...the discipleship of the girls that come through our ministry at First Baptist. Whether you are looking for a place to grow in your walk with the Lord, need some counseling in the Scriptures, or just a place to have fellowship with believers, (or hopefully all three!) this ministry is set to provide that within a mindset of glorifying God first and foremost. After all, we ARE Girls for HIS Glory!

What is our purpose? The chief end of man (ie: our absolute/divine purpose) is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever and ever. 1 Peter 4:10-11 says that we must do all things "in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ" (ESV). The glory of God is like a red thread which must run through all our words and deeds and which stands out the most. l Corinthians 10:31 agrees: "Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God" (italics added for emphasis). Therefore, our purpose in this ministry (and in every aspect of our life, really) is to glorify God....we ARE Girls for HIS Glory. Therefore, we have adapted/paraphrased Colossians 3:17 to be our "motto":

"We're girls that let every detail of our lives - words, actions, whatever - be done in the name of Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way."
It is my hope that this blog will thus serve as a useful tool in our journey together to glorify God. I will use this site to post upcoming events, challenges, encouraging words, and devotions from time to time. It is a place to dialogue outside of our regular events and gatherings, so I hope you will use it to its full advantage! Comment away! I love comments! :)

Also, monthly I will post DIG questions. These will be questions in which you will need to "dig" through Scripture to help you find the answers. The first 3 girls to post answers to these questions will WIN a "date" with me which includes ice cream, coffee, or lunch...your choice! So you will want to check this site regularly!

Again, WELCOME, not only to our new BLOG, but to the Girls Ministry! I am posting the Calendar below! Leave a comment and tell me what you think!

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  1. Suzanne - this looks AMAZING. I know God has big things in mind for your girls!! Although I am not technically part of your ministry (obviously, haha) I will definitely be a remote participant and supporter through prayer! These girls are lucky to have you. You know I love you!!

    Eph. 3:14-21,

  2. Hey I am so excited about this new blog and well everything! Miss Suzanne I love you being our girl minister And well I just LOVE YOU!

  3. The blog looks PRECIOUS!!! I know this ministry is a dream (and a prayer...well, lots!) come true for you. So proud of you, Ms. Suzanne :)

  4. Just want to say THANKS for what you are doing with the new Girls Ministry Initiative. Tonight was awesome and I know you were blessed with the turnout. ALso thanks for loving our girls, you are just what they need. Let me know if you need anything, but be certain I will be liftin you up to our Father.

    Amy Foss

  5. hey it's your wing lady I think you and this blog and the girls ministry are the bomb dot com!! wooooop!!! love you!

  6. Hey I just loved the party last night and mom did to. Hey have anyone read psalm 78:45-55? It was really good if you didn't. Go read the bible instead of reading this post. Bye

  7. The Blog and your upcoming calendar look so great! I am so excited for you and the new ministry the Lord has entrusted you with and equipped you to lead. It's going to be awesome!

    Love you!

  8. Ms.Suzanne
    I love having you as are girls ministery leader and i am SOOOOOO pumped about the girls retreat and can't wait.LOTS OF LOVE<3

  9. Thanks girls for all your sweet comments! I told you, I LOVE comments! I am so blessed to get to work with such sweet girls that WANT to know God more and more passionately!

    Yes, Kylie! The QT reading HAS been really good! I have daily been convicted about how much I focus on my own troubles, and yet ignore the faithfulness of the Lord! How can we doubt what He has planned for us, when He has such a strong, pure, mighty testimony not only from the past of many ages ago, but from our own personal past! He is sufficient! Let's focus on that!

    Keep commenting girls! Let me know how your QT is going! I am going to post again later this week too! <3