101 Ministry Ideas
Success in the church will take place only when there are more ministries than programs.  
People don't need more programs. They need ministries that will meet their needs where they are.   

To be successful in your personal ministry, find a need and fill it!  

Below are 101 ideas to get you started!

1.   Check the Women’s Ministries websites on the internet for ideas.  

2.   Buy a current Women’s Ministries devotional book

3.   Plan a “Working Mothers” seminar to help women who juggle home and work

4.   Be sure your church has a Women’s Ministries leader

5.   Encourage diversity on your Women’s Ministries committee—age, race, education, affluence, and       marital—single/divorced

6.   Establish a mentoring program in your church

7.   Write a devotional for the Women’s Ministries devotional book

8.   Teach women how to have personal Bible study/devotions and to give a Bible study

9.   Know what skills the women in your church have to share

10. Start or empower someone to start a grief support group

11. Have a ministry for women in your community who have lost a baby—stillborn or by miscarriage

12. Take time to listen when someone is hurting

13. Begin a literacy program in your community

14. Begin a women’s Bible study group

15. Mentor someone personally

16. Attend a woman’s retreat

17. Help plan a woman’s retreat

18. Be sure the Women’s Ministry events are on the church calendar

19. Teach women to do breast self-examinations

20. Be sure all women in your church know their value in Jesus Christ

21. Know what the Church statements are in regards to women

22. Put a Women's Day of Prayer on your church calendar

23. Invite a neighbor to a Women’s Ministries event

24. Make certain your Pastor understands Women’s Ministries and ask for his support

25. Start a car mechanics class for women to learn how to change a tire, oil, and basic maintenance

26. Disciple a new believer

27. Have a prayer chain—help women know how to pray when they get a request

28. Have an intentional program in your church for women who want counseling

29. Have an program for young girls regarding sexual purity and HIV

30. Ask your Church to include women on the platform for all meetings

31. Be sure your church Women’s Ministries leader is involved on the church board

32. Ask that the WOW women leaders be introduced to the church

33. Urge your Church fund Women’s Ministries as other departments

34. Help your church’s Women’s Ministries to have a realistic budget and stick to it

35. Teach a Leadership course and then teach it to others

36. Help raise funds for a mission project

37. Help your Women’s Ministries serve in a mission outreach

38. Write and distribute a Women’s Ministries newsletter

39. Attend at least one yearly leadership training seminar

40. Read at least one leadership book a year

41. Support the Women’s Ministries director over you

42. Tell a young woman about the mentoring program

43. Know your spiritual gifts and help other women know theirs too

44. Evaluate each program. Don’t get discouraged — learn from them

45. When your church elects officers and delegates, be sure women are included

46. When your Church elects leaders, suggest women to be included

47. Make sure all women have opportunities to use their ministry gifts

48. Give opportunities for women to learn to speak in public

49. Help establish a women’s prayer group in your church or neighborhood

50. Help women to know the value of exercise, and how to do it.

51. Work closely with your Pastor. Support him with your ministries

52. Fill out a data base form for WOW and invite other women in leadership to do so also

53. Educate your church board regarding all forms of abuse

54. Donate money to Women’s Ministries projects

55. Write and share a WOW newsletter

56. Offer 12 Things You’ll Want to Know about Women’s Ministries to your pastor and church board

57. Learn and teach parliamentary procedure

58. Give women opportunities to learn sound nutrition

59. Have a gynecologist talk to women about reproduction health and HIV/Aids

60. Help see that the women in your church have the opportunity to complete Leadership seminars

61. Have a retreat for teen-age girls

62. Have a stress reduction seminar or program

63. Have a gynecologist talk to women about menopause

64. Establish a Prayer seminar series in your church

65. Start a women’s section in your church library

66. Plan and carry out a public evangelistic program

67. Prepare “Welcome Home Baby” gift baskets for new mothers in your community

68. Put the an Abuse Prevention Emphasis Day on the church calendar

69. Organize a girls’ night out

70. Sponsor something special for the singles in your church

71. Pray for your pastor’s spouse

72. Send a report to WOW International about what WOW Women’s Ministries in your church is making a      difference

73. Acknowledge the unique accomplishments of young people in your church

74. Write a note of encouragement to someone

75. Spend time with a sick or shut-in member

76. Organize helping teams to assist elderly or shut-in members with difficult tasks cleaning and food      shopping

77. Report to your State Director what your church Women’s Ministries is accomplishing

78. Begin a women’s prayer group to pray for your church leadership

79. Read stories in the Bible of how Jesus appreciated women

80. Sponsor a project to raise money to donate to WOW International for materials

81. Support the Women’s Ministries activities in your church

82. Have a perpetual prayer box at your church that Women’s Ministries members pray over

83. Have an afternoon prayer walk in the community with the women in your church

84. Have a self-defense class at your church and invite the community women

85. Host a fellowship meal and brainstorming session and invite all women in your church

86. Make quiet-time play sets for young children to use during the church service

87. Read a book about a unique woman who has made special contributions to women in society, in the      Christian world, or in your Church

88. Teach or request a seminar on financial management for women

89. Attend a Women’s Ministries seminar

90. Have abuse pamphlets available to your church members

91. Help your local women and children who have been abused

92. Adopt a “sister church” in another state

93. Thank your WOW leaders for funding and supporting the WOW Women’s

94. Get acquainted with a young girl in your church and tell her that she is special

95. Learn about the history of Women’s Ministries and share this with someone else

96. Suggest that your church have a class on organization and time management and attend it yourself

97. Volunteer to give a Bible study

98. Offer to help your pastor with visitation

99. Help the women in your church understand that Women’s Ministries is not about more programs, but is      about every woman being involved in some type of ministry

100.  Pray for Women’s Ministries and its leaders around the world

101.  Share additional ideas with us!

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