When it comes to ministry with women in your church, how do you decide what is working and what is not? Do you even evaluate your ministry at all? If not, how do you know if women are experiencing life change? No matter how long we lead a ministry, we will never do it perfectly. But if we do not ask the right questions, we may wake one morning to find NO women are involved at all in ministry … [Read more...]

If you are a women’s leader who already has a blog, you understand the benefit of speaking truth into women in an online format. If you do not have a blog for your women’s ministry, you are either thinking “do not make me blog” or “I know it would connect our women and guide them if we had one.” Recently, I met with some key women’s ministry leaders of all ages, and we discussed the use of … [Read more...]

Recently I was in a meeting with leaders of all ages for a very energetic and exciting dialogue of women’s issues, leadership, and ministry with women.  Upcoming blog posts will center on information gleaned from those 3 days in New Orleans! Today I want to share one idea that we heard from Bethel Baptist Church Women's Ministry in Dothan, Alabama. Leader Donna Granberry shared an idea that has … [Read more...]

A hot topic for women’s ministry for years now has been mentoring. At times it works powerfully as a formally established ministry in the church, such as Woman to Woman Mentoring. But much of mentoring happens without even calling it mentoring because it happens as we go about our lives and connect with women in different generations. Our lives are made richer and we walk deeper with Christ as we … [Read more...]

Becoming God’s Counter-Cultural Woman: The High Calling and Necessity for Women of Influence  This continues our series of posts from workshop leaders at our 2013 Women’s Leadership Forum. Monica Rose Brennan writes about a topic that is increasingly important as we minister to women. I know you will identify with this need among the women in our churches as well. I had the privilege of … [Read more...]

When I became a believer as a preteen, I didn't have someone to walk me through the basic steps of discipleship, nor really even challenge me to spend time alone with God through prayer and scripture study.  There were many years I stayed a baby Christian, not knowing I was supposed to develop as a disciple. Often leaders will ask, what do you have as a resource for new believers?  I do think … [Read more...]

Gwen Oatsvall is the Co-Founder of 147 Million Orphans along with Suzanne Mayernick.  Together they led workshops at the 2013 Women’s Forum on the topic of orphan care. Read a little about their experience at the Women's Forum and how it connected women to social justice ministry.   What an amazing opportunity for 147 Million Orphans to be a part of the Women's Ministry Forum.  It is a joy to … [Read more...]

One of our breakout leaders from the 2013 Women's Forum was Laura Chapman, Connections Minister at Rolling Hills Community Church in Franklin, TN. She was on a panel with several other single women to discuss how we minister to the single women in our church. Here are some helpful thoughts she has for us as women’s ministry leaders: I’m convinced that walking into a church solo is one of the … [Read more...]

This post is part of a series as we recap the 2013 Women’s Forum. Esther Burroughs, Director of Esther Burroughs Ministries…Treasures of the Heart, was one of our speakers at the forum this year and continues to pour into women, seeking to mentor the next generation in life and ministry. The word of God says clearly in many places, that we are to bless the generations.  “ This will be written … [Read more...]

As we continue this series taken from breakout sessions at the 2013 Women's Forum, consider the focus of your women’s ministry. Is it events, fellowship or is it making disciples?  Consider that question as you read this post from guest blogger, speaker and conference leader Karen Alexander-Doyel.   “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and … [Read more...]