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…
Today, we’re going to take a look at renovating your Women’s Ministry Mission statement.
I probably should have made this number 1 on the list, rather than listing them alphabetically.
You need to know what you’re aiming for before you can decide what needs renovation.
Our team in Kentucky went through the process of updating our mission statement over the course of several months.
Here’s a rundown of how we walked through that process:
Your job, as leader, is to make sure the focus is on God and what He wants, not what we (the team, women in our church) want. Be careful the list of “how” isn’t so specific that if God changes your direction your mission statement is impacted. I.E. I would not say “through annual teas, retreats, and mission trips we will….”
A few thoughts for you:
I will share with you the mission statements from my former churches in North Carolina and Kentucky. But please don’t copy either one.
God has something specific in mind for your ministry.
Writing a mission statement as a team creates a shared vision and provides an opportunity to listen to God together.
From Kentucky (created in 2012): To glorify God through prayerfully planned activities and events for women in our church and community which promote spiritual growth and lead women to Christ. We seek to serve women, both locally and internationally, with love and grace.
From North Carolina (created in 2008): We prayerfully seek to glorify God by offering events and activities for our church and community that are biblically focused and address the spiritual needs of women, support missions, and promote fellowship, thereby encouraging and strengthening each woman’s relationship with Jesus Christ. Through prayer, God’s word, and the power of the Holy Spirit, we desire to create a fellowship of women that serve others with compassion and love each other with a spirit of grace and forgiveness.
Does your Women’s Ministry have a mission statement? Would you share it with us in the comments?
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