What began in October 2004 is still going strong seven years later. Yada is not a national ministry, but started locally in a "living room." What began with an invitation to 17 women to seek God as to how to minister to women locally is now a reality beyond anything this small group could have imagined. Yada's home place is Northside United Methodist Church. The ministry coordinator is quick to say, "Yada is not a Northside thing or even a Methodist thing, though we are very grateful for both foundations. Yada is a God thing and a women thing. Only He has been able to weave together such an unique combination of ministry."
One of the first things women notice when they attend Yada for the first time is the good food, the good fun, and the good fellowship. Laughter abounds at Yada on purpose. "We realize some women have very stressful hard lives. We believe Yada is called to be a respite for women and provide a place to be refreshed. Laughter is just one of the ways this is accomplished."