About

Vision

To connect mamas to Christ by restoring authentic motherhood communities.

Mission

We empower mamas to shine with the light of Christ by sparking growth, kindling purpose, and igniting authentic community.

Founding

In January 2019, Carla returned home to Clayton, Indiana from a work conference held in San Diego, CA. She felt refreshed, encouraged (and warm!) and imagined all the mamas who desperately needed a few days of rest and self-focus. As the idea grew bigger and nearly incessant, she realized God had placed a call on her heart. From that point, God led the way crafting the vision, mission, and purpose. After a year of personal refinement, encouragement, and growth, Carla felt ready to embark on a great adventure in Kingdom work. In May 2020, with the help of many God-gifted friends, Carla launched Shine, mama, Inc.

Values

Moms are tremendously valuable to their families and community. Healthy, happy, shining moms foster healthy homes and happy children, uplifting hearts for generations to come. For each mom to truly shine, she must be filled with a supernatural light that only comes from Jesus Christ, the Light of the World. We work with moms of all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and beliefs to:

  • Spark Growth by providing safe and sacred small groups in which moms can share vulnerably and be accepted just as they are. We use faith-based materials to encourage moms to seek growth through deep relationships, grace, and restoration. We also work with moms individually to encourage a deeper connection with the Holy Trinity.

  • Ignite Purpose by encouraging moms to give back to her community. We host service projects and partner with other nonprofits to support moms and families in our local neighborhoods. We also encourage leadership development within our organization to inspire and empower moms.

  • Kindle Community by hosting events for moms to gather in larger community groups to form mutual connections within their own city or town. Our events encourage participation from moms who are ethnically, culturally, and financially diverse in order to nurture a whole and holistic community.

Statement of Faith

Shine, mama believes in the triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: God, the Father is the creator of heaven, earth and all things within it, Jesus, the Son is the manifestation of God in human flesh who died for our sins and was resurrected to reign as Lord and Savior, and the Holy Spirit which dwells within each believer as our Helper.

We believe the Bible is divine holy Word, proclaiming the truth of the triune God and through its study, we know and commune with Him.

We believe in the power of prayer and through adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication we commune with the triune God, receiving miraculous intervention when His will allows.

Guiding Bible Verses

Philippians 2:15-16

But you must bring light into this dark place, like stars that shine in the night. Tell people the true message that can give them life with God.

Job 42:5

I had only heard about You before, but now I have seen You with my own eyes.

Isaiah 58:8-12

Then your salvation will come like the dawn, and your wounds will quickly heal. Your godliness will lead you forward, and the glory of the Lord will protect you from behind. Then when you call, the Lord will answer. 'Yes, I am here,' he will quickly reply. "Remove the heavy yoke of oppression. Stop pointing your finger and spreading vicious rumors! Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon. The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring. Some of you will rebuild the deserted ruins of your cities. Then you will be known as a rebuilder of walls and a restorer of homes.

(emphasis added)