As we bid farewell to 2016 I thought I’d pause just a moment to highlight the most popular and my favorite posts from this past year.
Maybe you missed 1 or 2 in the midst of a busy women’s ministry season.
If you’re a new face in the Women’s Ministry Toolbox community perhaps you’ll stumble across several new posts that will inspired and encourage you.
Looking purely at the stats, here are the most popular posts from 2016 (not that they were all written in 2016):
Coming in at #1 is 105 Christian Ladies Night Out Ideas. If you’re in need of some fresh fellowship ideas you’re certain to discover some inspiration here!
In a close second is 15 Creative Ways to Give Away Door Prizes. You can do so much more than pull a name out of a hat.
The fourth most popular post in 2016 is another icebreaker – The Christmas Connection. I love that you all are looking for fun ways to connect and build relationships in your groups!
Fellowship ideas reign again in fifth place with 31 Christmas Fellowship Ideas.
Special mention goes to the tenth most popular post – 8 Prayers for Your Team. I love the heart you all have for praying for your team.
Looking back over the posts I shared in 2016, six particular posts jump out as some of my favorites.
If I had to pick a favorite post it would be Why I’m Tired of Bible Study Books. I almost didn’t publish this post. Your responses brought me to tears and gave me great comfort in knowing I was not alone in feeling this way. I cannot wait to share what God did in our church when we focused solely on His Word this past fall! He is faithful!
I worked for weeks to pull together my very best time savers for you all – the result was 11 Time Savers for Busy Women’s Ministry Leaders. If you haven’t yet had the chance, be sure to check out the list – it’s not your typical “time-saving” tip list. I share real things that free up my life so I can spend more time with my family and doing Kingdom work.
The Biggest Mistake Women’s Ministry Teams Make is the one post this last year I wish every women’s ministry leader would read. It has the power to change the impact and reach of your women’s ministry. And unfortunately it’s a mistake I see (even in my own church) repeated over and over.
My rant on My Top 10 Team Meeting Pet Peeves resonated loudly with many of you! Now if we could only get our team leaders to read them! *wink
This book review on the Word-Filled Women’s Ministry is one God keeps pointing me back to. I recently got an email from a new women’s ministry leader asking me for a go-to publication to help her. I had to admit that I don’t have just one book. This is one book among several that I recommended she read. If you’re looking for a new resource book to read this year – put this one on your list!
I firmly believe relationships grow and blossom when people serve together. Looking for some new ways for your women to serve together? Check out these 60 Service Project Ideas.
Do you have a favorite post from this past year? I’d love to hear how God used it or why it resonated with you.
If you have an idea you’d like to share with other women’s ministry leaders I would love for you to submit a Guest Post.
May the lessons we learned in 2016 equip us to be better leaders, friends, wives, and mothers in the New Year!