WOMEN'S Ministry Ideas and Tools
Every decision we make is pushed through our window, otherwise known as our 'worldview'. What is a worldview? It's the grid through which we push our thoughts. And that grid determines our response to daily life. It also determines how we do women's ministry.
In this section, we will offer tools to help shape the “why” of women’s ministry as well as the “how”. Too often we want the practical ideas without understanding the driving force behind the program. Approaching women’s ministry with a biblical philosophy moves us away from seeing women as part of a “program” and toward viewing the program as a means to nurture a women’s relationship with her God and others.
In the months to come, we will carry articles that will describe the doctrinal basis for women’s ministry but for now, this is the best way I can describe why we do what we do on our local church. We take seriously that promises God made to Abraham in Genesis 12 and Genesis 17 when He declared that He had chosen Abraham, a moon worshiper, to be His child. God promised Abraham that from that day forward, Abraham would never be alone – God would be with Him.
So how does this affect the way we do women’s ministry? First, we see every program as a means and not an end. Each program is a tool for helping women connect with other daughters of the King for cultivating community and equipping women to become channels of God’s compassion in a fallen world.
When you intentionally plan your year through that grid, the program becomes genuine ministry.
One of the most important tasks of a women’s ministry leader is to put together a team that works like a well-oiled machine. In this section you will find practical ideas that will guide you through the maze of team building.
Ministry driven programs are planned with an eye on excellence in details. These articles will help you be intentional in making women feel loved and special, as well as energized and equipped for living daily life through the grid of scriptures.