Frequently Asked Questions
Is this ministry a church?
No. Kelly Ann Women’s Ministry is a tax-exempt non-profit organization to meet the spiritual needs of women apart from a church. "The church" is Jesus’ body of believers that typically meet in a church building. In a sense this ministry can be construed as a church with a body of believers but this is not the intent of this ministry. Nevertheless, we encourage everyone to find a church home (building) to worship corporately, as God commands. (Rom 12:5; Eph 5:30; Col 1:18; Heb 10:24-25)
Is this ministry affiliated with a church?
No. Kelly Ann Women’s Ministry is a stand-alone women’s ministry organization that offers a place for women to come together to fellowship, grow and heal together.
What is the vision of this ministry?
Kelly Ann Women’s Ministry is equipping women to reclaim their minds and fulfill the uniquely-designed God-given purposes and dreams for their lives.
What is the primary function of this ministry?
To offer a safe place for women to meet to gain understanding about God, what He did for mankind, where we can spend eternity, and learn truth from the Bible, so that we can be spiritually and eternally healed and live an abundant, joyful life! (Acts 2:47)
What will this ministry offer?
This ministry will offer an array of programs and activities for women in the community and beyond. These programs and activities seek to decrease mental struggles among women and are designed to teach about God’s love in order to equip women to be healed in their minds, live free from bondage, and eradicate chronic mental battles. These programs will include religious education taught directly from the Bible to raise awareness while proposing godly principles. This education is referred to as our SACRED-ADVENTURE SERIES. These will be a four-week series (one session each week) comprised of one topic (series) over those four weeks. These four-week series will run continuously throughout the year. For example, learning how to replace wrong thoughts with right thoughts learned from the Bible – taught over four weeks. The goal is to educate women from all cultures and backgrounds on biblical principles taught from the Bible regarding women-related issues and other biblical topics. Another example may include things like thoroughly studying and meditating on Bible verses to help with relationships, marriage, parenting, working, finances, stress, busyness, anxiety, and challenging women with memorizing Bible verses in order to equip them with God’s truth in times of need.
This ministry will also sponsor monthly SOCIAL EVENTS with an emphasis on enjoying and sharing life together while reducing stress, aiming to stimulate mental healing, developing a restorative mentality, and promoting a godly lifestyle.
This ministry will also host SPECIAL EVENTS a couple of times per year. These events may include hosting and/or sponsoring seminars, conferences, workshops and other informational events open to the public for women where ideas, opinions, and writings related to women’s mental, emotional, social, spiritual, and physical health issues may be expressed and shared with others.
All events will be posted on the ministry website (www.kellyannwm.org) under the EVENTS tab. Registration will be required for most events. There may also be a cost associated with some events.
What are the objectives of this ministry?
Kelly Ann Women’s Ministry objectives are to equip women to choose to:
- Accept Jesus as their Savior and decide to make Him Lord of their lives (Rom 10:9-10)
- Long to hear from God by reading His Word (Bible) and making this a daily priority (Joshua 1:8; Jas 1:25)
- Become complete in knowledge and competent to instruct one another with the gospel of God (Rom 15:14)
- Attend church regularly (Heb 10:25)
- Model the life of Jesus for others and especially for the lives of their children, encouraging salvation (1 Pet 2:21; Acts 2:47)
- Living humbly by serving at church, ministries and/or in their communities (1 Chron 28:9; Matt 25:40b; Rom 12:11; Eph 4:12-13, 5:10, 21)
- Be delivered from strongholds (Psa 30:2, 107:20; 2 Cor. 10:4-5)
- Receive healing in their minds by learning God’s truths in the Bible (Rom 8:6; Heb 3:1)
- Become “Kingdom Women” (audacious women of God) (2 Cor 5:20; 1 Pet 2:2; Titus 2:11-12; 2 Tim 1:9)
- Become better wives, moms, sisters, daughters, girlfriends, parents, neighbors, friends, employees (and any other hats they wear) (Prov 3:13; 2 Cor 5:20; Eph 2:10)
- Learn to feel worthy because of their personal relationship with Jesus (Acts 5:41-42; 1 Pet 2:9)
- Take care of themselves in every area (emotionally, mentally, physically, socially, financially, and spiritually) (1 Cor 3:16; 1 Sam 2:26; Psa 37:39; Prov 2:10-11; Phil 2:5, 4:6-9)
- Be mentored (Luke 9:23; Titus 2:3)
- Be a part of a discipleship program (women helping women grow spiritually) (Matt 28:19; Titus 2:4)
- Give financially (commit to tithe) to a local church, and with their offerings to give generously to support ministries that are meeting their needs (Prov 3:9)
- Pray without ceasing (1 The 5:17)
- Learn to live with a joyful, thankful attitude (Isa 26:12; Psa 68:3; Acts 2:47; Eph 5:19-20; 1 The 5:18)
- Learn to do right and avoid evil (Gen 4:7; Isa 7:9, 7:15b; Acts 10:34; 1 The 5:21-22)
- Make a commitment and make every effort to do the diligent work of: living for the Lord, walking in the Holy Spirit, reading the Bible daily, meditating on Scripture, memorizing Scripture, and obeying Scripture (Joshua 1:8; Luke 9:23; Gal 5:16; Jas 1:22, 25)
What is the mission of this ministry?
