WoMan to Woman
WoMan to Woman centers on relationships between women, whether it is mother to daughter, sister to sister, or friend to friend. Emphasis is also placed on wholesome interaction with the significant male counterparts in our lives. It is strategically designed to touch, empower, include, involve, and encircle every woman of The Potter’s House.
Since WoMan to Woman’s inception, First Lady Serita Jakes’ vision for the program has been for the women of The Potter’s House to become one. It is her heart’s desire for the women to come together as a God-breathed organism of sisters, daughters, mothers, friends, and life-time legacy mentors who together will set an atmosphere of relational well-being. It is a vision of unity where the prevailing countenance of feminine grace exudes a gentleness that is heralded as strength; where peace insists on reigning; a kind word is freely passed around; and love is expected to stretch to great lengths. With a doctrinally sound and programmatic approach to ministry, WoMan to Woman seeks to not only meet every woman at the point of her need, but to strengthen her so that she may reach the point of her abundance.
Every woman who is a member of The Potter’s House is automatically a member of WoMan to Woman. She participates in WoMan to Woman by giving back to the church either financially or by volunteering her services in other ministries such as Ushers, Greeters, the Children’s Ministry, or another labor of love within The Potter’s House.
WoMan to Woman offers quarterly forums where First Lady Jakes hosts prayer gatherings or where she, or other esteemed speakers, address topics such as relationships and health. Additionally, under the WoMan to Woman umbrella, there are four different ministries established to serve the women and young ladies of The Potter’s House. They are The Debutante Program (Alumnae; Core and Junior Debutantes); God’s Leading Ladies Life Enrichment Program; Rahab, and The Ministers’ and Deacons’ Wives. The following pages give you a brief description of each of these ministries as well as the crowning delight of a Dream Team that serves as an anointed extension of First Lady Serita Jakes’ leadership. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! (Psalms133:1)
Debutante Alumnae Program
The turn of the millennium brought forth the announcement of The Potter’s House Debutante Alumnae Program. The Debutante Alumnae Program is an extension of the Core Debutante Program and was designed to provide a continuum of personal relationship and learning for the Debutantes that have and will graduate from the Core Program.
In addition to focusing on higher order thinking and life skills, the program provides focus in the areas of self-awareness ad personal productivity. The pursuit of and success in higher education institutions is also a key area of focus. Curriculum spans activities that prepare the Debutantes for college; teach them how to survive the transition from college to the world or work, and examines the many decisions that surround the pursuit of graduate level education. Alumnae Debutantes are also trained to serve as “big sisters” to the Junior Debutantes and peer mentor to the Core Debutantes.
The Debutante Program was born out of the vision of First Lady Jakes that our daughters be ushered into their promise by the wisdom, mentoring, and life coaching we afford them in love. The main pillars at the center of the program’s framework are:
- A strong spirit of awareness
- A spirit of excellence.
- Chaste behavior
- A sweet aroma of feminine behavior
The debutantes are chosen based on the following criteria: Achieve and maintain a B or higher academic standing; maintain a membership in good standing at a local church, and demonstrate outstanding character, leadership, dependability, and service in school and/or the community. Core Debutantes are between the ages of 15 to 17; Junior Debutantes are between 12 and 14 years of age.
Trained mentors are assigned to work with the debutantes and are required to present before them an exemplary lifestyle. Sessions in faith, etiquette, chastity, finances, and human relationships are addressed during the Debutante’s seven months of training. The end of their training culminates with a consecration dinner.
God’s Leading Ladies Life Enrichment Program (G.L.L.)
God’s Leading Ladies Life Enrichment Program (GLL) is a widely celebrated program strategically designed to propel women out of their comfort zone and into their divine destiny through a challenging three month curriculum that covers such topics as leadership, relationships and finance.
Derived from the bestselling book of the same name by Bishop T. D. Jakes, the Program was started by Mrs. Jakes in 2003. Since its inception, GLL has grown from one chapter at The Potter’s House of Dallas to several chapters nationwide and over 2,500 graduates. The program has witnessed weekend writers and fledging entrepreneurs become published authors and business owners, while others have found their critical balance in career demands and relational needs.
With the collaborative effort of inspirational and visionary teachers and life coaches, GLL positions women to walk out of the shadows and into the light with their gifts stirred and skills honed.
GLL Curriculum Outline:
1. Through The Eyes of A Visionary (Purpose & Planning)
2. Being In Relationship With Life (Personal& Professional)
3. A Balance of Power (Body, Soul, & Spirit)
4. A Lifestyle of Leadership (Going First & Staying The Course)
5. A Credible Lifestyle (Financial Accountability)
6. A Healthy Life (Physical Fitness & Healthy Habits)
7. The Fine Art of Presentation (Projection, Influence, and Impact)
8. The Final Touch (Words of Wisdom & Love)
Contact the WoMan to Woman office for more information (214) 333-6315 firstname.lastname@example.org