Fun can have a purpose. Today, Ingram Link joins Karen Hodge to share how she founded Created for a Purpose, a ministry that disciples young girls to understand how God uniquely created them to reflect God using God’s Word and crafts.

Discussion Questions

  • How do you like to be creative?
  • Ingram used sewing, cooking, and art to teach young girls biblical truth. How do you see God in these activities?
  • Do you have a skill or hobby that God could use in a new way?
  • How could you be intentional to invest in younger women?

About the Speaker:

Ingram Link

Ingram lives with her husband, David Link, in Vestavia Hills. They have four children ranging in ages 13 – 22 whom she adores most days. Ingram graduated from Auburn University with a very practical degree in History. In her grown up life before children she worked as a professional event planner in Washington DC, working primarily with commercial real estate companies. When her children were young she dabbled in decorating commercial office buildings for Christmas, teaching pre-school, catering and cooking for large groups. When her oldest daughter was in 5th grade, God called her to create an opportunity for girls to explore and learn more about their Creator and the truths of scripture using creative arts. Created for a Purpose began in her basement in 2006 with twenty girls. The ministry is now hosted by nine different churches in five different cities serving over one thousand girls each summer. Created for a Purpose also has a missions component and the curriculum has been used in Zambia, New England, Honduras and inner city areas. Ingram serves as Director of Women’s Ministry at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Her role allows her many opportunities to gather women, to share the gospel of Jesus Christ, to teach God’s Word, to pray with women, to learn from others, and to celebrate the joy of the Lord.

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