GirlsFOCUSED Conference 2018

GirlsFOCUSED

OUR MISSION
To empower young girls through The Word of God to live out their God-given purpose in the earth

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FOCUSED Ministries, Inc.

FOCUSED Ministries, Inc. is a faith-based Non-profit organization designed to enhance the lives of teenaged girls ages 13-18. We believe that through the Word of God, hearts will be healed, lives transformed, and families restored.

Save The Date

REGISTRATION IS IN PROGRESS! Don't miss the GirlsFOCUSED VISION Conference

June 8th @ Family Focus, 2010 Dewey Ave., Evanston, IL 60201.

Doors open at 10am. Ladies! Come create your own VISION BOARD - create the pathway towards your dreams!! Girls ages 13-18 living on the North Shore area are invited. A light lunch will be served!

Help our young girls stay FOCUSED!
Enroll Today!

GirlsFOCUSED Mentoring Group

GirlsFOCUSED is a faith-based mentoring program serving the Chicagoland area. Our organization is motivated by God’s love to serve, support, and love young girls. Our purpose is to help young girls between the ages of 13-18 achieve excellence across all life areas through our 1:1 mentoring program and quarterly group activities.

  • We "keep it real" and relevant for this current generation without pushing a “religious agenda”
  • We are a resource for families, providing another layer of support because it truly “takes a village”

If you want to learn more about GirlsFOCUSED and/or want to enroll a young lady, you are invited to attend our first parent meeting. We look forward to seeing you there! You may also contact us for more information.

Sign-up here

Email: tjbaker@focused-ministries.org

Mrs. Tricia L. Murray, Executive Director
Dr. Trisha J. Baker, Founder/President

"There are so many great things about GirlsFOCUSED, I barely even know where to start. First, Dr. Baker, Mrs. Murray, and every person on the GirlsFOCUSED board are so incredibly committed. They strive to help young women succeed in life by giving us an opportunity to have a relationship with God. What I love is that the founders of this organization make us girls feel like we are their number one, but what I love even more is that we actually aren't-- God is..."
~ Samantha, 15

From the desk of the Executive Director:

Greetings on behalf of FOCUSED Ministries, Inc.,

We are so pleased that God has led you to this site. In doing so, He has opened a door and provided an opportunity for us to introduce ourselves to you as to who we are and what we do.

We are a non-profit organization with the simple but awesome mission: to help young women achieve excellence. Like other social service programs, we strive to address multiple facets of life, however, we are different. We are motivated by a God-given burden to love and a deep desire to embrace and lift up all of our young sisters. We are unashamedly faith-based and all of our work is grounded in Scripture.

At FOCUSED, we understand that life is often a bumpy journey. As we travel along the road of life, God allows certain paths to intersect for the specific purpose of building relationships. It is through the blessing of relationship with one another that we are strengthened. With God in our midst, the strengthened are also then empowered to achieve excellence. This is our testimony and we want it to be yours, too. We believe you were created to be excellent in all things. We want you to also believe this truth and live excellently!

We invite you to seek us out and make a connection that just might be life changing!
God Bless You!

Blessings,

Trish, Executive Director

GirlsFOCUSED 2018 Conference

Dr. Lewis - Guest Presenter
Stress Management
Ms. Vaniece Catron - Guest Presenter
Beauty
Ms. Jocelyn Mallard - Guest Presenter
Healthy Relationships
Ms. Jocelyn Mallard
Dr. Diona Lewis
Ms. Catron
Ms. Ricki Parker - Volunteer
Nicole English & Larry Waites
Board Members
Mrs. Baker, Dr. Baker
& London Jones
Ms. Margo McCoy - Board Member
Mrs. Shirlene Baker, Board President
& Ms. Catron
GirlsFOCUSED Conference 2018
Registration
Dr. Baker - Opening Session
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~~Our Father’s Love~~
We are so blessed to have a wonderful and loving Heavenly Father. God cares for each of His children and loves us unconditionally. No matter what we experience, we can talk with God and know He hears and understands. Nothing is ever hidden from our Father, so we don’t need to be ashamed or afraid to discuss our feelings, our hopes, and our dreams. Be assured that you are not alone and there is always a superior, supernatural force working on your behalf. Believe God’s promise, that He will never leave or forsake you (Deu. 31:6 NIV, Hebrews 13:5 KJV). Read and declare His Word over your situation and circumstances. Our Father is faithful and worthy of our praise. Let’s worship Him and rejoice in the knowledge that we are surrounded by His everlasting love and His love will never fail.

Let us pray:
Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name (Matt. 6:9). Our very existence depends on Your grace and mercy. We come before You in thanksgiving and gratitude for all of Your blessings. We realize that without You we have nothing of real value. Thank You for the mission of FOCUSED Ministries. Thank You for increasing the reach and the influence of all those working on behalf of this ministry. Bless the lives and strengthen the spirits of the young women who are now and will be touched through the efforts of GirlsFOCUSED. Dispatch angels to minister to each heart and bring them a feeling of wholeness and self-worth. Help each young woman to realize that they are truly loved and accepted by our Father, the God of Glory. Please hear and establish this prayer, in the name of Your Amazing Son, Jesus Christ, Amen and Amen.

Submitted by Mrs. Margo McCoy, Governing Board of Directors
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If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV).

Jesus prayed. He prayed in the garden (Luke 22:42); He prayed for us to be kept (John 17:11); In the Lord’s prayer (Matt. 6:9-15), He teaches us HOW to pray. He commanded us to pray for those in authority (1 Tim 2+); He says to us to pray for our enemies (5:44). JESUS PRAYED! So, would you not agree that prayer is important and vital? I would certainly say so! Throughout the Bible, there are many examples of prayers going forth! So, let’s get to it because WHEN we pray, things DO happen! That is WHEN we pray AND believe (Matt. 21:22)!

I believe God has called us into a season of prayer, especially for our young people. With all that is going on in our communities today, the messages they hear all around us, we need to pray for them for only God can touch their hearts and ours as well!

For so, so long, we have lived in a time of ease and comfortability and pushed aside time for prayer. Growing up, I remember hearing the deacons pray on Sunday mornings at church. I remember weekend shut-ins at church where the Saints came with their children, their pillows and blankets, and fasted and prayed all night and all day. I remember seeing the church folk kneeling beside the pews or laying on the floor of the sanctuary calling out to the Lord in pray and intercession. Let's get back to it!

Each Wednesday, FOCUSED Ministries sets aside time to fast and pray for the work. We esp. pray for our youth, past, present, and future, and their families. We invite you to join us each week as we look to the Lord for guidance. You may not receive an email from us each week, but please mark your calendar and join us in prayer. I want to see God’s power move among our youth, our ministry, and across the nation but it will only happen when we obey His word (2 Chr. 7:14). God promised that He would forgive us, heal us, and cleanse us!

Do it, Father, I pray in Jesus name! Lord, turn our hearts towards you. Help us to lay aside ourselves and give our all to You. Forgive us for trying to do it ourselves. Help us to humble ourselves under Your mighty hand because it is only through You that we can have true joy, peace, and contentment. You have blessed us with a group of young ladies and their families who have stuck with us since our 1st GirlsFOCUSED Conference 2018. Bless them, I pray, in Jesus name. As we prepare for our 2nd GirlsFOCUSED VISION Conference, thank You in advance for the new girls that will come. In Jesus name, I pray, Amen!
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