A safe place...
We don't claim to have all the answers, but we know the One who does.
We offer retreats and seminars, and private workshops for ministry couples in need of a mentorship getaway.
Married 48 years and serving 40+ years in Pastoral Ministry; we have learned a few things.
The valuable times we shared with other pastoral couples definitely helped us maintain our faith and family responsibilities. We have learned that taking time to rest, recharge and revive our private relationships gives us the strength and passion to give our best as we serve in public ministry.
We have raised three sons - Brocc, Cortt, and Kyle - all married and in full-time ministry.
Family is a high priority with us - and we especially enjoy spending time with our ten amazing grandchildren!
We have retired from a lead pastor position and are making ourselves available - to come alongside the parsonage families - who may need genuine, authentic mentors.
Being raised in a UPCI church planter's home -
and serving in pastoral ministry for over 40 years -
Wanda has a heart for the parsonage woman.
She has developed several resources for women in ministry and hosts “Leading Ladies”, an online resource and training platform for women leaders in the faith community.
Her passionate mantra is: "To educate and inspire women to be courageous and proactive in their spiritual, physical, and mental health."
Wanda holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Alternative Medicine; and a Masters in Public Health Administration with a Concentration in Complementary Medicine. A certified clinical thermographer; she owns a Thermography clinic in Fayetteville, NC. A published author, speaker, and songwriter; Wanda currently serves the
NC District UPCI as Ladies Ministries President and is in demand as a Conference and Event speaker across the nation.
Rev. Jeff Chavis, a Native American Indian - was born and raised in Robeson County, NC. He is a registered Lumbee Tribal member and has served as the Coordinator for the Native American Ministries & Evangelism with Multicultural Ministries and Church Advancement of the United Pentecostal Church Int'l, since 2000.
Having served United. The Pentecostal Church of Spring Lake, NC for over 40 years in pastoral ministry - Rev. Chavis also serves as the Executive Assistant to the UPCI Multicultural Ministries Director. He faithfully served two decades as a Presbyter on the UPCI North Carolina District Board.
A gifted guitarist and singer; he enjoys golf and VFR Recreational Piloting in his free time.
The Chavises still sing harmoniously together; although it has been many years since the music projects they recorded back in the 1980s.
By Wanda Chavis
Becoming A Survivor In Christ.
As a Christian, it is important to be aware of your surroundings. You can confidently survive the rough weather and daunting terrain you will encounter - if you study and practice the BASIC skills outlined in this course.
(A personal or group study guide and journal)
Unit One - Compass (Prayer Skills)
Unit Two - Survival 101 (Bible Study Skills)
Unit Three - Shelter (Relationship Skills)
Unit Four - Signaling (Evangelism Skills)
This resource is available for $20 (+$6 shipping) as a printed spiral bound study guide - as well as in a downloadable and printable e-Book format ($12.99).
A free gift - created by Wanda Chavis. This downloadable PDF template can be personalized to fit your event and your ministry. Guaranteed to help you plan an EPIC event!