What is Bright Lights?

Bright Lights is a discipleship ministry dedicated to training young girls to be strong for the Lord in their youth.  BRIGHT stands for Being Radiant in Godliness, Holiness and Testimony.

Bright Lights began in May of 1996 by Sarah Mally who, at the age of seventeen, was concerned about the spiritual walk of many young ladies she knew. The Lord gave her the desire to begin a discipleship ministry in order to share with these girls some of the things the Lord had taught her.  Today there are over 500 groups throughout the world.  The Lord has graciously opened the door for our family to lead a group in Mesa, Arizona, and we celebrated our second year anniversary on February 9th, 2014.  We have truly been blessed by the ways the Lord has worked in the lives of many young girls and their families, and we welcome any 9 to 15-year-old girl who would like to join us in growing together in Christ.

What are the objectives of Bright Lights?

  1. Train young women in biblical principles, character traits, and virtues that will provide a solid foundation for them through the years of their youth.
  2. Dispel the lies that are so pervasively aimed at our daughters in today’s society.
  3. Help the girls embrace God’s unique design for themselves and to know of their worth as His daughters.
  4. Provide like-minded fellowship, positive peer pressure, and godly influences from other young women and leaders who seek to live above reproach and be bright lights themselves.
  5. Give young ladies vision, direction, and encouragement to live and stand as disciples of Jesus Christ.

What does a typical Bright Lights meeting look like?

Each meeting consists of prayer, singing, Scripture reading, a lesson, practical steps of action, activities that strengthen the lesson, testimonies, stories, and fellowship.  On occasion, our meetings have involved service projects, ministry opportunities, crafts, homemaking lessons, skits, and other experiences.

Although we will have fun together, “fun” is not our purpose in Bright Lights.  Bright Lights is a group for girls who are serious about moving in the direction of maturity and desire to uphold high standards of thought, speech, attitude, and action.

Each Bright Lights discipleship meeting covers a fundamental area such as:  developing a disciplined relationship with God, fearing the Lord, having the courage to stand alone, honoring parents, gaining a clear conscience, purity, self-control, choosing wise friends, respect, truthfulness, modesty, polluting influences, humility, meekness, inner beauty, being wise stewards, contentment, kindness, discipleship, the power of words, thoughts, attitudes, motives of our heart, loving, serving, gratitude, and other practical topics.  Each lesson focuses on training and encouraging young women to serve the Lord above all things.

It is my passion and desire is to lead these girls to wholeheartedly pursue the high standard of 1 Timothy 4:12 – “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.”

We meet in my home every other Thursday evening from 6:00-7:30pm.  I would be honored to have your daughter(s) join us. Please contact me with any questions.

In His Service,

Kerry Nakatsu