A network of Pastors and Ministry Couples. Blended Souls is a gathering of "sista's" and "brotha's", from various Christian denominations, ages, economic and ethnic backgrounds. Our goal is to purposefully make an impact for change in the world by promoting unity, opportunities for ministry couples to network, and exchange ideas so that our churches can partner together within our communities. We strive to reach out to women and men from every tongue, tribe and nation!
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Its a New Season!!!!
I can't believe its 2012! The last few months seem like a blur. When we started Blended Souls back in September I didn't have a clue that it would take the direction that it has. In my mind I saw a chance to meet local PW's in my area for some fellowship and a chance to bring women from varying denominations, ethnic backgrounds and ages together to have fun (and connect). The key was to be intentional about diversity, but in my head it wasn't about being overly serious or spiritually deep (it still isn't)!
But, since that time God has laid it on my heart (and especially the heart of our team) the importance of being real, and transparent. And so even though we may come together for food, fellowship and fun...the underlining message will always be to "intentionally" bring together a grouping of people from every tribe, tongue and nation under one roof!
Our theme for this year is "Unity". The dictionary describes Unity as "oneness of mind, feeling, etc. , as among a number of persons; concord, harmony, or agreement". Our hope is that Blended Souls will provide a community of oneness, of unity and of hope for a future together as one body in Christ. Sometimes that means talking about some difficult topics, bringing attention to a worthwhile cause, or asking some difficult questions. What we never want to be about is a catalyst for strife or dissension. But we do want to be a catalyst for change!!!!
Over the next 21 days we will be fasting and praying for this ministry and we invite you to join us. First and foremost we are praying that God will provide the avenues needed for our teams to connect with pastor and ministry wives in our local areas. Second we are asking for clear vision for the path that God wants this ministry to take concerning unity. Third we are looking for other pastor wives or ministries that would be interested in partnering with us and finally we are praying for favor over the two gatherings we have planned for 2012. Our first gathering will take place late spring in the Hamptoroads area and the other will take place this summer in Kansas (June). We are especially excited about our gathering in Kansas because we are inviting your husbands to join in! More details on these two events to come.
We don't know what path Blended Souls will take in 2012 but we look forward to getting to know many of you (hopefully in person) along the journey. If you would like to become more involved in this ministry please join us on twitter and or request to become a part of our private facebook group. Happy New Year from our team to you!!!!!