All together, but separate
On May 23, the 18th Ward Alderman Derrick Curtis, the Greater Chicago Food Depository and a host of community partners held a community food giveaway. Our home, Monument of Faith Evanglistic Church and our Private Office Partner, The Legacy Group, were among the organizers. In the era of Covid-19, food giveaways and community events are both needed and daunting. The alderman, businesses and churches from the 18th Ward found a way to answer the need for the community. Cars were ushered through an assembly line where they were loaded with jam-packed boxes of produce and a pail of essential supplies from Lowe's. Hundreds of boxes were donated to members of the community and our founder got a welcomed opportunity to see Apostle Mark Henton and Quiana Hardy.
"It was awesome to see how all these different entities worked to bring the ward together. It was also an awesome way to begin our work of building the 31:17 impact," 31:17 Founder, Markeyla Henton said.
31:17 is a safe space dedicated to empowering women of faith and providing the proper resources to prosper in their personal and professional growth. Our commitment is to create a community where our members are surrounded by influential women striving to build their spiritual strength, accomplish their entrepreneurial goals and grow their tribe. We are thrilled to officially announce we are opening the virtual membership to grow our family of women.
Our Virtual Space is packed with amenities and events!
Guided Group Chat Hour | Every Weekday
Endless notifications from group chats can be annoying! Our conversations will be led by our team to dive deeper into building meaningful relationships.
Weekly Thrive Sessions | Thursdays
Join us for weekly group coworking sessions where we hold each other accountable to achieve our daily goals. We will pray, work independently and come back together to check in on what we accomplished at the end of the session.
Water Walker Solutions Hour | Thursdays
A mastermind twist of a support group, an opportunity to share obstacles or issues you are facing when it comes to your business or career and how we can work together to find that solution.
Group Sermon Sessions | Every Other Tuesday
You are not alone, our group sermon sessions will empower us to keep moving forward by offering virtual fellowship. We will host a watch party for a sermon and spend time reviewing the Word for healing, learning, accountability, and spiritual strategy.
How to Pivot Your Prayer Life
Most of us see prayer as a thing to check off of our to-do list. We pray to talk to God with no expectation to hear back from him. But, God never intended for our prayer time to be a mumbling moment that adds limited value to our day. Prayer can be a conversation. In the era of Covid-19 and quarantine, prayer must be a conversation for the believer who is an entrepreneur. I have heard so many business owners discuss how they are augmenting their businesses to deal with coronavirus. And yet, I haven't heard much about how bosses are using their faith to tackle this hard time.
So, how do you turn your "God is good, God is great" ritual into discourse with the Creator that changes your business? This post below is meant to give you a roadmap to changing the fabric of your prayer life. This pivot will not only step up your prayer game but it will also take your business strategy from self-constructed to God-constructed. But, before I get into the checklist and the resources let me say this; You are not going to get far if you are unwilling to surrender in this season. Surrender your ideas of what you could have done in the absence of this crisis. Surrender your expectations of how you, your clients and your staff are supposed to be handling this season. But, most importantly, surrender your idea of what your business is. This pandemic may have been the very thing God was waiting on for you to come into the fullness of His will.
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