Thank you for saying yes to the call to lead a group of mamas and their girls. It’s not an easy call, but it’s a noble one we know God has equipped you for!
In light of the current times, we hope you are still moving forward in your groups as planned. People are in need of some sense of structure, clarity, and "normalcy"; in the midst of a lot of uncertainty ahead. However, with that said, figuring out what is safe for you and your group will vary from community to community. That is okay!
If you haven’t communicated your plan, keep in mind that some mamas will say yes, some will need to take it meeting to meeting, and some will have a clear boundary attached to their yes in light of Covid19. We are practicing how to use our voices and to hear what others need without throwing the baby out with the bath water.
Here is a sample email that was sent out by one of our CG leaders. Feel free to use this as a template or create your own email. You might need to have one-to-one phone conversations to clarify any unique needs this year. God is using this time to sharpen your leadership and grow your trust in Him as you watch Him work in the lives of your entire group.
We are here for you if you need help navigating this unique year! The CG Leadership Team
Words of Love
Hebrews 4:16 “So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.”
CG Mama/Daughter Retreats is a highlight each year for both mamas and daughters. We are encouraging leaders to pray, seek input on what each group member is comfortable with either via a survey, phone call, or individual conversation, and lean into God’s wisdom and direction. This year’s retreat will probably look a bit different than previous years, but connecting in this way is a critical part of building community, strengthening relationships, and growing in your faith.
Mama Retreats Did your CG group have a busy summer and miss the opportunity to participate in the Courageous Gathering in July? Don’t worry!! You can purchase the conference for your CG group to view together at your next Mom’s Night Out or Mama Retreat. To purchase this amazing gathering for your group go to https://www.livingwholeheartedstore.com/courageous-gathering-audio
Courageous Prayer Retreat: Is your anxiety high? Are you overwhelmed by the times? Do you just need to re-focus? Come enjoy a guided contemplative retreat among 5 acres of old growth woods in Sherwood wine country! Facilitated by author and co-founder of Living Wholehearted & Courageous Girls, Terra Mattson, this retreat integrates prayer, listening, worship, short reflections, art, and times of solitude. Perfect for any woman, young or seasoned who needs to be reminded of who she is and to whom she belongs! Register soon, space is available. To register go to: https://livingwholehearted.com/events/retreats/
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FACEBOOK LIVE: We would love to have a conversation with you each month!
Join founder Terra Mattson and occasionally, coaches Beth and Steph.