CHICAGO, IL – On Friday nights and Saturday mornings, Apostle Bridget Outlaw can be found at the ministry she executive directs, teaching women how to successfully obtain grants for their non-profit organizations or for-profit events. Teaching grant-writing is Apostle Outlaw’s latest undertaking in the giving of her spiritual and business gifts, which she’ll showcase this weekend during the 2015 Women’s Business and Ministry Game-Changers Empowerment Summit held in Atlanta, GA.
The Summit – which is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Atlanta Metro College, located at 1630 Metropolitan Parkway, Atlanta, GA – boasts an esteemed panel of accomplished women in both business and ministry; in which they’ll share their experiences, life and business hacks, as well as the Word. Life coaching, branding, marketing and global networking are on the agenda for this platform-building experience.
Apostle Bridget C. Outlaw – Executive Director of Daughters of Destiny Enterprises, Inc. through New Global Destiny International World Vision Ministries, located at 3406 W. 79th Street, Chicago, IL – is an educator, curriculum writer and developer, a psalmist, as well as the founder and senior pastor of New Global. She also oversees the ministry’s Leadership Academies. Apostle Outlaw is the Prelate of Global Alliance International Kingdom Network, which she oversees 173 churches.
Every month, up to 3,500 people are fed through the New Global ministry’s hunger relief program outreach initiative, but what makes it incredible is the modest 1,100 square feet of the facility from which the masses can receive food.
“When we opened up the food pantry at the end of 2010, we started off feeding 50 people,” Apostle Outlaw shared.
“The Lord showed me that I was called to open this food pantry to all of Cook County, not just this immediate community. He showed me how to get donors, as well as sponsors and has since empowered me to teach grant writing to the global community.”
Knowledge is power
Apostle Outlaw has a prior 15 years’ worth of grant writing experience, having taught at local colleges, as well as through online courses. She is compelled to lead minority women into self-sufficiency via entrepreneurship. Some areas covered in her grant writing course are:
• Do’s and Don’ts of grant writing
• Layout of the grant-seeking process
• Proposal and budget development
• Crafting winning proposals and summaries
• Common pitfalls in grant writing to avoid
• Finding federal and corporate grant opportunities
“The U.S. government releases $1 billion in grants to small businesses on federal and state levels, but so many of our communities get left out. Ninety percent of certified grant writers are non-minority and the remaining 10% are minorities. That’s why I’m a game-changer. I’m looking to help fellow minority women change the game,” Apostle Outlaw said.
Obtaining such an important skill as grant writing means taking action, which requires empowerment. According to Apostle Outlaw, such empowerment is transferable from ministry to business.
“[In ministry], we can’t get out there to duplicate ourselves in the Earth realm unless we become a power source, ourselves.”
Power, indeed. Apostle Outlaw has received a battery of notable achievements for the public servitude extended via the New Global ministry. She has been nominated for the 2015 CNN Heroes Award and has an honorary street named after her (Apostle Bridget C. Outlaw Way, on 116th and 117th Streets on Princeton Avenue in Chicago, IL – the same neighborhood she grew up.) This particular honor was received for being a Global Social Change Agent across the Chicagoland area. In March 2014, Apostle Outlaw was recognized by President Obama via a Presidential Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award for being a Global Hunger Relief Advocate across all nations.
Women Business and Ministry Game-Changers Empowerment Summit
During this weekend’s Atlanta summit – which boasts in its promise to “enlighten you on how to get the job done “The Game-Changer Way” – Apostle Outlaw plans to address the diversification of industry niches when considering joining the ranks of becoming a free agent.
“I’m going to talk about becoming a diversified entrepreneur and crossing over into the global marketplace, versus remaining a local commodity. Entrepreneurs need to consider providing the global marketplace with products and services beyond their own cultures.”
For more information on this one day event (and to catch Apostle Outlaw’s panel discussion), you can register by visiting www.gamechangersempowermentsummit.eventbrite.com . For more information on Apostle Bridget Outlaw and to support any of the New Global Destiny International World Vision Ministries initiatives (e.g., food pantry, hunger relief delivery vans, etc.), visit www.sites.google.com/site/NewGlobalDestinyIWVM.