Kelly Ann Women’s Ministry is committed to teaching biblical principles, renewing hope, restoring minds, and improving the community by providing programs and activities that address the needs of women in the areas of mental struggles, self-image, life balance, spiritual growth, and parenting.
What does non-profit CORPORATION mean?
A corporation that conducts business for the benefit of the general public without shareholders and without a profit motive. A non-profit is established not to make a profit off of anything involving money. All money collected is used solely to run the corporation. Typically a non-profit can receive unlimited contributions from individuals and corporations in order to run the non-profit organization.
If I make a donation to this ministry, is my donation tax deductible?
Yes. This organization has filed its application under the IRS category of 501(c)3 to become designated as a U.S. tax-exempt non-profit organization. A determination letter from the IRS has been received. Therefore, all donors have the assurance that contributions are tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes.
Should this women’s ministry become my church?
No. Kelly Ann Women’s Ministry is designed to provide options for women to meet new friends, live life together and learn from each other, all while growing spiritually by learning God’s Word to promote healing in their lives. This ministry strongly encourages every woman to find a church home while enjoying what this ministry offers. God encourages us to worship corporately in a local church. Otherwise, we tend to drift spiritually. We all need encouragement. Corporate worship provides that best. We need others. God designed us to need each other. Watching “church” TV or listening to the radio (to replace church) fosters a sense of isolation. We need to be present to experience the love of our brothers/sisters in Christ. This ministry complements the church, not competes with it. Therefore, we encourage you to attend both to receive maximum benefits. (1 Jn 3:14; Heb 10:24-25; Acts 2:42, 44).
Why the name “Kelly Ann” Women’s Ministry?
The founder of this ministry is Kelly Ann Bradicich.
Why start a women’s ministry in South Florida/ Palm Beach County?
There is a determined need for women seeking help in this area. According to a Barna Group 2015 survey, it revealed that West Palm Beach-Fort Pierce is one of the most-unchurched areas in the country. There are countless women who are unchurched, occasional church-goers, refuse to attend church, atheists, mad at God, unsure what to believe, as well as many women who attend a local church. God commissions His followers to spread His good news – the Gospel message. God longs for people to put their faith in His good news and live it out, so they can experience healing and victory, and then share it with others. Our labor in the Lord is not in vain. “Ultimately, God’s great commission results in loving what Jesus loves, turning from what He hates, speaking as He would speak, and loving, forgiving, and bearing with one another as He has with each of us” (quote by Sam Storms, Pastor in OK). This society has accepted lies because we have chosen not to learn truth. This ministry will offer all women to hear truth about God so that they can choose what they would like to believe. It is always their choice! As a result, they may decide on joining or attending a church and placing their faith in Jesus as Savior. (Matt 28:16-20; Mark 16:15-16; John 20:31; 1 Cor 15:58; Rom 1:25).
WHO IS KELLY ANN AND What are HER credentials?
Kelly Ann (typically goes by Kelly) is the Founder, Executive Director, President, and Treasurer of this corporation. Kelly has held leadership positions in her professional career at her former corporate job of 30 years as well as numerous growth groups affiliated with her church and a few of her own leading. All growth groups took place over the past 22 years. She possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies. Her professional background includes: Service Delivery, Customer Support, Technical Support, Subject Matter Expert, Leadership, Coaching, and People and Project Management at IBM Corporation. She was a Certified Aerobics/Group Fitness Instructor for 20 years. She led a successful Women’s Ministry at her former church as well as managing a budget, coaching women, mentoring women, growing teams, hosting virtual Bible-teaching (sermon) sessions, writing blogs, and combining ministry with health/fitness by teaching fitness classes at church while preparing/sharing devotions. She has been consistently studying the Bible for 18 years and expresses that she still has so much to learn. She is tenacious in learning every aspect of leading a women’s ministry which has involved managing the day-to-day business affairs of the corporation, understanding tax laws, IRS requirements, and working closely with the Board of Directors of the corporation, all while preparing and hosting the majority of the Bible studies, events, activities, and programs in this full-time volunteer position.
