Women Ministry Department
About the Women’s Ministry Department
The Women’s Ministry Department address the spiritual, emotional, physical, and social needs of women in the church and the community. All women 18 years and over are automatically catered for in this Department.
We exist to uphold, encourage and challenge women in their pilgrimage as disciples of Jesus Christ and members of His church. As women, we are called to NURTURE our sisters, to EMPOWER them for service and then to focus all that we have learned on OUTREACH to others.
For the next 2 years, the Department’s main focus will be on the nurture and spiritual growth of women. We will therefore aim to provide programmes and opportunities which support women on their personal development journey, whilst encouraging them to draw closer to God and to give them opportunities to lead and serve using their knowledge, skills, gifts and talent.
Events / Activities
Women Ministry Night – Women’s Ministry Department hosts meetings with the women of the church (known as Women’s Ministry Night). This is when we invite all the women (18 and over) to a meeting usually focused on the business of the department or to provide fellowship and fun.
This is where the Leadership team provide an update and get feedback and suggestions on activities so the women have a forum in which to be involved with shaping what the Department does. Do look out for the next one. The aim is to have at least 2 of these activities each year. (The first one was held in February 2022). Continue to watch this space for the next meeting.
The Best You Can Be – Nurture Series (February 18th – May 6th 2022 This is a series geared toward personal growth and spiritual development. It was held weekly every Friday at 7:00 pm on Zoom for over 12 weeks. It featured a variety of dynamic facilitators covering a range of topics which will help to set you on the path of making lives and relationships better. The sessions are very interactive and attendees share, learn and grow together over the series.
‘The Best You Can Be’ Celebration Fellowship Garden Party – Sunday June 12th 2022 in Croydon, Surrey, UK. The Garden party was the opportunity to meet some of the lovely persons who have been sharing with us over the past 12 weeks in the Best You Can Be series.
International Women’s Day of Prayer – March – This is celebrated annually during International Women’s Month (normally 2nd Sabbath) as a precursor to International Women’s Day. This is a prayer service where we join in prayer as a global church family for women in our church community and around the world. Special focus is given to the Women’s Ministries’ Six Challenge Issues which are critical issues that impact women worldwide:
3. Health Threats for Women
4. Women’s Workload
5. Abuse and Domestic Violence
6. Lack of Training
We had our last International Women’s Day of Prayer service on March 5th where the theme was ‘Praying in the Last Days. You can watch the service on the following link:
My Sister My Friend – Summer 2022 – This is a joint programme for teenage girls and is being executed in collaboration with the Youth Ministry Department. It ran for 10 weeks on Fridays each week from Friday July 1st to Friday, September 2nd.
The My Sister, My Friend (MSMF) program aims to teach adolescent and teen girls essential knowledge and life skills to foster a healthy sense of self-worth and self-confidence while nurturing their spiritual life.
In this programme, the young girls will find security and the freedom to talk about issues they face at home, in school, or elsewhere. They are free from judgment and embarrassment while receiving loving guidance, sound advice, and Christ-centred principles for their situations.
Women’s Ministry Emphasis Day – Sabbath July 16th 2022 – This is an annual event on the WM Dept. calendar. Watch this space for this day of praise, worship and celebration of God’s goodness. The theme this year will be: Heroines of Faithfulness.
End it Now Emphasis Day – August 2022 – This is an annual calendar event for the department so watch this space to ascertain how the Department will observe this important issue this year.
Thinking Well, Living Well – Coming in Autumn 2022 – This will be a collaboration with the Health Ministry Department. Watch this space for more details.