Happy New Year! It's 2018 and if you follow Central Women on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter you'll know that 2018 is a big year for us! It's the year of Arise & Shine Women's Conference! And this month's guest is the Arise & Shine pre-conference featured guest: Kristin Schell of The Turquoise Table! Enjoy getting to know her and a bit about her ministry and plan on joining us for the pre-conference!
This month’s guest is our new territorial Secretary for Women’s Ministries, Colonel Janice Howard. Colonel Janice arrived over the summer from the Salvation Army’s eastern territory and hasn’t stopped moving yet. She’s sharp, bright, and constantly smiling – she loves the Lord and is eager to continue to grow in her faith and to see all of us reach our full, God-given potential. Enjoy learning more about her in today’s episode where we cover where she loves to be, spoiled alert, she loves being outside! Where’s she been and how and why she is always setting goals for her and why she thinks you should too!
This month I welcome Sharon Irving to the podcast. Sharon Irving will be our worship leader at the Arise & Shine Women’s Conference in 2018. Sharon is on the worship teams at the Willow Creek Community Church in Barrington, IL and City First Church in Rockford, Il and has been a golden buzzer winner on America’s Got Talent. Sharon’s a Chicago native that has a rich musical and justice seeking upbringing that fuels her today. This is a great episode, enjoy meeting our Arise and Shine worship leader, Sharon Irving!
This month we welcome Major Julie Aren to the show. She's an administrator of the Chicago Adult Rehabitation Centers in Chicago and today she share three, "if you knew the ARC you would know..." insights to help us understand this frontline ministry of The Salvation Army. If you ever had questions about ARC life and ministry this is a great episode to check out!
Earlier this month we said our goodbyes to Commissioners Seiler and now we welcome home, Central Territory officers, Commissioners Brad and Heidi Bailey! We're thrilled to welcome Commissioner Heidi to the Central Women team and look forward to being under her leadership. Listen to episode 23 to learn a little bit about Commissioner Heidi and to hear why she still finds it exciting to be a Salvation Army officer after 37 years and what her passions and hopes are for our church. Enjoy!
Commissioner Carol Seiler (Territorial Leader for the Central Territory) is now retired! We sat down with her before she could leave and asked for some advice that she'd give herself during her career pertaining to leading, managing, and supervising. Check out our website www.uscwomensministries.com to see the resources we mentioned.
The Salvation Army Englewood Red Shield Center located on 69th and Morgan is run by Captain Nikki and Lt. Corey Hughes and I invited Captain Nikki to join me on the prepare podcast. Some of the best research you can do on a topic is actually having a conversation with someone that knows the situation and experience firsthand. I hope this conversation opens your eyes a bit wider and softens your heart to a neighborhood that God is at work in among people that he desperately loves. Here’s my conversation with Captain Nikki.
This month, I meet with Pilar Dunning. Pilar has been a trainer on human trafficking and dynamics for 10 years, and has experience providing direct service to survivors of human trafficking. She’s been passionate about social justice and global missions since her first experience in missions through the Central territory’s Summer Mission Team program for young adults back in 2002. She’s been a social worker for 11 years, and has worked in various settings including: child welfare, children's hospital social work, older adults, and anti-trafficking.