New to Women's Ministry Start Here

God bless you for stepping out in faith to serve as a Women’s Ministry Leader!

As you get started in this new role, my best advice to you is gather and glean. Gather up all the ideas you can and file them away. Glean the best of what you find and put it to use!

I recently wrote a new lengthy post with step-by-step advice for starting or rebuilding a women’s ministry. If that sounds like you, you’ll want to read “How to Start (or Rebuild) a Women’s Ministry“.

Below you’ll discover a wide assortment of helpful articles arranged by topic.

I encourage you to bookmark this page as new resources will continue to be added.

If you have specific topics you’d like covered, please send me an email or post a comment. Thanks!


Bible Study Help:

6 Questions Your Women Will Have about the First Day of Bible Study

A Code of Conduct for Small Groups

Bible Study Facilitator Training

Bible Study Leader Kit

How to Set Up and Facilitate a Bible Study Review Team

How Women’s Ministry Teams Select Bible Studies

Summer Bible Study Solutions

Teaching Women to READ the Bible

The First Day of Bible Study

Tips & Tools for Bible Study & Small Group Facilitators

Two Ways You Can Encourage Group Discussion

One Thing Every Group Leader Needs to Learn



10 Ways to Stretch Your Women’s Ministry Budget

12 Creative Ways to Reduce the Cost of Your Women’s Ministry Event

A Great Resource for Bibles

Budgeting for an Event (Free Printable)

Shopping for Women’s Ministry Supplies – Part 1

Shopping for Women’s Ministry Supplies – Part 2

Should you charge for your women’s ministry events?

What should you charge for your women’s ministry event? (Free Event Pricing Guide)


Event Ideas:

5 Great Reasons to Host a Christian Comedy Event

8 Planning Teams Your Need for Your Table Event

10 Sweetheart Banquet Ideas

105 Christian Ladies Night Out Ideas

30 Summer Fellowship Ideas

31 Christmas Fellowship Ideas

40 Fall Fellowship Ideas

Coffee, Cake, and Comedy Night

Fellowship Idea: Workshops!

How to Get Women to Show Up

How to Host a Bible Journaling Event

How to Host a Memorable Movie Night

How to Host an Operation Christmas Child Packing Party

How to Plan a DIY Spa Event

Mother’s Day Tea Ideas



Childcare Forms

Creating Registration Forms

Event Budgeting Form

Post-event Evaluation Form

Procedures, Forms, and Documents Your Women’s Ministry Team Needs

Publicity Form

Simple Sign-up Form

Women’s Ministry Health Assessment

Women’s Ministry Information Form

Year-at-a-Glance Form


Mission Projects:

60 Service Project Ideas

Blessing Bags

Homeless Event: Care Packages & Rachel’s Story

Mission Project: Bless Them With Band-Aids

Mission Project: No-sew Fleece Blankets

Mission Project: Operation Sandwich

Mission Project: Pillowcase Dresses

The Sonshine Box



5 Ways to Keep Absent Team Members in the Loop

8 Habits of an Effective Women’s Ministry

8 Steps to Take After a Ministry Fail

10 Agenda Tips

11 Time Savers for Busy Women’s Ministry Leaders

12 Ways Women’s Ministry Teams Can Warmly Welcome Guests

Calendar Planning: 3 Critical Questions

Creative Uses for Name Tags

Double-Duty Door Prize Slips

How to Ask Women to Serve on Your Leadership Team

How to Build a Women’s Ministry Binder

How to Build a Women’s Ministry Team

How to Minister to Angry Women

How to Minister to Spiritually Mismatched Women

How to Pick the Best Date for Your Women’s Ministry Event

How to Recruit Women’s Ministry Team Members

How to Select Your Verse & Theme for the Year

How to Share the Best Devotional Ever

How to Start or Rebuild a Women’s Ministry

Seven Super Survey Questions

The Best Devotional You Can Share

The Best Women’s Ministry Theme Ever

The Biggest Mistake Women’s Ministry Teams Make

The Solution to Your Retreat Planning Struggles

Vision Casting for Your Women’s Ministry – Part 1

Vision Casting for Your Women’s Ministry – Part 2

What positions do you need to fill on your team?

What Women Really Want from Your Women’s Ministry

Why Name Tags are Important

Why Women’s Ministry Events Need Great Icebreakers

Why Women Aren’t Coming to Your Women’s Ministry Events

Women’s Ministry Job Descriptions – Part 1

Women’s Ministry Job Descriptions – Part 2

Women’s Ministry Planning Using Pinterest

Women’s Ministry Supply Box

Women’s Ministry Surveys: Online vs. Printed



6 Ways to Pray for Your Team

8 Prayers for Your Team (Free Printable)

8 Ways to Ramp Up Prayer Before Your Event

Gathering Prayer Requests

How to Pray Boldly and Confidently

How to Start a Prayer Group

My Favorite Prayer Cards and 8 Ways to Use Them

Prayer: Direct vs. Bless

Prayer Group Guide (Free Printable)

Prayer Station Ideas for Your Retreat

Prayer Tip: Partner Up

Setting Up a Prayer Room for Your Retreat

Teach Your Team to Pray Out Loud



8 Tips for Designing Your Ministry’s Logo

13 Ways to Publicize Events Inside Your Church

13 More Ways You Can Publicize Events Inside Your Church

25 Ways to Publicize Events Outside Your Church Walls

Attention Grabbing Publicity

Brand New Publicity Idea for Reaching Your Neighbors

Create a Page on Facebook

Hanging Publicity

Publicity Checklist

Publicity Secret: Bathrooms

Updating Your Publicity

What You Need to Include in Your Newsletter



5 Essentials Items for Your Speaker’s Welcome Bag

Gather and Glean: Speaker Search

Questions for Potential Speakers

What Your Speaker Needs to Know


Thank You’s, Gifts, and Favors:

$10 (or less) Door Prize Ideas

10 Tips for Thank You Notes

15 Creative Ways to Giveaway Door Prizes

Door Prize Idea

Mother’s Day Door Prize Ideas 

Minty Thank You (Free Printable)

No More Notecard Stress

Thank You Postcards

The Door Prize Basket


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