Is your women’s ministry team intent on creating a welcoming atmosphere for the regular attenders as well as visitors? Do you know what criterion first-time visitors use to decide if they will return to your church next Sunday, or if they will return to a service after visiting your women’s ministry event? What kinds of things draw them; what pushes them away?
How do the women in your church relate to each other? What does a visitor see when she walks in the door? Are there age-cliques? Does she overhear gossip? “. . . walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Eph. 4:1-3).
Are your women’s ministry programs intent on developing mature relationships with Christ even if it means stepping out of comfort zones? Is there involvement out of love for the Lord and others? “Now the God of peace . . . equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen” (Heb. 13:20-21).
We invite you to consider Just Between Us (JBU) as part of your women’s ministry team. We have a large network of resources and articles available for you to use. Browse our website for creative and exciting ideas and links.