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LET'S STRETCH. 2021

FACILITATING SPACES FOR WOMEN TO EMBRACE WEAKNESS, LIVE VULNERABLY, AND BE LOVED UNCONDITIONALLY.

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Project Description

THE MISSION

STRETCH. provides an outlook on life with Christ that embraces living in weakness and being vulnerable. As a result, we allow God space to bring about transformation, emotional healing, and depth in the revelation of our identity through the experience of his unconditional love. We aim to do this by facilitating spaces and providing tools for women to express and experience spiritual, mental, and emotional freedom. 

Within these spaces, women are encouraged to engage and share openly the truth of what comes up in their hearts and souls, no matter how messy or shameful it may be.

Through consistent engagement, women are set free by the word of their testimony. They learn to live a vulnerable life, open to God, living present in the whole truth of who they are, no matter what space they are in or who is around. They are no longer bound by the thoughts, opinions, and perspectives, either of their own or of others. Ultimately, women begin to experience what it is to be loved unconditionally by God.

THE VISION

Our vision is that, as every woman embraces this life in weakness and vulnerability, she would become open to God in truth, she would be able to walk boldly and confidently in who God has called her to be, and she would live completely and totally in the truth of who she is no matter the circumstance, risk, or who is around because God transforms us in truth.

Our heart is that we would reject the notion of being strong, and instead, boast in our weaknesses. We are aiming to shift the idea that being weak and being vulnerable is negative. This is simply anti-biblical. By intentionally embracing a life in weakness and vulnerability, we invite God to bring about true spiritual growth (transformation), emotional healing, and depth in the revelation of our respective identities.

PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS

PROBLEM: NEGATIVE VIEW OF VULNERABILITY

Our society has made vulnerability something to be looked down upon and something to be avoided. However, we believe that it is a God-gifted space for us to experience true freedom from guilt and shame. We believe that walking in true vulnerability means that you are capable of giving yourself space to live in 100% authenticity of who you really are, how you feel, and what you think no matter who is in the room, no matter the risk.  Vulnerability opens the door for us to be loved unconditionally and deeply known because the mask that we often wear, is removed. We are making this a norm for women.

PROBLEM: WEAKNESS IS REJECTED

In our society and culture, women are encouraged to present their "best selves" and always be put together in public. We are taught that we need to be strong always and even if at times we are not okay and we are weak. We believe that weakness is a quality that we all hold that allows us to rest in who we truly are as women, and who we really are brings strength to everyone. 

PROBLEM: MANY WOMEN CANNOT AFFORD MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Many women need and desire to have therapy, counseling, support groups, and other holistic support services. The fact is that many women cannot afford to regularly receive these services. We are standing in this gap. Our goal is to provide financial assistance to every woman who comes to us and desires mental health support.

WHY

As we continue our mission to facilitate spaces and provide tools for women to experience spiritual, mental, and emotional freedom we are seeking financial partners to support us.  

We currently are providing:

  • Financial support to women for therapy and counseling and other holistic support services
  • Tangible resources for learning and enrichment 
  • Monthly Virtual Retreats 
  • Quarterly In-Person Retreats
  • Bi-Annual 48 Hour Retreats at Hilltop Renewal Center

FORWARD THINKING

Funding would help us to achieve these goals.

PUBLISH CURRICULUM

Something that we began to put together earlier this year was a STRETCH. Curriculum focussed on emotional healing and freedom. Our goal is to complete the writing process, edit, and use as a guide for STRETCH. group leaders and sell it to ministry leaders.

BUILD AN APP

We’d love to have an app that will help support connection within our community. This app would house weekly engagement content, STRETCH. group sign-ups, a group chat feature, and updates on all things STRETCH.

OPEN THE STRETCH. HOUSE

The STRETCH. House is a vision that we have to be able to host all of our retreats in. Moreover, we want this home to be a place where women can come together to bond and share. More outreach-related, we’d love to be able to house women who are transitioning out of traumatic relationships or healing from emotional abuse. These women would be able to stay for a set amount of time as we get them started in therapy and direction.

We’d want to build a schedule for the house where weekly spaces were opened up for women to come and be.

Beyond this, we’d love to run all STRETCH. day-to-day operations in this house, an intimate space. Our culture.

EXPANSION

Our growth goal is to see this entire program duplicated in chapters everywhere across the country and across the world.

