Mission Statement:

Our mission and passion is to develop women who are servant leaders for the equipping of God’s church and the enlarging of His Kingdom.

Vision Statement:

We envision women who are committed to serving the Lord:

  • Continually connected to Him
  • Confident in His call
  • Compassionately reaching out to others
  • Courageous in adversity
  • Consistently bearing fruit

Our Core Values:

The Bible – We believe that the Bible is inspired by God and is the pattern for all life and ministry. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

The Church – We affirm the importance and centrality of the local church. Acts 2:41-47

Identity – We encourage women to realize that they are created in the image of God, redeemed by Jesus Christ, and gifted by the Spirit of God. Genesis 1:27; Galatians 2:26-28; Acts 2:17-18

Lifestyle – We reflect God’s character in our attitudes and actions. 2 Corinthians 7:1; Titus 2:11-14

Development – We help women to learn and grow through partnerships and mentoring relationships. 1 Thessalonians 2:8

Diversity – We esteem the diverse expressions of the body of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-13; 1 Corinthians 12:4-8

Outreach – We are actively engaged in expanding God’s Kingdom in the church and into the community and the wider world. Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:19-20

Women in Leadership:

by design ministries is passionate about helping women embrace a vision of being used by God to impact their families, churches and communities with their God-glorifying lives and ministry. It is our mission to equip and strengthen women who are servant-leaders in Christ’s church and whose lives are a catalyst for the advancement of the Gospel within their sphere of influence. Moreover, insofar as it is within our philosophy of ministry, we endeavor to work cooperatively with the community of faith to make Christ known. We acknowledge the theological diversity of churches’ views regarding the role of women serving in the local church; and, as an interdenominational ministry that supports and affirms the local church’s importance, we are careful to focus on the essentials of the Gospel. Thus, in so doing, we attempt to avoid creating disunity by endorsing a specific position on how the local church embraces or regards women in leadership. Each woman must prayerfully weigh the teaching of Scripture on this issue and give due respect to the precepts of the church where she has chosen to worship. Through the years, by design ministries has demonstrated a unity in ministry amidst the diversity of theological opinions on this issue. We remain united on uplifting Christ, and serving the local church through our training and equipping women to be servant-leaders.