SISTERS HELPING SISTERS IN CHRIST MINISTRY

A Uniquely Different Women's Ministry

aka SHSIC Ministry   |   East Orange, NJ   |  www.shsic-ministry.com

Mission

Sisters Helping Sisters in Christ Mentoring Ministry came into existence to develop a strong fellowship among the young women of our community, with the older women of our churches, to strengthen our spiritual walk and to live a life that is pleasing to God. SHSIC Ministry desires to use this program to encourage, uplift, educate, and empower women who wish to dedicate their lives to Christ and find it difficult to do so in these troubling times. In this continually changing world, the ability to walk alongside others, sharing wisdom and life experiences is an asset. Mentoring stimulates creative ministry. We learn from each other. We encourage each other. As you mentor, teach, and pray, you see new possibilities and the power of the Holy Spirit at work.

Ruling year info

2017

President

Dr. Karoline Bethea-Jones

Main address

156 Greenwood Ave

East Orange, NJ 07017 USA

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EIN

46-5745281

NTEE code info

Religious Media, Communications Organizations (X80)

Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C. (X99)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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There is a great need, in this country, for the empowerment of women. I believe it is necessary for our future. The roles of women have changed and we must change how we see women in the world but most importantly, women must change the way they see themselves in the world. Women's empowerment and achieving gender equality is essential for our society. We must acknowledge the contributions that women have made to the sustainable development of the world. The empowerment of women will help in the development of political, social, economic, and health. The issue of women's empowerment and equality is at the top of the Sisters Helping Sisters in Christ Miinistry's agenda.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mentoring

In this Mentoring Ministry, we learn from each other. We encourage each other. As you mentor, teach and pray, you see new possibilities and the power of the Holy Spirit at work. Being a mentor pushes us towards maturity. As a role model for others, you know that being observed; it forces you to try to do your best. You strive to practice what you preach, and this pushes you to work harder. It is a great way to stay motivated!

Population(s) Served

In this Drama program, we learn from each other; inspire one another and encourage each other in the Lord, as God's Holy Spirit supports us.

We start with a drama presentation followed by a lively discussion. As we mentor, teach, and pray; we see new possibilities and the power of the Holy Spirit at work, not only in our lives but the lives of others.

Dr. Karoline Bethea-Jones, Ph.D. moderate each session. Karoline has been teaching and facilitating biblical classes and discussions for nearly twenty-five years. She encourages mentoring and fellowship. She gives personalized attention to every woman.

Population(s) Served

SHSIC Ministry invites you to bring your children along with you to every study. We encourage early learning and our friendly staff of Teachers in our Start Right, Stay Right Program will give each child the attention they need for learning to take place. Start Right, Stay Right, is SHSIC Ministry's junior division designed to work with children ages 5 to 15 in Biblical Studies.

SHSIC Ministry believes that exposing young minds to big ideas will help them to better understand the world around them. That is why we also include art, music and drama classes that help young minds explore and learn. We also offer lessons in Physics, Science, and Chemistry.

Specific age groups will participate in projects that encourage nature, and there will be hikes geared for young feet. We also offer trips to museums and local zoos to promote culture. Parents are always welcome to participate with their children.

Population(s) Served

Sisters Helping Sisters in Christ Ministry is a Mentoring Ministry. We mentor one another through Bible Study, Education, Counseling, Life Skills, Hiking, Music, Drama, and Fellowship.

Bible Study is an integral part of SHSIC Ministry. We learn biblical concepts to everyday life situations through the fantastic stories in the Bible. We use the many levels of God's biblical counseling to encourage one another and build each other up; we carry each other's burdens when life gets hard. The time we spend together in Bible Study builds relationships.

Through general education, our mentees learn a variety of subjects: Maths, Science, History to name a few. We are always in search of information. Learning is the key to everything, and we learn as much as we can on a variety of subjects which include Arts and Music.

Through Counseling and life skills, we aim to help women gain a sense of hope for their lives through self-development and self-empowerment.

We believe that helping others achieve a better understanding of themselves will enable them to understand better the plan that God has for them and work towards achieving the goal of a perfect life in Christ.

SHSIC Ministry offers mobile small group bible study to everyone who is interested in starting their own home-based bible study class. Our online classes are through easyclass.com and are easily assessable to everyone.

We help you get started by providing lesson plans and attending your first three Bible study classes (virtually) to start the ball rolling. After that, you will be able to continue with your weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly bible studies with your group on your own.

