Women of Purpose International Network (WOPIN) is a registered non-profit Christian organization. The organization was started in 1999 by Rev Stella Ebegbuna. Due to the volume of appointments for counseling that Rev Stella was getting and invitations from different places coming her to speak to women, she prayed about what to do and the Lord Jesus put a burden and a vision in her heart to raise up women who will help to raise up and mentor other women.
She shared the vision with her husband and then with members of the church where she congregation. The first breakfast meeting of Women of Purpose was held in Lagos, Nigeria in March 1999. It was a huge success and several women indicated their desire to be a part of the vision
The name was changed to Women of Purpose International network in 2006 due to the fact that other women ministries were known by the previous name. Since then the organization has spread and WOPIN members are now in several nations.
With over 20 years experience in Christian service
Rev Stella Ebegbuna is also the Vice President of Firebrand International Gospel Missions and Vice President of Tree of Life International Churches. She along with her husband, Apostle John Ebegbuna has apostolic oversight over several churches which they have planted all over Africa.
The name Women of Purpose International Network reflects the purpose of this international, interdenominational Women's organization.
A Woman of Purpose is a woman who has a new birth relationship with Jesus and through this relationship she is able to find her true identity and worth. A Woman who because of who she is in Christ is committed to her God given mandate.
The name of the ministry
Esther was a Jewess(A child of God based on covenant relationship) in a strange land. She got to the highest post obtainable to a woman in her days (married to the king of Babylon), a woman of prayer and action. She was ready to risk all to fulfill her God given goal and objective. She allowed herself to be used of the Lord to turn around the captivity of His people.
Secondly, the word 'Network' reflects our basic organizational structure. We are women of many cultures, races and denominations joined together by our commitment to a specific purpose. Networking brings the Body of Christ together, breaking down barriers of denominations, racism, economics, etc. The body, working together with all of its different members, with the local churches leading the way, creates a synergy that can accomplish outreach and discipleship effectively in each of our communities.
Praying together, fellow-shipping with one another, encouraging each other, and sharing resources provides a strong basis for cooperative outreach. As the Body of Christ comes together to accomplish the Great Commission, God blesses our unity. ( John 17 )
The Women of Purpose International Network membership is open to women of eighteen years and above.
Our Aims and Objectives
To reach women with the good news of Jesus Christ.
To raise up women from every nation with a primary aim of reaching others with the gospel of the Lord Jesus.
To help women fulfill their God given purpose.
To minister to the spiritual, physical and psychological needs of women.
To encourage women to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit.
To raise up praying women who knows what it means to fast, pray and wait in the Lord at all times. Women who rule through prayer.
To help raise strong marriages and homes based on the Word of God.
To equip, disciple and mentor women for
To minister healing, deliverance
and counseling to women in need.
To educate and rehabilitate underprivileged women.
In Acts 2:17-18 "And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:"
The Holy Spirit has been poured out on all flesh (both men and women) for service.
WOMEN NEED THE GOSPEL:Women currently account for about half of the total world population. They need need to hear the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ.
WOMEN HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE ON GOD'S HEART: The Lord has a special plan for women. Women need to understand why they were created, their potential, purpose and place in the body of Christ and the world at large.
WOMEN HAVE PECULIAR NEEDS: Women of all nations have spiritual, physical and emotional needs. They face some challenges and needs that are quite different from those of men. Women need to know that there are solutions to their problems in Christ Jesus.
WOMEN NEED TO GROW SPIRITUALLY: Women need to develop dedication, devotion, discipline and direction for living.
Our Mission Statement
"Women advancing God's Kingdom by serving Him in their sphere of influence."
Rev Stella Ebegbuna is the founding President and Executive Director of Women of Purpose international Network.
THE INTERNATIONAL BOARD: The
THE REGIONAL BOARD: the regional boards are responsible for the different continents where women of Purpose International operates. They are answerable to the International Board.
THE NATIONAL BOARD: the national board oversee women of purpose in the nations where they are and come under the care of the national board.
Chapters: Chapters of women of purpose International Network are under the care and oversight of the national board.
The coordinator of the local Women of Purpose International Network Chapter must:
Be a born again, Bible believing, Spirit filled woman of vision and purpose with a good report.
She must be committed to the organizational mission and purpose.
Other local chapter officers are a deputy coordinator, secretary, treasurer and leaders of various
Our Corporate Projects
Our corporate projects are binding on all the chapters
Reaching out to women with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
ministryto female inmates, drug addicts, prostitutes,women with HIV/AIDS, hospitalized, elderly women and providing discipleship and rehabilitation for the converts.
Working with the local churches through helping to build strong women's
ministryand outreach arm.
Currently seeking to build a home for ex-prostitutes and another one for female orphans.
Every three seconds a child somewhere in the world dies from hunger related diseases. It is our hope as a body of believing women that we can help by reaching around the globe and making an impact in the lives of these children.
Supporting women who are called into mission field and the
- To build a Prophets Chamber(a home where female ministers of the gospel can go and rest after a season of intense ministry.
Other projects that the Lord will mandate us to carry out in the future.