International Women’s Alliance Ministries
Welcome to International Women’s Alliance Ministries, Inc.
Let IWAM Help you to Move Your Vision-F O R W A R D!
IWAM pronounced “I AM”
We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit public charitable organization providing services, education and training through our resources centers.
Membership is $40.00. VIP Membership option also available. We are here to support, provide information and resources to help you to do what you have been called to do. We are here to serve! Join us…we are changing lives nationwide by improving the quality of life for people in our communities and beyond!
Dr. D Tyler Brown, D.Div., ThD.
IWAM Founder & Chief Executive Officer.
Women working together through connection, communication and collaboration with individuals, businesses and organizations to provide services, education and training through resource centers to empower and impact the lives of women and underprivileged young girls; assisting them in reaching their full potential utilizing the power of diversity and inclusion.
Developing resource centers locally and through establishing new chapters nationwide that provide networking opportunities and supporting resources for the betterment of individuals, businesses, and organizations while strengthening families, and communities, socially and economically.
Goals are set for Our Annual Events and Other Activities:
1. Local Network Fellowship Gatherings (held only three or four times a year. )
2. Two Regional Network Summits (All 5 Regions to Host (1) Economic Summit and (2) Resort and Spa Summit in their Region)
3. Annual International Women’s Alliance Ministries InterNational Convention, Houston, Texas and Awards Luncheon (to be held in month of July for two to three days, Thursday, Friday & Saturday.) Our goal is to within 5 years to fill Reliant Stadium at our International Convention.
4. Annual Interactive Leadership Summit and Resort for all IWAM ministry leaders (to be held in Oklahoma in month of October at Bishop Mary Lewallen’s ranch)
5. Annual National Education Summit and Scholarship Luncheon (fundraising event)
6. 9th Hour Prayer Sessions (3pm to 4pm) All members praying in silence daily at same time wherever their location. (Global Prayer Initiative Planned)
7. Launch all of our programs at strategically selected dates and times.
8. Developing our Mentors Network
9. Adding more benefits of membership and resources.
10. Hold fundraising events, bible studies products and continue to increase IWAM membership globally.
What is a Summit
To encounter a face-to-face assembly or gathering of high ranking individuals who join together at a designated place and time for a common business, social, or religious purpose.
Definition of Glory
1. very great praise, honor, or distinction bestowed by common consent; renown: to win glory on the field of battle.
2. something that is a source of honor, fame, or admiration; a distinguished ornament or an object of pride: a sonnet that is one of the glories of English poetry.
3. adoring praise or worshipful thanksgiving: Give glory to God.
4. resplendent beauty or magnificence: the glory of autumn.
5. a state of great splendor, magnificence, or prosperity.
6. a state of absolute happiness, gratification, contentment, etc.: She was in her glory when her horse won the Derby.
7. the splendor and bliss of heaven; heaven.
8. a ring, circle, or surrounding radiance of light represented about the head or the whole figure of a sacred person, as Christ or a saint; a halo, nimbus, or aureole.
Connection, communication and collaboration initiatives
Connection: 1. the act or state of connecting; union 2. something that connects, joins, or relates; link or bond 3. a relationship or association The act or state of connecting; union, something that connects, joins, or relates; link or bond in a relationship or association. The relation of a word or phrase to its context, an acquaintance, especially one who is influential or has prestige…a small sect or religious group united by a body of distinct beliefs or practices.
Communication: (from Latin commūnicāre, meaning “to share”) is the activity of conveying information through the exchange of ideas, feelings, intentions, attitudes, expectations, perceptions or commands, as by speech, gestures, writings, behaviour and possibly by other means such as electromagnetic, chemical or physical phenomena. It is the meaningful exchange of information between two or more participants (machines, organisms or their parts).
Communication requires a sender, a message, a medium and a recipient, although the receiver does not have to be present or aware of the sender’s intent to communicate at the time of communication; thus communication can occur across vast distances in time and space. Communication requires that the communicating parties share an area of communicative commonality. The communication process is complete once the receiver understands the sender’s message.
Communicating with others involves three primary steps:
Thought: First, information exists in the mind of the sender. This can be a concept, idea, information, or feeling.
- Encoding: Next, a message is sent to a receiver in words or other symbols.
- Decoding: Lastly, the receiver translates the words or symbols into a concept or information that a person can understand.
Collaboration: Working with each other to do a task and to achieve shared goals. It is a process where two or more people or organizations work together to realize shared goals, (this is more than the intersection of common goals seen in co-operative ventures, but a deep, collective determination to reach an identical objective) — for example, an endeavor that is creative in nature—by sharing knowledge, learning and building consensus. Most collaboration requires leadership, although the form of leadership can be social within a decentralized and egalitarian group. In particular, teams that work collaboratively can obtain greater resources, recognition and reward when facing competition for finite resources. Collaboration is also present in opposing goals exhibiting the notion of adversarial collaboration, though this is not a common case for using the word.
