The Most Revealing Question You Can Ask After an Event

A couple of weeks ago our Youth Pastor asked me a question about a past Youth event that proved to be incredibly revealing. It’s a question I know you’ll find to be valuable as your team completes a women's ministry event assessment. We had participated in an event with another church a few months back and he asked me: What do you remember about that event? He wasn’t looking for a super spiritual response, but my gut reaction. What … [Read more...]

Before Your Next Event

Have you ever been to an event and felt like the event coordinators missed a step or two? Maybe you’ve hosted an event and afterward mentally kicked yourself for a minor (or major) oversite. I hate that feeling of having overlooked a detail. I have forgotten to pray at the beginning of an event. I have stumbled over the introduction of a guest speaker. I’ve made assumptions in error. It happens to all of us, but there is … [Read more...]

Tip 16 – Don’t get caught up in the numbers!

Welcome to 31 days of Women's Ministry Tips! Tip 16 is for when we get caught up in the numbers. At some point you are going to host an event that far exceeds your attendance expectations. You’re also just as likely to host an event that doesn’t come even close to meeting your team’s expectations… Our second year of MOPS brought about many changes and a decrease in the number of moms attending. I struggled with feelings of … [Read more...]

Is your ministry button stuck on repeat?

“Our women look forward to our annual tea!” “They can’t wait to decorate their tables for our Table Banquet every year!” “Our women love doing Beth Moore studies!” All of the above may be true, but that doesn’t mean God wants your Women’s Ministry events and activities to stay the same year after year. But how do you decide when it’s time to change it up or let it go? You may be stuck on repeat if: 1. You use the same Bible … [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...]

Where do you spend your time?

Big events like conferences, retreats, kick-offs, and table events take enormous amounts of time in both the planning and preparation. You might spend: 6 hours on registration 12 hours shopping and decorating 4 hours researching and determining the menu 3 hours creating publicity 1 hour hanging flyers 5 hours recruiting volunteers 2 hours talking details with your speaker Or even more. That’s at least 33 hours … [Read more...]