This is the fifth post in a series (read part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4) from an online interview with Judy Patterson at WomensMinistry.Net, which is Jennifer Rothschild’s leadership web site. It is a fabulous resource for women’s ministry leaders.
I will continue writing posts in this series (taken from my interview with Judy) that I hope will be helpful to you as women’s leaders.
Looking towards the Future of Women’s Ministry
- We must know our core purpose for ministering to and with women. This is critical as you consider the future of the women and ministry you lead towards true life transformation.
- My friend and women’s leader Stephanie said this, “You would have to take Titus 2 out of scripture to cease doing women’s ministry. There is simply no one better equipped to meet the needs of women than other women. Deciding to no longer do women’s ministry would be like saying women are not important and valued. I don’t think we want to say that.”
- Another leader said, “Women’s ministry has always been around and will be around till Christ returns and it’s no longer needed.”
You would have to remove a lot of scripture actually to justify not ministering to women:
“Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the Lord.” Ps. 102:18
“One generation will declare Your works to the next and will proclaim Your mighty acts. I will speak of your glorious splendor and Your wonderful works. They will proclaim the power of Your awe-inspiring works, and I will declare Your greatness. They will give a testimony of Your great goodness and will joyfully sing of Your righteousness.” Ps. 145:4-7
The future of ministry with women is strong. I don’t know about you, but I am excited about what is ahead and about partnering with this younger generation of women who love to change their world!