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August 26, 2009

Welcome to KyriaBlog.com!

Welcome to the Kyria blog!

This blog is designed specifically for thoughtful, influential women who want more from their faith and who want to make a difference in the lives of others. We strongly feel God's claim on our lives and God's call to exercise influence in ministry to the body of Christ, primarily through the local church.

Kyria gets its name from a word in the original language of the Bible. In Greek it means "honored woman." The epistle of 2 John, for instance, is addressed to one such "kyria," translated there as "chosen lady." You may recognize the similarity of this word to "kyrie," which is the masculine form of the same word, usually translated "lord."

We chose this name because, just like the biblical Kyria, we feel it conveys something about the place of women in the life and ministry of the body of Christ, his church. We are chosen, called, and gifted for ministry.

Kyria blog will be filled with content on topics from spiritual formation to missional life to women's ministry to church leadership to hot topics. We'll cover current events, politics, culture, and media—anything that will help you reach out and disciple and serve others better.

Along with this blog, we're producing a free weekly enewsletter (you can sign up here), a weekly updated website, and if you become a member of Kyria ( for more info or to sign up click here), a monthly digital magazine, in which each issue will cover a specific spiritual discipline or spiritual issue. These resources not only will be useful for you in your faith and ministry, but will also offer you a community of women with the same callings, gifts, and passions so you can grow together and challenge, and support one another.

Ultimately, Kyria is a place to be encouraged, challenged, and motivated. We believe in the power of God to change lives and build the church, a powerful instrument of hope and redemption for the world. As women created in God's image, we've been chosen in Christ, called to influence.

If you believe as we do and are committed to making the most of the gifts God has given you, please join our conversations. As Paul tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:11: "Let's encourage one another and build each other up."

Related Tags: Women's Ministry


Hello, My daughter's name is Kyria (Esther) for the very reason of it's definition! She is my precious treasure from the Lord. I will take time to browse the blog/site later, but someone e-mailed me your link, and I wanted to say HII!

Hey, I have a wonderful friend - Cheryl - whose daughter's name is Kyra. She told me long ago what it mean (honored woman) and both she and Kyra are just that. I will be sharing ths blog and website with them as they are precious to me and both have wonderful stories and comments that can be added. Thanks for what you are doing in honoring women; it is our time. Feel free to visit me at my homesite (http://afterchurchproductions.com/category/blog/) All are welcome.

Mrs. Lauretta
Marriage Expert and
Sinner Saved By Grace

My ministry is to women. Women have an important part to play in God's plan. So many injustices have been done to women which have resulted in many women not loving as they should.
That love is not as the world loves, but the love of God shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost. Women let us love God and our fellowmen as we love ourselves.

While I appreciate the pleasant welcome, I would very much appreciate not having a sound file play right when I navigate to the page. Would you please consider having the file play on demand?

Thank you.

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