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The black tree represents sin that came into the world through disobedience of Adam and Eve when they ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden. Genesis 2:17.
The white cross in the middle of the black tree represents Christ who came to redeem man from his sin. The red circle represents the blood that Jesus shed for all people. Matthew 27:35.  From the fall to the cross renewing your mind is an inside job. Ephesians 4:23; Romans 12:2.

Welcome to Renewal Center for Battered Women Ministry, Inc.

We are a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization established to help women who are experiencing domestic violence and abuse in their lives.  We are not a shelter as most people think because of the nature of our name Renewal Center…. We will refer you to one of our local shelters in the area.

We are established to help people by educational methods and strategies in transforming/renewing their minds by biblical principles and practical application.  We believe violence against a person is a learned behavior as well as yielding to the violence against them.  We want to change that mindset to let people know that they do not have to be passive to abusive tactics, nor abuse one another.

Renewal center for Battered Women is about changing the way a person thinks about domestic violence, and their reaction to it. It’s about changing a person’s negative thoughts about themselves to positive ones and allowing those positive thoughts to transform their  life.  It’s transitioning women from being victims of domestic violence and abuse to becoming victorious, and being empowered in their lives.

When one is attacked or assaulted it is something that happened to them- unexpectedly, and unwarranted. However consistently being abused in a domestic violent relationship in any form is about choice, and if you choose you have the cure to stop domestic violence in your life-by the Word of God!

We endeavor to help build self-confidence, and bring about dignity in a person. We enlighten, encourage, and empower by education,  godly strategies, and  practical life application. We are mindful that everyone is unique in their own way and have their own ideas in how to accomplish their goals.

If you think about it everything  that we do starts with an idea, or a thought in the mind which can precede to actions.  You have the cure (your mind) that corrects, heals, restores, and able to stop the harmful acts of domestic violence in your life, if you use the cure-your mind.  Our focus is to provide in love and compassion  a service of  education, counseling,  and guidance in making better life choices by using biblical principles and practical applications.

Renewal center is not just about  domestic violence it’s about helping hurting people and  abuse of any kind; that includes the perpetrator of abuse. Our organization seeks to help people to learn and understand about abuse/domestic violence. And by gaining  knowledge they are able to use their negative experiences: what was meant to kill or render them ineffective, can now be turned  into something that can not only help them but help others who are going through like situations. “We know that all things work together for good to those who love God,to them who are called according to [His] purpose. ” Romans 8:28.

Brenda McGibboney/ President

What we do

We educate, counsel, instruct, edify, and encourage.  We help to instill hope and self-confidence and self reliance in a person. We support the person  in their efforts to live a violent free lifestyle through our program of : enlightenment, empowerment, and encouragement.

A Quote

“Nature forms us

Education informs us

Transgression deforms us

The Path of Love Transforms us”


Do You Know?

  • An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of domestic violence each year by physical, psychological, verbal and economic abuse?
  • 85% of domestic violence are perpetrated against women
  • Females between 20-24 are at risk of DV, date rape, and stalking
  • Most case of DV are never reported –that sends a message to the perpetrator that it is okay to continue with the abuse.
  • Boys who witness DV are twice as likely to abuse their partners later in life.

Sources: Center for Disease Control & National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CDC/NCADV)

About the Author


“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” -Emerson

I understand your predicament as I too was a victim of domestic violence,  a victim of rape and molestation.  It is from my personal experience, and  professional work that I am able to offer this service.

I have earned a bachelor of Social Work (BSW), from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, in Greensboro, North Carolina, and a Master of Social Work (MSW), from University of South Carolina, in Columbia South Carolina. I have worked in shelters with families of domestic violence, worked in mental health facilities, and extensive work with families in crises. I have recently retired as a social worker working with families in Child Welfare-Child Protective Services.

I am a newly published author of “Come and Dine with Me.”  and “Renewing the Mind By Biblical Principles and Practical Applications”.  I am the Founder/President of Renewal Center for Battered Women Ministries, Inc.

Brenda McGibboney/President
Contact via email:  jmcgibboney1@yahoo.com


Disclosure: All information regarding the Renewal Center for Battered Women is copyrighted © 2012



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