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Encouragement, Publicity, Technology October 11, 2013

Using Pinterest to Reach Women in Your Church and Community

pinterest to reach women in church

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:

  1. Sermon podcast/links (in line with your church doctrine)
  2. Christian music videos
  3. Bible verses
  4. Encouraging quotes (be mindful and only use source that compliment your church’s beliefs)
  5. Christian décor ideas
  6. Christian craft ideas
  7. Board of Christian Bloggers (make sure these are women/men who are “solid”)
  8. Recommended Christian books
  9. Recommended Bible studies
  10. Recipe ideas
  11. Reminders for of upcoming events (pin the publicity images off your church’s website)
  12. Outreach ideas
  13. Organizations/missionaries your church supports (ie. Samaritan’s Purse has a Pinterest Board)
  14. Publicity your group/church has received
  15. Themed boards for different arms of your ministry

Let your women know once you’ve set up your Pinterest site. Send out an email and list your Pinterest site on your various publications.

Encourage them to follow your boards. Share the link via Facebook.

I’d love to hear how it goes!

Crafts, Encouragement, Fellowships, Mission Projects, Outreach June 28, 2013

Encouragement: Blessing Bags


Encouragement Idea: Blessing Bags

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Earlier this year, our Women’s Ministry Team hosted a fellowship for our women to come together to make Blessing Bags.

We decorated the bags and asked each woman in attendance to take their bag and pass it to another woman in our church or community.

So many women could use a small blessing: a single mom, widow, cancer patient, caregiver, empty nester, divorcee, young mom, etc…

They were to fill the bag with $5-$10 of items that would bless another. Tags attached encourage the recipient to fill and pass the bag to another if they are able. The tags also noted that they were from our church’s Women’s Ministry.

We gave our women several ideas for filling their bags (most of which can be found at the Dollar Store). Stress the importance of staying within the $5-$10 so every woman who receives a bag is able to pass it on and bless another.

Bag filler ideas:

  • Coffee mug, coffee, devotional book
  • Pasta, spaghetti sauce, oven mitt, and cooking utensils
  • Fuzzy socks, bubble bath, lotion
  • Devotional/Journal and a pen
  • Cookies, small loaf of bread, or chocolates
  • Small flower pot, seeds and gardening gloves
  • Candle, bookmark, and a good book

Supplies needed:

We used the fabric markers to write a scripture verses and encouraging words (hope, love, joy) on our bags.

Directions to attendees:

1. Decide on a woman you want to bless (in the church or community).

2. Decorate a bag for her.

3. Attach a tag.

4. Include a personal note (optional).

5. Take home your bag, fill it, and pass on the blessings.

Writing cards for blessing bags

Sample Tag Text:

Be a Blessing & Pass It On! Bless and encourage another by filling this bag (with items  no more than $5-$10 in value) and passing it on. We are praying each recipient will be blessed & encouraged, (Insert Name) Women’s Ministry

Notes:

We challenged them to give them out within a 2 week period and to share their experience on our Facebook page.

Your non-crafty women may be turned off by a “crafty fellowship” – encourage them to help each other with the bag decorations, give them some simple sample ideas, and stress the blessing part of the project.

You may also want to read:
Thrifty Craft Projects
No-Sew Fleece Blankets
Mission Project: Pillowcase Dresses
No More Note Card Stress


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