GirlsFOCUSED Conference 2018


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


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.

June 8, 2019 2nd Annual GirlsFOCUSED Conference - Vision

Girls Focused 2019

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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.

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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!


Trish, Executive Director

GirlsFOCUSED 2018 Conference

Dr. Lewis - Guest Presenter
Stress Management
Ms. Vaniece Catron - Guest Presenter
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
Dr. Baker - Opening Session
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Our weekly prayer...

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8 KJV).
Jesús Cristo es el mismo ayer y hoy y por siempre (the only Bible verse I know in Spanish)

A Bible commentator wrote, “In a changing world we can trust our unchanging Lord." (Life Application NIV Study Bible; p. 2241; ). This week’s prayer began as a particularly challenging one due to recent events we have seen in this country and across the world but now as I sit to share this prayer, I feel it is less of a challenge but more of an opportunity to exhort. Why you may ask? Because EVEN IN THIS, I want to refocus our hearts and minds through prayer back to God’s word and to God’s promises.

Jesus Christ IS the same yesterday, today, and forever…He DOES NOT change His word, His expectations, or His commandments nor does He waiver or is moved by the events that we see and experience. I know He grieves when He sees what WE have done, do, and are doing (Genesis 6:6) and as any father would, He grieves because we grieve. When He speaks of holiness, salvation, loving others, doing good to those that despitefully use you, loving your enemy, He has made provisions for us to be able to do them not in our power, but in His. Proverbs 29:18 says, When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is joyful (NIV). 
Which law? God’s law, The law of the LORD is perfect; it gives new strength. The commands of the LORD are trustworthy, giving wisdom to those who lack it (Good News Translation). Jeremiah 29:11 says that God has a plan for our lives and it is a good plan - His plan for us has not changed! So, no matter what we see, feel, hear, let's remember that He still wants us - all of us - to prosper and be in health.

Oh Jesus, touch us today. Thank You, first Lord, for the blessing of this day. You touched us this morning, gave us strength to make it to this point in time. You provided us with food, clothing, and shelter…thank You! Now as this day comes to an end, we continue to pray for peace in the land. Father, You direct the heart of the king (Proverbs 16:9) so I pray for those in authority over us. Bring them salvation through Your Son, first then give wisdom, I pray, in Jesus' name. Lord, heal this land. You said if we would humble ourselves and pray and seek Your face, then You would forgive our sins and heal our land. Lord, give us a mind to repent and turn to You for this healing that only YOU can give. There isn’t a formula or law or legislation that can be passed to change the hearts of men. Only by Your word, Lord, can this happen.

We pray for the Floyd Family. Bring comfort we pray in their loss. And as others grieve and display anger, Lord send ministering angels to minister to Your creation. Lord, thank You. These things that have come are not unawares to You but Father even in this, be glorified and let the people be blessed, I pray, and I thank You for doing a new thing before our eyes, in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!

Humbly offered in love,
Dr. Baker

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Bonus weekly prayer...

IN A WORLD of unrelenting changes, I am the One who never changes. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Find in Me the stability for which you have yearned.
I created a beautifully ordered world; one that reflects My perfection. Now, however, the world is under the bondage of sin and evil. Every person on the planet faces gaping jaws of uncertainty. The only antidote to this poisonous threat is drawing closer to Me. In My presence you can face uncertainty with perfect Peace.
[Excerpt from: Jesus Calling, (Young, S. (2004), p. 153, May 26, 2020 - (ref. Revelation 22:13).

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world (John 16:33, KJV).

Heavenly Father,

You are Sovereign, all-knowing, and all-powerful. You work all things after the counsel of Your own will. Our hope and our trust are in You. You are our Peace. We will not fear what man may do for You are our shield and buckler. We take refuge in the shadow of Your wings until these calamities pass.

Lord, we know that You are waiting for more sinners to repent and turn their hearts toward You. Use FOCUSED Ministries to win souls for Your kingdom. Thank You for the victories we’ve already won through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Every day we will bless thy name for You are great and greatly to be praised! May the grace of our God be with your all, in Jesus' name, Amen!

Offered by Mrs. Shirlene Baker, President, Governing Board of Directors
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