Beliefs are the backbone of ministry. We know that it can be easy to brush off and look at who she works HIS way is based on what we do, but the truth is: There’s much greater value in understanding the beliefs that fuel the swHw mission.
And what is the swHw mission? To provide biblical business training and personal development working women can trust.
So, here are the seven beliefs we cling to day after day.
Surrendering to God is superior to finding life balance.
Matthew 6:33 promises that when we seek first God’s Kingdom and His righteousness that He orders “all the things.” Can we humbly admit that we pretty much always fail when we try to juggle all of life’s responsibilities simultaneously? So rather than attempting to order every small detail, we can rest knowing that, as long as He is first, He manages everything else.
Our family roles are assignments God has entrusted only to us.
Productivity in relationships is hard to measure. So as working women who love our metrics, it can be easy to feel like our most significant contributions happen outside of our homes. But not only does being faithful with small assignments prepare us for larger assignments (Luke 16:10), but we also have to seriously consider the impact of the truth that the roles we hold inside our homes are assignments God has entrusted to no one else.
If you’re married, God has entrusted no one else to be your husband’s wife. If you have children, God has entrusted no one else to be your children’s mother. So rather than viewing our family roles as small assignments, we must prioritize their significance.
Work was part of God’s plan from the beginning.
Work is first mentioned in Genesis 2:15, when Adam was given the responsibility to cultivate and keep the Garden of Eden before sin entered the world. After sin entered the world, the consequence for work meant there would be now be “thorns and thistles” to make our work more difficult (Genesis 3:17). But it doesn’t end there. Sin entered the world, but so did Jesus. There is no reality of our world today that the hope of Jesus cannot redeem and the power of Jesus cannot transform.
There’s one Boss, and He’s not a girl.
The #girlboss life is more about striving than surrender. More about the approval of others than the approval of God. More about following me than following God. And more about what I can do than what God can do.
That mindset has no place in a biblical framework.
So we must take seriously the command of 1 Corinthians 10:31: that all we do is for the glory of God. And He is in charge, not us.
Most everything we really need to know, Jesus has already said.
she works HIS way is certainly not the first or the only place to learn about how our faith impacts our work. But more often than not, faith-based business training and personal development teaches life application, and then sprinkles in Scripture to support it. There’s a place for that, and we do that some, too. But the majority of our resources and teaching stem from God’s Word first, and from His Word, we derive how to apply His truth to our lives.
So above anything else, we pray that rather than quoting us, most of what we say and do reminds you of what Jesus has already said and done.
God’s calling on our lives isn’t just where He might take us next, but where He has us now.
You don’t have to wait to serve Him. It doesn’t have to look right, feel right or be exactly what you thought it would be for you to be right in the middle of God’s will for your life.
But we can certainly miss God’s will simply by wasting where God has us now because we’re waiting on what’s next. Understanding God’s calling on our lives is often as simple as asking ourselves, “Where does God have me?” before we ask, “How does God want to use me?”
Because wherever God has you right now, He has plans to use you there. It’s up to you, though, to respond to His call in obedience.
swHw membership is an additional community, not a replacement for biblical community.
We wholeheartedly believe that God’s first plan for community is found within the local church. So in no shape, form, or fashion is our desire for swHw membership to serve as anyone’s first place for biblical community. We pray that not only do our members faithfully attend a church in their community, but also that they are active in discipleship, accountability, and have a place of service. But we do recognize that having support from those who share your season of life and priorities is valuable, so our goal as a ministry is to come alongside the local church to equip Christian women for the work of ministry and building up the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:12), at home and at work.
And of course, the main belief that began it all: the gospel.
God created a beautiful world. He created man, and He created woman. And it didn’t take long for His creation to begin searching for happiness outside of Him. Sin entered the world, which is what separates us from God. Because God is perfectly holy, without defect, sin keeps us from Him. But His love isn’t like the love we experience so often here on earth. God’s love doesn’t have conditions. So, in His perfect love – in actions that go beyond our understanding – He sent His Son, Jesus, to earth to do what we could never do: live a perfect, sinless life and pay for our sins by His death on the cross.
And in His death on the cross, Jesus didn’t just die for you and for me. He died instead of us. But He didn’t stay in that grave. Three days later, He conquered death. He rose again, He ascended to the Father in Heaven, and He is waiting for the Father to give Him the signal to come back to earth for those who believe in Him. Jesus’ death and resurrection turned our separation into THE ONLY way to be reconciled with God.
And in His absence, He has instructed us to be disciples who make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20) “as we are going” — in our homes, communities, work places, and to the ends of the earth.
So if you’ve been checking out our ministry for a while and wanted to know more, that’s the most impactful information we can share with you: the knowledge of the truth of Jesus Christ and how He has called us to live.
Is that what you believe too? Join the swHw mission by becoming a member.