What are the “Beliefs” of this ministry?
- That the Bible is God’s Word and the final authority in determining all truths and biblical principles. (2 Tim 3:16-17; 2 Pet 1:20)
- That God has revealed Himself and His will to us in His Word; that God is ONE in His being, but within the one being of God there are three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. All three have equal power and authority. We believe in the trinity. (Deut 6:4; Luke 1:35; Jn 1:1; Jas 2:19)
- That all people are born spiritually separated from God because of their sin. Every person will exist eternally either separated from God in hell or in the presence of God in heaven. (Eph 2:1-2; 1 Cor 2:10-15)
- That God loves all mankind so much that He made a way to be forgiven for every sin, so we can spend eternity with Him. The Bible says that each person needs to be saved (Rom 3:23), each person can be saved (Rom 1:16), and God wants each person to be saved (2 Pet 3:9). A person can receive the gift of salvation which is a free gift of grace from God. No one can earn this gift of salvation nor work their way to salvation by doing good deeds. Salvation is ONLY possible when we choose to have a relationship with God through faith in His Son, Jesus. As a result, faith in His Son as Savior is believing in the death and resurrection of Jesus as payment for their sins. This person then becomes a “follower of Jesus,” a new person, and will live in eternity in heaven. (Jn 14:6; Acts 16:31; 2 Cor 5:17; Rom 5:1)
- That once a person has placed his/her faith in Jesus as Savior, this person is filled with God’s Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is our counselor who works with our spirit to teach us truth and give us the power to do everything that God calls us to do, including convicting us when we get off course with our lives. (Jn 16:7, 13; Eph 1:13)
- That the Christian life is the ongoing process of obeying God’s Word by the power of the Holy Spirit who indwells a follower of Jesus. This process is a lifelong journey with the goal of becoming more like Jesus. The Word of God and the Holy Spirit enable us to live a godly life. (Rom 8:29; 2 Cor 3:18; Titus 2:11-12; 2 Pet 1:3)
- That our thoughts have an enormous effect on every aspect of our lives and we become what we think. Once saved, we can learn to think like Jesus when we draw closer to Him and learn who He is by allowing Him to speak to us in His Word. We can choose to guard our minds and hearts. It is possible for Jesus to heal our minds and our lives. (Deut 30:19-20; Psalm 30:2; Prov 4:23; 23:7; Luke 23:7; 1 Cor 2:16)
- That faith is a gift from God and is a choice to exercise. (Eph 2:8)
- That our main purpose in life is to bring God glory by loving Him, honoring Him with our thoughts and lives, and keeping His commandments. His two greatest commands are to love Him above everything else and to love others above ourselves. (Matt 22:37-39; Jn 15:17; 1 Cor 7:19, 13:5; Rom 13:9)
- That women need the Christian fellowship of other women. All women matter to God! Women were created in God’s image and He gave the same commission and same rights (as men) before their Maker (Gen 1:28-31). Women were created as a suitable helper (counterpart, complement) for men. Neither is more superior. Both have special roles that God designed. Jesus always treated women with respect and was the first ever to champion women! God desires us to love Him together, while uniting us and helping each other. We are all one in Jesus Christ. (Matt 5:28; 24:41; 26:10, 13; Mark 5:41-42; Luke 8:1-3; 13:12, 16; Rom 12:4-5; Gal 3:28)
- That we are to reach out to all people with the Good News of Jesus. (Matt 28:19-20)
What Does God Want for this Ministry?
Kelly Ann explains what God revealed to her about this ministry: “God caused me to hurt like He hurts for women who are in pain and are suffering. He doesn’t want to ‘guilt me’ into doing something, but instead He wants me to desire it because He desires it. He changed my desires to match His. Then He reminded me that He will give me the desires of my heart because they now match His, which is what is BEST for me (Psa 37:4). For each of us, God desires salvation, service, and freedom!
Salvation is accepting God’s grace by exercising our faith. Salvation is through none other than by placing our faith in His Son, Jesus. When we place our faith in Jesus, we are given His Spirit of truth. When we learn the truth, the truth will set us free (John 8:32).
God says that someday He will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. The sheep will be on His right and the goats on His left (Matt 25:31-33). The sheep are those who served God by serving others. The goats are those who lived for themselves and rarely served others. When we serve others, we’re serving the Lord (Matt 25:40b).
