I have a special treat for you all today!
I had the opportunity to get a sneak peak of the newest book by Janet Thompson, Mentoring for All Seasons: Sharing Life’s Experiences and God’s Faithfulness.
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.
Would someone please Pray for us?
Tired of watching your women struggle with prayer?
You can teach your women how to Pray boldly and confidently and I'll tell you how!
As our weekly session drew to a close, the facilitator of our summer Bible study simply asked, "Would someone like to close us in prayer?"
You could have heard a pin drop. Out of a group of over 20 women no one dared to move or breathe.
I was both shocked and saddened. Did no one have the confidence to pray out loud?
At our very next women's ministry team I suggested we offer a workshop on prayer. Our women needed help.
Chances are yours do too!
1. Learn exercise routines they can use and teach to others.
2. Stretch their prayer muscles by trying something new.
3. Build up their scriptural prayer knowledge.
4. Gain confidence in praying out loud.
5. Acquire tools they can use in their prayer life.
Your women will love the prayer warrior Boot Camp!
Boot Camp is interactive and fun! There's a great mix of teaching, group work, and individual exercises.
Lessons are arranged in a way that keeps women attentive and on-task.
God's Word anchors each lesson.
Attendees participate and practice.
The workbook keeps groups focused as well as provides materials women can utilize later at home.
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2
don't have time to plan
We all know it takes months to plan most workshops, conferences, or retreats.
That's why The Prayer Warrior Boot Camp for Groups includes everything you need!
It's easy-to-use. There's minimal preparation.
The included script tells you what to say and when to say it.
Print copies of the participant workbook, decorate the room, and you're ready to go!
Really! It's that easy!
How can you use the Prayer Warrior Boot Camp for Groups kit in your church?
In many different ways!
You can host a 3-hour prayer workshop.
You could schedule a 1 or 2 day retreat.
Spread out the lessons over a 5 week Bible study.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
What's included in the kit?
Via email you'll receive 2 downloadable ebooks in a PDF format.
1. The Prayer Warrior Boot Camp Leader's Guide contains EVERYTHING you need to DO and SAY.
2. The Prayer Warrior Boot Camp Workbook is ready to print and use. You'll print one copy for each participant.
Clear directions, telling you what to say and when to say it. Each section is marked with an estimated time of completion.
A 24-page Workbook for
participants and a 33-page
Leader Guide. Includes everything
you need to host your Boot Camp.
Bonus resources you can use to enhance the experience. An original icebreaker game, book marks, and a coloring page.
your women need prayer training
Creator of the
Prayer Warrior Boot Camp
About the Author
Uncomfortable with praying out loud an invitation to join her Sunday school teacher's prayer group over 10 years ago proved to be life-changing!
Prayer novice turned warrior, Cyndee created a workshop to teach the women in her church how to pray.
When not actively serving in her church or community, Cyndee encourages Women's Ministry leaders on her blog: Women's Ministry Toolbox.
Prayer Warrior Boot Camp for Groups
The Prayer Warrior Boot Camp delivers prayer training that works!
Together let's equip the women in your church and community to pray with confidence.
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
How is this Different than the online course?
The online course, Prayer Warrior Boot Camp, is a video and worksheet driven course for individuals.
1. The Prayer Warrior Boot Camp for Groups is designed for women to work together in small groups.
2. Scripts are provided in place of the videos.
3. There are also additional exercises creating a more interactive experience.
Copyright - Women's Ministry Toolbox
READ: For Groups
Everything you need to host the READ Bible study
in your church or community
Teach Your Group to READ the Bible:
View the Table of Contents for all 4 Ebooks
and samples pages:
What women found most beneficial about the READ Bible Study method:
"Relying on God to speak through the scripture."
"Having a plan I could follow but being able to dig deeper where God led me".
"Help in learning how to read the Bible!"
"Small group discussion, accountability."
"It got me back into God's Word daily."
"Learning how to dig deeper in the Word."
You'll receive all 4 ebooks:
READ Workbook for Groups
Everything your women will need to learn how to READ the Bible, resource list, definitions, explanations, worksheets, and more.
Group Facilitator Handbook
Including group management strategies, prayers for your group, first day tips, timing the lesson, and more.
