This activity focuses on love and is especially relevant around Valentine’s Day but works well any time of year. It will help each woman feel loved and appreciated for their contribution to the group and help them grow together as a ministry.
Post-it notepads, pens, blank notebooks
Have the women sit in a group with one chair placed in the middle. Each woman is given a post-it notepad with a pen. One by one the women take turns (going around the circle) and sitting in the “Love Chair” that is in the middle.
As each one sits down, the ladies in the group write something positive about that person on the post-it. Then each one takes a turn, reads out loud what they wrote and shares why they wrote that particular thing. Then they place the post-it on the woman in the middle of the circle covering her with positive messages. This is a powerful way to make each woman feel loved and appreciated and shows her the effect she has on another woman.
At the end – when all women have had a turn sitting in the middle Love Chair – they take the post-its off of them and place them in a small blank note book. This is something tangible they can look back at when they need encouragement.
You can make simple books for each woman out of card stock that is punched on the side with two holes and tied together with ribbon. If you want to make something more permanent, purchase small photo albums.