Join Our Mission

The Lydia Institute offers professional women opportunities to develop and deepen a rhythm of intentional spiritual growth. 

Your financial gift helps women grow in their relationship with God and experience the gift of meaningful community. 


If you prefer to send in a donation by mail, please make the check out to Lydia Institute and mail to 1108 Kildare Ave. Libertyville, IL 60048

How It's Going

Good news spreads. One year later we grew to 92 women and tripled the amount of Lydia small group leaders. Today, 300+ women have joined our Lydia community. Hearts are being transformed, lives are being changed.

Where We Started

We started Lydia in the Fall of 2020, in the middle of a pandemic, with 29 women huddled around outdoor heaters, all of us thirsty for connection, hungering to find spiritual meaning behind it all.

If you would like to contribute your time or gifts to the Lydia community, please contact Lisa, our Program Director, at

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“Lydia has given me such peace. I feel a light in my soul and I want to share with every woman about my joy that has grown through Lydia.”

- Shawna

“I honestly thought Lydia wasn’t for me but I decided to go once. When we started our small group discussion I let my group know that I wasn’t a believer, that our family had been through a serious illness and I was mad at God, if he even existed. Within a few weeks my heart softened. I started looking forward to Tuesday evenings.”


“Lydia is a shining light in a world of craziness and unknowns.”

- Lauren

“I really enjoy hearing about women from the bible and how they persevered through huge obstacles. The material is always tied so nicely together to our current times and the struggles in our own lives.”

- Christine

“The power of these prayer groups are amazing!”

- Meg

Lydia Institute is a DBA of Pastoral Support Services, Inc. a 501(c)3 non profit corporation (EIN 13-4085918). No goods or services were provided in exchange for this contribution other than intangible religious benefits.