OUR TEAM

OUR FOUNDER 

 

CORE TEAM

MORE ABOUT OUR TEAM

THANK YOU

We want to thank you  in advance for your investment into STRETCH. Your contribution will enable us to continue facilitating spaces for women to experience freedom emotionally and spiritually. It means the world to us that you would give your resources and partner with us.

If you'd like to give a larger amount or feel more comfortable donating on our direct giving platform, you can use THIS LINK.

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

 

 

 

Careese Stephens
01/10/2021
HANDWRITTEN NOTE FROM US + STICKERS
$120
Juliet Butcher
01/02/2021
HANDWRITTEN NOTE FROM US + STICKERS
$100
Sonya Tolson
12/31/2020
ATTEND OUR WEEKEND INTENSIVE
$500
Brandan Hunter-Davis
12/31/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
Dionte
12/29/2020
Monetary Contribution
$20
Christine Jones
12/23/2020
PERSONAL THANKS TO YOU
$15
Kimberly V
12/21/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
Jasmine
12/20/2020
Monetary Contribution
$300
Charlotte Cole
12/19/2020
PERSONAL THANKS TO YOU
$20
Rebecca
12/17/2020
Monetary Contribution
$380
Monetary Contribution

Partner with us a we continue to facilitate spaces and provide tools for women to experience mental, spiritual, and emotional freedom. Any and every amount helps. 

We appreciate you!

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You have no idea how much your contribution means to us. Seriously, we are so grateful and thankful that you'd support us in what God has put on our hearts.

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We want to thank you personally for this heartfelt contribution. We'll send you a handwritten note, some stickers, and give you a social media shoutout, so be sure to leave your instagram handle in the messages along with your mailing address. 

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STRETCH. MUG

We'll give you a social media shout plus one of our STRETCH. Mugs. Be sure to leave your mailing address!

 

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500.00 USD
ATTEND OUR WEEKEND INTENSIVE

You'll receive a spot at our women's weekend intensive on April 23rd up at Hilltop Renewal Center in Idyllwild-Pine Cove. You can keep this spot for yourself or gift to a woman in your life. You'll also receive a social media shout out, so be sure to leave your instagram handle in the message box. 

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STRETCH. PARTNERS

Your heart to give to us at this level means so much to us and we want to share with you more about what's happening with STRETCH. We will set up a meeting with you to learn more about you as well as discussing our goals and specific ways your contribution has supported us. You'll also receive a STRETCH. sweatshirt and donor pack. Your name/business will be listed as a partner on our website. 

Please leave your email address, phone number, sweatshirt size and shipping address in the message section.

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Monetary Contribution

Partner with us a we continue to facilitate spaces and provide tools for women to experience mental, spiritual, and emotional freedom. Any and every amount helps. 

We appreciate you!

16 Supporters
Select this reward
15.00 USD
PERSONAL THANKS TO YOU

You have no idea how much your contribution means to us. Seriously, we are so grateful and thankful that you'd support us in what God has put on our hearts.

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9 Supporters
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100.00 USD
HANDWRITTEN NOTE FROM US + STICKERS

We want to thank you personally for this heartfelt contribution. We'll send you a handwritten note, some stickers, and give you a social media shoutout, so be sure to leave your instagram handle in the messages along with your mailing address. 

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6 Supporters
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250.00 USD
STRETCH. MUG

We'll give you a social media shout plus one of our STRETCH. Mugs. Be sure to leave your mailing address!

 

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500.00 USD
ATTEND OUR WEEKEND INTENSIVE

You'll receive a spot at our women's weekend intensive on April 23rd up at Hilltop Renewal Center in Idyllwild-Pine Cove. You can keep this spot for yourself or gift to a woman in your life. You'll also receive a social media shout out, so be sure to leave your instagram handle in the message box. 

2 Supporters
None available
1,000.00 USD
STRETCH. PARTNERS

Your heart to give to us at this level means so much to us and we want to share with you more about what's happening with STRETCH. We will set up a meeting with you to learn more about you as well as discussing our goals and specific ways your contribution has supported us. You'll also receive a STRETCH. sweatshirt and donor pack. Your name/business will be listed as a partner on our website. 

Please leave your email address, phone number, sweatshirt size and shipping address in the message section.

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