God designed women with a deep need to connect with others through relationships. However, as women we often accept cultural and personal limitations on our callings and on God’s desire to use our relationships, our gifts, and our passions for his purposes. LeadHer believes that all women have the potential to influence, impact and unite the world for God’s glory.
By getting involved in LeadHer women of all ages, denominations, and experiences of faith are challenged to understand their God-given purpose and to steward it daily.
LeadHer chapters and programs strive to grow women in their faith, their leadership, and their willingness to authentically connect with others and strive to meet the needs of the world around them.
Watch this video to hear our Founder, Christie Love talk about the LeadHer Vision.
At LeadHer we believe that:
Each woman’s personality, talents, and skills are gifts from God. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, she has the capacity to make a significant impact within her sphere of influence. Our goal is to celebrate her uniqueness, increase her Biblical knowledge, inspire her kingdom vision, and teach her to develop deeper connections with others. LeadHer strives to help each woman recognize opportunities to lead where she has been perfectly placed and called.
Our organization is founded on three biblical principles: the Great Call (Matthew 28:18-20), the intentional design of each woman (Psalm 139:13-16), and the development of the individual in her divinely appointed purpose (Ephesians 2:10, Acts 17:26-27). From this foundation, we strive to encourage women to develop their gifts and talents for the glory of God and the expansion of His kingdom.
- God is the creator of the universe creating both of the seen (physical) and the unseen (spiritual) realms. God the creator is also the giver of life who created man and woman in his image.
- The Bible is the flawless word of God.
- There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and died for our sins on the cross at Calvary. He was resurrected from the grave and ascended into Heaven where He sits at the right hand of the Father.
- We anxiously await the second coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
- People receive forgiveness of sins and eternal life through Jesus alone.
- God has created each person with a unique plan and purpose.
- Christians are examples of the love and truth of God in this world. Christians are called to share both love and the truth of the Gospel with the world around them.
- God calls us to treat others with dignity and respect.
LeadHer’s Statement on Women
LeadHer believes God created both male and female in the image of a triune God who lives in an equal relationship as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:27). We believe God created men and women to work together in partnership with one another to fulfill the great commission that Jesus called all believers to (Matthew 28:19-20). We believe this commissioning command was meant not only for the eleven disciples but through them to believers of all ages, races, genders, and backgrounds in all generations of the church.
We believe God’s creation of man first does not place him in a position of authority or dominance over women. Rather, we believe woman was created as an equal helper, a partner to man, so they could work together to complete the work God tasked them with (Exodus 18:4, Deuteronomy 33:7,26,29, Psalm 20:2, Psalm 33:20, Psalm 70:5, Psalm 89:19, Psalm 115:9-11, Psalm 121:1-2, Psalm 124:8, Psalm 146:5, Hosea 13:9).
We believe spiritual gifts are not gender specific and God is able to gift and equip both men and women for service to Him in any way He chooses (1 Corinthians 12). We believe God can and does call and anoint women to preach His word, lead His people, and serve Him in full time ministry. We do not believe a woman’s gender disqualifies her from being used by God in any way He equips and calls her.
We believe a woman’s voice matters and should never be silenced on the basis of her gender. To silence the voice of a woman is to miss out on experiencing half of the heart of God. We believe in the value of women everywhere and strongly condemn any attempts to minimize the worth of a woman through acts of violence, aggression, abuse, oppression, restriction, or enslavement. We believe women and men throughout the world deserve equal access to education, safety, health care, career, and ministry opportunities.
We believe Jesus led by example in the way He ministered to and included women among His close followers. Jesus broke cultural traditions in the way He interacted with women on a regular basis (Luke 7:36-50, Luke 8:42-48, Luke 10:38-42, John 4:1-42, John 8: 1-11, John 20:1-18). We believe Jesus’ example clearly shows His heart for women to be included in the ministry of the church and that His death and resurrection revoked the Genesis 3 curse that was spoken at the fall of man.
We believe the Apostle Paul’s own behavior affirms an approach to women leading in the church as many of the co-labors Paul mentions in scripture were women he allowed to teach and lead in his churches (Romans 16:1-3, 7, Ephesians 4:11, Philippians 4:2 ). Paul himself also proclaims in Galatians 3:28 there is “neither male nor female” for all are one now in Christ. We believe Paul’s teachings in 1 Corinthians 14:34 and 1 Timothy 2:12 were to address specific situations at specific churches during specific times.
We often get asked why do we always have a tree in our logo and all that we do? Here is the meaning behind why we use a tree to symbolize LeadHer:
“They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.” Jeremiah 17:8
Our vision at LeadHer is to challenge women to grow in three areas of their life and we believe that the tree best represents this mission.
The roots of the tree symbolizes our faith. We believe that for a woman to grow stronger – her roots must grow deeper. We want to see women always growing deeper in their pursuit of God and closer in their relationship with Him.
The trunk of the tree symbolizes our leadership skills. The skills and disciplines that we learn and develop are what enables us to transfer our faith from our roots to our branches where they impact others around us daily. We want to help women develop practical skills and habits that help enable them to be more impactful and effective.
The branches of the tree represent the relationships that we have in our lives. Each relationship is an opportunity for us to influence and connect with others- which is the very essence of leadership! We want to challenge women to be intentional with the relationships already in their life as well as building new connections that God can use for His glory and his purposes.