For years I have mourned the assumption by many that Women’s Ministries is a silly social group layered in “bubble gum” themes, and am concerned that we are not always our best advocates.
Women desire both community connection and life-giving content infused with the Gospel. Because we live in a broken world, we fully experience all that it is to be human. Love. Loss. Pain. Joy. Elation. Brokeness. Concern. Longing. Loneliness. Our roles and relationships leave us exhausted. The Women’s Ministries group is a safe, loving place where Christ is welcomed as central to everything we do.
And so – we can choose better! Infuse meaning into every act. Every time we gather we have the opportunity to make this holy time. Use symbols, projects, tutorials, and even….(gasp) celebrations to make the main thing *the main thing. Infuse JOY! Allow the Spirit to transform your women.
IDEAS! Simply Wonderful Programs. This is an IDEAs platform where you can browse and identify programs that can be adapted to your location. Find free downloads and materials that can be used without hours and hours of preparation. Use these resources for other groups as well- you are limited only by your own imagination! I have determined to present only cost-conscious ideas as prices do not determine effectiveness. Currently serving in Moldova, Eastern Europe, I am keenly aware that inspiration and connection are achieved as women spin “hay into gold”.
Find some of our favorite ideas for your group on this blog site, and if you like them, leave a positive comment! Seeking creative inspiration? Yes! Always! Fight to create the group you’ve always dreamed of.
Major Ronda Gilger grace4ashes