Monday, November 16, 2009

NEWARKNAZ WOVEN GROUPS are up and running! We had our first home gatherings earlier this month. The women are loving their time together. The Lord has truly blessed this ministry with 12 amazing Group Leaders partnering to lead six groups with a total of 77 women! Can I just tell you that I LOVE THESE WOMEN?! It is an incredible blessing to serve the Lord with them!

Following are a few reports on their time together:

~~Monday night was awesome—so much sharing and opening of hearts….Words cannot express the presence of the Holy Spirit that night…It’s amazing how needed this ministry is and how open these women were to share---I truly believe we are woven together already----thank you so much for your heart for women and the preparation you have devoted to all of us---we all love and appreciate you….

~~Hello--I just want to thank you for welcoming us into your beautiful home. Ienjoyed meeting all of you and getting to know you. It was just the night I was needing!!! I look forward to seeing you all inDec. (if not before)

~~Being a newbie to the church, I want to say thank you to the gals for making me feel so welcome. It was great meeting all of you and I also look forward to our gathering in December.

~~Dear Sisters in the Lord! My, Oh my! I am still rejoicing tonight over the time we spent together last night. I love the verse our dear Cindy has given to us, "I want you woven into a tapestry of love in touch with all there is to know of God." Col. 2:2

~~Our Woven meeting last night was fabulous! All 13 of us came. A few ladies opened up last night with comments and questions. I can't wait until we're into it a few months as I believe this will be a great way to get to know these ladies more closely. THANKS FOR ALLOWING GOD TO WORK THROUGH YOU!YOU ARE A BLESSING TO MANY PEOPLE!

~~We had a wonderful time together tonight! I couldn't believe how open everyone was, with this being our first time together. I know it was a blessing for me, and I hope the others felt that way also.

~~We had a great evening. Everyone seemed to click well and I am thankful. God has started a work, which I believe will be a blessing to these women.

~~The women seemed very relaxed and openly shared. It was a great first night together!


~~What a lovely time of sharing we had Sat. Morning. We had a total of 7 ladies. Two ladies were new to the church and their husbands are not saved nor do they attend. It was obvious this is a heavy burden for both. Our leader's words were filled with warmth and wisdom. Her voice is gentle and as smooth as velvet. The power of the Holy Spirit is evident in her life and a witness to our ladies. Already we are looking forward to our group in December!

If you would like to more information about bringing WOVEN to the women in your church or community, please contact me by posting a comment to this blog or by emailing me at cstiverson@hotmail.com.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

NEWARK NAZ WOVEN

Just have to share my excitement for what God is going to do for the women at NewarkNaz!
We had our FIRST EVER NEWARKNAZ WOVEN Group Leader Gathering on Monday night. I could hardly sleep that night thinking about these women and the love God was placing in my heart for them.

Eleven women are ready to lead WOVEN groups! These women are awesome; already rolling up their sleeves, and rest assured, "their arms are strong for the task". (Proverbs 31:17).

Sixty-eight women and counting...have signed up to attend our
Coffee House and Table Talk: an informal small group experience in a large group setting. I will be leading from the platform and the group leaders will be leading from the tables. We will be experiencing Session One of WOVEN: A Monthly Oasis of Women! Then, the women will all have the option of signing up to be in a WOVEN small group. WOVEN Home Groups meet once per month for 9 consecutive months.

Please pray for us as we provide this life-changing ministry to women! Thanks so much!

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Word of the Lord for the Women who attended High Mill Retreat:

"The Lord your God is with you,
He is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing."
Zephaniah 3:17NIV

Thank you, Lord, for my beautiful sisters at High Mill Church. Bless them. Heal them. Set them free through the power of Jesus name. Amen.

Challenge: Read the rest of the chapter: Zephaniah 3:18-20!

Praying for all of you as God continues to work in you!
"I thank my God every time I remember you...being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:3,6 (NIV)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

ANNOUNCING....(drum roll, please!) The launching of WOVEN at Newarknaz, my home church! Monday, Oct. 5th, in the Sanctuary at the Williams Street location. We will gather there at 6:30pm for a Coffee House and Table Talk. We will actually engage in the first session of WOVEN at our tables. It's going to be an awesome time of growing in relationship with each other and with the Lord. I promise to make each and every woman feel special! Yes, that means we will have some wonderful beverages and foods to suit your fancy...but the friends you make will be the best treat of all!

Meet my new friend Debbie!
Love this beautiful girl!
Craving her hugs right now!

My wonderful new friend Kimberly Dent:
Women's Ministry Director Extraordinaire!
High Mill Church of the Resurrection, Canton, Ohio
(She's the one on the right! That's me on the left! HA!)

Monday, September 14, 2009




wow! WOW! WOW! What a phenomenal weekend we had at Beulah Beach!
Two ladies accepted Christ for the first time. Approximately 20 responded to a call for sanctification. I had the honor of anointing and praying for Hannah, a high school senior who has been called to ministry. Look out world: this petite little redhead is a fireball. She's digesting the word of God as her power pill!

Most of all, the women were set in motion to be freed from bondage, encouraged in their healing journey, and in the process of being transformed into the person God intended for them to be. From teens to great grams: these ladies are embarking on the journey of becoming REAL! WooHoo! Even the angels are celebrating!

I can tell you: I AM IN LOVE WITH THESE WOMEN! They continually affirmed me in my ministry throughout the weekend. They reflect the spirit of their beautiful leaders: Kim Dent and Pastor Mary Kay Moore. These women radiantly reflect the love of God; and, they are true leaders: mentoring and shaping others into leaders as well. Wow! I am honored to be in relationship with them.
Did I mention: they gave me a Standing O! Thanks so much for your love!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

8 days and counting down...Sept. 11-13, High Mill Church of the Ressurrection Ladies Retreat at Beulah Beach in Vermillion, Ohio. These are some God-loving, prayer warrior, spirit-filled women, rallying around their fearless leader Kim Dent!
I can't wait to finally meet them! My heart is so full! I want to teach them everything God has taught me! :) The theme: "Hey Girlfriend, What's in Your Bag?"
We're talking about Knowing God, Knowing Ourselves, and Knowing Each Other TRANSFORMATIONALLY! And, it's all about being transparent, giving Jesus our baggage, and embracing the freedom of God's love for us! God has hand-selected and is prepared to transform each and every one of the 104 women who will be spending the weekend together: including me, their speaker!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009



READ my WOVEN story,
"What Goes Around Comes Around"
in this book compiled by Margaret McSweeney:
Pearl Girls:
Encountering Grit, Experiencing Grace

available at Amazon.com or Moody Press