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What I'm Learning About . . . Women's Ministry

What I'm Learning About . . . Women's Ministry

Women have special talents and gifts to contribute to the global church. Here are some tips on how to both participate and lead authentically and effectively.

From dogsledding in northern Minnesota to hosting Bible studies to serving local communities, women are finding diverse ways to contribute their gifts to the church. Here's how four women have found satisfaction participating in and leading women's ministries worldwide.

By Amy Nappa

Lacy tablecloths and flowery centerpieces. A light brunch and "special music." After a speaker encourages everyone with uplifting words, attendees peek under their chair to look for a sticker. Surprise! Those with a sticker get to take home a centerpiece.

Sound familiar? It should. I've just described a women's ministry "tea," and it's a staple at most churches. But while many women enjoy these traditional gatherings, others seek events that are more challenging, unconventional, or relevant to the life they lead. Fortunately, there are some fresh and fun approaches to women's ministry out there to inspire your church's events. Here's a look at three.

1. Gone to the Dogs

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