Girlfriends in God is a non-denominational ministry that crosses generational and racial boundaries to bring the Body of Christ together as believers. Just as God sent Ruth to Naomi and Mary to Elizabeth, God continues to use women to encourage and equip other women in their spiritual journey. We are doing life together!

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  • Sharon Jaynes
  • Gwen Smith
  • Mary Southerland


Today’s Truth

In the day of my trouble I call upon YOU, for you answer me. (Psalm 86:7, ESV)

(Psalm 86:7, ESV)

Friend to Friend

This past August my girlfriend dropped her freshman daughter off at college—a full 9-hour drive away—and returned home with all the jumbled emotions typical of a mother: excitement, longing…and trepidation.

Then the phone calls began.

“Mommy, I am lonely.” “I am eating all by myself in the dining hall.” “My classes are so far away—uphill, both ways!” “My shower drain is clogged.” “My roommate decided to move out…”

With each call home, my girlfriend’s heart twisted more and more. She tried to remain upbeat and encouraging when on the phone with her girl, but when the call ended, both her daughter and my friend were in tears, 9 hours apart.

I happen to live nearby this college and offered to meet up

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Girlfriends in God Support Compassion International

Someone once said, “It takes a village” to raise a child. Here at Girlfriends in God, we have tweaked that a bit. Girlfriends in God is taking a village for Jesus! We have linked arms with Compassion International to help break the cycle of poverty for children in third-world countries…in Jesus’ name. For $38/month, you can provide emotional, social, spiritual, and physical resources to change a child’s life forever. And when you touch a child, you impact his or her entire family.

Connecting Our Hearts, Part 1

Girlfriends in God co-founders Sharon Jaynes, Gwen Smith and Mary Southerland pause to read and discuss a few emails.

"We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well…" 1 Thessalonians 2:8