Fourth Semester of Classes Begin

Pictured is volunteer instructor Debbie Loftis.

Pictured is volunteer instructor Debbie Loftis.

For its fourth semester since inception, Pivot classes resumed in person in August with four passionate and motivated women and COVID protocols in place. Ranging in ages from 19 to 72, each of the participants is eagerly seeking new direction and next steps for her life. They are bonding to form community, laughing, crying, growing, and sharing with each other their challenges, celebrations, and progress, while already serving as accountability partners for each other. Incredible volunteer instructors are pouring into participants life-changing tools, knowledge, and growth opportunities. Mentors and participants are now matched and are beginning to develop trusting relationships. Pray for 100% graduation rate, so that all four women overcome barriers and follow through. Pray for participants, instructors, mentors, meal providers, and staff that this semester will be successful and life-changing so that each will flourish to be all God created them to be in relationships with themselves, with God, with others, and with their respective resources. Also pray for protection from COVID and other illness so that the classes will continue safely in person.

Join Us in Raising Funds for Pivot’s Class of 2021

To honor and raise funds for Pivot Ministry’s Class of 2021, we are hosting a campaign during the month of August. We would love your help in raising $21,000 using denominations of 21 for Pivot’s Class of 2021 – no amount being too big or small! This campaign is for everyone – you can participate and so can your friends, family, co-workers, and church family.

Giving is easy!  Donate online at https://pivotnow.org/donatenow/.

Join A Class

Join Pivot’s Next Class

Life Skills
Job Readiness
Bible Study
1-on-1 Christian Mentor
  16 weeks to Graduate

Limited Offer

Scholarships for up to 8 women

  • ready to make a change
  • with no minor dependents at home
  • committed to attend and participate in weekly sessions
  • interested in building community with others
  • open to a Biblical foundation and a 1-on-1 Christian mentor

 

Have a Voice

  • Help choose class topics tailored to your strengths and interests
  • Make a difference for yourself, your classmates, and future participants

Interested?

Click here -or- contact Carol Polk or Michelle Minnich.

​A new semester of in-person classes with up to 7 women will begin on August 12th, 2021 with COVID precautions

WE WON!

Carol accepts laptop from Solve, Inc.

Because Pivot supporters ‘Liked’ and ‘Shared’ during a recent contest hosted on Facebook — WE WON! We had 10 times the number of likes and shares as the runner up.

Pivot was one of seven local nonprofits in the running for a free laptop from Solve, Inc., a Triad-based Information Technology company.  Wendy Dixon of Solve presented the brand new laptop to Carol Polk on Friday, July 9th at noon. (View video here.)

Now we’ll have a dedicated computer in the Pivot classroom for instructors to use for their presentations! Thanks to Solve and our supporters for making this possible!

Annual Meeting

PIvot Ministry’s Annual Meeting was held, via Zoom, on May 26th.   A recording of this meeting is available using the link below:

Annual Meeting Recording
Access Passcode:  N2J%Jyj?  (Hint: copy before clicking the above link)

Note: Skip forward to 1:30 into the recording to avoid the wait-time at the beginning as the meeting starts…

May ’21 Newsletter Honors Pivot Volunteers!

Explore Pivot’s May 2021 newsletter to:

  • Celebrate our volunteers and be amazed at the number of hours they invest in Pivot
  • Hear from seven volunteers through short testimonies of what Pivot has meant to them
  • Gain a graduate’s perspective on Pivot and our fabulous, selfless volunteers
  • Find a link to our graduate’s book, available on Amazon
  • Consider how you can find your “sweet spot” with Pivot.

Save the Date – May 26, Noon – 1PM:  Pivot’s annual meeting will be virtual, with details and invitations to follow.  Plan to join us to learn more and be inspired.

Thank You for Helping Me Pivot

Click here to read Pivot’s November 2020 newsletter. (PDF, 828 kb)

Be inspired as you:

  • Meet our new employee, Angie
  • Glimpse into the future – and join us
  • Learn of God’s transforming work in Ann’s life

I didn’t think anyone could look beyond my past. Following rehab and jail, I moved back home with my mom, was jobless, had no license, and had lost custody of my daughter. In jail, I had turned to God, not that I didn’t believe in Him, but didn’t think He could love me after all I had done. To say the least, I was unsure of a lot, except that God loved me and wanted me to have faith, not fear.

My pastor’s wife told me about an opportunity that would provide tools for change. I immediately committed… READ MORE

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Ministering during Unprecedented Unemployment

Thanks to Pilot Mountain Baptist Association (PMBA) for letting us provide this link to their video recording of Carol Polk’s presentation on April 29th, 2020.  Based on lessons learned through Pivot, Carol shares how we, as the body of Christ and during unprecedented unemployment, can mobilize others and minister to folks in life-changing ways.

Pivot Announces Inaugural Board of Directors

The plan for Pivot Ministry at its inception was to become a separate nonprofit organization, and the process has begun.   Even before finalizing bylaws, creating articles of incorporation, or filing with the IRS and the state of North Carolina, Pivot’s first step in the separate nonprofit process was to form an official Board of Directors to replace its Preliminary Advisory Council.  June 18, 2019, marked the first meeting of the new board, which is made up of Forsyth County men and women who have a wealth of experience and a wide diversity of background and skills. Members of the inaugural board include Darryl Sawyer, Harold Holmes, Heather Witt, Holly Brower, Jill Lackey, Kenneth Pettigrew, Mike Nuckolls, Sherry Ramsey, and Tracey Martin.  Click here to read more about the board.