Co-founders of Sisters In Faith Ministries, Inc., Laura Acuña and Donna Bowles have been women's ministry leaders together for over 20 years in both the church and the community. Their church home is Damascus Road Community Church in Mt. Airy, Maryland where they both lead Bible study via women's ministry.

Under the umbrella of Sisters in Faith Ministries Inc. are: Sisters in Faith, an annual day conference now in its 20th year, Women Who Lead Women, a group of local women’s ministry leaders who meet together across denominational lines for community, connection & collaboration and Step Up Coaching for Women in Ministry, where Donna and Laura offer coaching & encouragement to women’s ministry leaders and their teams. Their desire is to pass on years of lessons learned to other women in ministry – both the hits and the misses! From team building to retreat planning, starting a ministry from scratch or taking a successful ministry to the next level, their deepest belief is that training & coaching are essential and there are few - if any - local opportunities for women’s ministry leaders to learn how to lead well.

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Sisters In Faith Ministries

In January 2001, Sisters In Faith began as a small day retreat for 75 women and has grown to welcome 400 women from over 150 churches. Not simply a women's event, we are an intentional ministry to women. It is our prayer that each guest will be able to remove themselves from their day-to-day activities and become refreshed from God's Word. We are excited that so many women attend our events, but more than that, we are energized to join with girlfriends under one roof for one day – worshiping and sharing the faith together.


Women Who Lead Women

In 2017, a group of 50 local women’s ministry leaders met in a vintage restaurant in Frederick, Maryland to join together as Women Who Lead Women: Connection, Community and Collaboration. Since that time, our group meets twice a year at various locations to pray, support, share ideas and learn from each other. The result has been a beautiful collaboration of women who lead women across denominational lines. Something powerful happens in a room filled with women who get each other! If you lead women in your church or in the community, please join us - our group is always open!


Step Up Coaching For Women In Ministry

Do you dream of a having a relevant women’s ministry that really impacts the lives of the women in your church and beyond? Are you ready to be challenged to look at ministry with fresh eyes and a unique perspective? Step Up Coaching for Women In Ministry can help you.

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