Thoughts from a participant ~
L.I.F.T. provides the opportunity for us sisters, as partners in grace, to voice our joys, concerns, sorrows, and hurts with women we trust to intercede for us in prayer, knowing we are joined together by the Holy Spirit of our common, all-powerful, only wise Father God and Savior and Lord Jesus. This forum provides us a vehicle through which we can exercise the unique gifts that the Holy Spirit has given to each of us so that we may serve each other and build each other up in Christ– speaking words in season– to become a whole body/person in Christ. It gives us opportunity to take thought of how to spur one another on to love and good works. . . encouraging each other, and even more so because we see the day drawing near!
Freedom Fellowship Church Kaukauna Women's Ministry
LIFT Women’s Ministry at Freedom Fellowship is the avenue God is using to fulfill His purpose in the lives of women today. It is our desire to see women change as they draw closer to the Lord and learn to trust Him and live for Him. As we keep the focus on Jesus, we do our best to help women comprehend what is the width and length and depth and height of the love of Christ so they will become firmly rooted and grounded in their relationship with Him and walk in all the fullness of God in this fallen world.
Our mission is to . . .
Lift Up . . .
We strive to encourage the women of Freedom Fellowship to grow in their relationship with God and others through sound Biblical teaching, discipleship, fellowship and prayer. We also desire to help the individual discover her God given gifts and talents, that she may in turn, use them to benefit the body of believers.
. . .we will speak the truth in love,
growing in every way more and more like Christ,
who is the head of his body, the church.
He makes the whole body fit together perfectly.
As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body
is healthy and growing and full of love.
Ephesians 4:15-16 (NLT)
Connect . . .
The Word teaches that born-again believer's are family and that we need one another. The women of L.I.F.T. strive to form meaningful relationships with one another and desire to form true and lasting connections with all their sisters in Christ.
Just as our bodies have many parts and each part
has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body.
We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. . . Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.
Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight
in honoring each other. Romans 12:4-5,9-10 (NLT)
Reach Out . . .
Jesus reached out to others with God's love and mercy. He healed the sick, opened the eyes of the blind, comforted the grieving, and raised the dead to life. We desire to exemplify Christ by showing His love to a hurting world. LIFT does this by compassionately reaching out to those who are lonely, grieving, or in despair.
Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful. Luke 6:36
Christ Himself commands us to "go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation." The apostle Paul teaches us that we are Christ's ambassadors. L.I.F.T. is committed to reaching our community and our world by seeking opportunities for the women of Freedom Fellowship to live out their faith by serving others and to fulfill the great commission.
All of this is for your benefit.
And as God’s grace reaches more and more people,
there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive
more and more glory. 2 Corinthians 4:15 (NLT)