Local Delight chapter brings women of faith together
Women gather on the floor and open their hearts to one another, surrounded by string lights and blankets in room 231 of the Education and Human Services building on Central Michigan University's campus.
More women walk in with a pink "Delight" book in hand, waiting to begin the meeting with a prayer.
In hopes of creating a community where women can come together and celebrate God, Grand Ledge senior McKenzie Lowery reached out to Delight College Ministries with three of her friends, Adrian junior Brooklin White, Dearborn junior Tess Eifert and Macomb senior Denisa Mucaj.
Delight is a Christian-centered community that invites college women to "foster vulnerability and transform stories nationwide."
According to their website, Delight has more than 100 chapters across the country. The Delight chapter at CMU has about 30 to 40 active members.
“After prayers and advice from others, I decided to bring Delight to CMU,” Lowery said. “At the time, I thought CMU needed something refreshing and encouraging. I think Delight really adds that to the community here.”
Delight meets on Tuesday nights for weekly testimonies, which are usually led by one of the members on their Leadership Team.
Delight College Ministries provides each chapter with a pink Delight ministry book for the leaders to share and discuss throughout the meetings.They read stories from the book that the women can relate to by sharing their own experiences.
Grand Rapids sophomore Kaleigh Hofstra said she is always nervous to talk in front of everyone but she has learned that Delight is different because it is something she is passionate about.
“I know that these women won’t judge me and it’s okay if I mess up,” Hofstra said. “It’s not about me, it’s about God and that should be my focus. So, I get super excited to lead.”
White, the vice president, said the meetings are a comfortable setting for women to come and share what they are going through, relating it to the Bible.
“Most other Christian RSO’s meet weekly for Bible studies which is go great, but Delight brings in a different aspect,” she said. “We are able to be extremely vulnerable with each other and relate to other women.”
General information about Delight College Ministries can be found on their website, delightminitries.com. For more information about the Delight Chapter at CMU, follow their Instagram account @Delight_CMU.