How to Host the READ Study in
your church or community
Sample schedules, the first day, how to recruit discussion group facilitators, dividing women in to groups, and more.
Digging Deeper: Lessons, Activities,
10 lessons & activiites, printable worksheets, assesment materials, Bible study information cards, and more.
About the Author: Cyndee Ownbey
Face-to-face with the realization that she was spending more time in her weekly Bible study reading the Bible study "book" rather than the Bible, Cyndee responded to God's prompting to learn how to study His Word without a trusted Bible study leader or Pastor. The result - the READ Bible study method!
The women's ministry team at her church used the READ Bible study method for the next year with great success. After seeing the women in her own church in North Carolina get excited about reading the Bible on their own, Cyndee set out to create a guide for any church to use to teach women how to READ the Bible.
tEACH YOUR WOMEN TO READ THE bIBLE ON THEIR OWN
WHAT WOMEN LIKE ABOUT THE READ BIBLE STUDY FORMAT:
“I can take it and apply it to any book of the Bible."
"I had to think and pray so I could know what God had for me not what someone else thought."
"I liked that I was in charge of the information so to speak. I was able to seek out reputable sources and pull from different areas instead of listening to one person's interpretation of what the passage meant."
"It made me get more involved in the Bible study."
"Absolutely love it. It gives me steps for more clear understanding. It had become a "rabbit hole" as I dig deeper and I love it. I'm learning so much and seeing things so differently."
What women love about their discussion groups:
"Love the mix of young and old - learning from others."
"We had a wonderful discussion group; everyone participated and many new thoughts on different scriptures was revealed."
"It was great to hear from other ladies - so many had dug into commentaries and had great info to share."
"I loved our group! I loved the various ages and stages in life. The Bible speaks so much about the wisdom of age, and I truly benefitted from the ladies and their experience."
"Great! I enjoyed the women in my group, learning more about them, and studying the Bible together."
Studying the bible shouldn't be intimidating
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
How many copies can I make? You can make unlimited copies for as many groups as needed. If you decide to use the READ Bible study for Groups with another group, two years down the road, you do NOT need to re-purchase the study.
How do we decide which book of the Bible to study? I recommend starting with a shorter book of the Bible for the quick win. I address this question more completely in the How to Host the READ Bible Study for Your Church or Community ebook.
What is the format of the READ bundle? These books are ebooks – you will not receive a physical copy. Four PDF files will be sent via email. Please save a copy of each one on your own device.
What size group(s) do you suggest for the READ Bible study? The READ Groups format is best suited for groups of 6 or larger. I recommend that you divide larger groups into smaller discussion groups of about 10-12 members. You could use this study one-on-one for mentoring or discipleship, however you may want to purchase just the READ Bible Study Workbook here instead.
How long should our Bible study meetings last? You will need at least an hour for your group to have enough time to work through all of the discussion questions. The books include a sample schedule for 1 hour, 1 1 /2 hour, and 2 hour Bible studies.
How much time does it take to complete the homework? Most of our women were able to easily complete the homework in about 15-20 minutes per day. Our women really liked being able to choose how and to what depth they could complete their homework. Some chose to knock it out in one sitting, while a few spent several days digging into different commentaries.
What other materials are needed for the READ Bible study? Participants will need just 4 things: a Bible, a copy of the READ Workbook, access to a commentary, and access to another Bible translation. Free online resources for commentaries and translations are listed in the READ Workbook.
How would you describe your women’s ministry team?
Grab a pen and make a quick list. Be as honest as you can.
What words did you use?
According to the research reported in Barna Trends 2017 (affiliate link) 1 in 5 adults regularly or often feels lonely (pg 112).
And when “nearly half of women (43%) say they do not feel any emotional support at all from church” (pg 153) we can assume that loneliness is a church problem too!
I was 34 years old when I stepped into my first role as a Women’s Ministry Director.
I had taken on a position that had been vacant for 1 ½ years.
Perhaps you’ve noticed a drop-off in the attendance of your women’s ministry events.
Maybe the Bible studies that once drew women in abundance are all but limping along.
If your women’s ministry historically attracts older women, persuading younger women to attend can be a real challenge.