60 Service Project Ideas

Does your mind sometimes draw a blank when your team sits down to discuss possible service project ideas? I know mine does! Or maybe you feel stuck in a rut doing the same service projects over and over again. Whether you’re stuck or not sure where to start I’m here to help! I’ve got a whole list of service project ideas that are bound to inspire your team! Can I just issue a small caution? Please don’t feel the pressure to choose one … [Read more...]

My Top Ten Team Meeting Pet Peeves

I need to apologize, the list that follows is probably going to come across a bit critical. You may view it as a list of complaints. I’ve thought about trying to re-write the whole piece from a positive angle. “10 Things I Love about Well-Run Team Meetings” or something like that. And while that may come across a whole lot nicer, sometimes we need the “truth in love” version. So I’m #sorrynotsorry. Some of you need a firm, yet loving, … [Read more...]

10 Ideas for Ministry Appreciation Month

Did you know that October is Ministry Appreciation Month? I’ll admit, it’s not one I have marked on my calendar, but I should. Thank goodness it’s not too late to show some appreciation! Who is God asking you to encourage this month? Pastor Associate Pastor Music Director Children’s Minister Student/Youth Pastor Church Secretary Church Treasurer Deacon/Deaconess or Elder Women’s Ministry Team Publications … [Read more...]

Is your event budget realistic?

Perhaps you can relate to our recent budget dilemma… Our women’s ministry team has been working through the initial plans for our next retreat. Often, over the past several years, the team has been blessed by church members that have provided their vacation home for free so that only one home needed to be rented. God has provided in multiple ways over the years that has allowed the team to keep the retreat costs minimal. Last year the … [Read more...]

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...]