Purpose of Women's Ministry
Women's Ministries has four fold purposes:
- Spiritual Renewal
- Meeting Social Needs
- Personal Growth in Christ
- Bringing people to Christ
What is Ministry?
Ministry is demonstrating God's love by meeting the needs of people who already know Him as well as those who can be reached for Him.
(A designer's guide for creative women's ministries)
Why a Women's Ministry?
Women and girls in our churches and in the community have known for generations that all women have needs, and everyone has gifts and talents to enrich and beautify the lives of others. But women of the new millennium are different in many ways from their grandmothers. Our families have changed, and the society has changed, in fact, the world has changed!
The women of today know new stresses, time pressures and expectations of others that her grandmother never knew. In today's busy world, with its noise and hurry, there is often a vacuum and loneliness.
Therefore, the greatest need of every woman is for a friend. Everyone needs a friend who is nonjudgmental, understanding and loves unconditionally. Only God can really do all these things but He uses people to love each other for Him. We are His hands, His feet, and His heart-reaching out in love.
In the last week of Jesus' life, He told of how we could tell who belonged to Him. And He said the sign of the saved is not the number of sermons we preach, or books that we may read or write, or buildings we have built. The sign of the saved is our love of the least.
In Matthew 25:34 - 40 we find the standard for our services. The King says; "I was hungry....I was thirsty......I was sick.....I was in prison, I was away from home and you gave me."
Then He is asked, "When did we ever see you like this?
And He answered, "in a much as ye did it to one of the least of these by brethren, ye did it to me." Anything you did for someone in need, you did it for Jesus.
Love for the forgotten.
Concern for the overlooked.
Sometimes, if we are tempted to think that God is hard to please, we need to remember that in this text the work is SIMPLE - food, drink, an invitation, and care.
DOING ORDINARY THINGS WITH EXTRAORDINARY LOVE IS MINISTRY