MINISTRY PARTNERS

We are blessed to link arms, hearts and minds with some incredibly talented, Christ-led, mission-hearted people and organizations. Together we are better. Together, we can change the world one precious life at a time.

BASICS in MilwaukeeBasics in Milwaukee – (Brothers And Sisters in Christ Serving) is a Christian, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization started in 1996, to strengthen churches and Christian outreach ministries throughout the metropolitan Milwaukee area. BASICS supports dozens of city ministries such as prison and re-entry ministries, community outreach events, recovery programs, youth activities and more.

From the beginning, BASICS has focused on forming partnerships between city and suburban churches, assisting more than 200 church pastors and 100 outreach ministry leaders, by equipping them through training, support, and access to needed resources.

BASICS currently supports over 30 smaller ministries that are unable to be financially independent. Hundreds of volunteers are actively involved, donating their time, talents, treasure, touch and tears for the work of God in Milwaukee.

Called to Watch – For the family members, friends, spouses, neighbors and co-workers of individuals with chronic illness. There is nothing easy about watching others struggle with chronic illness. In watching, we suffer too. There are two answers, one is community, the other is God. This blog points watchers to both.

The Consilium – A community of purpose and grace for wise women. Founder and visionary, Diane W. Bailey’s passion is to see women grow into everything God has created them to be. Diane is a certified Life Coach, who loves loves meeting women in real life as she speaks at conferences, women’s Bible studies, and retreats, tailoring talks to meet the needs of each group. Topics include:

  • The Salt Life – Finding Joy In Your Life.
  • State of the Heart – How Do you Handle the Sorrows of Life?
  • Your Testimony – A Pearl of Great Price
  • Stepfamily

Diane is the author of 30 Days to a Better Stepfamily and String of Pearls. She and her husband, Doc, live in the deep South.

Fistbump Media – Everyone has a story. Whether it’s a personal story, a business story, or one focused on a cause. We all have ’em, but often struggle with being heard. Your story matters, and we’re here to help you amplify your voice.

  • Website Development and Maintenance
  • Email Marketing and Subscriber Management
  • Social Media Analysis and Content Management
  • Publishing Services for Writers and Businesses

God-Living w/ Chronic IllnessGod Living with Chronic Illness – This site is the result of a deep desire in founder, Laurie Shoquist Miller’s heart to help and encourage others with chronic illness. Laurie was diagnosed with fibromyalgia when her kids were two and four. At that time, there were not a lot of resources for anyone with chronic illness. She searched for websites, books, ANYTHING to tell her how to be a Godly wife and parent with chronic pain. After several years, she finally began to find information about “good” living with fibromyalgia (in terms of physical wellness) but nothing for “God” living—nothing to tell her how to manage a life that included chronic illness with God’s wisdom, grace and strength. So she decided to start a blog to help others with chronic illness find the things she was desperately seeking and God-Living with Chronic Illness was born. Living well with chronic illness is a daily process of relying on God for the grace and strength to keep going. Laurie has found that we find the most peace as we let God meet our needs one day at a time. May His peace and presence be your constant companion and guide.

Just Between Us Magazine (JBU) – magazine was launched over 25 years ago by founder Jill Briscoe as a resource to encourage and equip women for a life of faith. At the time, the publishing experts told Jill the magazine could never be sustained with a handful of part-time staff and volunteers—but she went forward with her vision and God has been faithful. Primarily reader-written…JBU cover topics on family life, marriage, your relationship with Christ, and life’s struggles, as well as providing resources for doing ministry and everything in between. Regular content includes topics like dealing with difficult people, handling stress, battling depression and suicide, dealing with pornography, and understanding cultural issues like homosexuality.

Krista Struely – Graphic Design Consultant, KS Creative, LLC – Creative problem-solving, effective client communication and personalized service are Krista’s specialties. As both an in-house and freelance graphic designer for over 15 years, her skills are an excellent match for small and start-up businesses, non-profits and mid-sized organizations. Her educational background includes both Graphic Design art degree and Marketing degree programs, giving unique insight into visual communications and audience members.

Kyle Re Creative – At Kyle Re Creative, our focus is capturing the moments that mean the most to you. Preserving memories through photography and creating designs that breathe life into your brand is our passion and commitment. Kyle has had a passion for telling stories through the arts since he was very young. Whether it was on a sketchpad, a laptop, through songwriting or the lens of a camera, he’s always been in love with the creative process. After earning his degree in Graphic Design, he realized he wanted more than a typical 9-5 job, so he shifted his focus towards starting his own business in photography and graphic design. Kyle currently specializes in Wedding, Lifestyle, Fashion, Corporate & Fine Art Photography. In the Graphics Department, he specializes in Logos, Apparel Design, Infographics & Company Branding.

