“What can you do for my wife? She’s having a hard time.”
As Parakaleo traveled to presbytery meetings to show the Love Gift video, pastors pulled us aside or followed us out of the building to ask if Parakaleo coaching, training, or network groups were available for their wives. We were always delighted share how we might come alongside these women.
Parakaleo’s Love Gift year gave us many opportunities to spread our message and offer support to women in ministry. We are praising God for a wonderful year! Nearly 100 churches or presbyteries viewed the Love Gift video and sent donations, as did many individuals. CDM generously gave us workshop opportunities at their national and regional Transformed conferences, allowing us to impact more than 800 women with practical, visual tools to coach their own hearts and the hearts of others in the gospel. Our Love Gift year generated awareness and interest in Parakaleo and much-needed support. Although our Love Gift year officially ends February 24, 2017, donations are always appreciated!
Parakaleo was delighted to receive a grant from the Antioch Fund to develop leaders and launch new networks in New York
City, Miami, and in the Southwest Church Planting Network.
- We have launched several new virtual networks to support church planting spouses. See our website for more information.
- Our Alongside Coach Training is coming to Columbus, Ohio, March 20-23, 2017. http://www.parakaleo.us/training-events
- Parakaleo workshops are coming!
- Maria Garriott at the Reconciliation and Justice Conference in St. Louis, January 24-25, 2017.
- Tami Resch at MNA Church Planter Training in Orlando, Feb. 14-17, 2017.
- Wendy Twit and Shari Thomas will lead a Taste of Parakaleo breakfast for the Southwest Church Planting Network February 21, 2017.
- Shari Thomas and Wendy Twit will lead a Taste of Parakaleo workshop for the Crossbridge Miami Network February 20-21 as they launch Parakaleo in their network.
- Tami Resch and Abby Hutto at CDM Leadership Training in Atlanta, Feb. 23-25, 2017.
- LuCrysta Caswell at the Transformed conference in Sarasota, Florida, March 3, 2017.
- Shari Thomas at the Church Multiplication Training Conference in Miami, March 17 & 18, 2017.