2014 Women's Emphasis Day, You Are the Light of the World
Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.” Later He told His disciples, “You are the light of the world." Jesus meant that His followers reflect His light. Even though Jesus no longer walks among us on earth, when His Spirit lives in us, His light shines from our eyes and through our actions.Jesus calls women to be beacon lights flickering in the darkness of this world. He empowers women to light the way and guide others into the safe harbor of Christ’s salvation.
Click here for the sermon resource packet for Women's Ministries Emphasis Day, June 14, 2014, written by Denise Hochstrasser, Inter-European Division Women's Ministries Director, and assisted by Hannele Ottschofski.
2014 enditnow Day: Freedom in Relationships
Four basic elements that are essential to healthy relationships and will bring true freedom in our relationships can be identified in Scripture: covenant, grace, empowerment, and intimacy. Members of a family that is based on covenant love, and who live in an atmosphere of grace and empowering one another, will be able to so communicate and express themselves that they intimately know and are known by one another. The unconditional love modeled by Jesus gives us a picture of the type of communicative intimacy desirable in family relationships and any other significant relationships.
Click here for enditnow Emphasis Day sermon resource packet, August 23, 2014, written by Elaine and Willie Oliver, GC Family Ministries co-directors.
enditnow: Adventists say no to violence against women
It is estimated that at least one in every three women globally will be beaten, raped, or otherwise abused during her lifetime. This is why enditnow seeks to increase personal awareness, responsibility, and involvement to effectively help end violence against women and girls in every family and community. Two new enditnow brochures are available to download. We encourage you to print and share the brochures. Become the help and hope for someone in an abusive relationship.
OUTREACH: Reach Out
“HOMES OF HOPE AND HEALING”
The “Homes of Hope and Healing” program involves opening our homes to our neighbors for fellowship and learning. To download the matetrial click here……
For powerpoint presentation of Homes of Hope and Healing program, click here
For 8 topics/lessons for the Homes of Hope and Healing program, click here. Topics include: Emotion, God's Provision for Anxiety, Stress, Relationships, Guilt, Good Thinking, Hope Against Depression and Resilience.
Nurture, Empower, Outreach - Focus equips women for ministry
Women's Ministries New Brochure
Touch a Heart, Tell the World brochure
The updated WM brochure provides the current overview of the Department of Women's Ministries focus in ministry and resources. To download, click here.
Outreach is For Everyone postcards
If you are looking for ways to involve women in reaching out to their friends and neighbors, these 10 postcards outline ideas for outreach using their individual gifts. To download, click here.
EMPOWER: Reach Across
Outreach is for everyone! Do you believe that? Not many women believe that they can do outreach. But you can. Methods of evangelism come in many different sizes and shapes. It’s not one size fits all; but we are confident that you will find a size that will fit you and through you God will win a precious soul to His kingdom.
The Outreach is for Everyone: Women’s Ministries Evangelism Manual includes fifteen chapters. Each 60-minute chapter can be used as a training event for the women in the local church or for personal study. The material includes 15 PowerPoint Presentations.
This is a valuable resource to train and equip women for many types of evangelism. To download the material click here.
Women's Ministries Handbook
Pastor's and Elder's Handbook for Women's Ministries: a complete guide for local church leaders. To download this book click below:
"Nurture, Empower, and Outreach” Focus Equips Women for Ministry
A Ministry For Every Woman: Touch a Heart, Tell The World
“A Ministry for Every Woman: Touch a Heart, Tell the World” is a program developed by General Conference Women’s Ministries to advance the work of sharing the gospel using the methods that Christ used.
There are three areas of focus when it comes to equipping, training, and inspiring women to serve: Nurture, Empower, and Outreach.
- NURTURE: Reach up -- To help women in their devotional time and personal growth, enabling them to be nurturers in the church and community.
- EMPOWER: Reach across -- To equip women for their activities and projects for the church and community.
- OUTREACH: Reach out -- To help women use small group fellowship to reach others in their community.
GC Women’s Ministries provides guidelines, ideas, and resources for each of these three areas of ministry. For more information click here.
"Women in the Bible…And Me"
This set of six Bible studies examines aspects of the Christian life as seen through the stories of women in the Bible. The series is designed to encourage and motivate you to grow in Christ, and then to inspire you in sharing the lessons with a small group to nurture other women. The set of lessons is a reprint of the 2009 edition and is available through the Review and Herald Publishing Association and in your local Adventist Book Centers. To order online, go to www.rhpa.org or www.adventistbookcenter.com
2014 Women Devotional Book
A good health habit is doing daily breathing exercises: fast, aerobic breaths and slow, deep-centered breaths. Another beneficial habit is daily reading of God’s Word. We suggest reading daily devotionals while deep breathing. This habit flushes out toxic mind chatter while infusing the heart with divine inspiration.
Breathe, the women’s daily devotional for 2014, is now available at your local Adventist Book Center. Your purchase of the women’s devotional directly funds scholarships to help Adventist women around the world obtain higher education.