Connect Women was conceived from the voices of many women, when asked, ‘What do you need in women’s ministry?’ Although, answers were widely varied, the common thread was a need for someplace to belong, be accountable and to feel that people noticed you were there or not, someplace and some way to feel a connection to others.
So, the purpose that will drive this ministry will be to create avenues of connection between women. We want to make sure this ministry will be All inclusive, considering ALL ages and walks of life.
This will not happen by simply having an annual event of some kind, although that will happen. It will continue to evolve by listening to what and where the needs are.
Ongoing development areas...
- Large events
- One or two large events a year geared toward all ladies and community
- Fellowship events
- Monthly or bi-monthly fun get-togethers, such as movie night, girl’s night out at a restaurant or just something light and fun.
- Small groups
- Based on interests expressed, we will be developing numerous diverse Small groups that will meet the needs of many looking for a place to belong, serve and develop relationships.
- Jesus developed his small group with people from all walks of life and though very different, they learned to love and trust each other with their very lives. Relationships hold us together during life’s challenges. That relationship, accountability, and intimacy a small group provides is the glue that holds us together in life’s challenges when, without that connection, it would be easier to walk away when things get tough.
- A successful Women’s ministry will not only meet the needs of the body by ministering to each other but will overflow into the community around us.
- Ministering to leadership
- To have a healthy ministry, we need a strong core of leadership, and trust therein. I have already met with the ladies in leadership in the church in 4 different lunch meetings. This was to be a time of refreshing, thanking them for their service, getting to know each other a bit and start building that trust and solid core. I feel like that was accomplished, as a beginning.