Thursday, July 1, 2010

Women's Ministry Thoughts

Women have been a vital part of the ongoing ministry of the Church since its humble beginnings. Their ministries now reach around the world with a multiplicity of emphases and focuses…including prayer, Bible study, local and world missions, covenant team ministry (providing assistance to mission states and regions), benevolence, prison outreach, ministry to both young girls and senior adults, fund-raising, printed resource materials, and social issues that affect women.

Women’s Ministries desires to create an atmosphere where women can realize spiritual maturity and fellowship, develop their leadership skills, and minister in the local church, their community and the world.

Dedicated women are making a significant difference in their world by their commitment to devote their time and talents.

Women are encouraged to accept their responsibility as women of God who will offer themselves as living sacrifices, acceptable and pleasing to God; be devoted to one another in love, honoring one another above themselves; serve God and their church with zeal, keeping their spiritual fervor; joyfully hope; be patient in affliction and faithful in prayer; share with God’s people who are in need; and practice hospitality. The verses found in Romans 12:1, 10-13 are the foundations for these aspirations. Women are also encouraged to be committed to teaching the younger women, as outlined in Titus 2:4.

Lord, encourage the women of RUCC. Give us enthusiasm, zeal and strength. Continue to show us Your way. I know there is so much more out there and that we are barely touching the surface of what you have in store for us. Guide us Father... give us compassion and passion to tell the world about you... to step out of our comfortable boundaries and to bond together as a strong membership. Thank You for all You have done and for all You continue to do. In Jesus Name... Amen

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