Mom Heart Ministry — Coming Home to God's Heart for Motherhood.
Mom Heart Ministry, started by Sally Clarkson in 2008, is a strategic ministry initiative of Whole Heart Ministries. It is a discipleship movement to the hearts of moms—a spiritual movement of leaders and small groups reaching out and ministering to mothers. Through our books, resources, online ministries, and events we encourage, equip, and enable Christian moms to “come home to God’s heart for motherhood.” We invite you to join us on the journey of Christian motherhood.
Outside of North America, Mom Heart becomes Mum Heart Ministry. In addition to our Mom Heart Ministry Team in the US, we are working with Mum Heart leaders in the UK, Australia, and other English-speaking countries to reach and teach mums in their own countries. We believe mothers worldwide are an overlooked and under-served mission field waiting to be reached and engaged for God's kingdom.
Mothers are designed to be lifegivers, not just biologically, but also spiritually–each has the opportunity to give life to her children, home, and world. Motherhood was in the heart of God at creation, is affirmed throughout Scripture, and is a critical and strategic part of God’s design for the family, the church, and the world. The mission of Mom Heart Ministry is to restore moms’ hearts to God’s heart for motherhood.
ABOUT MOM HEART MINISTRY
For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake. (2 Corinthians 4:5, NASB)
Sally Clarkson is the Director, and the heart, of Mom Heart Ministry. She is the mother of four wholehearted children—Sarah, Joel, Nathan, and Joy—all now grown and following Jesus. She ministered as a single woman in Communist Poland, and in Austria and in church ministry in the states with Clay after their marriage in 1981, starting Whole Heart Ministries with him in 1994. Sally has been a tireless champion of Christian motherhood—more than 20 books in print, many translated in several languages; nearly 70 “Mom Heart” conferences nationally and internationally; a popular mom blog and podcasting ministry to moms; and an active social media presence. Sally takes seriously the Mom Heart vision and mission to influence future generations of Christians by helping mothers around the world now who are doing the “heart work” of building God’s kingdom through their homes.
Mom Heart Ministry Team members keep our ministry heart beating for moms, assist group leaders, and help at events. Each team member has attended several Leader Intensive Training weekends with Sally, helped at Mom Heart Ministry events, and leads her own Mom Heart Group. Current national Ministry Team members include: Lynn Custer (NC), Kristen Kill (OR), Brandee Knowles (CO), Misty Krasawski (TN), Jennie Nelson (ID, MH Groups Admin), Gretchen Roberts (NC), Jacqui Wakelam (UK, Director).
Mom Heart RESOURCES
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, NLT)
Mom Heart Books
Our Mom Heart library of books written by Sally, alone and with others, continues to grow. The books you’ll find in the Whole Heart Store are the ones many Mom Heart groups or ministries to mothers will begin with for a study or discussion. Of course, there are many other excellent books for moms by other great authors that can be discussed by your group, but if you’re starting a Mom Heart group we encourage you to start with these books. They form the corpus of Sally’s distinctive messages, experiences, and insights about motherhood that form the heart of the Mom Heart ethos.
To See All of Sally’s Mom Heart Books:
ADDITIONAL MOM HEART RESOURCES:
Taking Motherhood to Hearts
In a rapidly secularizing culture that is losing its heart for biblical motherhood, Sally calls mothers back to God’s design in this helpful handbook and heartbook for starting, leading, and tending a Mom Heart small group. It’s filled with inspirational “why to” vision, practical “how to” advice, and motivational “can do” encouragement. Whether you’re already leading a group, or just considering one, start with this book We make it available in paperback, digital, and PDF formats to support and equip Christian mothers worldwide. Mom Heart group planning forms are also available as free PDF downloads.
Mom HEART Group Guides
A good road map for your Mom Heart group journey will help get you where you want to go with your moms. We are in the process of developing discussion guides for selected books by Sally that can be used in your group. Each Mom HEART Group Guide is based on the “HEART” group discussion outline explained in Taking Motherhood to Hearts—Hear the Spirit (Invitation), Engage the Word (Observation), Affirm the Truth (Interpretation), Respond to God (Application), Take it to Heart (Supplication). We are working on HEART Guides for Sally’s first five books, and guides for biblical topics of interest. Stay tuned.
Mom Heart Heartbeats Videos
Sally loves small group engagement and personal discipleship. As much as she would like to connect personally with all the women in Mom Heart groups around the country and world, even live streaming won’t make that happen. To try to personalize her first three books and connect with moms studying them, Sally recorded these short (10-20 minutes) “Heartbeats” video introductions for Seasons of a Mother’s Heart, The Mission of Motherhood, and The Ministry of Motherhood. Use these on-demand videos in your Mom Heart group to start each week of your study and discussion together.
For the Additional Resources Listed Above:
MOM HEART CONNECTIONS
Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. (Hebrews 10:24, NLT)
And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. (2 Timothy 2:2, NIV)
Mom Heart Groups Facebook Group
Come join the Mom Heart Groups Facebook group to connect with thousands of other moms like you with a heart for motherhood. Just remember, though, that social media connections create and spread only virtual ministry; it’s still the face-to-face personal connections where the real ministry happens—getting together with other moms to discuss the Word, pray, fellowship, and impact your world. Interface and share with others who share your heart for that real kind of ministry in the lives of mothers.
Mom Heart Events
We cannot meet personally with everybody, but neither did Jesus or his apostles—they met with a few who spread to others who influenced more who multiplied to many. That’s how a movement is made! Even though we can meet with only a few at a time through our ministry events—hotel getaways, church gatherings, conference speaking, training Intensives, local meetups—we consider each one a strategic opportunity to be a part of the multiplication process that will reach many more. We’re making a movement to mothers.
Mom Heart Leader Training
A rich Mom Heart group experience of biblical fellowship and study of the Word doesn’t just happen by accident—it is intentionally cultivated by a trained leader. However, rather than formal training for our group leaders, we trust the Holy Spirit to do that work through Mom Heart Ministry. We simply ask all active leaders to read and agree with Taking Motherhood to Hearts (our “mentoring in print” training manual), and to get input from our audio, video, and streaming media with Sally and other leaders.