Your church can begin a small-group ministry to women in your church and community. Keep these seven suggestions from Women Reaching Women in mind as you start small groups: 1.       Pray for each other and become sensitive to personal needs. Prayer is key to any ministry, especially during the startup stage, when wisdom and guidance from the Lord are … [Read more...]

I had an interesting conversation recently with a women’s ministry leader regarding Bible study. She mentioned that James…Mercy Triumphs by Beth Moore was not their women’s favorite study. One reason was that they are used to Bible studies building the members up, pouring into them. The James study was challenging to the members in a couple of ways:1.    Decide … [Read more...]

Leighann McCoy helps us get our year off to a great start with this encouraging message about what doesn’t change in women’s ministry. We have no idea what is ahead for us personally or for our women’s ministry in 2012 so it’s nice to know a few things about ministry to women that stays static!  Remember, outside these 3 things, there is lots of room for tweaking and … [Read more...]

I recently visited with a women’s ministry leader who shared a concern with me and asked for some advice. Maybe as a leader you too have faced this type of leadership issue with a Bible study leader or other team member. Here was the issue:  “This morning, I got an email from one of the women who has been facilitating Beth Moore Bible studies.  June is one of the women … [Read more...]

If you've never led a study in your home and are considering making it one of your ministry 'new years resolutions' here are some practical tips on how to start a home Bible study!One way to put the Great Commission into practice in your women's ministry is to start a women's home Bible study. A home setting can bring added warmth and openness to a small study group.The key elements of a … [Read more...]

Your church can begin a small-group ministry to women in your church and community. Keep these seven suggestions from Women Reaching Women in mind as you start small groups:  1.       Pray for each other and become sensitive to personal needs. Prayer is key to any ministry, especially during the startup stage, when wisdom and guidance from the Lord are … [Read more...]

Now's the time for summer planning for the women of your church. Instead of scaling back or taking the summer off, consider experimenting with a fresh and flexible schedule that accommodates the often-sporadic pace of summer.Where Do I Start?For the summer, the most important thing to consider is how much time you should plan for realistically. Here's a simple formula to jump-start your … [Read more...]

Recently at a YOU Lead women’s leadership training, we had a panel answering questions submitted by attendees. Several past and upcoming posts address those and try to help answer them.  Check out other Women's Ministry Questions here.Today’s question is: How should a leader deal with a well-meaning, but dominant participant in a small group study? She jumps right in to share and … [Read more...]

Looking for ways to motivate the women in your Bible study group? You'll be encouraged as your read our post from our guest blogger,Christina Zimmerman,Editorial Project Leader for LifeWay's Leadership and Adult Publishing department as she addresses the age old issue in Bible study: how do we keep women’s attention throughout a Bible study whether it is 6 weeks or a semester long?  She … [Read more...]

Christina, today’s guest blogger, is the Editorial Project Leader in the Leadership and Adult Publishing department at LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, Tennessee. As a Christian education ministry leader and trainer I often hear the heart’s cry of church leaders, including women’s ministry leaders for spiritual transformation. They want to see evidence of transformation … [Read more...]