Winning Women 3 Year Update
We cannot believe it's been just over three years since we launched Winning Women! As we reflect on what's happened, what is, and what we hope for in the future, we wanted to send a brief update your way.
After a year of talking and planning, we launched Winning Women at our premiere event in August of 2015 and a year later held a gathering, both of which took place at Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne, IN. We started a website, social media platforms and monthly email newsletters. With a focus to
"connect and equip the female in sport," we have reached out to female coaches, athletes, coaches' wives, moms, and professionals.
When we look at where we are now, only sending out monthly newsletters that are not as full as they once were, it definitely looks as though we've stepped back. In a way we have. These three years have not progressed as we had thought and hoped they would. But at the same time, we know God is not finished with this and completely trust His timing. We're considering this time an "incubation period." So many times exist in Scripture where God's timing was not man's. Plans took longer than expected but were ultimately perfect in timing.
We have not given up on the many things we've dreamed up and envisioned for this ministry network. Some of these things include:
an annual conference, more people being part of the leadership and implementation of this, a focus on mentoring including resources and support to increase mentoring relationships, other resources and opportunities to boost interaction and support for the female sports world. A lot is entailed within this list, but it all boils down to the desire to see girls and women becoming all God created them to be.
Some of this is most likely still very long-term, but we know what we're doing is from and of the Lord, even if it changes from what we envision now. As our personal lives get busy and change, God's truth and plan does not. We want to continue seeking Him, waiting on Him, trusting Him and delighting in Him as we do what He says to do when He says to do it.
With this, we also want to hear from you and what you would like to see from us! Below the blog is a link to a brief survey. Please consider taking just a couple minutes to fill it out. Thank you in advance!