SISTER2SISTER is a community of women brought together by means of the internet in a secure environment to encourage each other towards Christian maturity. In addition to participating in both Bible Studies and Accountability Groups, women will be mentored one-on-one by women who have gone through similar circumstances and will eventually mentor other women coming into the program who can benefit from their experiences.
Although SISTER2SISTER will have both counseling and a medical professional on staff to assist the mentors, SISTER2SISTER is not a counseling program and is not intended to serve in place of one.
SISTER2SISTER is a non-denominational ministry for women that has as its foundation two verses of scripture:
He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. 2 Corinthians 1:4 (NIV)
"But I have this complaint against you. You don't love Me or each other as you did at first!” Revelation 2:4 (NIV)
Many Christian women are no longer as active in areas of serving Christ as they once were because they feel hurt by the people in the church. Whether because of divorce or disability, adultery or abuse – these are women who feel isolated and no longer valued within the Christian community. SISTER2SISTER is made up of women who know better.
God working through women who have been hurt by people in the church to bring women who are being hurt by the church back to their First Love in Christ.
SISTER2SISTER is overseen by a Board of Directors. These are Christian women who use their spiritual gifts to work with each other to ensure that that goals for SISTER2SISTER are established and met on a continuing basis. In addition to the Board of Directors, SISTER2SISTER also has in place a Spiritual Support Team whose mission is to uphold the Board and SISTER2SISTER in prayer. The Spiritual Support Team is also charged with the obligation of holding the Board responsible to God’s vision for SISTER2SISTER. There is a one-to-one ratio between the Board and the SST allowing for tighter accountability.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God – without error and unchanging; the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
We believe that our GOD is One and yet Three – The Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
It follows that we also believe:
We believe that both men and women are created in the image of God. However, because of sin, both are imperfect images of our Creator and can be restored only through Jesus Christ.
We believe that both men and women receive gifts from the Holy Spirit meant to be used for the common good of the body of Christ, the building up of others, and a more intimate relationship with Christ.
SISTER2SISTER is an organization for women directed by women that exists solely within the Internet. Here, women will be able to exchange thoughts and ideas with women who have already experienced the difficulties they are currently experiencing. At the same time, these women who are being mentored will also be able to mentor other women who are experiencing earlier stages of the same problem. Sister2Sister is designed to provide women with both real-time interactive Bible Studies with women of similar interests as well as real-time interactive accountability groups in a secure environment.
A woman will begin by completing an interactive introductory seminar via the internet that will acquaint her with the goals of SISTER2SISTER as well as the terms under which she may participate - for example: privacy issues. After completion of the mandatory introduction, she will join both a Bible Study and an Accountability Group (both of which will be live via the internet) and assigned a mentor who has gone through similar life issues that have led to her isolation. As she grows in her Christian life, she will begin to mentor other women in similar circumstances.
SISTER2SISTER is a virtual organization in order to allow for a wider group of women to share their experiences in sensitive situations. The goal is to allow women to share without fear of gossip or retribution. The internet also allows for maximum freedom in scheduling of resources and time in a safe, secure, and simple to use environment.