4word community, we are grateful to come to you each week with content that is helpful as you navigate the successes and challenges of life. As we continue to stay apprised of the impact of COVID-19, we want you to know that we are praying for you as you navigate each day! We are grateful during this time to be an army of intercessors praying for the physical and spiritual wellbeing of our friends, our families, and for our world. If you have specific prayer requests, please send those to Irrayna as she consolidates prayer requests for our Boards and staff to pray over each week. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9.
Your weekly roundup :: April 6 – 10
As you head into your weekend, here are a few articles from the past week we thought you might enjoy.
Looking for someone to help you navigate your career goals? The 4word Mentor Program is now accepting sign-ups for the summer session. Click here to start!
This month, we’re featuring some 4word women who have gone up against bullies, fellow male colleagues not understanding them, and the general misconception that women don’t bring as much to the table, and have carved their own ways into the workplace roles they always dreamed of.
Did you know our Monday blogs are now available in Spanish? If you or someone you know is interested in receiving these blogs each week, click here.
Diane Paddison, founder of 4word, shares her advice for utilizing the people in your circles and creating a network of allies. Hosted by Jordan Johnstone.
Our work, love, pray favorites
Lisa Christen with Forbes lists her five easy and proven tips to help you start a flowing conversation with anyone.
Debra Fileta with True Love Dates talks about how to navigate a tricky relationship, on her podcast.
Brianna Lambert with Christianity Today explains how hobbies’ core purpose is to help us pause and praise.
In case you missed it, catch up on the latest Mentoring Monday radio show, featuring Heather Radzinski.
4word: Local Group Events
4word is recommending that all our Local Groups follow their state and local mandates regarding meetings and public gatherings. Please check with your Local Group regarding any event cancellations or changes to virtual meetings.
Take a look at these upcoming 4word: Local Group event dates and see which one(s) you can attend. We’d love to see you there!
- Chicago – April Power Breakfast – April 14 @ 7:00AM Virtually
- Colorado Springs – April Lady Boss Breakfast – April 14 8:00AM Virtual
- Southlake – April Breakfast – April 14 @ 8:30AM Virtually
- Bay Area – Silicon Valley – Working during COVID-19 – April 14 @ 6:00PM Virtually
- Detroit – April Gathering – April 15 @ 5:30PM Virtually
- Philadelphia – Old City/Historic District – April 15 @ 7:30AM Virtually
- Austin – Cedar Park Small Group – April 15 Virtually
- Phoenix – Gathering – April 16 @ 6:00PM Virtually
- Portland – April Luncheon – April 16 @ noon Virtually
- Dallas – North Breakfast Study – April 17 @ 8:00AM Virtually
- Philadelphia – Fairmont/Spring Garden – April 18 @ 10:00AM Virtually
- Tulsa – Breakfast Group – April 18 @ 9:00AM Virtually
- Chicago – Work Love Pray – April 18 @ 9:00AM Virtually
- Austin – Northwest Small Group – April 19 Virtually
- Nashville – Gathering – April 20 @ 6:30PM Virtually
- Austin – Bee Cave/Lakeway Small Group – April 21 @ 11:45AM Virtually
- Austin – Heart Connect Prayer Gathering – April 21 @ 5:30PM Virtually
- Houston – Discovering & Harnessing Your Strength – April 21 @ 6:00PM Virtually
- Bay Area – San Francisco – Gathering – April 21 @ 6:00PM Virtually
- San Antonio – April Luncheon – April 21 @ 11:45AM Virtually
- Charleston – Interest Meet-Up – April 22 @ 9:00AM Virtually
- Tulsa – Lunch Group – April 22 @ Noon Virtually
- Bay Area – Silicon Valley – Entreprenurial Mindset – April 23 @ TBD Virtually
- Colorado Springs – Speaker Series – April 23 @ 6:30PM Virtually
- Washington DC – Virtual Meet Up – April 23 @ 6:30PM
- Chicago – DuPage Saturday Study – April 25 @ 8:30AM Virtually
- Oklahoma City – Gathering – April 25 @ 10:00AM Virtually
- Saratoga Springs – Gathering – April 25 @ 9:30AM Virtually
- Springfield – Gathering – April 28 @ 5:30PM Virtually
- Philadelphia – ABS Gathering – April 29 @ Noon Virtually
- Chicago – Thriving in Place – Mentorship Gathering – April 30 @ 5:30PM Virtually
For details on these events, please visit our 4word Events page.