Women’s Ministries: Women Ministering to Women
There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us. (1 Corinthians 12:4-11, NLT)
Women’s ministries is not always a formally structured ministry and/or event in a church, but rather is the simple act of women ministering to women. I’ve found churches that have women’s ministries that are simple, organic, and natural. Bible study groups formed out of the desire to get into the Word, events to celebrate something, fundraisers for worthy causes, or to just have a party – these are often where we get to know each other and minister to each other. We also have some churches that have organized, growing, and very well-planned women’s ministries. They too have taken the heart call of women to nurture and have led women into ministries that go far beyond what we can do on our own.
Whatever your “Women’s Ministry” looks like, it will indeed have the heart of the women closely attached. As a team, we desire to be available to help you in your call to women. Please feel free to contact us as needed.
Director of Women’s Ministries for the CPD
Woman to Woman: Mentor Handbook
Joy Huebert has written a how-to manual on mentoring called the Woman to Woman: Mentor Handbook. You can also listen to the introductory videos by Joy below:
Developments in National Women’s Ministry
There has been restructuring at the National Ministry Centre regarding a few of our C&MA ministries, and one of the ministries impacted is the national Women’s Ministry with the position of National Director being dissolved as of June 30, 2018. Please be assured you that this does not mean the end of Women’s Ministry, but it does mean that the format has changed.
National Women’s Ministry will continue through the ministry of district Women’s Ministry Directors. This National Women’s Ministry Network will continue to provide vision and oversight for Women’s Ministry to ensure that each district is provided with resources, support, and the opportunity to network with other districts. There are six districts in Canada, with five currently represented by a District Director. As of July 1, 2018, Cheryl Peitsch assumed the role of the Facilitator/Chair of the National Women’s Ministry Network Team.
Secondary to the structural changes, there will no longer by a national Women’s Ministry project. The previous project, Hope for the Brokenhearted ended on December 31, 2018. The decision to do this was made secondary to some promotional challenges, which impacted the support of this very worthwhile project.
Website & Links
The website for Alliance Women in the Pacific District is the best place to connect with Women’s Ministry and find news and events. Click here to visit the site!
C&MA National Women’s Ministry – click on ‘Learn More’ at the Women’s Ministries section at the bottom of the page!