Women's Ministry

What It Is . . .

      • Women's Ministries is a place to address the spiritual, emotional, physical and social needs of women in the church.
      • It encourages women to improve their potential for participation in the mission of the church.
      • It is a support system for hurting women—whether they are suffering from divorce, abuse or simply loneliness.
      • It is a forum to help address topics and issues as they affect the woman.
      • It encourages young women through a scholarship program.
      • It encourages women to become involved in all areas of ministry in their church, their community, and in their home.
      • It mentors young women so that they may find joy in the Lord.
      • Women's Ministries recognizes that women have many Gifts of the Spirit and it attempts to help women discover and use these gifts to the glory of God.

 

What It Isn't . . .

      • Women's Ministries is not new. In 1898 Mrs. S.M.I. Henry, with the encouragement of Ellen G. White, headed a church department for women's ministry. Her death soon after ended the work she began. It wasn't until 1990 that the Office of Women's Ministries was once again begun. It became a full church department in 1995.
      • It is not a forum for women who have complaints, justified or not, against employers.
      • It is not a place for women to promote equal right for women, although we admit it is an important issue.
      • It is not a mere source of entertainment or the opportunity to spend endless hours on projects that merely promote selfish ideas.
      • It is not a platform for the ordination of women, although we believe that everyone should use their talents to God's glory and should receive just recognition for work done for His honor.
      • It is not male bashing. It is anti-sexist, not anti-male.
      • Women's Ministries is not exclusive. Women's Ministries wants inclusion, not the exclusion of anyone.

 

How to be Involved . . .

Women are an influential force in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. When women are ministered to, the family, church, and community receive the benefits of their spiritual strength and their ministry.

You are invited to become involved in a number of ways:

    • through prayer and encouragement;
    • by helping to see that there is an active Women's Ministries program in your church, conference, union, and division;
    • by volunteering your talents and leadership abilities;
    • through your financial support.

 

Source: http://www.adventistwomensministries.org/index.php?id=13

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