I Love Proverbs 31 Ministries!

One of the things I love best about my job at Proverbs 31 Ministries is getting to see first hand the work God does in transforming lives through this ministry. It’s absolutely crazy amazing. And it happens everyday. Check out this video~

Join us on the front lines! from Proverbs 31 Ministries on Vimeo.

I love that video so much because I can relate. I was once, and really still am, a woman who receives much from Proverbs 31 Ministries.

It was eighteen years ago when I first learned about Proverbs 31. My 2nd child had just been born and even though I had a wonderful family and friends, I was lonely. I felt very inadequate as a wife and mom. Proverbs 31 Ministries became my mentor in walking with me daily, guiding and teaching me what a personal relationship with Jesus looked like. I learned how to bring my faith to life for myself and in the lives of my family. I can’t believe I get to be a part of that today. Not only do I work at Proverbs 31 Ministries, but I’m also a monthly partner. I don’t have to give money to this ministry, I GET TO give money to this ministry. And by doing so, I’ve become a small part of bringing God’s peace, purpose, and perspective to the lives of women all across the world. Proverbs 31 Ministries changed my life. My family and I will forever be grateful to God and P31.

Maybe you too have been blessed by Proverbs 31 Ministries.  If so, would you consider joining us? Below are ways you can be a part of all God is doing through P31.

1. Prayer. This is the best thing anyone can do for our ministry. Would you pray for Proverbs 31 Ministries?

  • Pray right now.
  • Pray once a week. (Hey, that’s 52 times a year!)
  • Pray daily.

2. Giving. We are able to do what we do at Proverbs 31 because of the financial gifts God has provided through people like you.  No amount is too small or too big. One dollar helps! When I look at what this community did through Dove’s Nest during our Yes to God study (you all gave over $28,000!!!) all through the combination of small and large gifts, I am still blown away! Never underestimate what God can do through our gifts. Online Bible Studies are possible for FREE to all of us because there are people out there giving to financially support this ministry!

3. Volunteer.

  • Do you live in the Charlotte, NC area?  We need regular volunteers we can count on. Email nicki@proverbs31.org if you can help!

4. Encourage. Ministry can be difficult at times. Our office is always grateful when we hear from our P31 community.

  • Send a card to the P31 office. 630 Team Rd. Suite 100, Charlotte, NC  28105
  • Email a prayer to the P31 office. prayer@proverbs31.org
  • Let us know how P31 has impacted your life. Click here to tell us your story.

 

Thank you so much for being a part of this OBS community. I love y’all dearly!

Here in the United States we are celebrating Thanksgiving this week. One of the things I’m most thankful for is you. That’s the truth.

Thank you so much for your support! We need you and we truly love our community of women from all over the world. You are a big blessing to me personally and to our entire team and staff.

 

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Meet My Friend, Kelly!

Y’all today you are in for a BIG TREAT!  Please hop over to my friend, Kelly Stamps’ blog. She is the blogging diva!  And today she  blogging about our next study and giving away a Greater book!  Head over there now and let Kelly know I sent you! Thanks!!!!

The winner of the Conference Call Series from last week’s post is:  Charolette Ragsdale charolette_ragsdale  Congrats!!!! Email Angie@Proverbs31.org and she will get you all signed up!

Get signed up today for our next amazing, powerful, and life changing Online Bible Study, Greater!  People all over the world are raving about the impact of this study! Sign up in the top right of my blog. Purchase the book for 25% off here.

And a big huge THANK YOU to Kelly for joining me in spreading the word about Greater!  Thank you so much for hosting a give away on your blog!  You rock!

 

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Testimony from a Leader

Want to know the impact our next Online Bible Study is having  on people?

Read one leader’s experience with her Bible study group when they did Greater:

Being a leader, I have seen life transformation over and over again.  But I have to tell you that I have never witnessed so many dramatically life changing stories within a bible study as I did with Greater by Pastor Steven Furtick. Here are just a few examples of what took place within my personal group of 15 women.

