Three Questions You Need to Ask Your Team

Earlier this month I stumbled across this article by Eric Geiger. You may have seen it when I shared it on the Women's Ministry Toolbox Facebook page. (Side note: Please click the box on the lower right side of your screen to like my Facebook page if you haven’t already. Thanks!) What God drew my attention to was the 3 questions he asked his team: What am I not doing that you would like me to start doing? What am I doing that you wish … [Read more...]

To Vote or Not to Vote (on women’s ministry business)

How do you strike the balance of making sure every team member has a say and empowering your team members to make decisions? I’ve sat on a team where there were no clear roles or responsibilities. Every decision was open for debate because it was everyone’s responsibility. Our meetings were often filled with tension as pro’s and con’s were weighed. Since everyone was in charge, everyone had a say. Some of our discussions were very … [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...]

The Importance of an Agenda

I’m curious, how many of you send out an agenda prior to your women’s ministry team meetings? I know it’s one more item to add to your to-do list... and it might seem unnecessary. But having sat in meetings with and without agendas, I believe agendas directly impact the success of our meetings. Let’s talk through a few reasons why agendas are important. Agendas: 1. Give your team time to prepare and pray over agenda items. No one … [Read more...]

How to Ask Women to Serve on Your Leadership Team

This is it! The last post in the How to Build Your Women's Ministry Team mini-series! I have been soooo looking forward to sharing this post with you! Today we’re going to tackle HOW to ask someone to serve on your team. Does even the idea of having this conversation cause your heart to beat faster? Are you unsure of what to say? Would you like a step-by-step list? I’ve got you covered! Let's do this! Most of the time … [Read more...]

How to Recruit Women’s Ministry Team Members

Recruiting women to serve on your Women's Ministry Team is one of the most important things you will do as a Women’s Ministry Leader. It can make or break your team. It can also make or break your ministry. Years ago while I was serving in a mom’s ministry we learned a very hard lesson about inviting friends to serve on the team, rather than waiting on God and seeking His will. There were power struggles and friendships were strained. … [Read more...]

Women’s Ministry Team Job Descriptions – Part 2

Our list of Women's Ministry Team job descriptions continues today! You can find the first 6 job descriptions in the first post - Women's Ministry Team Job Descriptions Part 1 as well as an overview of why job descriptions are important. The women who serve in most of the following 12 job positions will likely oversee at smaller team of individuals. Those teams are a great place for women to serve in a smaller capacity in your women's … [Read more...]

Women’s Ministry Team Job Descriptions – Part 1

Our “How to Build a Women’s Ministry Team” mini-series continues today with a look at Women’s Ministry Team job descriptions. In my last post “What positions do you need to fill on your team?” I gave you a whopping 18 examples of possible positions for your team. Yikes! I do not expect God to ask you to fill all 18.  Please ask Him where your holes are and where He wants you to expand your team. Your Pastor will have some good … [Read more...]

What positions do you need to fill on your team?

Our mini-series on How to Build Your Women’s Ministry Team continues today as we take a look at the positions on your Women's Ministry Leadership Team. I don’t know your situation. You may be a new church plant just trying to get a women’s ministry team together. You may be in a large church with a well-established team. You may have a group of women on your team, but none with specific roles or responsibilities. You may be praying God … [Read more...]

How to Build a Women’s Ministry Team

So poking around on the site you may have noticed I don’t have a clear “this is how to build a women’s ministry team” post. I’ve shared 5 Mistakes Leaders Make When Building Their Team and The Four Pillars of Women’s Ministry. But I’ve avoided tackling one of Women’s Ministry’s biggest questions. Until today. No more procrastinating. No more excuses. One reason I’ve avoided this topic (like the plague!) is because there are so … [Read more...]

The 4 Pillars of Women’s Ministry

We're going deep today girls! Tackling one of the biggest questions we face as Women's Ministry leaders. What is the role of the Women’s Ministry? Your church constitution or by-laws may specify events, activities, or roles your team is to fill in your church. Your Pastor/Minister may have given you a job description. Whether or not you’ve been given any guidelines, God has a great calling for your ministry! We have a duty … [Read more...]

Reno Project #6: Providing Better Training

This is it! Today is the last day of our Women’s Ministry Renovation Project! Today we are going to tackle Training. So let me just make a confession right from the start. I have not done a good job of training my former teams. I am making great progress in this area. I believe one of the reasons God placed me in Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) leadership as a small group leader was to experience training at its best. They are a … [Read more...]