Wake up and smell the coffee! Women will invest their energy and time only in activities and events that meet their needs or address their interests! Because women’s groups will succeed or fail directly in proportion to how well they pay attention to what appeals to women, leaders of women’s mission and ministry groups must constantly be searching for creative ways to motivate women to attend and become involved in what they plan.
Wake Up and Do Something Fun!
Have a Spa Night and invite women to come dressed casually, ready to relax and enjoy the time set aside just to pamper them. As a craft and take-home gift, provide supplies for each woman:
- ice-cream parfait glass (can be plastic)
- 2/3 c bath salts
- reclosable plastic bag
- nylon bath pouf
- bath-oil ball
- cellophane bag
- ribbon for tying-on to bag
Note: these supplies can be purchased inexpensively at Dollar Tree or other discount stores. Recipes for bath salts or lotion are plentiful. Check out your library!
Put salts in bag on bottom of parfait glass. Bath pouf goes on top of it. Bath-oil ball becomes the “cherry” for this “sundae.” Insert glass into cello bag & tie with ribbon.
SHADES OF REaD
This is a great way to introduce your women to reading about women’s, missions-related, and spiritual growth issues. Someone reads the book ahead of time and using ideas from Missions Mosaic (a missions magazine for adult women). Icebreaker activities, group discussion questions and ministry projects are suggested. A great way to help women understand their own needs and the needs and experiences of others!
Women on the Street Interviews
Adapted from the old “man on the street interviews,” this can be an activity prior to a Bible study or discussion group. It is designed to help women get to know one another better. Choose different women to interview each time or do several at one event. You might ask:
- How long have you lived here?
- What brought you to this church?
- Where did you grow up?
- Did you go to college? What did you study?
- What were your dreams when you were young?
- Tell us about your family.
- What are your hobbies and interests?
- What is your one passion?
- What would you like to see yourself doing within the next five years?