One year ago, KCM officially launched its first Women’s Ministry. We are excited to announce its continuation and continual revamping to better reach girls in our ministry.
KCM Women’s Ministry exists to:
- Minister to girls in KCM by equipping them to live out their God-given design missionally as women, servants, & leaders;
- Platform women leaders in ministry to exercise their gift & passion for teaching; and
- Administer staff protocol.
We plan on achieving these goals each quarter by continuing what was implemented last year in addition to adding a major new project.
Women’s Ministry also acts as the point of contact for any concerns regarding staff members or mental health. Our contact information is listed on the bottom.
What can you expect?
Last year, there were wonderful opportunities for Women’s Ministry to teach younger women in the ministry about a variety of topics, ranging from what feminism looks like as a Christian to addressing sexual assault. Women’s Ministry used a variety of platforms to teach, including writing articles for the KCM website, delivering seminars at KCM’s annual Winter Conference, and hosting a Women’s Conference in the spring.
We are planning to release many more articles this year (bi-weekly, to be exact), from not only Women’s Ministry members, but also guest writers, on relevant and unique topics.
Women’s Ministry members will also be leading their own seminars at KCM’s Winter Conference in December.
In regards to the Women’s Conference, we plan on implementing improvements and changes after our first experience this past spring. We hope to have a more missions-focused and overall engaging conference that is relevant for all girls in the ministry. More information is to come!
New Year, New Project
We are very excited to announce a new project that will be launched in the coming months.
In January 2020, Women’s Ministry will launch KCM’s first Women’s Support Group. The support group is open to any girl in KCM who is struggling with symptoms of depression. It will be structured similarly to recovery groups hosted for other reasons, such as divorce care and grief share.
The purpose of the Women’s Support Group is three-fold. First, we wish to minister to the hidden individuals who are suffering from depression; second, we want to provide a safe space for healing, understanding, and empathy; and third, we hope to reflect Jesus’ compassion and love to the broken-hearted and crushed in spirit.
The Women’s Support Group will be a safe space for girls to come and find comfort from one another who are in the same boat.
In the coming months, we are planning to release much more information so that collegians are well-informed and aware of the options available.
Who is in Women’s Ministry?
We are excited to welcome a new member to Women’s Ministry. Helen and I are returning members, whereas Noelle is a recent graduate who is joining us as our third member.
Heidi Kim: Heidi serves as the Women’s Ministry Director of KCM. She graduated from UC San Diego with a degree in International Studies and a minor in Education. Heidi is currently continuing her education as she pursues a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California. Her passion is to show Christ’s love to those who are marginalized in society, especially individuals struggling with mental illness, trauma, and loss.
Helen Han: Helen graduated from UC Irvine and is now a graduate student pursuing occupational therapy at the University of Southern California. She is also the worship intern at Living Hope Community Church. She is passionate about upholding the God-given worth, dignity, and value of each individual, and hopes to do this through occupational therapy and ministry. In her free time, Helen likes to be outside, play music, and spend quality time with loved ones.
Noelle Chang: Noelle is a recent graduate from UC San Diego with a major in psychology. She is currently interning at Ttokamsa Home Mission Church as a pastoral intern for the youth group. She is looking into marriage and family therapy programs for grad school and ministry options because she is passionate about raising mental health awareness within the Christian community.
We Hope to See You
We hope to provide empathy, awareness, and support to KCM students in realms that are not addressed enough in the Christian community. We as the Women’s Ministry hope to shed Jesus’ love in our own unique way. We are excited to serve you all!
Because Women’s Ministry acts as the contact for any concerns regarding staff members or mental health, please contact us if you need any further support.
Heidi Kim – firstname.lastname@example.org
Helen Han – email@example.com
Noelle Chang – firstname.lastname@example.org