She Embodies: honouring the women in our lives
Join our #SheEmbodies movement - focusing on women and their impact in our everyday lives. If you've got paper, pen and a camera, you're ready to roll!
We want to get people thinking in a different way about the women who make up our world and who are significant to us - and we want you to join our #SheEmbodies initiative!
Get a hold of the She Embodies template by printing or drawing your best effort, and write out what a mother or female figure in your life 'embodies' - lives out in the fullest in her everyday that you admire. Then share this message of women's mana (strength) around the world using #SheEmbodies on social media!
How to participate in #SheEmbodies:
What does she embody? Is it strength? Grace? Intellection? Is it her fierceness, her softness, her speed? Is it the way she leads, preaches, considers others, never gives up, or is wonderful at organising or praying? Think about not just what she 'does' but what she is.
- Make the template: Draw or print the #SheEmbodies template (file at bottom of page). For groups, print the best option (cards, A4 or A3) and laminate the sheet, or provide one per person!
- Write and snap! Write what a mother or significant mother-figure in your life embodies! Snap a pic and put it on social media with #SheEmbodies. If you're a Corps or Centre, get people to send you their pics and collate it into an Album on Facebook or Insta!
- Challenge accepted: Get your community to get involved! Put the call out on social media and get people to share theirs, honouring women in their lives.
Do #SheEmbodies with your city!
Why not print out a bunch of copies of the #SheEmbodies templates or laminate a few sheets and set up on a busy street in your city? Consider involving many different people from your setting to create a ministry setting.
Consider wearing hi-vis Salvation Army gear/uniform: When we wear clothing with red shields, people feel more comfortable stopping to talk. Think of an opening, like 'Hey, we're from The Salvation Army and want to honour women - will you join us in writing something about a woman you value in your life?'.
Talk about why you believe honouring women is important: Spend some time thinking about this by yourself or with your team prior. When you meet someone who wants to do #SheEmbodies, help them by asking prompting questions. What was your mother or significant other woman like? What defined her as a person? How has that brought life to you?
Ask their permission before taking a photo: Tell them to find the #SheEmbodies on your Salvation Army Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account. This is an awesome opportunity for them to safely and comfortably cruise your site to see if your community is worth sticking around for!
Pray: It is an honour to follow Christ into wherever he leads, and God wants to bring serious freedom for women - Christian or not Christian. So ask for guidance, Holy Spirit encounters and to have the heart of Jesus wherever you encounter people.
Share the #SheEmbodies message!
Head on over to The Salvation Army Women's Ministries Facebook Page to view our album of #SheEmbodies pictures so far!
We would love to add yours to the group, so message the page with the link to your album to join the movement. Wherever you are, seek to notice and appreciate all the significant ways that women add value to every part of the community. Thank God for the women and thank God for relationship. Bless you each and share your stories with one another as you participate in #SheEmbodies.