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Living your life on purpose and with purpose!
Letter from the Executive Director
Welcome to the CW Family! I know this is an exciting time for you because God is calling you to something new; a new dream and a new hope! It's both exciting and scary; we get it! And as your family, we are here for you for the whole journey. It's our joy and our mission to equip and empower women to be who they are created to be, inside and out. But that starts with YOU, first!
Below you will find a whole bunch of stuff to read before you take the next steps, but just know if you've come this far, we believe God has a call on your life to reach women through CW who are discovering their faith and/or trying to figure out how their God-given purpose fits into the season of life they find themselves in. You, my friend, are a legacy builder!
Our favorite verse is the one found in Mark 16:15 where Jesus speaks to his disciples for the very last time. It reads, "He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation." By saying 'yes' to Created Woman you ARE going into the world to make disciples, isn't that cool?! And as we GO, we are always mindful that everyone has their own journey to find Jesus and we do not expect those we serve to have the same knowledge, language or understanding we may do. It's just our job and our honor to point them to the truth of Jesus Christ and have fun doing it!
I look forward to serving along side of you!
Executive Director & Founder
Whew! That was a lot but if you made it this far, then you are probably ready to continue on! But before you move on the final 3 steps, be sure you have read through, understand and agree with all of the below:
How to launch!
It's important to us that we honor your time and the women we serve. In order to do that, we ask that each volunteer signs a 1-year commitment. By signing, you make a promise to the women we serve that you will show up and show up well! It also allows you to re-think your schedule at the end of your year commitment. Life is constantly changing and we get it! Being a part of the CW Family should be life giving to you and our women so prayerfully consider before you commit so that your ‘yes’ will be ‘yes.’
I hope that’s okay and if it is, keep reading! There are so many opportunities for you to become the woman you are created to be!
We are not perfect and do not expect you to be! So, don’t worry, we are not going to ask you to to be anyone but yourself. We will, however, remind you that if you are serving as a leader for Created Woman that no matter where you go you bring the CW brand and beliefs with you. Leadership is a privilege that also comes with extra responsibility. Please take it seriously. If you find yourself in a season where you feel your leadership role does not align with your personal beliefs, we ask that you take a leave of absence. We’ll walk the journey with you and answer any questions we have. After all, we’re family!
Additionally, we all need a break from time to time because of reason relating to family, work and other circumstances that are out of our control. It’s no big deal, you come first not CW. However, we do ask you to consider these factors before signing any commitment. Just remember, the door is always open to come back to leadership. Once family, you're always family!
The Board of Directors does reserve the right to appoint volunteers and ask someone to take a leave of absence.
A heart for women in the Austin community and beyond!
Excellent people skills and love to hang out with women.
Enjoys keeping up with what’s going on in the world around us. Relevant!
Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
Willingness to help Created Woman with fundraising efforts.
Monthly Events: All family events are posted on the facebook CW Family page to help you rembmer.
1st Sunday of every month! Attend monthly family happy hour where we will talk about vision and invite a guest speaker to to speak on leadership. This is your opportunity to be poured into. You deserve it! If you don't live in the Austin area or can not make it, we alway record it and send out a podcast link.
Attend monthly event that your team is assigned to so that we can stay in community and reach HER! Ex: Gather Her (2nd Thursday of each month or Gather Her writer's edition 3rd Thursday of each month).
Attend CW Family retreat usually in the fall. Cost is $100 which covers 2 nights of lodging & guests speaker fee. CW Family retreats are fun, relaxing and full of team building and spiritual growth.
Attend & serve yearly Style Speaks conference. Usually in February
Respond to any emails within 48 hours.
Share events on your personal social media pages.
Comment on blogs and social media posts and share frequently. This helps build our reach
Personally invite 2 friends to each to Gather Her monthly.
Give a minimum of $10/mos to the CW Foundation.
Purchase CW Study Guide, $21.
Yearly retreat costs no greater than $100 when the time comes.
How we stay in touch as a family!
CW Family Webpage
The CW Family webpage is a private web page that has everything you need to know ! In an effort to help with communication, the CW Family webpage is our HUB! Other avenues include:
- CW Family fb page: Videos and where you will talk to your CW Family
- Box.com: Hub for all documents and materials you may need.
As your volunteer dream launcher, I am so excited to connect you to your dream by helping you find your niche and purpose within the CW Family. Thank you for saying 'yes' to empowering women to be who they are created to be!
If you have any questions, I would love to help!
Volunteer dream launcher