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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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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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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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