Women’s Ministries is an opportunity for the local church to touch the lives of women by the power of Jesus Christ through outreach, ministry groups and discipleship. Through this exciting ministry, Christian women are touching the world in varied and creative ways. They are reaching beyond personal interests and comfort zones to embrace women of all ages, races, professions and social standings. They are building an environment for women to mentor women — a place where women can learn, practice biblical love and feel God’s love in a very real way.
Since its beginnings in 1925, Women’s Ministries has evolved into a vital and powerful ministry which involves every woman in the local church. Women’s Ministries is women ministering in the choir or the church nursery, teaching a Bible study, holding prayer meetings, directing a mother’s day out program, organizing Event Evangelism outreaches, or directing mission projects. Ministry Groups may be as varied as women’s imaginations and the call God places on each individual heart. Women’s Ministries is women ministering. The more women involved, the more will be accomplished for the glory of God. Through Women’s Ministries, every woman will find a place of ministry and every woman will be ministered to according to her need.
As you take a moment to observe the women in your church, consider what you see. You will likely notice women sitting alone, women sitting with their husbands and children, women sitting with friends and women in the choir. You will see women of all ages: some may be single and some married. Others may be widowed or divorced. They come from different backgrounds. Within the mix you may notice businesswomen, college students, professionals, homemakers, politicians, and retirees. But every one of them share a common need: to personally know and be known by the Master. Our hope is that as you read about the formation and development of the Assemblies of God Women’s Ministries you will catch a vision and that with the help of the Holy Spirit, may you be encouraged to share the hope of the gospel with women in a more profound way. Leadership is an incredible responsibility, but with God’s help and blessing, it is most certainly a truly rewarding calling.