Mark Mallwitz – Servant to Leaders – Mark equips others leaders in both BASICS Milwaukee and in the community at larger through encouragement, prayer, listening and non-profit, ministry guidance.

Terry PowellPenetrating the Darkness – Can vibrant Christian faith and depression coexist? What are the myths about depression still prevalent in the church? What information, resources, and coping strategies alleviate the burden of chronic depression and instill resiliency as a Christ-follower and servant? Those questions shape the slant of Terry’s blog.

He is not a psychologist or a physician, yet he is all-too-familiar with the nemesis of depression. During decades of ministry in churches and as a university professor, Terry has experienced recurring bouts of deep despondency. He describes himself as a fragile, desperate, bloodied soldier of Christ who marches with a limp, who by God’s grace, is still engaged in the battle.

Terry’s posts include:

  • Identifying and debunking misconceptions about faith in relation to depression
  • Personal stories and things he’s learned the hard way about day-to-day coping with despondency
  • Stories of other believers, past and present, whose frailty didn’t preclude their usefulness to God
  • Interviews with counselors, authors, and other experts
  • Reviews of books, blogs, and articles offering helpful information
  • Up-to-date research on prevalence, causes, and treatments
  • Bible truths/verses that instill hope and refute false beliefs often spawned by dark moods

Smile.Amazon.com – AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.  *Amazon and Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

Purejoyink – Owner and designer, Allie Lofy, loves life! She’s a designer based in Southeastern Wisconsin, who has an amazing husband, Kelly, a husky pup named Paddy, and a brand new baby boy. Allie has the joy of the Lord in her heart and wants to share the gift He has given her! She started Purejoyink with the hope of spreading love and joy through creativity and ink. Allie studied Graphic Design in college, but is mostly self taught in the art of invitations and hand lettering. Ever since she was little, Allie has had a love for weddings and all things cute! She loves to create and doodle, brainstorm designs, and make pretty things for her fabulous customers! Everything Allie does is custom.

Thrivent Financial Choice DollarsThrivent Financial is a membership organization of Christians, whose purpose is to serve members and society by guiding both to be wise with money and to live generously. Thrivent believes that all we have is a gift from God and that generosity is an expression of faith. Thrivent succeeds when it’s members, their families and their communities thrive.

Chronic Joy Ministry Partners are a partnership of hope recognizing individuals or organizations who exemplify one or more of our ministry foundations:

  • Hope
  • Purpose
  • Worth
  • Encouragement
  • Community-Building
  • Joy

It is an opportunity for individuals or organizations to donate their skills, time, gifts or talents to further the work of the ministry.

A PARTNERSHIP OF COMMUNITY

Our Partners are recognized for their vital place in this ministry, a story of introduction shared through social media (unless they decline), and our sincere gratitude and appreciation.

Chronic Joy Ministry Partners are a partnership of hope, purpose and worth. A partnership between artisan, servant, donor, or organization and Chronic Joy Ministry. A partnership of generosity and joy. And it is the vital and remarkable partnership of community.

For more information about becoming a ministry partner contact us at: care@chronic-joy.org.

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Julie Jablonski – Ministry Partner, 2017

We're delighted to officially introduce you to Julie Jablonski, Chronic Joy Contributing Artist, and someone whose beautiful images have been quietly popping up on our social media sites for the past few months. [gallery ids="8278,8279,8280,8281,8282,8283,8284,8285"...

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BUSINESS RESOURCES

APLOS – Nonprofit leaders aren’t always professional accountants, fundraisers, or tax preparers, but with the right software and guidance they can do the tasks correctly and confidently. We offer support to help you do just that. Anything it takes to make it simple.

Constant ContactCONSTANT CONTACT – When we talk about our Promise, we’re talking about our commitment to helping small businesses and nonprofits succeed. How? Our customers get real results through email newsletters, surveys, events, Facebook promotions, online listings, and more. But it’s not just about the product: we knew our customers wanted to talk to real people when they had a question. And they needed help figuring out the right marketing strategy for their organization. So we made sure it was always just a phone call away, or with network of expert-taught classes and training, their neighborhood. It’s how we smooth our customers’ path to success.

COSCHEDULE – All Your Blog + Email + Social Promotion in ONE Place – Eliminate the endless email threads, sticky notes, and the dozen and half open tabs. Focus on the real work of writing top-notch content AND growing your audience.

zapierZAPIER is the glue that connects more than 1,000 web apps. Zaps are Workflows that connect your apps, so they can work together. Zaps Start with a Trigger—an event in one of your apps that kicks off your workflow. Zaps Automate Tasks in the background, so you can focus on more important work.