I want to share some of the positives I have seen in our church and our family because we have women’s ministry.
1. It allows your husband to have more time to focus on preaching when someone else can help meet the needs of the women of the church.
2. It allows someone to focus on Bible studies, support groups, and events for women besides the pastor’s wife, which many times will fall to her if there is no women’s ministry.
3. It gives you someone to talk and pray with about the women in your church, and to share a “big picture” vision for the women.
4. Women’s ministry is not there to compete with you, but is there for you both to support one another.
5. It gives a voice to the church staff to make sure things on the church calendar address some things from a woman’s perspective.
6. It allows the biblical model of women encouraging other women to naturally occur.
7. It challenges women to use their gifts and step up in leadership responsibilities, one-on-one counseling, and teaching. Any time women are growing and maturing in their faith it is a great thing!
8. It helps you as the pastor’s wife focus on your family and have more time with them when others can visit women in a hospital, pray with them, etc. Many times this role falls to a minister’s wife.
9. It helps build connections with other women and it’s fun to serve with other women. It is fun to have an event where you can have chicken salad and flowers and have “girl talk.”
10. Women need women! Sometimes just a hug, smile, or a cry on a shoulder is what a woman needs and she needs other women, not your husband for that.
How have you seen the importance of women’s ministry in the church? Tell us in the comment box below!
Jennifer Landrith and David have three children, Rachel, Sam, and Josh. She co-authored the Bible study for ministers’ wives, In Our Shoes: Real Life Issue for Ministers’ Wives by Ministers’ Wives. She was a minister’s wife for over 20 years and has a passion for encouraging other wives in ministry.