Last week I made my bi-annual trek to the Horticulture Class Plant Sale at our local high school. I purchased two beautiful hanging baskets, flowers for the pots on our front and back porch, and several vegetable plants and herbs for our square foot garden.
Is your team struggling to get women to show up at your women’s ministry events and activities?
If that is the case, you are not alone!
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.
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.
Over the last 10+ years I’ve had the opportunity to serve on three women’s ministry teams in three different churches.
Everywhere I’ve served and even in the places where I haven’t, I’ve seen this women’s ministry mistake committed over and over again. And I’m not just throwing stones, I’m 100% guilty of committing it myself.
I’m curious, how would you describe the way your women’s ministry team operates?
I’m guessing the word “effective” may not be the first word that comes to mind…
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.
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.