Wow! This is it! It’s really happening! And all I can say is, “WOW! Our God does exceedingly, abundantly above all we could ask or think!”
Today, we are officially launching The M.O.M. Initiative and my heart is pounding in my chest as I write this, girlfriends!
This ministry has been on my heart and in the works for over 2 years now and as I step back and see how the Lord has connected the dots to bring it all to pass, I’m speechless… and y’all know that’s a miracle!
I’ve included some information to help you get a glimpse of my heart and vision about The M.O.M. Initiative.
So…here’s The M.O.M. Initiative in a nutshell:
What’s The M.O.M. Initiative?
While many women dream of being the perfect mom who has all the right answers, never raises her voice and never has to count to three, we all know it’s not always easy being a mom. Those sweet little bundles of joy don’t come packaged with instruction manuals or warning labels and moms are often left to figure it out on their own.
The M.O.M. Initiative is an acrostic for Mothers On a Mission to Mentor Other Mothers. It exists as a group of moms and a package of resources to equip, enable and support women as they experience Titus 2 in real life. We want to help moms become the best moms they can possibly be.
The M.O.M. Initiative website offers virtual encouragement for real life moms. The website exists as safe place to grow as a mother, to gain a better understanding of what a mother is and what a mother does and to foster and support mentor/mentee relationships.
Along with practical tips, helpful tools, godly wisdom and informative insight on current issues, The M.O.M. Initaitive website also offers a private chat room where a mom can connect with a ‘virtual’ mentor and find help in times of need. The website offers help for the mentor as well as the mentee.
I’m blessed to have a great team of M.O.M.s join me in this ministry! They all come from different backgrounds and bring a variety of experience to the table. The articles on The M.O.M. Initiative website are provided by this wonderful group of moms who are passionate about ministering to the hearts of mothers. Some are writers, speakers, counselors, nurses or experts in their fields, yet they all devote much time and effort to serving other mothers in whatever season of life they find themselves.
The M.O.M. Initiative workbook is being developed to serve as a tool in the hands of Christian moms to help foster mentoring relationships beyond the four walls of the church and take Titus 2 to the streets. It will be an eight week study containing five lessons per week. Each day the mentee will be presented with biblical truths as well as mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and developmental needs of a child. She will also gain insight through thought provoking questions encouraging her to implement proactive mothering techniques.
The workbook will also provide a M.O.M. mentor guide and a missional planning guide in the back of the book.
Summed up, The M.O.M. Initiative is a missional mentoring package of resources that will give Christian mothers an easy, hands on approach to passionately pursue mentor relationships with younger mothers and mothers-to-be, and ultimately impact the next generation for Christ.
How Did The M.O.M. Initiative Get Started?
The M.O.M. Initiative was birthed from my own story. At the age of nineteen, I was a single mom. Without Christ and without a mentor, I made a series of serious choices that affected my precious young son. After becoming a Christian five years later I learned being a mom is much more than a three letter word and a handful of sacrifices. I also realize the significance of Titus 2:4-5.
Over the years I’ve seen many moms struggle and children often falling between the cracks of our culture’s skewed view of the significance of a mother’s role and the struggles today’s busy mothers face. It’s like we’re seeing the next generation of children slipping away…we’re seeing moms in desperate need of some mentoring mavens who will rise up, take them by the hand and help them in their journey, yet we (the church) aren’t quite sure how we truly get involved.
The M.O.M. Initiative will arm women with the tools and resources that can help them change the world one mom at a time.
What’s the Vision for The M.O.M. Initiative?
We believe that if the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world, then the church that mentors those hands will win it!
The primary vision for The M.O.M. Initiative is that it not only be limited to those who enter the four walls of the church, but that it also be used to facilitate mentor relationships in homes for unwed mothers, in low income housing projects, apartment complexes, homeless shelters, prisons, juvenile shelters, schools, hospitals, the mission field and anywhere young mothers can be found. (Planning guides for each of these venues will be available in the back of the book.)
We are mothers on a mission to mentor other mothers and we really want to change the world one mom at a time! Won’t you join us?!
The M.O.M. Initiative is not just a book. It’s not just a website. IT’S A REVOLUTION!