Trends and Future of Women’s Ministry Part 5

This is the fifth post in a series (read part 1part 2part 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!


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Transformed Lives
Lost & Found
The Millennials
YOU Lead
2013 Women’s Forum
LifeWay Women Live web casts


  1. says

    I work as the discipleship coordinator of a homeless shelter for women in Norfolk, Virginia and have been a Pastor’s wife for 13 years. I want to live my life with the primary purpose of bringing the life changing message of Jesus Christ to women seeing them transformed by his glory. There is no greater joy than meeting a women who feels hopeless and helpless and as you share the glory of the cross watching there hearts change before you very eyes. I talk to prostitutes and drug addicts every day who have lost everything and many times lost the will to live because of the pain in their lives. As we share the scriptures together while they are at the shelter and I have scene the power of God to change a life in a way that words cannot express. You can see the change in the eyes because if you have ever looked in the eyes of someone without hope and watch life come as they realize what was accomplished for them on the cross you would understand the power of discipleship. It is a lost art in the church and it breaks my heart

    • Chris Adams says

      Thank you for sharing and for pouring into the lives of these women. You are right, although many churches to have a simple and intentional discipleship process, many churches are not be effectively discipling. It is essential and we can change that! Thank you for what you are doing outside the church.

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