The Biggest Mistake Women’s Ministry Teams Make

Over the last 10+ years I’ve had the opportunity to serve on three women’s ministry teams in three different churches. Everywhere I’ve served and even in the places where I haven’t, I’ve seen this women’s ministry mistake committed over and over again. And I’m not just throwing stones, I’m 100% guilty of committing it myself. This one mistake: Increases burnout Dismisses the other women in the church Fuels pride Creates … [Read more...]

Women’s Ministry Surveys: Online vs. Printed

A few weeks ago our women's ministry team decided to distribute a survey to assess what our women were looking for from our team in the next year. We’ve also heard a lot of women mention that they miss our evening Bible study offering. What better way to find out how great the interest really is than to ask! Our team was divided about whether or not a printed version of our women's ministry survey was necessary. Our compromise was to offer … [Read more...]

High School Memories Bingo (Free Printable)

Perfect for fall or anytime of year, this original High School Memories Bingo game is the perfect icebreaker for your women's ministry fellowship, Bible study kick-off, or small group. It's certain to jump-start some interesting conversations as your group members thinks back to their glorious, or maybe not so glorious, high school days. Your group is bound to learn something new about each other as you work the room searching for a … [Read more...]

How to Host a Bible Journaling Event

Last week we hosted our first-ever Bible Journaling event at our church. In all honesty, I wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy it. I’m okay with making notes in my Bible margins, but I wasn’t sure I could handle using craft supplies… Not only did I end up getting much more out of our event than I imagined, but it was obvious that our women enjoyed it too! Like many of our women you may be wondering what exactly is “Bible … [Read more...]

But did you tell them about Me?

If you or your team has ever shied away from boldly sharing Jesus with your guests and your women in attendance, this post is for you. After a discussion at our last women’s ministry team meeting God reminded me of a time when my desire and intentions to share Jesus while well-meaning, were misguided. Perhaps you can relate… The first year of our newly formed MOPS group we shared Jesus through “lifestyle evangelism”. Our team’s plan was … [Read more...]

Evening Women’s Bible Study in Panama

My husband and I recently traveled with SCORE International to Panama. We tagged along with Justin, our former Youth Pastor, his wife, Megan, and the College and Career Class from our former church. It was our first-ever mission trip. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be sharing specifically about how we “did women’s ministry” in Panama. You never know when God may send you to love on women in another country or another community. It is my … [Read more...]

The Most Revealing Question You Can Ask After an Event

A couple of weeks ago our Youth Pastor asked me a question about a past Youth event that proved to be incredibly revealing. It’s a question I know you’ll find to be valuable as your team completes a women's ministry event assessment. We had participated in an event with another church a few months back and he asked me: What do you remember about that event? He wasn’t looking for a super spiritual response, but my gut reaction. What … [Read more...]

Why I’m Tired of Bible Study Books

For the past several months God has been increasing my discomfort with the Bible “studies” we’ve been doing at our church. I've come face to face with the fact that I'm tired of Bible study books... Like many of you, our women’s ministry holds weekly Bible study meetings one morning most weeks. For the past several years we’ve used Bible study books as our curriculum. I’ve shared about several of the book studies we’ve used. I was … [Read more...]

How to Host an Operation Christmas Child Packing Party

Are you looking for a fun mission project for your women for the fall? An Operation Christmas Child Packing Party provides an opportunity for your women to work together to bless children around the world! Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to … [Read more...]