The Birth of a Women's Ministry
Birthed in 1997
Gritty Women of God
Gritty Women is an acronym for GRIT “G- God’s R- Resolute Women I- in Intense T- Times.”
Gritty Women of God was birthed in 1997. After hearing from God, Pastor Sheila Bowling was given a clear sense of direction to start a women’s movement. By using her God-given gifts of prayer and intercession, she began a local prayer meeting. During the first meeting, as the women prayed, the power of God came into the room and placed it in Pastor Sheila’s heart to have a women’s conference. Over 400 women attended the first conference! The passion of the women, along with the power of God released during the first conference, confirmed the need for a women’s ministry - thus Gritty Women of God was birthed!
Today, Gritty Women of God meetings and conferences are being held all over the world. As this movement becomes more and more global, we have put an emphasis on eradicating Human Trafficking. Gritty Women of God has formed alliances with faith based organizations to set the victims of human trafficking free. Dr. Marlene Carson, founder of “The Switch” National Anti-Trafficking Network, is a key ally of Gritty Women in this crucial endeavor.
Additionally, in accordance with according to Titus 3, Gritty Women of God has expanded the ministry to include the training and equipping of young ladies, ages 11-18, and young adults, ages 19 - 30. This ministry is called Gritty Girls with a Mission.
As our ministry mandates show, Psalms 68:11 has been a foundational and guiding scripture since the inception of Gritty Women of God. In this unprecedented season, we believe we are seeing the unfolding of the promise of this verse - that the Lord is giving the shout, women are coming forth into wholeness and calling – and that kings of enemies must flee!! Wherever Gritty Women go, they will turn the world upside down for Jesus!