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Pursuit Community was founded in 2010 for a small group of Christian female photographers in the US, and was then called “Pursuit 31” (based on the Proverbs 31 woman). Since then, Pursuit has grown into a global community of, not just photographers, but women in various creative fields who live to bring God glory through their work, their homes, and their lives. Every year we have Pursuit Community Conferences held in Georgia, which attracts a lot of female creatives around the country. We also have a hundred small groups meeting online and locally across 30 states, including local groups in Canada and Asia. God showed us that our number priority should be relationships, gathering together, and loving on the people right where we are– which are at the heart of everything we do.
Who is Pursuit Community for?
Pursuit Community is for the creative women–photographers, writers, bloggers, artists, song writers, calligraphers, designers, florists, stylists, crafters, creative business owners and the like. We find that one thing we have in common with each other is our desire to create somethingto reflect the beauty of The Creator. And because we’re all creatives, we support each other, pray together, and talk about our creative businesses and pursuits.
Pursuit Manila was launched in the Philippines in January 2015 and, because it’s the first of its kind in our country, has attracted a lot of Christian female creatives in Manila. An average of 30 women come together every month to worship together, pray, encourage one another, learn from each other, and grow in our faith. And we come home from every gathering feeling more inspired to pursue our calling as a mom, a wife, a sister, a friend, while also pursuing our creative passions.
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This photo gets me all sorts of teary. Gods love for his daughters blows my mind. 4 years ago Pursuit was born out of my need for like minded, Jesus loving friends. Today the mission to cultivate community among christian creatives has wrapped all the way around the globe. And honestly… I’m feeling all the feelings. Excited, scared, humbled, amazed, grateful… There’s no way to describe what it’s like to step out on a journey all alone only to find yourself being carried and encouraged by strangers turned sisters just a few years later. I’m overwhelmed by His goodness and so thankful for all of the beautiful hearts that make up #pursuitcommunity. Thank you to all of you. For showing up, for joining in, for breaking down walls and reaching for the stars. For walking this incredible journey alongside all of us and being brave enough to believe that there’s room enough for all of us in this adventure. You truly are the good ones. And it’s such an honor to do life with you… Even across the miles. Truly truly hoping that 2015 allows me to meet many more of you face to face and give you giant hugs! Anyone up for that? Where should I go? Love you all more than words can say. Your hearts encourage me daily and I’m so grateful God has brought us together. xoxo, @intentionalhome * Thank you @rhizaoyos for leading this #pursuitgatherings in the Philippines. You are such a light and we are so grateful. #pursuitmanilla
How crazy amazing is the God we serve!?!? A few years ago pursuit was just a desire in @intentionalhome’s heart to encourage women in their walks with Jesus. She wanted to surround them with a community of sisters to support and love on each other as they navigated businesses and homes and dreams. Today we are honored to have @rhizaoyos leading a #pursuitgatherings community group in Manilla Philippines!!! That’s what God can do with a seed thought sweet friends! He plants little seed dreams in our hearts and asks us to tend to them. Water them. Listen to them. Give them a place to grow. And act on what He tells us to do next. That’s it. That’s all. He does the growing. Him alone. We just have to be faithful with our seed. And not bury it out of fear, or doubt, or insecurity. Just hold it. Guard it. Do the next little thing He is asking. Make a call. Write something down. Push publish. Just do the next thing He’s asking. And He will be faithful with the rest. We are so honored and so humbled and so excited that God decided to grow this little seed… And provide community that lifts my soul… And countless sisters all over the world. To God be the glory. So today… Monday… A new beginning… What’s your next thing? What is God asking you to do with your seed today? We’d love it if you want to share with us below!
Some helpful links—everything you need to know about the global movement to which we belong.
Pursuit Manila Gatherings, Recap
- Pursuit Community is Here in Manila (January 2015, Invitation)
- Pursuit Manila: The First Gathering (January 2015, Recap)
- Pursuit Manila: Come Join Us This February (February 2015, Invitation)
- Pursuit Manila: Because He First Loved Us (February 2015, Recap)
- Pursuit Manila: Gathering & Creative Workshop (March 2015, Invitation)
- Pursuit Manila: What’s Your Story? (March 2015, Recap)
- Pursuit Manila Retreat and New Adventures! (April 2015, Special Retreat)
- Pursuit Manila Moms: Thank God it’s Mom Day! (May 2015, Recap)
- Pursuit Manila x Ashes to Beauty (May 2015, Invitation)
- Pursuit Manila: Music, Stories & Photographs (May 2015, Recap)
- Pursuit Manila Arts & Crafts Fair (August 2015)
READ ALL PURSUIT COMMUNITY POSTS ON THIS BLOG HERE.
I’ll fill this page up as we go. ;)