8 Habits of an Effective Women’s Ministry

I’m curious, how would you describe the way your women’s ministry team operates? I'm guessing the word "effective" may not be the first word that comes to mind... If you had to pick, which description below comes closest? We pick and choose events and activities based on our team member’s passions and interests. We plan one event at a time. We never know what we’ll do next. It’s often based on the next great idea we stumble upon. … [Read more...]

Icebreaker: A Day in the Life (Free Printable)

How we spend our day says a lot about who we are. While we may not be able to spend the day with every member of our women’s ministry team, small group, or Bible study, we can use this game to get a glimpse of what a typical day in their life looks like. As answers are shared you’ll uncover new information about the people in your group. Chances are you’ll discover a shared favorite restaurant or TV show. You may realize Susie also … [Read more...]

Book Review & Giveaway of None Like Him by Jen Wilkin

*Please note this post contains affiliate links. Any purchase you may make helps to cover the costs of this site. Thank you! How big is God to you? Do you really, truly see Him as all-knowing? Can you wrap your brain around his omnipresence? If we’re going to be honest, I think a lot of us (myself included) put God in a box. Not necessarily purposefully. Our limited minds struggle to grasp the unlimitedness of God. When the … [Read more...]

The Beauty of Events at Other Churches

Last week we invited the women of our church to attend an event off-campus at another church. Why you might ask? Here’s the back story…When we made our calendar of events last summer, we had tentatively planned to find a local location to view the Priscilla Shirer simulcast in April. Two things happened since we penciled in that event on our women’s ministry calendar. We completed the The Armor of God  (affiliate link) by Priscilla … [Read more...]

Blessed Is She – Luke 1:45 Free Printable

A couple of months ago I was procrastinating perusing Pinterest and stumbled upon the cutest scripture cards. A couple of clicks later I was gushing over all the goodies at Marydean Draws. Mary is a talented artist who takes God’s Word and creates the neatest note cards and coloring pages. Ladies, you are going to want to use these for yourself and for your women's ministry! Right away I printed out a sheet of cards (this one … [Read more...]

Word-Filled Women’s Ministry and a Giveaway!

*Please note this post contains affiliate links. I appreciate any purchase you make as it helps to cover the costs of this site! I love discovering new women’s ministry resources! Especially those that challenge me to think differently and cause me to question some of the choices our women’s ministry team has made. A couple months back I reached out to the folks at Crossway Publishing and requested a copy of Word-Filled Women’s Ministry. … [Read more...]

What Women Really Want from Your Women’s Ministry

Nine years ago our then-new women’s ministry team longed to include the things the women in our church really wanted in our ministry plans. It was our deepest desire to meet our women where they were and to provide events, activities, and resources that would encourage them in their walk with Christ. There was no sense in wasting our time, budget, or energy on events and activities our women didn’t want. We needed to find a way to figure … [Read more...]

Book Review: Audacious (with a Bonus Study Guide)

I was flat-out overwhelmed on Sunday by what God did at the end of our worship service. Our Youth will be participating in a DNOW (Discipleship Now) event next weekend. I’m part of the DNOW Prayer Team and we had written the names of our students on DNOW bracelets we had purchased. Our Pastor helped us to distribute them by inviting anyone who wanted to take a bracelet to come forward during our time of invitation. We had placed a popcorn … [Read more...]

How to Pick the Best Date for Your Women’s Ministry Event

Picking the best date for your women’s ministry event can be tricky. While throwing a dart at a calendar may seem tempting, we can do better than that! We're aiming for the best date for the greatest number of women in your church. But how do we figure that out? We start by identifying the worst dates to hold your event.  Yep, you heard me right! We need to eliminate that dates that won’t work first. When we eliminate the … [Read more...]