THE IMPORTANCE OF SPIRITUAL MOTHERS

God is using Global Advance to equip and inspire women worldwide to be transformational leaders through The Esther Initiative. As we approach Mothers Day I hope you'll read this encouraging post from Whitney Daugherty as she shares with us the importance of spiritual mothers.

 

Gratefully Commissioned

Jonathan Shibley

As Mother’s Day approaches this weekend, I am humbled not only by my own mother’s significant spiritual investment in my life, but also by the additional spiritual parents God has put in my path throughout life’s changing seasons. In true Titus 2 form, the timely investment of these saints has been transformational in helping me grow in my walk with Christ.

But many spiritual orphans around the world don’t have this privilege.

The apostle Paul said of the early church that there were many guardians in Christ but not many fathers (1 Corinthians 4:15). The same holds true today. The world is desperately lacking spiritual mothers and fathers who will stand in the gap and teach what is good to a new generation of believers. 

Global Advance is answering this need through the Esther Initiative Mentoring Track.

In strategic geographic regions around the world, passionate top women leaders on the front lines have willingly stepped up to represent our Esther Initiative mentoring launch team. Through the beauty of the internet, these women meet regularly with their spiritual mentor mother for fellowship, encouragement, prayer, and intentional leadership training using the Esther Initiative Leadership Training Manual. 

But that’s only the beginning. 

With the ongoing support of Global Advance, these leaders will then begin the multiplication process by using what they’ve learned to make disciples in their own spheres of influence, intentionally leading and mobilizing women where they live to reflect God’s character to a lost world. 

One by one, village by village, these spiritual mothers are standing in the gap, committing to raising up modern day Esthers to be difference makers for the advancement of the gospel in their nations.

This Mother’s Day, I can’t think of a more worthwhile kingdom investment.