Women’s Ministry

Web sites, blogs, articles and books for reaching women

Building Effective Womens MinistryBuilding an Effective Women’s Ministry:
Develop a Plan, Gather a Team, Watch God Work

By Sharon Jaynes (Harvest House, 2005)

A how-to manual offering help to women, from those just starting out to those who have a thriving ministry but could use a fresh idea or two.

To order from Amazon.com: Building an Effective Women’s Ministry


Ministry at the MarginsMinistry at the Margins:
The Prophetic Mission of Women, Youth and the Poor
By Cheryl J. Sanders (Wipf & Stock, 2009)

This book demonstrates how mission can be updated and come alive when it’s not just ministry to but ministry by marginalized groups seeking justice.

To order from Amazon.com: Ministry at the Margins

New Doors in MinistryNew Doors in Ministry to Women:
A Fresh Model for Transforming Your Church, Campus or Mission Field
By Sue Edwards and Kelley Mathews (Kregel, 2002)

A biblical approach to life-changing women’s ministries in churches, on campuses and around the world.

To order from Amazon.com: New Doors in Ministry to Women

Shepherding WomenShepherding Women in Pain:
Real Women, Real Issues and What You Need to Know to Truly Help
By Bev Hislop (Moody, 2010)

Greater understanding, insights for shepherding, and referral resources for women leaders and caregivers.

To order from Amazon.com: Shepherding Women in Pain

Women to WomenWoman to Woman:
Preparing Yourself to Mentor
By Edna Ellison and Tricia Scribner (New Hope, 2005)

A step-by-step process for evaluating your own gifts and how they can be used in mentoring.

To order from Amazon.com: Woman to Woman

Women Mentoring WomenWomen Mentoring Women:
Ways to Start, Maintain and Expand a Biblical Women’s Ministry
By Vickie Kraft and Gwynne Johnson (Moody, 2003)

This book offers a solution to a chronic weakness in churches: the lack of involvement of wives, sisters, mothers and daughters in vital women’s ministries.

To order from Amazon.com: Women Mentoring Women

Women Reaching WomenWomen Reaching Women:
Beginning & Building a Growing Women’s Enrichment Ministry
By Anne Graham Lotz (B&H, 2001)

Bible-based help for developing women’s leadership skills, starting/building a women’s ministry and planning a balanced ministry of outreach, inreach, Bible study, fellowship and discipleship.

To order from Amazon.com: Women Reaching Women

Womens MinistryWomen’s Ministry in the 21st Century:
The Encyclopedia of Practical Ideas
By Group Publishing (2004)

Publishing ideas, devotions, and lessons for fellowship and fun, celebrations, serving others, spiritual growth, movie nights special events and outreach.

To order from Amazon.com: Women’s Ministry in the 21st Century

ONLINE RESOURCES

“Building Your Women’s Ministry in a Small Church”
Article by Kelley Mathews and Sue Edwards covering team building, structure, etc.

CultivateHer.com
Online leadership environment created to inspire, challenge and encourage women in leadership growth.

Girlfriends Unlimited
Resources and tools to help churches create a fun and welcoming place for women of all ages

Ministry to Women
A resource download featuring practical handouts on how to reach and lead women in your church.

MOPS International
Forums, resources and user-submitted stories and prayer requests focused on reaching moms of school-aged kids

“Revitalize Your Women’s Ministry”
Article and self-quiz to help you estimate the strength of your women’s ministry

SheWorships.com
Blogger Sharon Hodde Miller’s reflection of personal lessons on God and discipleship

WomensMinistry.net
Ministry tips, ideas and forums for women’s ministry leaders