God's vision for Scoop Ministries began in 2005 as a small group of believers shared stories with each other, on a Sunday afternoon. For two years, one church hosted a function amongst its members called "Get the Scoop". It is understood that women LOVE to talk and LOVE to eat ice cream. It is also understood as told in Matthew 28:19 that we are to GO and make disciples of all... so in 2008, the first "Share the Scoop" Conference, fanned out into our community to encourage and reach all women, so that the flavors of Jesus Christ could be shared.
This year the Leadership involving our annual gathering for SMI has been put on “Pause” as many Churches and ministries have had to adapt due to the current pandemic. So what is our response: We continue to Pray, wait, pause, listen, fellowship and just be in the presence of the God who is our PRIZE, because we are His treasure. This is OK for a season… as He is a God calling out to all of the world to: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 Get to know God, seek God and you will recognize His voice. “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:13-14
Christian churches and businesses of Tracy and its surrounding communities, partner with SMI by helping to sponsor our summer conference. Women from all Christian denominations work together by sharing their spiritual gifts as well as their financial gifts, so that the mission and objectives of SMI are carried out. At the "Scoop" Conference, ordinary women of the community share their "extra"-ordinary stories of how God is actively at work in their lives, delivering inspiring messages of hope, faith and love. It is the goal of SMI to develop programs that promote spiritual growth and also give financial support for women in our community
We have two great ministries to offer. Our “His Scoop to Share” Bible studies, connects women across non-denominational lines and helps them to grow closer to the Lord. We hold one study on Tuesday evening and one study on Thursday morning. And the “Flavors of Hope" grant program is for local women who may be in a short-term crisis. $60,701 to 140 women and 10 organizations, since SMI began in 2008. Flavors-of-Hope Grants were added in 2012, increasing SMIs ability to provide for women who may be in a short-term financial crisis. Our latest labor of love is LoLo's Love Bags which provide women in need or homeless women a bag of toiletries and essential items in memory of our dear friend and former SMI board member Lorri Smith. We have given out 74 LoLo's Love Bags since 2019. As Lorri would say, "We are better together!"
Scoop Ministries Inc. is a 100% volunteer run nonprofit organization and became incorporated in November of 2011.
Executive Director/Founder of Scoop Ministries