The heart of our ministry is our parish-based Bible study program for adult women. Run by local lay women volunteers, approved by parish pastors, and supported by Walking with Purpose national staff, our parish programs welcome all women irrespective of faith background, age, or marital status. The program incorporates at-home Scripture study, weekly small group discussion, and monthly talks on relevant study material.
Each parish program is led by a volunteer leadership team whose members receive online training and ongoing mentoring through our acclaimed leadership development program. The Walking with Purpose leadership development program gives leaders the tools needed to effectively evangelize women in the parish community and the confidence to launch a WWP parish program without depleting scarce parish resources.
Recognizing that not all women have the ability or desire to lead a Bible study in the parish setting, Walking with Purpose offers online small group leader resources
that features training videos, helpful tools and organizational resources to support women leading WWP small group studies in homes, at schools, or in conjunction with other women's ministries.
Throughout the year, Walking with Purpose hosts events across the country to inspire women to anchor themselves in the truths found in Scripture. WWP Live Events bring women together with our Founder and Chief Purpose Officer, Lisa Brenninkmeyer, for encouragement, worship, and fellowship. WWP Ambassador Events are free informational sessions designed to give attendees the opportunity to learn more about Walking with Purpose. Our Leaders Gathering offers WWP leaders from around the country the opportunity to come together for a weekend of talks, praise and worship, the Sacraments, and more.
At Walking with Purpose, we care about women at every stage of their development and believe the best way to keep women engaged with the Catholic faith is to never lose them in the first place. To that end, we have created the Opening Your Heart young adult series
- Beloved, Unshaken, and Steadfast - developed specifically for young women. This version of our best-selling, foundational study effectively meets young women where they are a nd points them to a life of freedom in Christ. The Bible study materials can be used with a small group of friends, for individual study, or in the parish setting, and additional study series are forthcoming.
Young girls today are understandably confused about their true worth and beauty. The WWP BLAZE
program was developed to counteract the cultural forces that drive girls to question their value, purpose, and faith. Like our studies for adult women, BLAZE makes the wisdom of the Bible relevant to today's challenges. It teaches girls to recognize the difference between the loving, affirming voice of their heavenly Father and the voices that tell them they aren't good enough.
The heart of the BLAZE minist
ry is the BLAZE Core program which equips an adult leader with everything needed to run a 20-Lesson Bible study program for any number of 7th and/or 8th grade girls, in a variety of settings (school, parish, at-home, etc.). A BLAZE Leader's Guide
and BLAZE Kits
(one kit per girl) are the elements of the BLAZE Core program.
Additional BLAZE resources that nurture girls' spiritual growth include Discovering My Purpose
, a 6-week Bible study that leads girls on an exploration of their own spiritual gifts, and Between You & Me
, a 40-day conversation guide for mothers and daughters.