If you are unable to connect virtually, we can meet via conference call to discuss your program and help you develop a lesson that will work for your environment.

Population(s) Served

Outdoor activities are essential for a woman. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that adults perform at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of intense activity every week.

Sisters Helping Sisters in Christ Ministry understand the importance of, not only taking care of your spirit but taking care of your mind and body also. That is why we offer outdoor activities such as hiking.

Through our Sister Program, Hikeolution, we hope to inspire women to leave the house and become one with God and Nature. Hiking is a healthy social activity. You get to spend time with each other in a group as you work on your health through walking.

If you seek adventure, walking in the woods will give you the opportunity to explore nature and take pictures of the wildlife. Hiking allows you to exercise the way you like and stay fit at your own pace. Hiking helps clear your mind and give you opportunities to meditate and breathe in the fresh air.

Oxygen is an integral part of the body, especially for the brain. When you breathe, the heart pumps some of the air into the brain for standard functions, helping you to concentrate, making you more creative.

Hiking helps you alleviate stress. Stress is not good for you. It causes a lot of health problems. Hiking takes away the pressure and may even add to your life. That's why we added hiking to our program.

Through this program we will walk on a regular basis, leaving all of our stress in the woods, and adopting a positive attitude about ourselves and others.

HIKEOLUTION aims to introduce the joys of walking in the woods by providing exceptional hiking adventures that promote camaraderie, build physical strength, teach reverence for nature, and spark inner peace.

Our Hike Leader Keyana Jones is thrilled to be taking this newfound love to the next level and has lots in store for you. We invite you to become part of this exciting Ministry.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of women who have started to believe in themselves and began the process of change.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Mentoring

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of women who have gone through the study classes, discussions and empowerment sessions with a renewed spirit and power to change.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

By building a strong foundation, through the inside work of self-realization, our goal is to build strong characters and provide a safe place to grow, learn and develop into strong women who have gained control over their own lives. Women should have the right to make strategic life choices that have, in the past, been previously denied them. Our goal is to ensure that future generations of women can choose to live their lives according to their beliefs ad abilities. SHSIC Ministry understands that empowered women empower women, so we use our platform to encourage women to use their voices. Women are constantly looked upon negativity in scripture, but we use scripture to encourage women to see women differently.

Sisters Helping Sisters in Christ Ministry invite all woman, no matter the age to study and learn scripture truthfully. We encourage, uplift, and motivate women to look deeper inside themselves. Change begins when you want to change and we offer a safe space for this change to take place. It’s not easy to be vulnerable. It can be hard to share your experiences with others, but we know that it is n important role in giving women a real voice and a way to define themselves. We provide an opportunity to share their stories but also listen to the stories of other women without judgment. We know that young women are influenced by their role models. We strive to be good role models. SHSIC Ministry looks to empower women with kindness and encourage women to make their aspirations a reality. We do this by showing support to one another. Fighting for injustice and inequality, showing appreciation for the women in our lives, and using our time to support our community.

Everyone on the board of Sisters helping Sisters in Christ Ministry is filled with the spirit of love and compassion. We exhibit honesty. We have to be willing to tell each other when we are wrong or have made a mistake. We empower women by celebrating their successes. We are not threatened by another woman’s achievements, we celebrate them. We tell our stories. Other women can learn from our mistakes and our successes, but only if we share those stories. We also talk about and discuss the stories of women, biblical women, historical women, spiritual women, successful women who have come before us. We learn from each other.

Sisters Helping Sisters in Christ Ministry have inspired many women to reach higher and to begin the work of change. We will continue to be an inspiration to women. We will continue to support women. We will continue to encourage women to live their best lives and teach their children to do the same.

Financials

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SISTERS HELPING SISTERS IN CHRIST MINISTRY

Board of directors
as of 8/19/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms Keyana Jones

Sisters Helping Sisters in Christ Ministry

Term: 2012 -


Board co-chair

Mrs Annie Sims

Sisters Helping Sisters in Christ Ministry

Term: 2012 -

Keyana Jones

Sisters Helping Sisters in Christ Ministry

Karoline Bethea-Jones

Sisters Helping Sisters in Christ Ministry

Annie Sims

Sisters Helping Sisters in Christ Ministry

Marilyn Cole

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Nia Haynes

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    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
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    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable