ABOUT KIM BROOKS
Award-winning author, Kim Brooks, took the Christian Fiction world by storm with the release of her literary debut, He's Fine...But is He Saved? endorsed by The Detroit News as, "...a Terry McMillanlike novel with a Christian twist."
A Detroiter who dreamed of becoming an author since first grade, not only did her dream come true, her first self-published book became a National Bestseller for two months straight with Black Expressions Book Club. She next released its sequel, He’s Saved…but is He For Real? published by BET Books, and then her latest novel, She That Findeth which was published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Shuster, and is about what happens when a 35-year-old single Christian woman, Shenita Love, gets tired of waiting on God for a husband and sets out to find one herself.
Not only do readers relate to Shenita Love’s story, Kim Brooks is all too familiar with it. Brooks, a real-live 40-year-old virgin, freely shares her story while speaking, coupled with Word of God in order to promote abstinence or celibacy until marriage, to youth and adults alike, as the best way to the healthiest form of a relationship – one that is built on a foundation of true love, respect, integrity and trust.
An English graduate of Michigan State University, licensed minister, and a published author for over a decade, Kim also publishes non-fiction books including, Singles, Overcome!, How To Date and Stay Saved, Get Over Your Ex in One Weekend, Faith in Broken Places, and more.
Kim has been a guest singles columnist for and featured in Gospel Today, JET, The Detroit News, and has appeared as a guest on The Word Network, and numerous times on Totally Christian Television, Atlanta Live! and Christian Television Network.
Kim Brooks’ ministry and message is spread throughout her books, blogs, songs, articles and poems and has been heard on airwaves nationwide including Rhythm and Praise with Pastor Marvin L. Winans, Strong Inspirations with Dr. Deborah Smith Pollard, The Praise Party with Ace Alexander, Rejoice Musical Soulfood, and many others.
As the Founder of Kim Brooks Ministries International, and President of Living While Single (which brings awareness to mental health issues such as depression, suicide and PMDD), Kim also publishes an eNewsletter, The Single Heart, an online daily devotional, and she interacts daily and ministers to members of her private women's support group, Single, Saved and Celibate with Kim Brooks on www.facebook.com/groups/singlesavedandcelibate which currently has over 26,000 members.
With a high energy, down-to-earth joyful approach while uniquely blending wisdom from God's Word, Kim brooks powerful message brings hope, purpose and focus to many singles across the world.
About Living While Single (LWS)
Living While Single (LWS) provides live events, seminars and webinars that uplift, educate and empower unmarried African-American women, mind, body and soul. LWS also brings awareness and resources to mental health issues such as depression and suicide. 8 million Americans suffer from mental health issues and African-Americans comprise 14% of the population. In partnership with National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 501c(3) Living While Single exists to encourage better quality of life experiences and fight feelings of depression by helping single African-American women live purposeful lives enjoy life now instead of waiting for something to happen or someone to show up. While single...let's live!
About Kim Brooks Ministries International (KBMI)
KBMI spreads the love of God, empowerment and self-worth to women, especially to singles, across the globe through various mediums including print and music publishing, social media, speaking engagements, live events and productions.
What We Offer
Free Monthly eZine, The Single Heart Subscribe here
Free Online Daily Devotional for Single Women (Mon. - Fri.) Subscribe here
eBook, Singles, Overcome! Free with email subscription Subscribe here
Podcast, The How To Date and Stay Saved Show http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kimbrooks
Video ministry on featured YouTube channel Subscribe to http://www.YouTube.com/kimontheweb
Blog updated regularly on http://www.kimontheweb.com/blog
Single, Saved & Celibate with Kim Brooks Online Community Join our group
Single Ladies Prayer Line
Every Friday 7 a.m. EST and 8 p.m. EST
Call-in: (641) 715-3580
Access Code: 348-687
Here at KBMI, our goal is to make at least 100,000 single Christian lives better as a result of following and support.
