Let’s get together!

Let's get together, yeah yeah yeah. Think of all that we could share. Let's get together, everyday Every way and everywhere. This song from the movie Parent Trap popped into my head as I was thinking about you all. I love the original and the remake! (affiliate links) Oh, how I wish we could all “get together” in person! I’d love to have you over to our house! I’d fix some coffee – even though I don’t drink it. I’d bake some … [Read more...]

A New Women’s Ministry Resource: Missional Women App

I am super excited to share a new Women's Ministry resource with you all! Missional Women has just launched a free app! The Missional Women (MW) App is loaded with all sorts of resources and information that you will find helpful as a women's ministry leader. Not only will you want to use this app yourself, you're going to want to share it with the women in your church and community. You’ll find: Articles Audio Bible Bible … [Read more...]

Does your ministry need a Facebook Group?

As I mentioned in Why Facebook is No Longer Your Friend, having a Facebook Page for your Women’s Ministry is no longer a reliable form of Publicity. Another option to Facebook Pages are Facebook Groups. Facebook Groups can be: Secret - Only members see the group, who's in it, and what members post. Closed - Anyone can see the group and who's in it. Only members see posts. Open (public) - Anyone can see the group, who's in it, … [Read more...]

Why Facebook Is No Longer Your Friend

In September 2012 we set up a Facebook ministry page for the women in our church and community to get the latest Women’s Ministry information. It worked really well for about a year. Women were engaged. They were commenting and sharing our posts. Without warning our stats plummeted. Posts were rarely viewed. We had to face the fact that we could no longer rely on our Facebook ministry page posts to reach our women. You may have … [Read more...]

5 Ways the Internet Undermines Your Ministry

I am amazed by all the resources and ideas that have popped up on the internet over the last 10 years. Need an icebreaker idea? Google it. Want to know what the Bible stays about a topic? Search for it. While there is a wealth of information at our fingertips, we must take care not to put Google before God. Here are 5 Ways the internet can undermine your ministry: 1. We listen to bloggers instead of God. 2. We get our … [Read more...]

New Community Pinterest Board

I love gathering and gleaning great Women's Ministry ideas from all over the internet and I know many of you do too! Ever wondered if there was an easy way for us to share our great finds? Well, there is! I've set up a Women's Ministry Community Pinterest Board for ALL of us to pin on! What is a Community Board? It's a board that only group members can pin to. Others can see the board and view the pins, but they can't add their … [Read more...]

Reno Project #5: Technology

We’re entering the homestretch of our Women’s Ministry Renovation Series! Today’s focus is: Technology. Is it something you use often? Not enough? Not sure where to start? Need resources and ideas? I’ve got you covered when it comes to Women's Ministry technology. Even if you’re in a small church, I’ve got some ideas that will help you out! Just over 7 years ago my father passed away after a brief battle with a brain tumor. My sweet … [Read more...]

Using Pinterest to Reach Women in Your Church and Community

Reaching women via the latest technology is challenging. Many women in the church are already active on Pinterest. Setting up a Pinterest site for your Women's Ministry allows you to meet them where they are. What should you pin? Consider some of these ideas: Sermon podcast/links (in line with your church doctrine) Christian music videos Bible verses Encouraging quotes (be mindful and only use source that compliment your church’s … [Read more...]

Women’s Ministry Planning Using Pinterest

One of the very best places to find Women's Ministry ideas right now is Pinterest! Here are some ways to use Pinterest in planning your Women's Ministry: Follow other Women’s Ministry boards to keep fresh ideas coming your way. Follow your favorite speaker on Pinterest. Regularly search Pinterest. Type “women’s ministry” in the search box. You can also search using hashtags. Install Pinterest on your favorites bar so you can easily … [Read more...]

Friday Findings: Pinterest

Pinterest is not just for collecting wedding, party, menu, and house project ideas – it can be a great way to gather and glean ideas for your Women’s Ministry. If Pinterest is new to you – it’s much like an electronic bulletin board. You can “pin” photos from blogs and websites and organize them on individual boards. Bookmarking sites is great, but Pinterest takes it one step further by giving you a visual reminder of why you saved it in … [Read more...]

SurveyMonkey

Surveys can be extremely helpful in the evaluation your ministry as a whole and  in evaluating specific ministry events. Last fall we used SurveyMonkey to do an evaluation of our ministry. (source) We were looking at what times of day, days of the week, types of activities, etc. that our women were interested in. We also gave them the opportunity on the survey to volunteer and to sign up for our email list. This spring we used SurveyMonkey … [Read more...]

Publicity Idea: Create a Page on Facebook

Setting up a Facebook Page for your Women’s Ministry adds another layer to your publicity efforts. Before setting up your page consider: What is the purpose of your page? Will you use it to set up event invitations? Will you link to newsletters and/or registration pages? Will you create photo albums for events? Are you going to post inspiration photos/Bible verses? How often will you post? Relevance is more important than frequency. Post … [Read more...]