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...]

Ladies Night Out Idea: Women of Faith Movie

As many of you know, after 20 years of events and conferences Women of Faith is saying good-bye. Throughout the years well-known Christian speakers and musicians have shared their faith with over 5 million women through Women of Faith events. The upcoming Women of Faith – An Amazing Joyful Journey movie celebrates those moments. In addition to the best moments from over the years,  you'll get a peak behind the scenes as they traveled with … [Read more...]

Before Your Next Event

Have you ever been to an event and felt like the event coordinators missed a step or two? Maybe you’ve hosted an event and afterward mentally kicked yourself for a minor (or major) oversite. I hate that feeling of having overlooked a detail. I have forgotten to pray at the beginning of an event. I have stumbled over the introduction of a guest speaker. I’ve made assumptions in error. It happens to all of us, but there is … [Read more...]

Fellowship Idea: Comfort Food

Please note: This post contains affiliate links. Your support is appreciated! As you wrap up your women’s ministry plans for this year, I want to encourage you to go ahead and plan an event for January. Chances are you’ll be too overloaded with Christmas celebrations, visiting family, and December church activities to remember to plan something for January in the midst of the craziness of December. January will be a hard month for many … [Read more...]

40 Fall Fellowship Ideas

Fall is almost here! Anyone else excited?! I must admit I am ready to put away my swimsuit and pull out my jeans and sweaters. Whether or not you can't wait for those leave to start changing, fall offers some unique fellowship opportunities for your women. To fellowship outdoors. To gather and do all sorts of "fall" things. To experience the smells and tastes of fall. I've put together a list of 40 Fall Fellowship … [Read more...]

Movie Recommendation: Old Fashioned

I admit it. I am a sucker for a good romantic movie. Sleepless in Seattle, The Sound of Music, Gone with the Wind, Jerry Maguire, Dirty Dancing, An Affair to Remember... I have a strong feeling Old Fashioned is destined to become another classic love story that will stand the test of time. However Old Fashioned is not your typical love story. There’s the typical boy meets girl, but both have some baggage and hurt to work through. It’s a … [Read more...]

Fellowship Idea: Workshops!

Last month I had the opportunity to attend a Women's Ministry Workshop Fellowship at our new church. I’ve heard of other churches hosting similar events and I was eager to participate and see first-hand how it worked! Women had three workshops to choose from: Canning strawberry jam Creative canvas painting Spring flower arranging This fellowship was scheduled from 6:30-8:30 PM. The cost was $10/person and refreshments were … [Read more...]

30 Summer Fellowship Ideas

Looking for some ideas for your summer fellowships? I’ve got 30 summer fellowship ideas to for you today! Summer doesn’t have to mean more work for your team: Keep things simple. Take advantage of parks, lakes, and other recreation areas. Minimize your planning by attending a festival or event nearby. Most of these ideas take advantage of the warmer summer temperatures. However if you live in an area where it’s unbearably hot … [Read more...]

Debunking Summer Ministry Myths

Summer’s coming and many ministries in your church may be taking a summer sabbatical. But should your Women’s Ministry follow suit? Let’s take a look at some summer myths and how the truth might impact your team’s summer plans. Myth #1 – People are busy taking vacations and won’t attend a women’s ministry Bible study or event. Myth #2 – Summer’s a busy time for everyone. Myth #3 – No one wants to do a Bible study during the … [Read more...]