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27 November 2015

Ministry to women

Ministry to women

Looking for inspiration for your women's ministry?

Here is what is happening in some churches:

The New Testament Church of God
Womens Ministry department organises conferences retreats etc. specifically for women. They also have qualified female counsellors are also available to help women in times of need and also offer training in counselling to women.

Good Women of God
Part of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Good Women Fellowship

MWiB (Methodist Women in Britain)
Encourages women to develop creative Christian spirituality and practical social action in a global context.

South Eastern Baptist Association Women's Ministry
Seeks to encourage women in their Christian faith, to offer teaching and fellowship.  It works with networks and churches in the South East.

CONVENTIONS

Northern Womens Convention Midland Womens Convention  London Women's Convention
Non-denominational annual conferences for women.

Courses for women

CWR offer courses as part of the Inspiring Women ministry.  They also publish Inspring Women Every Day a daily devotional.

Resources for a women's small group

God's Design for Women by Sharon James
A six session DVD based course
Available from Clear Cut Media

Twelve women of the Bible Study Guide with DVD: Life changing stories for women today by Amena Brown, Elisa Morgan, Jeanne Stevens, Jonalyn Grace Filcher, Lysa Ter Keurse and Naomi Zacharias.
A 12 session DVD study.

Am I beautiful? By Chine Mbubaegbu ISBN 978 1780780603 Published by Authentic. 2013
A book that looks at inner beauty, outer beauty and self esteem that reminds us that Christian women can be confident, Christ-reflecting women that they were created to be. Includes prayers and questions that could be used for small group discussions

Simply Relevant: Finding balance (relational small group Bible studies for women) by Linda Crawford. ISBN 0764441424 Published by Group publishing 2010

What the Bible is all about for women by Lisa Harper  ISBN 0830744061 published by Regal Books 2007
A series of weekly studies in the Bible for women.

Biblical Womanhood: Ten studies for individuals or groups by Sarah Collins. Published by the Good Book Company 9781907377532 £3.00 but discounts available for bulk purchases. Aims to answer such questions as: - What does the Bible say about the ‘big issues’ facing women today? - How should this affect my own life? - How can I be helped to live like this in a society with a very different agenda? 

Books

Book of uncommon prayer by Annie Heppenstall: lityrgies and paryers exploring inclusive language and Biblical imagery of the female divine and the natural world. Published June 2015 by Kevin Mayhew ISBN 978-1848677920

Woman to Woman: be equipped to minister to and lead women. The book written by a range of  Christian women from all walks of life; based on the Woman to Woman course run by the CWR womens team at Waverley Abbey.

Building an effective women’s ministry by Sharon Jaynes. Published July 2005 by Harvest House publishers 0736916091

Preaching that speaks to women by Alice Mathews. ISBN 0851119908 Published by IVP 2003

Connecting Women: A relational guide for leaders in Women's ministry. ISBN 0801068118 published by Baker Books 2007

Womens Ministry in the 21st century published by Group publishing 2004

All books and resources listed should be avaialble from your local Christian bookseller or from online retailers unless otherwise stated.

websites

her.meneutics. The Christianity Today blog for women, news and analysis from the perspective of American evangelical women.
blog.christianitytoday.com/women/

Todays Christian Woman Another site from Christianity Today. Includes stories from those leading women's ministries.
http://www.todayschristianwoman.com/topics/church-ministry/womens-ministry/

Am I Beautiful Blog from Chine Mbubaegbu author of the book Am I Beautiful? (see above)
http://amibeautiful.co.uk/author/chinembubaegbu/

This listing is provided for information and is not intended to be a recommendation of any particular resource. If you think there are any key resources missing from this list please let us know info@eauk.org