Wholehearted & Courageous Core Values
The Holy Spirit—As believers in Jesus Christ, we ultimately build from a foundation of personal relationship with Him and His indwelling Spirit. All that flows out of us here springs out of intimacy and the divine dance with our best Friend, Father and Lover of our souls.
Heart-led Living—We love following our hearts! This looks like allowing our inner world to bring form and substance to our outer world through embracing our individual dreams and desires and having the courage to take risks in both vulnerability, creativity and authentic expression.
Connection—We believe all true belonging flows from healthy connection and engaged relationship with God, ourselves and others.
“Mutual Exchange of Life”—This is a phrase you will hear us say a lot. Really, it’s a fancy way of saying we love Win-Win scenarios. Whether it be small or big decisions, we always aim for outcomes that bring life to both the leader and the follower, the giver and the recipient.
Personal Ownership and Responsibility—In other words, “I am powerful and so are you.” We love empowering women to embrace their God-given ability to make excellent, heart-led decisions; to say both yes and no with confidence and conviction. We believe we’ve all got what it takes to effectively steer our lives in any direction we choose, and to do it well.
Process and Fulfillment—We believe life is a journey, not a destination. We all have a unique, one-of-a-kind story filled with elements of both beauty and heartbreak and we encourage women to bring the FULLNESS of their story to the table. We want to hear all of it so we can celebrate the victories with you and cry with you in the broken moments, walking with you through the process of the glorious emergence that is your life.
Daughters First—Despite the many roles we inevitably pick up along the journey of our lives, first and foremost we are beloved daughters of an unconditionally loving and benevolent Father. When we gather, we check all other titles at the door and celebrate the individual woman before us. One of our greatest desires as a movement is to see our women re-engage with the true essence of their being; to know and be known fully, completely, and as the One who created us intended.
So above all, guard the affections of your heart, for they affect all that you are. Pay attention to the welfare of your innermost being, for from there flows the wellspring of life.
Manifesto of the Wholehearted & Courageous
I am a woman who celebrates her God-given femininity
as something breathtakingly beautiful to behold, embrace, and protect.
I am rooted in the truth that I am named most honestly
by the One who breathed life into me,
before anyone on earth tried to define me.
I am connected to my timeless essence.
The Father heart of God delights in who I am, I am secure.
I believe that my heart is good and not easily deceived.
Divine love inspires me to dream and take action.
I take risks, the fear of failure will not deter me.
I give myself permission to be beloved, broken and badass all at the same time.
I am Wholehearted & Courageous.
My arms are linked with a glorious sisterhood.
We embrace each other’s sacred stories and honor the powerful women
who have gone before us, stand next to us, and who will come after us.
We do not live in lies that try to keep us small and hidden in shame.
We mirror back to one another the truth of who heaven says we are.
Our voices call out and advocate for one another.
Where we go, life is created.
Our aftermath is freedom, a wild blossoming of possibility.
We are tender, strong, nurturing, confident, comforting, fierce, worthy.
Together, we are Wholehearted and Courageous.