Women's Ministry is
more than planning social events. It's more than leading Bible Studies.
It's more than coordinating church suppers. Women's Ministry is about
women reach out to other women in the places they are at, whether that
is in a penthouse, an office building or on the streets. It's about laughing
and crying, listening and sharing, learning and growing, for as we reach
out to help someone else, the blessing returns to us exponentially.
So who are you
A study on Jesus perspective on women,
and a chance to look at yours. Click here
Survey Your Group's Needs
In order to
effectively minister to women, we need to ask them what they need. Pass
out this survey to find out what the needs in
your congregation are. You may be surprised!
Marketing Your Program
"If you build it, they
will come" only works in Field of Dreams. We need to make a concerted
effort to let people know what is going on so they can come and bring
their friends. Check out the article on marketing,
and the additional resources from a marketing
consultant who specializes in small businesses.
Women need one another. This
is a program we set up in our church that
has been quite successful in connecting women. Here's a great article on friendship: nothing I wrote, but one of those e-mail pass-arounds that's worth sharing.
Planning Your Program
Who doesn't need some help and great ideas here? Check out this article from Robyne Beaubien of Women's Ministry Central Consulting.
You also may want to consider participating in Vision New England's Women's Leadership Development program. I teach Designing a Women's Ministry, Parts 1 & 2 & 3.
Another great place for ideas comes weekly in Jennifer Rothschild's Women's Ministry eNewsletter. To subscribe to this free weekly e-mail newsletter, send a blank email to email@example.com
Here are some ideas
for events that we used at our church to reach out to the communtiy.
We were very deliberate about making these non-religious, so they would
be risk free places for women to come with their friends. We've made
deliberate efforts to invite our neighbors, so that ministry isn't just
bringing water to the ocean.1
Click on the links
to review more information about each event.
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