The primary activity of Delight Ministries is to launch, grow and sustain Christ-centered women's communities at college campuses across the country. We work with passionate college women who yearn for deeper community on their campus by providing them with the training, tools, resources and encouragement needed to start and lead a Delight chapter.
Delight is more than just a bible study! Each community meets weekly to share stories of God at work. They also incorporate worship nights, opportunities to serve and fun get-togethers that help foster relationships. We fully believe in doing life together. Delight provides the opportunity for hundreds of women to Delight in the Lord together throughout their college journey.
The heart of Delight Ministries is to provide an environment for women to vulnerably share about how Christ has been at work in their lives. Our curriculum is made of stories from college women sharing about the ups and downs of their faith journeys. We've heard stories of depression, loneliness, heartbreak, identity crisis and pain, but the common theme throughout them all is that even still, God is good.
These stories are paired with scripture and discussion questions and are used weekly by all Delight communities. Stories of real women opens the door for authentic conversations and deep-rooted relationships. We truly believe in the power of vulnerability and how it impacts our relationship with Christ and others.
It's so easy to walk through college and never encounter true community or a relationship with Jesus. Delight Ministries desires to change the college experience for women everywhere by helping them to transform their stories. We believe that transformation happens when we live fully invested in pursuing Christ, vulnerability and community. Our stories become no longer about us, but rather about Christ in us.
We here at Delight are big believers in stories. Stories that move and inspire, take our breath away, stop us in our tracks and change us forever. Delight was created as a platform for college women to not only share their stories, but also as a place to allow God to write stories more beautiful than we could ever even fathom.
Two freshman girls meet at Belmont University and become best friends. On the last day of freshman year the two girls go to dinner with another girl. Girls talk the whole time about how AWESOME God is. The three girls go home for summer. One girl works as a waitress. One girl goes to Alaska for a mission experience. Other girl sells knives. Girls return in the fall. Girls go to church together. On the way home waitress girl asks the other two girls if they want to start a bible study. Other two girls say yes because they both had the same nudging over the summer. Girls meet in the bell tower on campus two weeks later on a Friday morning for “bible study”. Twenty other girls come. Girls name bible study Delight. Delight girls cook dinner together, study the word together, serve hot chocolate to the homeless together, love on refugee kids together, stand for freedom together, wash cars together and learn to live more like Christ together. Nine months later girls have grown from three to just under one hundred. The three girls are amazed and bewildered at all that God has done in and through Delight.
That is the quick and simple version of the story behind Delight. This story isn't necessarily unique and exciting. In fact you've probably heard plenty of stories just like it. By this point you may even be bored reading this story and wondering why you bothered reading it in the first place.
What makes this story different is where the significance lies. You won’t find it in the characters, or the setting, the climax, the dialogue, or even the theme. This story isn't actually about the story at all. It’s about the author. An author that could take three sophomoric, average and ordinary girls and write his own beautiful story through them. An author that led unworthy and undeserving girls to start a bible study that would eventually grow into a nation-wide ministry devoted to serving college women. This story is about the King of Kings and the Prince of Peace. God is the ultimate author, the ultimate visionary and the ultimate dreamer. We are so honored to be the characters of this story, but are so thankful that we don’t hold the pen in our hands. We leave the real story writing to the greatest storyteller of all time.
Hi I'm Kenz! Some may say I’m that typical valley girl from Los Angeles, California: ritzy and ditsy, but I’d like to say there’s a little more to me. I have a passion for women’s ministry and dream of spending my life talking, laughing, and sharing about Christ with women. I love running, overpriced organic food, and candy. My perfect day is spent in the sun at my family's lake house.
@mackenzieraebaker // firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi I'm Mac! I'm from Clyde, North Carolina, a tiny town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains. I'm a preacher’s daughter, the youngest of four turned six (now including my sib-in-laws) and an avid connoisseur of good books and cheese. I always seek to love the Lord in a unique sort of way and am ready and willing to go wherever he sends me. I love journaling, anything sweet and idioms.
@macleighwilson // email@example.com