As we listened to the reports of our national leaders it was evident that our ministry is strong and reaches beyond the borders of these United States. Our missionary support is at an all-time high and new ministries are springing up within CWC to serve the under-privileged. Our 2014 Waves of Grace national convention was successful on all fronts and plans are already underway for the 2017 national convention. Although we did not meet the 2014 Christ Birthday Offering goal we experienced an increase over the prior year offering which allowed CWC to fund new ministry projects. We heard from representatives of the Native American Council, the National Association Women of the Church of God and Clergy Women who serve on the CWC Board of Directors.
New to our Connection Council meeting was Leadership Training! Bishop Milton Grannum led an exciting Leadership conference and he challenged us as CWC leaders to share the stories of our ministry so that others can see how we are blessing lives.
Our ministry is not without its challenges as operating funds continue to be the subject of much discussion with regard to funding operations during difficult economic times. The Board of Directors, along with the Finance Committee, continues to seek resources to fund our national operations.
And finally we all had the wonderful opportunity to meet our national staff! These are the people who are there to greet us when we phone in, answer our emails, pack and ship our product orders, and keep the ministry functioning on a daily basis. We thank God for them and keep them in your prayers as they serve CWC.
At the end of the meeting, the council voted unanimously to alter the vision and mission statement of Christian Women Connection. Our new vision is “to serve Christ through equipping and empowering women for Christian ministry.” Our new mission is “to build positive relationships with women everywhere and to provide ministry resources to the Church of God and other groups for connecting women through relationships, spiritual formation, and service, and to train and empower women for leadership in peace building and reconciliation.”
Our ministry is strong and to God be the glory for the great things he has done and continues to do through Christian Women Connection!!