This year, you will plan your church’s one hundred millionth women’s tea. The women will arrive, potluck offerings in hand. They will find a seat a table that is beautifully decorated, sipping on tea, and noshing on shared bites. A singer will lead them in several songs to set the mood. The speaker will address the group. We will laugh. We will cry. We may feel convicted or inspired. Then the ladies will pick up their purses, say their goodbyes, and head out the door.
It’s the same old Women’s Ministry routine you have been executing for as far back as you can remember. Perhaps you really like these special events. Or, it’s just “what has always been done”. You see the same faces, you may have even long given up on trying to attract the women who don’t attend.
Or, maybe you lay awake at night… knowing there is something more to Women’s Ministry than what you have been doing. You can feel the Lord is calling you to something different. You don’t know how. Or what it would look like. You just know that you are not satisfied with the same old, same old.
What if I was to suggest that the Lord is not calling you to something necessarily new… but instead the Lord is bringing you back to the way it was mean to be?
In the month of August we are going to look at the Biblical defense of Women’s Ministry (why we should have one), the Biblical Model of Women’s Ministry (what it should look like), The Detour (where we went wrong), and how to Reroute (find our way back). We will also look at Significant Female Leaders in the early church through modern times.
It is time to breathe New Life into the Women’s Ministry.