Icebreaker: A Day in the Life (Free Printable)

How we spend our day says a lot about who we are. While we may not be able to spend the day with every member of our women’s ministry team, small group, or Bible study, we can use this game to get a glimpse of what a typical day in their life looks like. As answers are shared you’ll uncover new information about the people in your group. Chances are you’ll discover a shared favorite restaurant or TV show. You may realize Susie also … [Read more...]

Blessed Is She – Luke 1:45 Free Printable

A couple of months ago I was procrastinating perusing Pinterest and stumbled upon the cutest scripture cards. A couple of clicks later I was gushing over all the goodies at Marydean Draws. Mary is a talented artist who takes God’s Word and creates the neatest note cards and coloring pages. Ladies, you are going to want to use these for yourself and for your women's ministry! Right away I printed out a sheet of cards (this one … [Read more...]

What Women Really Want from Your Women’s Ministry

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. There was no sense in wasting our time, budget, or energy on events and activities our women didn’t want. We needed to find a way to figure … [Read more...]

Book Review: Audacious (with a Bonus Study Guide)

I was flat-out overwhelmed on Sunday by what God did at the end of our worship service. Our Youth will be participating in a DNOW (Discipleship Now) event next weekend. I’m part of the DNOW Prayer Team and we had written the names of our students on DNOW bracelets we had purchased. Our Pastor helped us to distribute them by inviting anyone who wanted to take a bracelet to come forward during our time of invitation. We had placed a popcorn … [Read more...]

Spring and Easter Table Talk Cards (Free Printable)

Spring has finally sprung and Easter is just around the corner. Whether you’re gathering a small or large group this spring, I’ve got a tool you’ll want to use to keep the conversation flowing! I’ve created 10 spring-themed and 10 Easter-themed icebreaker questions and have put them together on cute cards you can print out for your next Women’s Ministry event, Bible study meeting, or small group gathering. Use just 10 of the cards or all … [Read more...]

Christmas Table Talk Cards (Free Printable)

I've got a brand-new Christmas icebreaker for you to add to your toolbox today! Due to the popularity of my Summer and Fall Table Talk Cards, I've created a set of Christmas Table Talk Cards. These Christmas Table Talk Cards are perfect for you to use at your: Women's Ministry Christmas Fellowship Event Women's Ministry Team Christmas Party Sunday School Christmas Party Bible Study Christmas Brunch Christmas Coffee … [Read more...]

Teach Your Team to Pray Out Loud

Two weeks ago our Bible Study Facilitator asked if someone in our group would open in prayer. At first there was an awkward silence, but once she admitted she didn't like to pray out loud a chorus of women echoed her sentiment. Just as I was about to volunteer another woman stepped up. Ya'all, this grieves my soul. And I believe it grieves the soul of God too. We are called to pray. And we are called to pray together out loud! Our women need … [Read more...]

Free Christmas Chalkboard Printable – Luke 2:11

*Please note this post contains affiliate links. Your support is appreciated! Chalkboard printables are all the rage right now! And many of you are using them in décor for your events. I've created this Christmas chalkboard printable as an 8x10. It's perfect for framing. Luke 2:11 shares the news of the birth of the Savior. Use it as: Décor and/or door prize for your Women's Ministry Christmas Fellowship A conversation … [Read more...]

Tip 20 – Not enough bathrooms!

Welcome to 31 days of Women's Ministry Tips! Tip 20 provides a solution to the all-too-common problem at women’s ministry events of not having enough bathrooms. Whether you're part of a big church or a small church, anytime you have a good-sized women’s ministry event you face a shortage of bathroom stalls. The next time you have a scheduled break at your event, rest easier knowing everyone will be able to return in a timely manner … [Read more...]

My Message in a Box

What if you could whisper a message in the ear of a child in another country? What if you could send that boy or girl a box filled with gifts especially for them? What would you say to them? What would you send? This is the challenge I was given for Operation Christmas Child this year. Our family has been packing shoe boxes for at least 10 years now. Most of our boxes have been packed for boys the same age as ours (now 15 and … [Read more...]

Praying for Your Small Group (Free Printable)

Small Group and Bible Study leaders have many responsibilities, but the greatest of all is to pray for the women in their group. Prayer prepares you for the different personalities in your group. You are bound to encounter some "sandpaper people". (Affiliate Link) You may have women who attend, but never share with the group. You may even have someone try to run the group for you! Girls, we’ve got to be on our knees asking God to … [Read more...]

The Sonshine Box

A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I really wanted to send more than just a card to encourage her during her recovery. During one of my (almost) daily visits to Pinterest, I noticed the idea to send a box sunshine – an assortment of yellow goodies. What is more cheerful and sunny then a box of yellow treats?! I filled it with mostly silly items: yellow toe socks, sparkly (sort of tacky) yellow bracelet, … [Read more...]