Women’s Ministry

Do You Need Tips In Ministry Team Building

Team building is an important aspect of getting started in ministry. The past 10 blogs focused on getting a ministry started whether, a church based ministry or a ministry outside the walls of the church building. My personal experience comes from both dynamics. I served as a volunteer women’s ministry director and as a church staff women’s minister. I also developed a women’s ministry outside the traditional church organization, OnFire Ministries. Either way, I serve churches and women in churches, and I love it!   One common link between a …

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Planning Requires Dreaming, Then You Narrow the Focus

Narrow the focus is your last step of preparation for your first step of planning in ministry. So far, we covered 8 steps of getting started in ministry and we haven’t even left the starting position. Following these steps plus today’s step gives clarity and confidence as we move forward in getting your ministry started.   Yes, it seems like a lot of preliminary stuff to go through. However,  you will be glad you took the time when you are not floundering with what is the next thing.   In …

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Planning in Ministry Doesn’t Need To Be Boring 

Planning in ministry can mean a lot of different things. You may be planning an event, your calendar of events for the year, how to move forward in a new direction, and the list goes on. I am a planner so this part of ministry is a natural and necessary thing. It is hard to see how anyone can do ministry without serious planning, but serious planning doesn’t mean boring.   My Favorite Place To Begin When Planning In Ministry Have a dream session! Dream Sessions are a very effective …

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Core Values Connect To Every Stage Of Getting A Ministry Started

Core Values get down to the heart of your ministry. They show who you are and what matters to you above all else. These basic principles reflect what you believe and help define your purpose. You and I do what we do based on our belief system and how we understand our personal and ministry purpose. Identifying and making known your core values is step number six of this procedure.   The past five steps identified in this blog series: God’s Calling, God’s Commission, and Getting Your Ministry Started Prayer Should Be At Every …

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When Beginning Your Ministry, You Need People, Passion, and Passionate People

In this blog series, our focus is about getting started in ministry; today, I want to talk about passionate people. I love Jesus and I love being in ministry. Jesus and ministry are both about people. Jesus loves people; therefore, He calls us to ministry to be a reflection of His love.   People are important to us when we are getting started in ministry because people are important to Jesus. He calls people, loves people, and ministers to people through people. Therefore, people must be a key part of our ministry. …

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If You Are Getting Started In Ministry, You Need A Mission Statement

Mission statements have been a part of my life since God called me and commissioned me. I discovered the need for a mission statement when I led the women’s ministry in my home church fourteen years ago. Eleven years ago I was in the beginning stages of developing OnFire Ministries. Once again I recognized the need for a mission statement because I saw the usefulness, guidance, and focus I found in taking this important step.   Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that …

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You Need A Vision to Move Forward in Ministry

Vision is the ability to see. Our vision helps us to see what is directly in front of us as well as what is in the distance. We can enhance our vision by looking through binoculars. With binoculars, objects that are far away appear to be right in front of our eyes. When relating vision to ministry, vision speaks of the ability to see with eyes of faith.   This is part of a blog series about getting your ministry started.   Maybe you have been following God’s call in …

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The Day God Called Me to Women’s Ministry

I will never forget the day God called me to women’s ministry. I understood that God was calling me. However, I had no idea what that meant for a thirty-seven year old woman with three daughters, a husband, a job, and a very busy life. The only thing I knew to do was pray that God would reveal His will. The cry of my heart was, “Send me; I will go.”     Three months went by and I heard nothing else from God. I decided not to tell anyone except my …

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