Vision Casting for Your Women’s Ministry – Part 2

In my last post we worked through how to discover God’s vision for your ministry. (Be sure to go back and read that post if you haven’t already.) Today we’re going to tackle how to communicate God’s vision for your ministry. Once God’s cleared outlined His vision for your ministry you’re going to need to rally the troops and get them onboard! You will need to share this vision with: Your Pastor Your Women’s Ministry Team  The … [Read more...]

Vision Casting for Your Women’s Ministry – Part 1

What is God’s vision for your women’s ministry this year? Do you know? Maybe you haven’t thought to ask. That’s okay! I’ll admit I haven’t always. Whether vision casting is a foreign concept or an annual practice for your women’s ministry, I hope you’ll join in this week as we learn: How to discover the vision for your ministry How to communicate the vision for your ministry Before we get to the “how”, let’s talk for a moment … [Read more...]

War Room, Prayer, and the New Year

Please note this post contains affiliate links. Your purchase helps to cover the costs of this site and is greatly appreciated! Prayer…it seems to be a place many of us are landing (or launching, depending on your perspective) in the New Year as churches and as ministries. Our church will be hosting 24 hours of prayer beginning at midnight on New Year’s Eve. Our Women’s Ministry Team is having a Prayer Warrior Boot Camp at the end of … [Read more...]

Prayer Group Guide (Free Printable)

Last week I shared about the four years I spent in a prayer group and how you might start your own prayer group. As promised, I’m sharing the Prayer Guide we used each week to keep us focused. You are welcome to print and use it as is, or tweak it and make it your own. You can download the free printable PDF file by clicking the link: Prayer Group Guide We essentially followed the ACTS Prayer model which I shared about in my post … [Read more...]

How to Start a Prayer Group

For four years I had the privilege of being a part of a small prayer group. Those precious ladies prayed me through my father’s brief battle with brain cancer, a rocky time in our marriage, and our boys’ sometimes bumpy elementary school years. Ladies, please know I’m not asking you to add one more activity to your women’s ministry schedule. Unless God has said so, prayer groups don’t need to be a part of your women’s ministry … [Read more...]

War Room Experience and Prayer Resources

*Update: I have since written a post with ideas on how you can use the War Room movie in your women's ministry and/or as a launch for a prayer focus at your church. You may want to read that post too - War Room, Prayer, and the New Year.   Shortly after we moved to the Charlotte area I heard they had just wrapped up shooting for the newest Kendrick Brothers movie (at that point untitled) right here in our community. I … [Read more...]

How can I pray for you?

A smile spread across my face as I read the text message, “How can I pray for you?” My friend, Wendy, several states away was checking in. Wendy has sent me this same text several times over the last couple of years. The first time she texted “How can I pray for you?” I was a little taken aback. No one had ever sent me a text like that before. I consider that kind of a personal question. But being one who always welcomes prayer, I sent back … [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...]

My Favorite Prayer Cards and 8 Ways to Use Them

  Oh, my goodness! I am so excited to share these with you all today! I recently discovered that Christian Book Distributor sells my favorite prayer cards and at a BIG discount! I love, love, love these prayer cards because they are: Sturdy (you will love the quality!) Scriptural (verses are referenced) Useful But what I like most about them, is they are great tools for growing your prayer life. You can pray the … [Read more...]

Tip 28 – A Tool for Encouragement

Welcome to 31 days of Women's Ministry Tips! Encouragement. It’s a deep seated need inside of each one of us. I’ve got a great tool of encouragement to share with you. This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Allume Conference. In the prayer room journals were placed for every single attendee. We were encouraged to spend time in the prayer room over the weekend to pray and to write notes of encouragement for the … [Read more...]

Tip 4 – Gathering Prayer Requests

Welcome to 31 Days of Women’s Ministry Tips! Tip #4 will help you gather prayer requests. Whether it’s for your Sunday school class, Bible study group, or Women’s Ministry Team collecting prayer requests can be a challenge. Prayer requests can: Take too much time Leave out those who remain silent Allow for over-sharing Try one of these 6 ways to collect prayer requests to keep your group or your team on task: 1. Pass a … [Read more...]

8 Ways to Ramp Up Prayer Before Your Event

Last week we talked about how we spend our time prepping for events. A quick tally of the hours we spend shopping, decorating, registering, etc. and it appears that most of us are likely lacking in our prayer preparation. Big events such as retreats, conferences, workshops, and table events need extra prayers for protection. The bigger the reach (spiritually and in number) the greater threat we are. Here are 8 ways to add focused … [Read more...]