Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Inspire Us Tuesdays - Your Women's Ministry

It's Tuesday again! (Already!! Did it seem like the last seven days have come and gone in hurry, or is it just me?)
That means we will have the next installment on our "Inspire Us Tuesdays" series: Women's Ministry: Tell us about your women's ministry team at your church. Do you have one?
I have to be honest. I haven't really had a whole lot of time for involvement in our women's ministry at church since we joined last spring. This year, I was able to attend the women's retreat and I have been able to be a part of our women's Bible study over the last few weeks, so it's been really nice being around women at my church without the kids around.
I think women's ministry is hard to participate in at any church, especially when there are lots of women with littler kids. It's just hard to find the time and energy to be a part of every thing, you know? I would absolutely love to be a part of a conference, where I was able to go away for a couple of nights with the women at my church and stay in a nice hotel. It would be wonderful for me. Maybe one of these years, when I have money and time, that will happen!
I would love to hear about other women's ministries at other churches. I haven't ever been a part of one before, so I have no point of reference. But I think our church does a good job of accomodating schedules and not throwing too much at us constantly to be a part of, but enough stuff to be a part of, you know?
How's the women's ministry at your church? What types of activities do you do there?


teacherjanet said...

We go to a pretty big church so our women's ministry is pretty big and has many activities throughout the year. The one I have participated in is a Moms Bible Study. It runs for 8 weeks in the fall and 8 weeks in the Spring and includes lots of great topics and speakers that pertain to being a mom and wife. We meet once a week and childcare is provided for a small fee (like $20 for the 8 weeks per child). The girls have a lot of fun going and I enjoy the time away from them relating to other moms. I think that they have something similar in the evening for working moms but we get our groove on in the morning. I was really blessed this last semester even though we missed almost 1/2 due to sick kiddos. :(

Kaydi said...

Deciding to be a part of women's ministry has been one of the best things for me. I've met women and developed relationships I might not have otherwise. It's also nice to know that most things I struggle with as a mom especially with young children are things other moms struggle with too. And that moms who have raised their kids struggled with the same things as well. I look at their kids and think if I hold my kids to the standards in God's Word and love them and pray for them they might turn out okay too.