Nurture, Empower, Outreach
WHY: The objective of this conference is to galvanize the ministry imagination and energy of our colleagues around the world from Children's Ministries, Family Ministries, and Women's Ministries in leading the quinquennial strategic plan of Reach the World.
WHERE: Budapest Congress Center, Hungary, and the Novotel Budapest City hotel.
SPEAKERS: Ella S. Simmons, Raafat Kamal, George Barna, Geoffrey Mbwana, Kiti Randall, Mark Finley
Women's Ministries Special Days
2016 enditnow Day
“Learning to Love as He Loved”
The sermon by Nancy Wilson calls us to focus on the source of true love, our Heavenly Father. It is only as we are filled with God's love can we show the love, care, and empathy for those suffering from abuse or recovering from abuse.
"Emotional Healing" is the topic of the seminar by Katia Reinert. Once a victim is free from an abusive situation the long road to recovery has just begun. Emotional scars can last a life time. How can we help? What can we say? Download the 2016 enditnow Emphasis Day resource packet.
2016 WM Emphasis Day
When our lives are falling apart, we are thirsty for a spiritual need that sustains us. Jesus calls us with the same words today as He did in the temple during the Feast of Tabernacles, “If anybody is thirsty, let him come to me and drink” (John 7:37). Dr. Stele guides us through the meaning of the Feast of Tabernacles and how it applies to us today as living water for our souls.
Personal Growth Seminars
"Back to Basics: A Close Walk with God"
We often think of personal devotions as something we "do". However, we could more accurately describe personal devotions as the time we spend with God each day because we love Him and are devoted to Him. "Back To Basics" will give you tools for your personal quiet time with God. Download the Seminar and PowerPoint presentation.
Support Group Seminar
"Oh Yes We Care"
"Bear ye one another's burdens" Galations 6:22. The purpose of this program is to prepare a group of well-trained, caring people to minister to the bereaved -- in the community as well as in the church. Download the seminar | PowerPoint presentation | handouts.
"Women Discovering Jesus"
“Women Discovering Jesus” is an invitation to walk with Jesus as your best friend allowing HIM to be your mentor, your peace, your elder brother, comforter in time of need, your defender, redeemer, and hope for your future. Click here to download.
"The Best You Can Be"
"Women in the Bible...And Me"
This set of Bible lessons by Evelyn Glass explores the stories of fourteen women in the Bible. This set of fourteen 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. It is available at your local Adventist Book Centers. To order online, go to www.adventistbookcenter.com
When studying the lives of these noteworthy women, you will learn that God has called women to play a significant role in the home, in the church, and in the community. You will discover that God's blessings are heaped upon the woman who trusts in the Lord. Get acquainted with the lessons: Introduction | Lesson 1 | Lesson 2 | Lesson 3
"Bible Study for Busy Women"
This series of fourteen Bible studies written by Ardis Dick Stenbakken and Carole Ferch-Johnson is designed to encourage and nurture women and those who want to know more about the Christian way of life. This resource can be used for individual study or small groups. If you would like to share in Bible study with a small group, we have included some guidelines to help you get started and to keep your group running well. We pray that it may be a blessing to you. Click here to download.
2016 Women's Devotional Book : Living His Love
Do you long to experience the love of Jesus more deeply? Do you crave the blessed assurance of His presence?
Let the voices of these women enrich your understanding of what God's love looks like, sounds like, feels like, in everyday life. Then let these stories help empower you to live out, more purposefully, God's love in the lives of those whose paths you cross each day.
General Conference Women's Ministries launched the first Seventh-day Adventist Women’s Bible in October 2014. Co-produced by Editorial Safeliz (Spain) and General Conference Women’s Ministries, this NKJV Bible is available in English, French, and Spanish, and four color choices. The Bible is illustrated with full color portraits of women in the Bible, their biographies, and interesting facts and lists. It also contains features that will guide Bible study and witnessing, including a Bible study series written by Elizabeth Talbot, Ph.D., a list of the 28 Fundamentals Beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and beautifully illustrated Adventist prophecy charts.
The Women's Bible is available at your local Adventist Book Center or www.adventistbookcenter.com for $39.99.
Thinking Well Living Well
This series of ten seminars about mental health will help Christians openly and compassionately talk about this subject. Many members in the church suffer silently, live in pain and shame, and sometimes leave the church because they feel God has forsaken them. The time has come for the church to become educated and recognize when members need help.The packet is available for purchase through GC Women's Ministries for $10 each. For more information, call 1 (301) 680-6636 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org. To see more about the packet, click here.
enditnow: Adventists say no to violence
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. Four enditnow brochures and a timeless Save-the-Date distribution card are available to download. We encourage you to print and share the brochures. Become the help and hope for someone in an abusive relationship.
Breaking the Silence: You Can Stop the Violence
Abuse of any kind, whether perpetrated against women, men, girls or boys, is evil. Abusive behaviors and correct responses are helpfully outlined in this brochure. Also included are definitions of four types of abuse and Scripture references which provide a biblical foundation for why abuse is wrong.
ARM's Seven Campaign Initiative to Protect Children Transition to enditnow.
Silver Spring, MD. August 19, 2015 – Adventist Risk Management, Inc. (ARM) is transitioning its campaign that focused on preventing child abuse to the enditnow campaign, led by the Women’s Ministries department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the World Divisions. The move will enhance the resources provided by the enditnow campaign and expand its focus to children in distress. See complete ARM press release
Truth or Consequence: The Story of AIDS (2004)
The Loving Touch: Caring for Someone with AIDS (2008)
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:
Two new outreach brochures:
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.
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.
"Touch a Heart, Tell the World" 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.
New WM Stickers - "I am involved in a Mission"
Twenty Years of Women's Ministries
In 2015 Women’s Ministries is celebrating its 20th anniversary of becoming an official department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This is a wonderful way to begin a new year as we celebrate God’s leading and abundant blessings in the past 20 years. We invite you also to celebrate at Women’s Ministries gatherings this year. You may download the 20th anniversary graphics that we used for a banner, buttons, and slide backgrounds. Perhaps you will find other creative ways to celebrate, use the graphics, or include balloons and birthday cake!