Process & Leadership
So, how do you know when you are "healed"? With a cold or fever, you know you are doing better with readily measurable factors (ie. your temperature's back to normal, the sniffles are gone, your head stops hurting etc). With emotions it's not always that easy. Through process and on-going support, you will learn to listen to yourself and the Holy Spirit, you will learn the ebb and flow of where "you are at" in your heart. And one day, gradually through steadfast daily growth, through the learning of how to take your emotional temperature, you will wake up and the "fever" will be gone. Certainly, not "perfectly" on this side of heaven, and that is ok. Because we still are a work in process. But that dull
familiar ache will have dissipated. The acceptance of living in the tension of emotional healthy living and the heartaches of life's harsh realities will have been cultivated.
Learning to live reguarly with being served and also serving, through learning when to say yes, when to say no (through our Boundaries Course), one-on-one growing mentorship and serving other women by leading them to wholeness, you will have become a quality Leader. Not a fault-less, emotional-less person who is shielded from ever feeling any negative thoughts again, but rather an authentic Leader, tempered by hope, who now has resources, and tools to know how to engage those complex emotions. A Leader, who has been led by grace into emotional health who understands that you have been made whole, simply because God loves you and desires to see you made well, emotionally and spiritually! An outpour of this love, furthermore, leads us to recognize that, just as we have been led, we have also been made whole to help lead others into their process of emotional wholeness.
Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not. Boundaries impact all areas of our lives:
Physical boundaries help us determine who may touch us and under what circumstances.
Mental boundaries give us the freedom to have our own thoughts and opinions .
Emotional boundaries help us to deal with our own emotions and disengage from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others.
Spiritual boundaries help us to distinguish God's will from our own and give us renewed awe for our Creator.
In this Course, you will learn as a Leader about the boundaries that give us freedom to walk as the loving, giving, fulfilled individuals God created us to be.
Please contact us to know more.
A mentor is defined as "an experienced and trusted adviser."
For many younger women leaders, they too oft go it alone, as though we were the first to ever be leaders. All of us stand on the shoulders of others, no matter how lavish our leadership and it is impertative that young women be encouraged by those leaders who have even just a little bit more experience than we, to empower further the integration of our healthy emotional lives and our leadership.
IWMN therefore offers one-on-one mentorship as part of who we are in helping women leaders walk in their purpose and calling. Mentors are assigned to each leader or woman who desires to be "walked with" or "checked in" with periodically.
To learn more, please contact us here.
IWMN provides leadership training for healed leaders who desire to lead others into emotional healing.
Our slogan "Made Whole to Lead" comes into effect through our Leadership Development and Training Program.
We also provide numerous opportuntities for Leaders in the area of:
Leading in the Cities as initiators of IWMN
Organizing Conferences and Retreats
Creative Arts & Leadership:
(Dance, Visual Arts, Poetry, Graphic Design)
Practice in Teaching & Speaking at iWMN events around your city/ community
IWMN Bookclub Leadership
Finally , if you desire to be a Facilitator or Leader with IWMN, to lead in the way you once were led, we will train you. If you desire to learn more about how to join one of our city or regional Executive Teams, in Montreal, North Carolina or Georgia or desire to start an IWMN chapter in your community, please contact us here.
We are made whole, to lead.
When I went to my first MWMN conference , I knew deep down that I wanted to help with the vision. It wasn't a mistake if I was there. I was in the right place, at the right time. God knew that by being part of this organization, I was fulfilling my destiny. Ever since then, I have helped many different women overcome their baggage from what I've learn from being involved with MWMN and also since then, I have started and led, for 3 years a young women’s ministry for my church. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
MWMN gave me the opportunity to meet other women leaders that went through the same challenges I faced in my life and I was not alone. MWMN helped me to believe that as a woman, I can do many things without loosing myself and pleasing God first. Through MWMN I learned how to use the resources in the network to become a leader in my career and in my family. Despite my low self-esteem I finally embraced who I am in Christ by loving myself, forgiving others and meaning it and moving forward without hanging on to past hurts.