  • Released from anxiety and insecurity
  • Received Christ as their personal Savior
  • Broke free from prescription drug abuse
  • Released from a paralyzing fear of shyness
  • Unexplainable financial freedom
  • Forgiveness of infidelity and seeking counseling to restore marriage
  • Freedom from a prideful spirit and self-condemnation

To be honest with you, the list of transformation within the lives of these women could go on and on.  If you are not sure if the time is right for you to do this study, I highly recommend for you not to wait another day, sign up now!  I promise that when you embrace this study, your life will be GREATER than you could ever dream. 

Wow. It doesn’t get much better than that. What are you waiting for? The time is now. Sign up today.

Blessings,

Melissa

Sign up for the Greater OBS (free)
Purchase the Greater book (needed for the study~ 25% off if purchased in November)
Purchase the Greater Conference Call Series (optional)

 

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You’re Invited to Greater

Hey Friends~

Our next study begins November 25th. Here are a few reasons why I’m inviting you to sign up for the Greater Online Bible Study:

*It’s the holiday season. How often do we take a break from study due to the busyness of the holidays. This makes no sense at all. This is the time of year we NEED to be in God’s Word the most. Keep Christ in Christmas, join this study. We will be going through the book and also discussing Christmas throughout the study.

*This study is good for women, men, and even teens. It’s a great study to do with your spouse or family. It’s great to do with friends. This online forum gives you the opportunity to study with family &  friends who live near and far.

*This study will bring together people from all over the world.

*This study will fit the schedule of anyone no matter how busy your life is.  You choose when to sign on and check the assignments. You do the homework on your time frame. You share with our group on my blog as often or as little as you like. It’s up to you.

*Greater is all about gaining the clarity to see the next step God is calling you to. It’s about igniting God’s vision for your life. What better thing to discover at the end of the year than that. You can begin 2013 on fire and believing that God is ready to accomplish a greatness in your life. It’s bigger than you think and God has seen it in you all along. It’s about starting small but dreaming big. Oh my, just typing this is getting me so super excited!

*We are keeping it real. Yes it is a busy time of year. We will begin November 25th and do the Greater study for 3 weeks. Then we will take a 2 week Christmas break.  Just like when you were in school 🙂  We will resume in January for 3 more weeks to finish up.

*We have fun around here!  This is not your grandmother’s Bible study 🙂  No offense Grandma.  We are serious about God and His Word, but we believe God wants us to enjoy it and have a good time too!

In my boot camp we are calling this month “No Excuses November.”  I’m challenging you to this same way of thinking. There are many reasons we can probably think of  to not join a Bible study.  Take the challenge to make no excuses. No Excuses November! Sign up today in the top right corner of my blog.

 

Greater is 25% of at Proverbs 31 Ministries this month. Order your copy here.

Join our Greater Conference Call Series featuring live interviews with the author of Greater, Steven Furtick; NY Times Best Selling Author and President of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa TerKeurst; plus more. Each call contains an interview and a message. Great way to connect and go deeper in the study. Great value as well. Order your Conference Call Series here. *The number and code to call in will be emailed to you. *Calls are recorded and you can download to listen later. *Calls are optional, not required for the study.

 

Will you join me?  I hope so!

 

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Unglued Memory Verses

Unglued Online Bible Study

Memory Verses

 

Week One
Chapt 1
… let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
~ Hebrews 12:1b NIV84

Chapt 2
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
~ II Corinthians 10:5 NIV84

Week Two
Chapt 3
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
~ Ephesians 2:10 NIV84

Chapt 4
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
~ James 3:13 NIV84

Week Three
Chapt 5
Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
~ I Peter 5:8 NIV84
Take Ten: Take ten minutes today to focus on this verse and what it means in your life.

Chapt 6
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
~ Romans 12:17-18 NIV84

Week Four
Chapt 7
… This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.’
~ II Chronicles 20:15b NIV84

Chapt 8
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
~ Philippians 4:4-5 NIV84

Week Five
Chapt 9
Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else, for each one should carry his own load.
~ Galatians 6:4-5 NIV84

Chapt 10
Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”
~ Psalm 126:2 NIV84

Week Six
Chapt 11
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
~ Psalm 19:14 NIV84

Chapt 12
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
~ II Corinthians 10:5 NIV84

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