DWITW Partners: IF:Dayton
The DWITW Team considers it a privilege to partner with women in our community who are passionate about seeking and serving the Lord. Today's post is from Daisy Dronen. Not only is Daisy a member of the DWITW leadership team, she also leads a local community of believing women through IF:Dayton. Read on to find out more about this life-giving ministry!
"We exist to gather, equip & unleash the next generation
of women to live out their purpose."
For three years, the women of IF:Dayton have been gathering around the table to love one another and flourish together, creating a setting where we can be honest and wrestle through deep questions and celebrate the joy of community. IF:Dayton was born from a dream of gathering women with the sole purpose of seeking God together. When I first encountered IF:Gathering, I was praying, " Lord, I want to live out your calling on my life. I don't want to have surface relationships with the women in my sphere of influence. I want them to know you more as they forge deep and meaningful relationships with each other." It was the summer of 2014 and IF:Gathering was hosting a worldwide night of prayer. I was awestruck again by the beauty of the Lord's wonders- He knew the idea of gathering women together in prayer was something I lost sleep over. That summer, He gave me a beautiful opportunity to gather the women in my life together to cry out to Him on behalf of our communities, the church, our country, and the world. The Lord used IF:Gathering to draw me out of my comfort zone and step out into the dream that he had birthed in my heart.
Let me introduce you to IF:Gathering. This worldwide women's ministry started when a passionate group of women stepped into the purpose God had written for their lives. Instead of just creating another large-scale event, they partnered with women in their local cities creating resources for them to minister to their churches and their communities. Their dream is for women in every city to use their gifts to make God’s name great in their communities. The resources they provide are centered around gathering, equipping and unleashing the next generation. They invite us to gather around the table- IF:Table; they challenge us to open our Bibles to study together through If:Equip; and they showcase stories of women unleashed and making a difference in their own spaces. Once a year, there is a worldwide gathering to bring together all the IF:Local groups, like IF:Dayton, as they seek the Lord.
Remember at the beginning of my story, when the Lord gave me the opportunity to gather women to pray? This year will mark our 3rd year gathering together to cry out to Him on behalf of our communities, the church, our country, and the world. I want to extend an invitation to you to come together with us in prayer. Will you consider joining us at IF:Pray Dayton?
What could happen IF we came before God to pray?
October 13th at 6:00pm
at Daisy's Home
Daisy Dronen leads IF:Dayton and is a member of the leadership team for Dayton Women In the Word. Gathering women around her table to seek God and creating real community makes her heart beat wildly, because she believes that we know Jesus more intimately when we know each other well.