How to Develop Your Women's Ministry Dream Team

by Stephanie Edge

Anyone who has ever achieved excellence or greatness started with a dream. Do you know God's dream for your women's ministry? Does your women's ministry need to be refreshed with a new vision? Consider gathering a group of women to help you dream His dream for your women.

What is the function of a dream team?

  • Brainstorm a variety of ideas
  • Think creatively
  • Access and discover the needs of the women
  • Tap into the resources of your women's ministry
  • Give direction to the women's ministry team
  • "Focus on emerging trends and patterns and determine how these will affect ministry." (Julie Woodruff, Women's Minister, Long Hollow Baptist Church, Hendersonville, Tennessee.)

Fresh ideas

Here are some fresh ideas from the Dream Team at Long Hollow Baptist Church. Consider incorporating these in your ministry.

It's all in a name

Does your ministry have a name or perhaps need a new one? Take the time to christen your women's ministry. Women need to belong. By simply naming your ministry, you can cultivate a sense of belonging and identity. Women will want to participate.

Watch your language

Communication is key. What message are you sending about your ministry? Are your activities open to all? Are you effectively communicating this availability? Make sure you are not excluding women by the very language you use. Be creative, be inclusive, and watch your ministry grow.

Look around

In today's culture, we can find helpful insights for ministering to women. Check out the latest magazines, television commercials, Web sites, advertisements, and fashion trends. Great ideas for marketing and events abound. Take advantage of these resources.

God desires your ministry to be a ministry of excellence. Dare to dream God's dream for your women's ministry and allow Him the opportunity to make this dream become a reality. The future is bright!

"Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think-according to the power that works in you-to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen." (Ephesians 3:20-21, HCSB)

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