Recently at a YOULead women’s leadership training, we had a panel of leaders answering questions submitted by attendees. Several past and upcoming posts address those and try to help answer them.
Today’s question is: How do we blend the “older” WMU (Woman’s’ Missionary Union) women into the “new” younger women’s ministry??How can we see ourselves as ONE women’s ministry not two separate ones?
If you are in a Southern Baptist Church, you recognize WMU (or Women on Mission which is the women’s age level missions group in WMU). If you are not, perhaps at one time your main ministry with women was a service or missions focused group. Over the last 20 years or so, many other aspects to ministry with women have been added and at times that can develop into a “me” or “them” mentality.
One thing is we are all about kingdom work! Right? If so, the question to ask is, how can WE reach more women for Christ and help them grow in Christ so they find their place of service in the kingdom. Getting leaders of various women’s groups together on their knees to pray and ask God’s direction can break down barriers.
This article can be helpful as well to show the different aspects of ministry to and with women and how you and how you can connect with each one for resources in the various areas of discipleship, missions, and evangelism.
For another past blog post concerning women and missions, check out the following:
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