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...]

Here are five tips on facilitating your first Bible study meeting:1.    Greet members individually as they arrive. Catch up on personal news.2.    Allow members to choose their own seats. This small but important detail ensures members will feel comfortable in the group.3.    Establish the Bible as your authority. As the facilitator of a … [Read more...]

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 successful home Bible study – prayer, teaching, fellowship, and the breaking of bread - are given in Acts 2:42-47. Here are some practical tips to get you started on a home Bible … [Read more...]

The foundation of women's ministry comes from ladies who desire to study God's Word together. Bible study is the single most important ministry opportunity you can offer women. There is something powerful and life-changing when a group of women come together and open the Bible and begin to pray and study. Through Bible study, we see modern-day miracles happen: the healing of marriages, restoration … [Read more...]

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In the next few days we will celebrate the freedom of our country. If you are like me, you probably take that for granted much of the time. Maybe we’ve never experienced Christianity in other countries where it’s not free.  Take a few minutes to think through what you would really miss if you didn’t live in our free country…who you would marry, where and if you would … [Read more...]