Arise Ministries Celebrates Twenty Years

Arise Ministries is a global non-profit organization that strives to empower and provide a Christ-centered community for single mothers, offering them the resources they need to grow spiritually and develop as single parents. Arise Ministries focuses on the emotional and spiritual well-being of single mothers.

After an unwanted divorce while in the trenches of raising two toddlers, Pam Kanaly was given the vision for Arise Ministries, also known as Arise Single Moms. Pam wasn’t sure how it would come to fruition, but she knew that someday she would speak truth over thousands of single mothers. In obedience to her call from God, in 2002, Pam and her co-founder Shelley Pulliam created Arise Ministries in Edmond, Oklahoma; a thriving ministry reaching single moms throughout the United States and in 141 countries.

Pam acts as President and Shelly serves as Executive Director. Shelly joined Pam while also raising children as a single mom and an educator. Over the past twenty years, the ministry has grown and changed, adapting to meet single moms where they are.

Thrive Gathering for Single Moms

Thrive Gathering for Single Moms is a two-day event that offers an opportunity for connection among single moms; equipping them with practical and biblical tools for everyday life. Thrive, an Arise Ministries event will be held on Friday, June 10th, and Saturday, June 11th held at Crossings Community Church. Single moms can attend for only $30 and childcare is just $5. Many events can leave single moms feeling isolated due to the various challenges they face, but Thrive is tailored to their needs.

Pam says, “We’ve had single moms say that for them, Thrive is not an event, but an experience. We had one mom say that Christmas is for her kids, Thrive is for her.” Moms can register at Those who wish to support a mom who would like to attend can donate a scholarship to the gathering.

Equipping Single Moms

Arise Ministries offers various resources online including crisis support, books, videos, Bible studies, and a podcast “The Single Momcast” with more than twenty-one thousand downloads. There are approximately 15.3 million children living with a single mother in the United States and the numbers grow each year. Both the numbers and a call from God compel the board of directors and hundreds of volunteers to continue their efforts in supporting single moms. Arise Ministries can be found on Facebook, on Instagram @arise.ministries, and at

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