Empowerment Sessions have Leaders Sharing their Vulnerable Side

MABLETON, Ga. – Last year there seemed to be a headline every other month about a pastor or leader attempting or committing suicide. As a general rule, most leaders do not reveal to their followers when they’re frustrated or having personal issues. So where can these leaders talk out their frustrations or reveal their weaknesses or shortcomings? Agapé Christian Counseling Center has created the “Embracing Love Empowerment Sessions,” a small, invitation-only, open forum for women leaders to release all of those burdens without fear of judgment. The first round of participates opened up immediately at the first hour and a half session on April 28th.
 
“I shared some things tonight that I have never had the courage to say out loud,” said one participate.
Another participate said, “Thank you for allowing me to completely be myself; to exhale and woosah"
 
Because there is no agenda, the attendees are small in number so each person has time to share. All participates are leaders in the community, in churches, and in business. The topics range from Challenges in relationships at work, personal or the community, and the pressure of being held to a higher standard. Although, the ladies in the first session are leaders in different industries, they shared a commonality that the “Embracing Love Empowerment Sessions” gave them- a voice to be vulnerable.
 
“I openly praised God for my obedience after hearing all of the women share and tell me how each of them were blessed by this experience,” ACCC’s Executive Director Ieshea Hartwell said. “It really turned out to be something that was really needed.”
 
The next “Embracing Love Empowerment Session” will be Tuesday, May 20th at a location disclosed in Mableton on the invitation. If anyone would like to participate in the future sessions or if anyone wants to book a session with their own group of leaders, email info@agapecccinc.org.
 
ACCC is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization that focuses on the counseling needs of adult individuals, couples and groups and hosts free monthly workshops for the community on various subjects through its W.O.W. Ministries (women of worth). www.AgapeCCCinc.org

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Women’s Luncheon to Endorse Sisterhood

Austell, Ga.- Catty fights and talking behind each other’s backs are a few stigmas associated with the cliché of how “women don’t get along”. Instead of buying in to that cliché, Ieshea Hartwell, Founder of Agapé Christian Counseling Center (ACCC), decided to plan and host a “Sistah Friend Luncheon” to honor and celebrate sisterhood on Saturday, August 24th at the Lions Club, 620 Lions Club Dr in Mableton. The event is for women to bring another woman, who has impacted their lives in a positive way- that woman could be her mother, sister, aunt, friend, cousin, neighbor, co-worker, etc.

 

“As women, we don’t spend enough time telling our sisters that they have it going on,” Hartwell laughs. “This event is all about taking that first step to making it a part of our own lives and hopefully it will break cultural and generational curses.”

 

All guests will be highly encouraged to wear hats for the “Parade of Hats” Runway portion of the program. ACCC’s brother organization, Men on Point, will prepare the food for the luncheon and serve the ladies as a way of honoring them. The keynote speaker is Minister Galetha Clemons-Thompson, a dynamic motivational speaker whose background is in social services with the Fulton County Department of Family and Children Services. Other special invited guests include local Filmmaker/Producer Yvonne Pierre and members of the Salvation Army Staff on Luckie Street.

 

The tickets are $25 each and can be purchased online at www.sistahsupport.eventbrite.com or you can purchase them directly from the ACCC by calling 404.913.6221.

 

ACCC is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization that focuses on the counseling needs of adult individuals, couples and groups and hosts free monthly workshops for the community on various subjects through its W.O.W. Ministries (women of worth).

Battle of the Sexes Event to Celebrate Client’s Anniversary

MABLETON, Ga.- Most women want to get in the minds of men and Agapé Christian Counseling Center (ACCC) has created an event to do just that. Its Women of Worth Ministries is set to W.O.W. the community again for its one-year Anniversary event- SHE’s GOT GAME 2: Battle of the Sexes. Men and women will have the opportunity to battle it out in a Jeopardy-styled game to discuss questions in categories such as “Sex in the City” and “Monster-in-Law” and “Love is Blind”. In lieu of a cocktail bar, there will be a Dessert Bar and Mingling to jump start the event at 5:30pm on Saturday, March 16th at the South Cobb Community Center.

 

There will be a panel of judges comprised of men and women and the keynote speaker will be Yvonne Pierre, the author of The Day My Soul Cried. Also, Pierre has written, produced and directed a stage play titled, Then I Stand and is the host of her own syndicated talk show, The Yvonne Pierre Show.

 

Guests will get to hear upcoming news about ACCC, surprise guest testimonials, full dinner and have more opportunities to win prizes such as prayer pillows, candy doll heads, t-shirts, etc. Be sure to follow on Twitter @AgapeCCCinc and search hashtag #SGG2 for updates.