About Abiding in the Vine...


Abiding in the Vine Family Life Ministries, Inc. (ABIV) was incorporated in the State of Virginia in September of 1998 by Founder and President Barbara A. Ward.  It has existed as a non-profit organization (501c3) through the IRS since November 2000.  It is designed to be an outreach ministry to serve as a resource to promote healing and restoration to churches, communities, and the nations.


Abiding in the Vine is scripturally founded upon John 15:5


"I am the Vine, You are the branches; he who abides in me and I in him, he bears
         Much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”  (NASB)


Abiding in the Vine was birthed in my heart many years ago.  I believe that the Body of Christ must remain firmly rooted and grounded in Christ Jesus in order to see fruitfulness in our lives and others.  Apostle Paul’s desire was to see remaining fruit in his life.  Consequently, Abiding in the Vine seeks to see lasting fruit come forth by the Power of the Holy Spirit through witnessing transformed lives.  Founder Barbara Ward believes that there is a divine purpose for all lives.  She is committed in seeing purpose revealed in lives of this generation and generations to come.