Structured methods of collaboration encourage introspection of behavior and communication. These methods specifically aim to increase the success of teams as they engage in collaborative problem solving. Forms, rubrics, charts and graphs are useful in these situations to objectively document personal traits with the goal of improving performance in current and future projects.
This community services network organization started as a result of several women who desired to get together on a regular basis to fellowship and discuss their community services assignments.
After several conversations with Dr. Kaye, Bishop Mary and Pastor Shirley, Dr. Brown while on the phone with Pastor Shirley, the Lord spoke into her spirit on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 to start “International Women’s Alliance Ministries” and so the challenge and manifestation of the vision has been moving forward from that point. This organization includes women in marketplace services including Media, Marketing, Music, Mentoring, Military and Missions.
This collaboration and fellowship of women in Ministry, Media, Marketing, Music, Mentoring, Military & Missions and networking opportunities. Dr. Brown while still on the phone with Pastor Shirley Harrison set up this web site and things began to unfold. Dr. Kaye was called and was extremely excited over the phone. We gave Dr. Kaye the link over the phone and sent the link to Bishop Mary on Facebook and later to Pastor Cheryl in a text message.
And as they say “the rest is History.”
We are a multi-cultural, multi-dimensional, non-denominational services and helps community services network where your gifts will make room for you, connecting marketplace non-profit organizations and developing community outreach programs. Our network outreach is Project H.E.L.P. also called “Community Impact Resource Center” and includes providing assistance to the homeless, elderly, lost youth, and prisoners families. Our annual fundraising event includes a “marketplace expo and book fair” to provide financial support for expenses and outreach programs.
We are also established for the purpose of developing a network of women in leadership in Ministry, Media, Marketing, Music, Mentoring, Military & Missions who are working together through connection, communication and collaboration.
Basic Membership is $40. Lifetime Membership and VIP Membership options available.
We are here for you through prayer, community services support, information and resources to help you. We are here to serve…not to be served! Join us…
During a fellowship conversation with our National Vice President, Pastor Shirley Broussard Harrison (now deceased) on Saturday morning, June 7, 2014, we were talking about how Jesus Christ is raising himself up in the hearts of his people all over the world, and how many people want to build a bigger physical building and I quoted the scripture from the book of Matthew 16:18 where Jesus Christ said “I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” It was then that I had an epiphany about how he will do it. Then Pastor Shirley made reference to the introduction of the book of Zechariah in the Message Bible and as she read it to me over the telephone my spirit leaped in agreement. This passage of text just sealed everything for me that we were moving in agreement and obedience to what the Lord is doing in this women’s alliance ministry vision. As I share it with you reflect on the highlighted text…amen. You are the temple of God.
Let’s rebuild the temple…together!
Introduction to Book of Zechariah from Message Bible
Zechariah shared with his contemporary Haggai the prophetic task of getting the people of Judah to rebuild their ruined Temple. Their preaching pulled the people out of self-preoccupation and got them working together as a people of God. There was a job to do, and the two prophets teamed up to make sure it got done.
But Zechariah did more than that. For the people were faced with more than a ruined Temple and city. Their self-identity as the people of God was in ruins. For a century they had been knocked around by the world powers, kicked and mocked, used and abused. This once proud people, their glorious sacred history starred with the names of Abraham, Moses, Samuel, David, and Isaiah, had been treated with contempt for so long that they were in danger of losing all connection with that past, losing their magnificent identity as God’s people.
Zechariah was a major factor in recovering the magnificence from the ruins of a degrading exile. Zechariah reinvigorated their imaginations with his visions and messages. The visions provided images of a sovereign God that worked their way into the lives of the people, countering the long ordeal of debasement and ridicule. The messages forged a fresh vocabulary that gave energy and credibility to the long-term purposes of God being worked out in their lives.
But that isn’t the end of it. Zechariah’s enigmatic visions, working at multiple levels, and his poetically charged messages are at work still, like time capsules in the lives of God’s people, continuing to release insight and hope and clarity for the people whom God is using to work out his purposes in a world that has no language for God and the purposes of God.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Our Statement of Faith
WE BELIEVE that the Scriptures of the Holy Bible are the Word of God written and are therefore inerrant in the original writings. They constitute the Divine rule of those who practice faith in Jesus Christ.
WE BELIEVE that in the person of Jesus Christ that both the Divine and human natures are united so that He is truly God and truly man. He is the only Mediator between God and humankind and His sacrifice at Calvary made atonement available for the sins of all who believe in Him as their Savior.
WE BELIEVE that all Disciples for Christ are called through the Great Commission to do the works of Christ here upon the earth. We have been equipped by the Holy Spirit with the full range of spiritual gifts to accomplish this task.
WE BELIEVE that all Believers in Jesus Christ should constantly pursue a sanctified life and seek the continued fullness of the Holy Spirit. They should endeavor to submit every part of their life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ in order to be led by the Spirit in their daily living.