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I.M.C.W.A. Virtual Empowerment Academy
Feb 3 – Feb 28 all-day

IMCWA Virtual Empowerment Academy

February 2022 Seminar Descriptions


Individual Registration

Group Registration

Personal Financial Preparedness for the 21st Century Woman: Instructor: Cryshonda Gilkes

This course is designed to explain how different aspects of personal finance can be managed and provide resources for making financial decisions. Topics to be explored include understanding how financial decisions are made, calculating net worth, consumer credit, understanding credit reports, bankruptcy, housing, taxes, insurance, investments, banking, and budgeting.

Seminar Dates Monday, Feb. 7, 21, 28 at 8 pm EST/7 pm CST/6 pm MST/5 pm PST

Surviving the Process and Living Through Grief: Instructor: Sherice Benjamin

This course will explain grief concepts by walking through the stages of grief. This training is set to provide tools for healing, restoration, and the impact of losing loved ones, employment, divorce, home, and ministry. This training is set to prepare individuals in ministry interested in forming a grief support group.                                                                                 

Seminar Dates Thursday, Feb. 3, 10, 17 at 8 pm EST/7 pm CST/6 pm MST/5 pm PST                             

Discovering Emotional Intelligence from a Biblical Perspective: Instructor: Tara Phelps-Jones

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the ability to recognize and understand emotions and your skill at using this awareness to manage yourself and your relationship with others. This high-impact course combines team activities, movie clips, assessments, and participation to create a fun and inviting environment for sharing and learning. Discover what EQ is and just how important it is in determining success in all facets of life. Discover the 4 EQ Skills – Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, and Relationship Management.

Seminar Dates Monday, Feb. 7, 21, 28 at 8 pm EST/7 pm CST/6 pm MST/5 pm PST

Adult Mental Health First Aid Certification: Instructor: Melodi Parker

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. This course will be 2 hours per week and meet for 4 weeks. Students will receive an official certification. An additional $28.95 will be assessed which includes a workbook and certification.

Seminar Dates Thursday Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 at 6:30 pm EST/5:30 pm CST/4:30 pm MST/3:30 pm PST                             

Pastors Meeting for Spring Conference
Mar 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
MDC Spring Conference @ Virtual
Apr 5 – Apr 9 all-day
Fine Arts Auxiliary @ Greater Grace Church
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 8 @ 8:45 pm

Brother Darren Littles, Minister of Music
Sister Serena Rencher, Assistant Minister of Music
Fine Arts Offering/Dues/Donations – Give Here

Men’s Ministry
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Elder Gary Hill, President
Elder Fred Northern, 1st Vice President
Elder David Green, 2nd Vice President
Men’s Ministry Offering/Dues/Donations – Give Here


Missionary & Christian Women @ Greater Grace Church
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Evangelist Dr. Tara Phelps-Jones, President
Evangelist Sharonda N. Littleton, 1st Vice President
Evangelist Helen J. Thomas, 2nd Vice President
Suffragan Bishop Paul H. Evans, Auxiliary Director
Missionary & Christian Women Auxiliary Offering/Dues/Donations – Give Here


Singles’ Ministry
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Evangelist Ruth Ann Moore, President
Evangelist Carmen L. Collier, Vice President
Sister Annette Tate, Secretary
Sister Candice Williams, Assistant Secretary
Sister Angela Pearson, Treasurer
Sister Stephanie Jennings, Assistant Treasurer
Sister Elaine Cooper, Chaplain
Pastor Mary Young, Auxiliary Director
Singles’ Ministry Offering/Dues/Donations – Give Here

Christian Education
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Evangelist Charlotte Townsend, Superintendent
Elder Edward Stewart, Assistant Superintendent
Suffragan Bishop Illona W. Dickson, Auxiliary Director
Christian Education Auxiliary Offering/Dues/Donations – Give Here

Health Professionals
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Vacant, President
Pastor Perris Parker, Auxiliary Director
Health Professionals Offering/Dues/Donations – Give Here

Ushers Alliance
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sister Gloria Clay, President
Minister Linda D. Smith-Turner, 1st Vice President
Minister Athalia Harrell, 2nd Vice President
Minister Julia Hudson, Secretary
Sister Sonya Gray, Assistant Secretary
Brother Orlando A. Smith, Treasurer
Elder Gerald W. Ledford Jr., Assistant Treasurer
District Elder Ronnie Carter, Auxiliary Director

Ushers’ Alliance Offering/Dues/Donations – Give Here