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About us

our Mission

Breaking Chains Women’s Ministries is a ministry whose foundation is built on love and encouragement. We meet Monday evenings at 6:00 for meals and fellowship and discussion starts at 6:30 and we are committed to each other’s healing. Our objective is to be a safe, confidential place where women can share their hurt and believe there is emotional and divine healing. We are honest, and our conversations are thought-provoking, passionate, and sometimes with tears. Our time together is our source of healing for the pain we have endured or are currently enduring. We lift each other up in love, God’s word, and are committed to each other’s healing.

our Vision

Our vision is for every woman to see herself through the eyes of God, for every woman to embrace His love and understand the purpose of her pain. She will know without a doubt that her life will be a story of healing for other women, and she will be ready to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. She will know she is blessed by the Lord by holding Isaiah 61:3 in her heart “...To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of despair...”. She will wear her crown of beauty fully dependent on the Word of God. We see a vision where there is a Breaking Chains Women’s Ministry in every church or town for the healing and edification of all women. In addition to that we want to institute a transitional home with resources for those women who need a help up who have been set back from life’s challenges.

Our logo

If you look closely at the Breaking Chains logo, you will notice a women breaking free of chains with other butterflies flying away. That just means when a chain is broken we all fly with her in her transformation. All through our organization and our events you will see butterflies reminding our women of their beautiful transformation.

Are butterflies mentioned in the Bible? No. The Bible speaks on everything, and I believe God made this little creature to show us how a life of ugly sin can be transformed into something beautiful when we accept Christ as our Savior. Before transforming, we notice that the butterfly is merely a worm crawling slowly because its body is heavy. Once that transformation begins, it comes light and can move around quickly without effort because the weight is lifted. All that is

left to be shown in its beauty because of its new life, which it can live off because of what God has provided. That transformation has changed from a crawling caterpillar stuck on a tree into a free gorgeous butterfly. That transformation is exactly what God wants to do for us. God wants to take the weight and ugliness of sin we have once we accept Him as our Lord and Savior, and make us beautiful and make our burdens light. Once accepting Him, we are now His everything; our past can no longer hold us down.

 

Our new life is a life of trust, and we have been set free. Like butterflies, our transformation can be dramatic and take time, but the new life is a life of freedom, one in which God adorns us with His beauty and makes us stunning and gorgeous in His sight. When a caterpillar thinks its life is over, it emerges more beautiful and with a new life.

 

We can think of the caterpillar as our old self. When the caterpillar turns into a cocoon, that is our transformation period, where Jesus begins to work on our hearts. When the butterfly emerges, it's symbolic of us emerging new in Christ. That is what choosing to follow Jesus is like, we shed the old versions of ourselves, our old self dies, and we emerge as a new creation in Christ.

founder & president

laurie smith

President and Founder of Breaking Chains Women's Ministries. Because of her own brokenness, God has given Laurie a heart to love and encourage hurt and broken women. Laurie accepted Christ as her savior over 30 years ago, where she was raised in the Pentecostal church. She has always been an active member of her church body. Laurie has served as Financial Secretary, Sunday School Secretary, Sunday School Teacher, and Leader of an Impact Group focusing on broken women. In addition to being active in various church functions, she has also served as an Assistant Director of the Community Bible Study Wednesday Night Class. Laurie's dedication to God's truth led her to start her own Bible Study for women at her office on Tuesday evenings. She became an Ordained Minister and is set to begin her B.A. degree in Ministry in August.

What Laurie considers true blessings are her husband for over 26 years, James Smith, and their three biological children, Clifford, James, and Caitlyn, in addition to the two that they have raised, Louis and Shanne. Laurie also is blessed with two grandchildren, Calia and Caleb. Laurie's focus has always been love and making others feel loved. Her life reflects Jeremiah 31:3, "Therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee."

Laurie is also a full-time Business Owner along with her husband, James, they own a small successful air-conditioning company, Comfort Zone AC and Heating. Her oldest son, Clifford, works closely with them as a Service Manager. The company has been around for over 30 years. She believes the key to a successful business is keeping God first. In her free time, Laurie spends time with the people she loves. She's passionate about helping others understand the Word of God, which is why Breaking Chains Women’s Ministry is so dear to her heart. What makes her smile is seeing other women smile as they learn and understand their individual worth and know how God sees them.

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meet our board of directors

The Board of Directors for our Christian Women's Ministry serves as the guiding force behind our mission. Their primary purpose is to provide visionary leadership and ensure the organization's adherence to its core values and beliefs. They oversee strategic planning, financial stewardship, and the development of programs and initiatives that align with our ministry's goals. Additionally, they play a crucial role in fostering a spirit of unity and support among our members, volunteers, and staff, while also ensuring transparency and accountability in all our endeavors. Through prayerful deliberation and a heart for service, our Board of Directors empowers our ministry to flourish and positively impact the lives of women in our faith community and beyond.

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