Need some help selecting the theme for your next women's ministry event?

I frequently receive requests for women’s ministry themes.

If you’ve tried to search the site for a list, you’ve likely found there isn’t one.

When it comes to telling you what your theme or focus should be, well, this is one area in which I am certain God does not want me to offer a list of options or ideas.

I’ve personally and repeatedly experienced the difference in event and women’s ministry themes that came about from seeking the Lord’s direction through prayer and His Word and ones that did not.

I want God’s best for you, for your ministry, and your women!

Why I Don’t Share a List of Women’s Ministry Themes

1. God has something specific in mind for your specific women in your specific church.

I know from personal experience that He will reveal a specific scripture verse or topic if you earnestly pray, listen, and read the Word. It’s never been what I would have picked on my own. Not ever.

I don’t know what your women need at your next event. I don’t know what message they need to hear or what verse God wants to impress upon their hearts.

I know they need to learn how to pray and how to read the Bible on their own – so I do offer materials and training to address both those needs.

But as for your verse or theme for your year or event, only God knows.

Can God use a theme you’ve found online? Sure, He can. He is God, after all.

But how much better would a verse or theme from the Lord, specific to the needs of your specific women be?

I don’t want you to miss what the Lord has planned for your women. Ever.

If you’re not sure how to discern what God wants for your girls, please check out this post here.

2. Many themes are focused more on the décor, than on the message.

While it can be fun (for some) to coordinate your décor, devotional, food, and game, that’s not what most your women want or need.

Last fall I conducted a survey over of 1100 women about women’s ministry events.

Over and over again they expressed their dislike for events with an emphasis on décor and “fluff.” The word “cheesy” came up repeatedly. They’ll take a pass on cutesy every single time.

As one woman said, “Sadly, there is much fluff and no substance. Lots of time, effort, energy put into the theme, setup, decorating but the teachings are often shallow.”

And she was not alone in expressing her dislike for events that looked more like Vacation Bible School than an event for women.

While God might eventually lead you to a kit in a box or a pin on Pinterest, we miss out when we neglect to seek His direction first.

When we use God’s Word as the cornerstone for our events, we show our women the value of God’s Word.

The next time you need to select a theme for your event or women’s ministry year, I pray you’ll look to the Lord and ask Him to show you what your women need.

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” James 1:5

He is faithful.

You may also want to read:
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How to Select Your Verse and Women’s Ministry Theme for the Year
Prayer: Direct vs. Bless
3 Keys to Planning a Successful Women’s Ministry Event
Why Women Aren’t Coming to Your Women’s Ministry Events

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