Top Trends in Women’s Ministry Today

This is the final entry in this 4-part series addressing these questions:

  1. What are the best habits of a highly successful women’s ministry?
  2. What are the best habits of a highly successful women’s minister/director/coordinator?
  3. What are the top trends in women’s ministry today?

Read part 1, part 2, and part 3. Today I am sharing the compiled responses of the top trends in women’s ministry today:

  • Twenty-somethings with an earnest, deep desire to grow and serve
  •  More women dealing with sin issues such as sexual impurity, pornography, etc; more tolerance of sin
  • 50 and 60-somethings are less plugged in to serve, they are too busy with their families and their careers
  • Extreme vanity
  • Negative outlook caused by state of the nation
  • Depression and feelings of being overwhelmed
  • Simplicity-less is more, less things, more depth
  • Multigenerational and multi racial
  • Single mothers
  • Hunger for transparency without condemnation
  • Want to discuss hard topics women are facing in today’s culture especially sexuality and peer pressure to conform to world)
  • Trend to be busy
  • Women elevate kids above all else
  • Chronic health issues
  • Deterioration of marriages
  • Despite years of Bible study, women cannot tell you where God is at work in their lives today
  • Less biblical literacy
  • Inductive & expository rather than topical Bible studies
  • Less participation in events
  • Movement from large group to small group activities
  • Rather communicate through technology and lose heart connections
  • Online Bible studies
  • Use of social media
  • Online registration for events
  • Focus on activities of local church vs. traveling to larger events away
  • Women serving globally for longer term/career
  • Homeschooling, foster, adoptive moms
  • Younger women strong desiring older women in their lives, church life, relationships
  • Increased awareness of need to produce the next generation of leaders in women’s ministry

What other trends are you seeing? Please share them in the comments.

This series developed from a women’s leader asking some great questions. What questions would you like to see answered on this blog by a variety of women’s leaders?

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