“The Lord has a work for women as well as for men. They may take their places in His work at this crisis, and He will work through them. . . . They can do in families a work that men cannot do, a work that reaches the inner life. They can come close to the hearts of those whom men cannot reach. Their labor is needed.” —Welfare Ministry, p. 145.

Women's Ministries Condensed Handbook for Pastors and Elders

The New Testament clearly teaches the priesthood of all believers, with each member of God's family valued and called to share in the proclamation of the good news.

The qualities that united the efforts of the early Christians were their commitment to Christ's kingdom and their empowerment by the Holy Spirit to accomplish God's mission.

Likewise the early church grew stronger as women of faith united their individual ministries of teaching, leadership, prophecy, prayer, and proclamation to build and strengthen God's cause.

You will discover that this easy-to-read and easy-to-implement handbook provides a guide for pastors, elders, and other church leaders for establishing a spiritual and practical approach in the congregation to encourage women's ministries as part of the church's overall strategy to prepare people ready for Jesus' second advent.

This PDF book is a condensation of the General Conference Women’s Ministries Department Handbook. We felt it necessary to condense the information so that all our sisters at the church leadership level could have access to this information as well as pastors and elders in every congregation. It has taken many hours of labor to put this together but we know that you will benefit greatly from the information we have placed inside.

Please take the time to read it through and to know the history of this department, our goals and vision. But even more than that, it will give you an understanding of this department and assist you to plan effectively for the women in your church.

We share this with you with many prayers and love, and we know that God will bless your ministry as you continue to put Him first and depend on Him for wisdom and strength.

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The primary purpose of the Department of Women's Ministries is to nurture, facilitate, and support women in their Christian lives as disciples of Jesus Christ and members of His world church.