Why Your Women Need Save-the-Date Cards

Do your women know when your next event is? Are you sure? I’m a firm believer in the fact that you can’t over-publicize an event. Women are BUSY! They need several gentle reminders. Audible reminders are great, but paper reminders are even better. When you hand a woman a piece of paper you give her something she can: Post on her fridge Pass on to a friend Share with a neighbor Stick in her Bible I’ve been to … [Read more...]

How to Engage Multiple Generations

The number one question I receive is "How do we get the younger (or in some cases older) women in our church to participate?" Women's ministry teams everywhere struggle with how to engage multiple generations. It's a struggle I've faced myself in ministry. The church we attended while we were in Kentucky had a solid women’s ministry. There was a core group of older women (60 years+) that had been faithfully serving on the team and … [Read more...]

How to Tackle Taboo Topics

Perhaps the idea of tackling taboo topics is one that your women’s ministry team steers clear of. You’re afraid of saying the wrong thing. Not being able to handle questions that are bound to come up. Worried that you’ll offend someone. While we’re often fearful of tackling taboo topics, our women are starving for safe places to have real discussions about real-life struggles. Maybe God is calling your team to be that safe place, like He … [Read more...]

Personalities, Prickly People, and Making Peace

Several months back a Facebook friend of mine, Deb Potts, mentioned that she was finishing up her book “Making Peace with Prickly People”. (Affiliate links) The title grabbed my attention. I know a few prickly people. Truth be told, I probably am a prickly person to a couple of people in my life… I jumped at the chance to be on Deb’s launch team. It was not at all what I expected but in a very good way. Deb covers a lot of ground in her … [Read more...]

Summer Reflections Icebreaker

Summer is quickly drawing to a close... As we launch new Bible studies, small groups, Sunday School classes, and fall women’s ministry events, it can be fun to take a few moments to reflect on the things we did this summer. This Summer Reflections icebreaker is a fun and quick way for your women to make connections with one another. I created this new icebreaker game for our first day of Bible study. I can't wait to play it with our … [Read more...]

11 Time Savers for Busy Women’s Ministry Leaders

  A few months back I sent an email out to all of my subscribers asking: "What is your biggest struggle right now?" Over and over I heard: I am overloaded I'm so busy I have too many things to do and not enough time I'm overwhelmed Can you relate? I've been there before and know it's a place I'll visit again. Today I want to share some practical time savers I use and love. When I find something that’s able to … [Read more...]

Brand New Publicity Idea for Reaching Your Neighbors

Quite by accident I stumbled upon an effective, new publicity idea when I was working on promoting our Bible Journaling Event. That event is a perfect outreach event. The problem lies in getting the word out. But I figured out a new way how to get the word out! Perhaps, like me, you live in a big neighborhood and know only a few of your neighbors. You may wave at most of the folks living on your block, but inviting them to church may … [Read more...]

A Fresh (and much needed) Perspective on Mentoring

*Please note this post contains affiliate links. The stereotypical picture of mentoring is of two women, one older than another, meeting weekly to study the scriptures for a set number of months. The problem is that in many churches these types of formal "mentoring programs" just aren't working. Churches are finding that their women are “programmed-out”. Their women see mentoring programs as one more thing to cram into their over-stuffed … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Keep Absent Team Members in the Loop

Sick kids, doctor’s appointments, school events, family vacations, and other scheduling conflicts will often make it necessary for one or more of your women’s ministry team members to miss a meeting. Just last month I had to miss our meeting due to a previous commitment to chaperone a Youth trip. I know first-hand that feeling of being “out of the loop”! Today I’m sharing some quick and easy tips for keeping absent team members in the … [Read more...]