Naomi – Ruth Fellowship Director
Sis. Jan Fargell
Truth Tabernacle – 1993
This is a generation of troubled youth. Drugs, cults, and peer pressure attack our young people on ever level. As a result, all teens just need somebody – an adult – to confide in. Unfortunately, many are reluctant to confide in their parents. To provide this opportunity is the purpose of the Naomi – Ruth Fellowship. The concept is simple: each young preson’s name is placed on a form along with their ages, birthdays, and other pertinent information. Those wishing to participate draw a name at random. They agree to make themselves available as a ‘mentor’ and prayer partner to this young person for one year. They pray for them each day. They offer encouragement and positive, uplifting advice when needed. They provide a listening ear when requested by the young person. They spend some time with the young person when possible. They send them occasional cards or notes to encourage them spiritually and emotionally. In short, they are there to provide encouragement and reinforce the importance of the church, their pastor, and their parents in their lives.
To administer and motivate the Naomi-Ruth Fellowship in a manner that will involve as many of the ladies and girls of the church as possible. Major focus will be placed upon the annual commitment dinner and then encouraging the ministry throughout the year. By focusing on this ministry, the Ladies and girls of the church will be strengthened and encouraged spiritually.
1. Must be filled with the Holy Ghost.
2. Must meet the qualifications for church membership
3. Must be loyal to the Pastor.
4. Must be willing to work in harmony with others.
5. Must carry a burden for the Naomi-Ruth Ministry.
6. Must be able to instill enthusiasm and excitement for the ministry
7. Must be able to motivate ladies to involvement.
8. Must be a lover of souls.
9. Must be faithful and dependable in accomplishing duties.
** Shall oversee and supervise all operations of the Naomi-Ruth fellowship under the direction of the Ladies Ministry Director. Shall seek to implement this ministry with tact, zeal and love.
** Shall work diligently to include as many of the church ladies in the Naomi-Ruth Fellowship as possible.
a. Should personally invite all ladies to participate in the
b. Should encourage all young ladies in the church (12-19 years of age) to participate in the ministry.
** Shall coordinate and oversee the annual Naomi-Ruth Fellowship Dinner, encouraging as many as are able to attend, to do so.
a. Shall be held close to the first of the year. Date to be determined by the pastor and Ladies Ministry Director.
b. Dinner will be held ‘pot-luck’ style at the church, with all ladies and youth encouraged to bring a dish for the fellowship dinner.
c. Special speaker should be selected and approved well in advance by the Pastor (at least 6 months). Speaker will speak on the importance of spiritual ‘mentorship’ and the role of women in the
Bible in teaching and training the younger women.
** Shall oversee the annual dramatic presentation that is provided at the annual fellowship dinner. This short dramatic presentation is to stress the importance having spiritual mentors in our lives. May focus on a Bible story or may be contemporary with today’s needs. Dramatic presentation should be decided upon at least 4 months prior to the fellowship dinner and all scriptsare to be approved by the pastor.
a. Suggested drama story lines:
– The Bible story of Ruth and Naomi as told given in the Bible
– The Bible story of Ruth / Naomi enacted in a contemporary setting and time.
** Shall coordinate the commitment portion of the Fellowship dinner service in which all ladies select, at random, a young person to take as a prayer partner and to encourage throughout the year.
a. All young girls in the church may be included in the selection process, regardless if they are able to attend the fellowship dinner or not.
** Shall provide to all ladies participating the guidelines for being a part of the Naomi- Ruth Fellowship. These guidelines are as follows:
a. Shall pray for your chosen young person each day.
b. Shall let the young lady know you are praying for them each day and if they ever need someone to talk to that you are available.
c. Should the young person approach you needing advice, should strongly encourage the young person to ALSO talk to the pastor and parents if needed.
d. Should encourage the young person throughout the year, complementing occasionally and sharing anything that would be spiritually uplifting.
e. Should the young person be open to it (and if their parents don’t mind) consider inviting the young person to spend time with you doing something you would both enjoy doing together.
Strive to establish a casual friendship.
f. If you see the young person discouraged in any way, encourage them and let them know you are praying for them.
g. Should send them occasional cards and notes to encourage them spiritually and emotionally.
h. Should remember them on special days (birthdays, graduation, Christmas, etc) with a card. A small gift is NOT necessary but is an option if you wish.
** Shall ‘tag-in’ with the ladies involved in the Naomi-Ruth Fellowship at least twice a during the year to offer encouragement and to see if there is any advice you can offer.
a. Keep the Pastor and Ladies Ministry director informed with the status of the fellowship with periodic verbal reports. Shall see the Ladies Ministry Director if any problems or questions, and then the Pastor if the Ladies Ministry Director feels it needs his attention.
** Shall work with the Pastor and Ladies Ministry Director to select an assistant to help you in all aspects of your departmental duties.
** Shall endeavor to not schedule any departmental activities on Monday night. Monday will be known as “Family Night” and all church members are encouraged to stay home with their families on this night.
** Shall be an example to the church in faithfulness by attending all church services and functions.
** Shall be an example to the church in soulwinning by being continually involved in the Home Bible Study Ministry, or some other form of outreach ministry.
** Shall be an example to the church in spiritual growth by coming at least one-half hour before each service to pray.
** Shall attend all Ladies Ministry Departmental Planning Times.
** If unable to attend a Ladies Planning Meeting because of an emergency, shall inform the Ladies Ministry Director in advance and endeavor to have a substitute attend in your place.
** Shall perform additional duties as required.