Our Mission (How this will be accomplished)
This will be accomplished by developing and cultivating single women who:
*discover their pre-ordained God given purpose and actively pursue it and maximize it during this season of singleness, or season of oneness with God. "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee..." Jeremiah 1:5 "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." Jeremiah 29:11 "For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly." Psalm 84:11
*are joyful, proactive participants in life while single, not waiting for someone to show up before deciding to live, but choosing to live right now and experience life and that more abundantly. "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." John 10:10
*are women of substance who are not ashamed to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ not only through their words but also through their lifestyle and good works. "Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates." Proverbs 31:31Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16
*realize this season of singleness is not a curse but a gift of of freedom, spiritual development, self-discovery and self-improvement and an opportunity to draw closer to and serve God without distraction while actively waiting for God to send a worthy candidate in the form of a Christian husband who will also agree to celibacy until marriage. "And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.' 1 Corinthians 7:35 "What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." Mark 10:9
*become whole and complete now, while single, instead of waiting for someone else to complete for God’s desire is to bring two whole and complete people together. "And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:" Colossians 2:10
*draw closer to God and become more one with the Lord before marriage and before becoming one with your spouse. "But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit." 1 Corinthians 6:17 "Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you..." James 4:8
*realize this season of singleness is a time to please the Lord which includes walking by faith with being celibate until marriage as an expectation of reasonable service. "But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:" 1 Corinthians 7:32 "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." Romans 12:1
*realize their value and worth is not in a marital status but who they are in Christ.For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. 1 Corinthians 6:20
*realize that their true contentment and joy comes from God and anyone else just be an added joy and not the source of it for the source of it comes from God. "Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. Philippians 4:11 "...for the joy of the Lord is your strength." Nehemiah 8:10
*forgive themselves of their past and are no longer held in bondage or condemnation to their previous disappointments, heartbreaks and mistakes but are free to move forward in God’s perfect will and destiny for their lives. "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." Romans 8:1
*are free from people pleasing, approval addictions and the need to allow others or circumstances to validate them or deem them worthy but that their realize their existence as a child of God is enough to make them worthy and that that worth was justified and solidified by the shed blood of Jesus Christ shed over 2000 years ago. "To the praise and glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. Ephesians 1:6 "Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:" Romans 3:24
*use this time, while single, to become a better, more well-rounded woman of God by improving not only spiritually but also mentally, socially, physically, financially emotionally by actively seeking information, creating goals and working toward them. "The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me, thy mercy, O Lord, endureth forever: forsake not the works of thine own hands." Psalm 138:8 "A man's heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps." Proverbs 16:9
*are successfully celibate until marriage which allows for healthier, more substantial relationships and the opportunity, while single, to focus one’s attention and energy on pleasing God, spiritual and self development and purpose pursuit while actively waiting. "And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Colossians 3:23 "That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;" Philippians 3:10
*choose to marry a godly man who loves his wife like Christ loves the church sacrificially so that He gave Himself for it while realizing that we, as women of God, are his added blessing , added favor and his crown. "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;" Ephesians 5:25 "A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that makes ashamed is like rottenness in his bones." Proverbs 12:4
*realize their value and self-worth not based on images portrayed by the media or other outside influences but on a strong sense of self worth and confidence based on being a woman of substance who is beautiful inside and out. "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well." Psalm 139:14 "...a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised." Proverbs 31:30
*realize their own uniqueness and path and are free from society’s expectations while realizing the main person’s opinion who matters is God’s. "When a man's ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies be at peace with him." Proverbs 16:7
*are delivered from feelings of loneliness and depression. "Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, i will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." Hebrews 13:5
*are delivered from feelings of jealousy and comparing oneself to others while being free to walk in one’s own uniqueness while celebrating others successes at the same time. "Rejoice with them that do rejoice..." Romans 12:15 "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:" Ecclesiastes 3:1
SINGLE WOMAN AFFIRMATIONS
I am worthy and valuable, not because of my marital status but because God made me so.
I am celibate until marriage as my reasonable service unto the Lord, and in the mean time I remain focused and use sexual energy toward purpose pursuit and service.
I can do all things through Christ and there is nothing too hard for the Lord. There is no time limit or expiration date on my receiving all the promises that He promised me.
Marriage is an option that is welcome for someone who recognizes my worth and value and respects my decision to wait as he, is waiting to receive his good thing and added favor from the Lord.
Marriage is not a destination as the source of my happiness – the source of my happiness comes from within, comes from God and a worthy candidate for marriage will only add to the peace, joy and contentment that I already have within me and together we will do more for the kingdom of God, more to serve humanity and more to serve one another.
It is better to stay single, whole and complete, than be in a relationship that causes me to compromise or settle as it pertains to morals, values and beliefs. Settling is not an option.
I will not give in to outside pressures, societal expectations or a number on a calendar to determine when and who I should marry. My decision to marry will be based on peace within that God approves the person and will approve the union. I will marry once I am 100% sure and have peace that this is the man whom God has for me and there will be no confusion or second guessing.
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What We Believe
-The Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God.
-In the triune nature of God – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Three in One.
-All have sinned and come short of the glory of God and are in need of salvation.
-Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men.
-That the in-filling of the Holy Spirit is an experience subsequent to salvation available to all those who
believe and desire to receive it.
-Healing is provided in the redemptive work of Christ and is available to every believer.
-The Church consists of all those who have received Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.
-In water baptism and the observance of the Lord’s Supper.
-In the personal, visible, imminent return of Jesus Christ.
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