The book of Esther in the Bible is more than just an intriguing story, it is a book that reveals the unanticipated challenges in the life of one young woman. The ultimate outcome of her life gives hope that we too can experience the fulfillment of God’s predestined plan for our lives if we only follow His specific directions.

The Bible tells of a young girl whose name at birth was Hadassah. This unassuming young girl had no idea that she was born for purpose and would be forever known in history as a beautiful queen who saved an entire nation. The course of events that took place not only resulted in a name change, but a destiny revelation. In order for her destiny to become reality, Esther was guided through a 12 month preparation period before she was chosen to be Queen. There is a “queen” in each of us that can only be fully realized if we too submit to our individual process. This process must be adhered to spiritually, mentally, and physically. The result of this process is a unique masterpiece, a specific design. The One who created each one of us is the only one who has the blueprint to His masterpiece. Every individual is a designer original!

For this reason, in 2004 God commissioned me to design a total development curriculum for women of all ages. The original curriculum, appropriately entitled Esther’s Academy was a refinement course designed to help females become the beautiful women God created them to be and discover their purpose and indisputable value in life. After 10 years of existence as Esther’s Academy U.S., God has spoken “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth;”(Isaiah 43:19 KJV) With a heart of thankfulness to God for His continued blessing and favor upon this ministry, I am pleased to announce that Esther’s Academy U.S. is now known as Esther by Design.

It is the goal of Esther by Design to continue the original mission that was perpetuated through Esther’s Academy.   This program has been created to aid women in defining and celebrating their femininity and the strength of womanhood. As we continue this great mission we are more committed than ever before to offer programs that are innovative and relevant to today’s woman, her journey through life, and the pursuit of success. Women of all ages are encouraged to enroll in these enlightening courses and engage in every aspect of the ministry of Esther by Design. It is our desire that at the conclusion of each course or special event, attendees will be prepared to fulfill their role as a woman of God within their families, the community, the world, and the church.

Please take the time to learn about all of the exciting courses, programs and events that Esther By Design has to offer. Coming in the fall of 2015 is a new course offering, ”Spiritual Disciplines”. Click on the “courses” link above to ensure your seat for this new exciting course of Esther by Design. For further information, please contact our administrative office at (614) 418-0927.

In Kingdom Service,

Pastor Denise B. Carpenter