RECESS Women is a ministry that teaches women the tools they need to walk intimately with and victoriously in the Lord for a lifetime. Our heart is to equip and empower women of all ages and backgrounds to seek God, for He promises that if we seek Him, we will find Him, and if we find Him, our lives will be forever changed.
(Jer 29:13-14, Deut 4:29, Matt 7:7-8, Jm 4:8)
THE RECESS JOURNEY
A core element of RECESS Women is the #RECESSBook, formally known as RECESS: Seek, Encounter, Know. Written by founder Kallie Foltz Bahorich after years of deconstructing "religion" and discovering deep, lasting relationship with Jesus, this study is designed to lead groups of women on an intimate, raw and life-changing journey into the heart of God.
We believe that God wants to be known personally by each and every one of us and that He made a way for us to know Him through His Son. We believe that His Word is full of revelation on how to grow in true knowledge of and intimacy with Him. We make it our goal at RECESS to both teach and empower women to live out these Biblical principles in their daily lives because we believe that intimacy is the key to a victorious life in Christ!
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RECESS Women began in the summer of 2014 with a group of 12 women who simply hungered to know God more.
They named the group RECESS because while praying they felt the Lord say that just as recess was what we looked forward to most as a child, His desire was that His presence would become what we desire most in our lives. Nearly every day, they gathered to learn what it means to seek after God’s presence. The result was that they experienced God's love and power in a profound and life-changing way, hence our slogan: to seek is to encounter – to encounter is to know – and knowing God changes everything.
That first RECESS group knew that God was doing something special among them, so they continued to meet, and overnight, their 12 became 60. Over the course of the next year, the Lord spoke to Kallie that RECESS is what she was to give her life to leading. She began writing the RECESS Women Curriculum in 2015 and regularly leading groups of women through the “RECESS journey.” Since then, God has used RECESS to transform 1,000's of lives across the U.S. and beyond through the truth of His extravagant love. In 2017, RECESS Women became the first program under its parent nonprofit, RECESS. RECESS exists to provoke and propel this generation to walk fully + freely in the love of God.