As we bid farewell to 2016 I thought I’d pause just a moment to highlight the most popular and my favorite posts from this past year.
Maybe you missed 1 or 2 in the midst of a busy women’s ministry season.
If you’re a new face in the Women’s Ministry Toolbox community perhaps you’ll stumble across several new posts that will inspired and encourage you.
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.
Did you know that October is Ministry Appreciation Month?
I’ll admit, it’s not one I have marked on my calendar, but I should.
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.
Do your women know when your next event is?
Are you sure?
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.
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.
Sick kids, doctor’s appointments, school events, family vacations, and other scheduling conflicts will often make it necessary for one or more of your women’s ministry team members to miss a meeting.
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.
A few weeks ago our women’s ministry team decided to distribute a survey to assess what our women were looking for from our team in the next year.
We’ve also heard a lot of women mention that they miss our evening Bible study offering. What better way to find out how great the interest really is than to ask!
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…
Last week we invited the women of our church to attend an event off-campus at another church.
Why you might ask?
I love discovering new women’s ministry resources!
Especially those that challenge me to think differently and cause me to question some of the choices our women’s ministry team has made.
Nine years ago our then-new women’s ministry team longed to include the things the women in our church really wanted in our ministry plans.
It was our deepest desire to meet our women where they were and to provide events, activities, and resources that would encourage them in their walk with Christ.