Last Minute Christmas Fellowship Ideas

Chances are you’ve covered the basics – you’ve got the food planned, the music selected, and the invitations sent. Perhaps you’re looking for one more thing to add a little something special to your Bible Study Christmas fellowship, Women’s Ministry Christmas Party, or Ladies Christmas Brunch. I’ve got 5 Last-minute Christmas Fellowship Ideas to share with you today. *Please note affiliate links follow. Your purchase helps to cover the costs … [Read more...]

13 Ideas for Sprinkling Your Event with Christmas Music and an Amy Grant Giveaway!

Like sprinkles on a Christmas cookie, Christmas music adds that something extra-special to every Christmas event. I’ve got some out-of-the-box, beyond-background-music ideas to share with you today and a giveaway at the bottom of this post that you won’t want to miss! Let’s get busy and add some sprinkles! 13 Ideas for Sprinkling Your Next Event with Christmas Music Please note affiliate links follow. Any purchase you may make is greatly … [Read more...]

The Solution to Your Retreat Planning Struggles

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” While no doubt Charles Dickens wasn’t referring to women’s ministry retreats, many of us would borrow those words to describe our retreat and retreat planning experience. The best of times being: That something special that happens when a group of women travel together, break bread together, and spend concentrated time together worshiping the Lord and digging into God’s Word. … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Homeless Event: Rachel’s Story & Care Packages

Back in the fall our women’s ministry team held an event focused on the homeless in our area. We invited Urban Ministries to come and share about the work they do. After their presentation we assembled Care Packages for the Homeless. We could have easily assembled the Care Packages on our own, but it was the presentation from the community ministry that challenged and burdened our women. Urban Ministries shared the true story of one of … [Read more...]