We often believe that we can’t be used by God and that God can only use those who ‘have it all together.’ Peter explained that ‘God does not show favoritism but accepts men/women from every nation who fear Him and do what is right’ (Acts 10:34). God wants people to fear Him, do what is right, and tell of the good news of peace through Jesus Christ (Acts 10:36). (NOTE: Fearing God means to esteem Him out of love, resulting in obedience). The same thing that happened in Judea back in Jesus’ day should continue right here and now! What I mean is how God anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit and power, and how He went around doing good….because God was with Him (Acts 10:38). I believe that this is exactly what God desires of each of us – YES, TODAY!
Ultimately, the primary goals of what God wants for this ministry are for women to accept His offer of grace for salvation and be filled with His Spirit in order to live a life for Him. We are to serve others, because when we do, we’re serving The Lord. God also longs for women to live free from bondage, be released from darkness, and healed in their minds. For each of us, I wholeheartedly believe that God desires salvation, service, and freedom! (John 10:10; Gal 5:1)
Where do the biblical teachings of this ministry come from?
Everything taught will be rooted in the teachings of the Bible. The topics will be prayed about on what women need to hear. We believe that the Bible is God’s Word and the only absolute truth. Adapted from the Bible in John 7:16 is “My teaching is not my own; it comes from God who saved me.” This is a motto that this ministry stands on.
Do I have to be a Christian or any particular religion to be involved?
No. Anyone is welcome – all women from any walk of life are welcome.
What is the minimum age for this women’s ministry?
18 years old.
Do I need to know the Bible in order to attend and make sense of what is taught?
No, not at all. Owning a Bible at some point (book or phone app) would be helpful. If you are unsure what to look for, please inquire through this ministry.
What is the dress code for all activities?
Comfortable and casual, unless otherwise noted. It is suggested that women dress modestly and appropriate for all activities.
Can I invite a family member or friend to attend with me?
Absolutely! We encourage this! Most events will require registration and sometimes a cost. Therefore, these events will require ALL women to register via the website. (Note: Please ensure that all individuals invited are female and at least 18 years of age).
Is there a membership to join or regular dues to pay?
Are there costs involved?
Some programs, Sacred-Adventure series, activities, workshops, and events may require admission, a cost, or ask for a donation. All admissions, costs and donations will be specified and can be paid online at www.kellyannwm.org. Every charge collected will solely be used for ministry purposes only.
Will I be asked to speak aloud, pray, or answer questions?
Not unless you would like to. We do encourage involvement at every level and engaging with others within the ministry. However, no one will be forced to speak or engage in any activity she is uncomfortable with.
Where will activities and events be held?
The venue for each activity and event will depend on what is required to host the event as well as how large to accommodate the group. This is why most activities and events will require registration from the ministry website, under the EVENTS tab: www.kellyannwm.org.
Will this ministry ever host events that include men or children?
Possibly. This ministry is focused on the needs of women which was the vision given to Kelly. However, this ministry is open to however God may lead and therefore may host events for couples or families as a “special event.”
What if I need more than this ministry can offer, such as professional counseling or help with addictions, abuse, human trafficking, etc.?
Please refer to the ministry website under the Resources tab: www.kellyannwm.org/resources.
How is this ministry financially supported?
This ministry is supported by generous donations and fundraising activities. If you’d like to make a donation, please click on the DONATE tab on the ministry website: www.kellyannwm.org. If you’d like to participate in fundraising activities, please contact this ministry.
How can I make a donation?
Please visit the ministry website: www.kellyannwm.org, and look under the DONATE tab. Click on the red DONATE NOW button. If you prefer to write a check and mail your donation rather than give online, the address to this ministry is located on this same DONATE tab. Thank you, in advance, for making a donation. We are extremely grateful!
How can I volunteer?
Please visit the ministry website under the TAKE ACTION tab. Scroll down to “Volunteer by Serving” and click on the “Contact Us” button. Please complete the form at the bottom of that page (which sends an email request). Someone in the ministry will contact you. Or you can simply call the ministry at 561-847-4363. We need and appreciate all volunteers.
What if I want more information about the ministry?
Please refer to the ministry website: www.kellyannwm.org. You can also reach the ministry by calling 561-847-4363 or emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I access the ministry website from my mobile device?
Type in www.kellyannwm.org from your internet option and there is a mobile-friendly version of our website. Once launched, you will see the HOME page. Please take time to peruse through this useful page. To maneuver through the other pages (tabs), click on the three, small, white lines (Menu) at the top right corner and you should see the list of available tabs. Any of them listed with a + sign next to it simply indicates that there are more options available to view on that page. We encourage you to thoroughly check out our website as well as share it with other women.