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WOVL Reflects on 2015 and Steps Into 2016

WOVL Reflects on 2015 and Steps Into 2016

Rev. Crystal January 1, 2016 0 comments
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As Women of Vision Leadership walks into 2016 we need to celebrate some of the website and blog accomplishments of 2015!

Women of Vision Leadership blog has surpassed 150,000 views this year and has been viewed in 167 countries. Readership continues to grow as women around the world ask questions about leadership in the Church and how they can find their place in the Church. We have had several different voices and blog writers throughout the year, and we will continue to pursue diverse voices to represent different understandings of faith, culture, and perspectives. http://crystalschmalz.com/blog-2/

mentorconnectOur MentorConnect program continues to grow. We have connected over thirty women! We have eight mentors, and hope to double that number in 2016! Mentors are encouraged to be available to their mentees for encouragement, support, and friendship. We have women all around the United States who are connected, and this year we want to expand outside of the US! http://crystalschmalz.com/mentor-connect/

 

WOVL Spiritual Retreat 2016Women of Vision Leadership plans to host a retreat in 2016 for licensed women ministers and those who are pursuing and or seriously considering pursuing ministry. We will gather to support, encourage, teach, and fellowship with one another. You can find more information on Women of Vision Leadership Spiritual Retreat 2016 Event Page. http://crystalschmalz.com/womenofvisionleadershipspiritualretreat2016/

Women of Vision Leadership has also hosted two small groups this year. In the beginning of 2015 we hosted a book club and centered our discussion around the book Women of Azusa Street by Estrelda Alexander. The second small group we had started in September and ended in November. We talked about licensure and other topics related to women in leadership and ministry. Several women in the group preached and were able to share their stories and testimonies. In 2016 we hope to have two more small groups during the year. Keep checking the website for updates and small group terms. http://crystalschmalz.com/theopendoorflorissant/ Processed with VSCOcam

boothWomen of Vision Leadership also was able to attend the Women Ministering to Women Conference in Miami this year. We had a booth and sold some of our small group materials. You can check out our small group materials on our webpage. We hope they will help you start a small group, give a Bible Study, and or help you in your own personal devotions and walk with God. In 2016, Women of Vision Leadership hopes to sell more resources and visit more conferences to spread The Word! http://crystalschmalz.com/resources/

In 2016, Women of Vision Leadership will continue to grow! We hope to double the readership this year and get more women connected to mentors and support systems. We also look forward to posting videos and podcasts throughout the year.  We also want to start a scholarship fund for a student! But We Need Your Help! The only reason Women of Vision Leadership is growing is because of you. We need you to share the word and make the site go viral! We want to help women around the world who are struggling with their calling and ministry. Help us do that! Share WOVL with your friends. Hashtag us #WOVL. Help us grow by visiting the site frequently, following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Make Women of Vision Leadership a regular habit! Like us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Let’s make 2016 the best year yet!

-Crystal

Copyright 2016 Crystal Schmalz Ministries

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About The Author Rev. Crystal Rev. Crystal Schmalz is a licensed minister in the United Pentecostal Church International, holds a Master of Divinity degree from Urshan Graduate School of Theology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities and History from Michigan State University. Crystal has served as a staff chaplain at Barnes Jewish Hospital, has completed five units of Clinical Pastoral Education, and is a member of ACPE. She served as a ministry staff leader for ACMNP in Yellowstone National Park and enjoys the beauty of God’s creation. She served on staff at Life Christian Church pastored by David Stephens doing outreach, guest coordination, youth leadership, Sunday school, and music ministry. She currently attends New Life Center pastored by Garry Tracy, and is involved in teaching Sunday school, preaching at nursing homes, teaching Bible Studies, and helping people connect to God and community. Crystal loves to spend time with her husband Luke, and her hobbies include writing, “thrifting,” eating ice cream, and playing Settlers of Catan and Scrabble with friends and family.

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