While outreach and evangelism are critical for any church ministry, let’s not forget to minister to the women whom are already in the faith and within arm’s reach. God’s Word says,
Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone – especially to those in the family of faith. Galatians 6:10 NLT
As such, I have 10 thoughtful in-reach ideas for your women’s ministry:
- Host a work night to make frozen dinners for a sick, busy or new mom. Not only does this make a great fellowship, but it will certainly help a sister out!
- There is nothing more touching than receiving a “God Box.” Get your DIY skills on and fill it full of encouraging items, like a praise and worship CD and chocolates.
- Shower someone with cards! Ask women to send a card with a nice note and scripture to someone in need of cheer.
- Put together a sustenance basket. Fill it with magazines, crossword puzzles, a Bible, snacks, a roll of quarters and other items that will sustain a family while they sit with a sister at the hospital.
- Offer to babysit for large and foster families so the mom can get a real break. Several families can be served at one time.
- Hold a mini-church service at a bedridden sister’s home, complete with singing, prayer and Bible study. Include much laughter.
- Send care packages filled with helpful items to your collegiate girls. Provide names and phone numbers for when they need a listening ear or encouragement.
- Periodically host a meet and greet for some of your newer female church members to better connect with them. Consider hosting it in someone’s home for a cozy atmosphere.
- Pause your Bible study class or fellowship to lay hands on and pray over a woman who is either sick or overly burdened. Please bring tissue.
- Host a woman’s night of worship. You can bring me a casserole, send me a card or call me, but nothing ministers or refreshes me more than a corporate worship session with other women.
Remember, in-reach is just as critical to the overall health of the women’s ministry of your church as outreach.
Share With Each Other: How do you reach in to the women in your church? Leave a comment below.