101 Women’s Ministry Ideas

101 Women’s Ministry Ideas
Author Unknown

Success in the church will take place only when there are more ministries than programs.

People don’t need more programs. They need ministries that will meet their needs where they are.

To be successful in your personal ministry, find a need and fill it!

Below are 101 ideas to get you started in a successful Women’s Ministry!

1. Check the Women’s Ministries websites on the internet for ideas.
2. Buy a current Women’s Ministries devotional book
3. Plan a “Working Mothers” seminar to help women who juggle home and work
4. Be sure your church has a Women’s Ministries leader
5. Encourage diversity on your Women’s Ministries committee: age, race, education, affluence, and marital, single/divorced
6. Establish a mentoring program in your church
7. Write a devotional for the Women’s Ministries devotional book
8. Teach women how to have personal Bible study/devotions and to give a Bible study
9. Know what skills the women in your church have to share
10. Start or empower someone to start a grief support group
11. Have a ministry for women in your community who have lost a baby-stillborn or by miscarriage
12. Take time to listen when someone is hurting
13. Begin a literacy program in your community
14. Begin a women’s Bible study group
15. Mentor someone personally
16. Attend a woman’s retreat
17. Help plan a woman’s retreat
18. Be sure the Women’s Ministry events are on the church calendar
19. Teach women to do breast self-examinations
20. Be sure all women in your church know their value in Jesus Christ
21. Know what the Church statements are in regards to women
22. Put a Women’s Day of Prayer on your church calendar
23. Invite a neighbor to a Women’s Ministries event
24. Make certain your Pastor understands Women’s Ministries and ask for his support
25. Start a car mechanics class for women to learn how to change a tire, oil, and basic maintenance
26. Disciple a new believer
27. Have a prayer chain: help women know how to pray when they get a request
28. Have an intentional program in your church for women who want counseling
29. Have an program for young girls regarding sexual purity and HIV
30. Ask your Church to include women on the platform for all meetings
31. Be sure your church Women’s Ministries leader is involved on the church board
32. Ask that the WOW women leaders be introduced to the church
33. Urge your Church fund Women’s Ministries as other departments
34. Help your church’s Women’s Ministries to have a realistic budget and stick to it
35. Teach a Leadership course and then teach it to others
36. Help raise funds for a mission project
37. Help your Women’s Ministries serve in a mission outreach
38. Write and distribute a Women’s Ministries newsletter
39. Attend at least one yearly leadership training seminar
40. Read at least one leadership book a year
41. Support the Women’s Ministries director over you
42. Tell a young woman about the mentoring program
43. Know your spiritual gifts and help other women know theirs too
44. Evaluate each program. Don’t get discouraged – learn from them
45. When your church elects officers and delegates, be sure women are included
46. When your Church elects leaders, suggest women to be included
47. Make sure all women have opportunities to use their ministry gifts
48. Give opportunities for women to learn to speak in public
49. Help establish a women’s prayer group in your church or neighborhood
50. Help women to know the value of exercise, and how to do it.
51. Work closely with your Pastor. Support him with your ministries
52. Fill out a data base form for WOW and invite other women in leadership to do so also
53. Educate your church board regarding all forms of abuse
54. Donate money to Women’s Ministries projects
55. Write and share a WOW newsletter
56. Offer 12 Things You’ll Want to Know about Women’s Ministries to your pastor and church board
57. Learn and teach parliamentary procedure
58. Give women opportunities to learn sound nutrition
59. Have a gynecologist talk to women about reproduction health and HIV/Aids
60. Help see that the women in your church have the opportunity to complete Leadership seminars
61. Have a retreat for teen-age girls
62. Have a stress reduction seminar or program
63. Have a gynecologist talk to women about menopause
64. Establish a Prayer seminar series in your church
65. Start a women’s section in your church library
66. Plan and carry out a public evangelistic program
67. Prepare “Welcome Home Baby” gift baskets for new mothers in your community
68. Put the an Abuse Prevention Emphasis Day on the church calendar
69. Organize a girls’ night out
70. Sponsor something special for the singles in your church
71. Pray for your pastor’s spouse
72. Send a report to WOW International about what WOW Women’s Ministries in your church is making a difference
73. Acknowledge the unique accomplishments of young people in your church
74. Write a note of encouragement to someone
75. Spend time with a sick or shut-in member
76. Organize helping teams to assist elderly or shut-in members with difficult tasks cleaning and food shopping
77. Report to your State Director what your church Women’s Ministries is accomplishing
78. Begin a women’s prayer group to pray for your church leadership
79. Read stories in the Bible of how Jesus appreciated women
80. Sponsor a project to raise money to donate to WOW International for materials
81. Support the Women’s Ministries activities in your church
82. Have a perpetual prayer box at your church that Women’s Ministries members pray over
83. Have an afternoon prayer walk in the community with the women in your church
84. Have a self-defense class at your church and invite the community women
85. Host a fellowship meal and brainstorming session and invite all women in your church
86. Make quiet-time play sets for young children to use during the church service
87. Read a book about a unique woman who has made special contributions to women in society, in the Christian world, or in your Church
88. Teach or request a seminar on financial management for women
89. Attend a Women’s Ministries seminar
90. Have abuse pamphlets available to your church members
91. Help your local women and children who have been abused
92. Adopt a “sister church” in another state
93. Thank your WOW leaders for funding and supporting the WOW Women’s
94. Get acquainted with a young girl in your church and tell her that she is special
95. Learn about the history of Women’s Ministries and share this with someone else
96. Suggest that your church have a class on organization and time management and attend it yourself
97. Volunteer to give a Bible study
98. Offer to help your pastor with visitation
99. Help the women in your church understand that Women’s Ministries is not about more programs, but is about every woman being involved in some type of ministry
100. Pray for Women’s Ministries and its leaders around the world
101. Share additional ideas!

The above article, “101 Women’s Ministry Ideas” was written by Author Unknown. The article was excerpted from www.WOWIntl.org website, Women of Worth International. May 2016.

The material is copyrighted and should not be reprinted under any other name or author. However, this material may be freely used for personal study or research purposes.

This article may not be written by an Apostolic author, but it contains many excellent principles and concepts that can be adapted to most churches. As the old saying goes, “Eat the meat. Throw away the bones.”