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 tried to stifle my sigh and mask my aggravation when Sally (not her real name) once again took over the conversation in our Bible study.
While Sally often had great insight and stories to share, week after week after week she had dominated our Bible study group conversation.
Last summer I joined the women’s ministry team at our (new to us) church. I asked a lot of questions at that first meeting.
How do I submit a receipt?
When do I need to get my publicity submitted for the next church newsletter?
Do you all share a devotional at your women’s ministry meetings?
Most of our women’s ministry fellowships include a short devotional before we get to the focus of our time together (ie. making no-sew fleece blankets, learning a skill, making blessing bags, watching a movie, etc.).
Prepare to get your toes stepped on today! We’re going to take a close look a the expectations and precedence we set in our ministries. Often without meaning to!
Group leaders have great opportunities to love and encourage their women.
There is one thing all group leaders can learn to do that will make the greatest difference in their group members’ experience.