|Seventeen years ago, when I started my employment at Fireproof, I never imagined that one day I would create a program (The Esther Fund) for sex industry workers, and then I would become the director of a global network of ministry leaders (Strip Church) who have devoted their lives to strip club ministry. And yet, that is what I did, and it was the most passionate and rewarding work of my lifetime. I will forever be grateful for the opportunity and for all the years and memories I have had here.|
On April 1, 2021, Fireproof Ministries will relinquish its leadership and control of Strip Church to Lace Ministries, which Jaz James leads. The decision was mine, and while I struggled with the idea of letting it go because I love the network leaders so very much and my heart is so big for the women we serve, I knew that it was the right thing to do, and I think you will agree. Jaz can give you so much more time and attention than I can provide. There is no one I trust more with the care and leadership of this ministry and this network than Jaz. My deepest desire is that all of you will uphold her, pray for, and encourage her as she takes on this endeavor.
For the last two years, network leaders around the world were given ongoing SCN membership at no charge because we knew things were changing, and network benefits would be limited. Jaz desires to bring back most of those things and more– including the Alumni event, new training, marketplace, and yes… even the JLS Bibles.
That said, it would be a blessing if everyone in this network and those who support this work considered a financial investment/ donation of any amount to Strip Church through Lace Ministries because Jaz will need all the support she can get. What better way to show her that you are behind her? Jaz has a heart as big as her state of Texas, and she loves this network. She wants to serve you and help your ministries thrive. I am so grateful that she is here and that she wanted to take on this opportunity. I know she will be an excellent leader, and you will see some amazing things coming down the pike.
I will be hanging out as a friend and as a peer for a while as Jaz navigates the coming months, but she will be your leader. Please reach out if you need anything, but give her a little time to get some momentum going.
My love always to you,
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