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Women's Ministries Special Days

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.

Download the 2016 WM Emphasis Day resource packet

 

 

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.

 



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.

 


 

NURTURE Resources


"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"

The Best You Can Be Bible Study gives practical suggestions on achieving your full potential. You’ll find sound advice on reaching your goals, enriching your spiritual life, and controlling negative emotions. Enjoy the first and third lessons in a series of 12.
Download PDFs of Introduction and Lesson 1
 

 

 

"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 1Lesson 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. 

Devotional book available at local Adventist Book Centers. To order online, go to www.adventist.org | A Kindle book is available at Amazon.com.

 

Women's Bible

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.


 

EMPOWER Resources

 
Six Challenge Issues that women around the world still face today and how we can help them:
 
 

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, womensministries@gc.adventist.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. Two new enditnow brochures are available to download. We encourage you to print and share the brochures. Become the help and hope for someone in an abusive relationship.

See enditnow brochures...
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              Click here to download postcard...

 

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.

See the complete brochure here...


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

 

AIDS Resources

Download additional seminars about HIV/AIDS here 

Truth or Consequence: The Story of AIDS (2004)

Presentation PPT | flipcharts pdf | The Story of AIDS cover image

The Loving Touch: Caring for Someone with AIDS (2008)

Presentation PPT | flipcharts pdf | The Loving Touch cover image

 

 

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:

WM Ministries Handbook (pdf)
WM MInistries Handbook Cover Page (pdf)


 

OUTREACH Resources

We may face situationsover which we have absolutely no control, such as life-threatening disease for which there is no cure, smog and haze in the environment that impacts our health, terrorism that is so senseless, natural disasters like earthquakes, floods and tsunamis that send fear coursing through our veins, a death of someone close. What do we do under such circumstances? When life’s bad, where can we turn?

 

 

Two new outreach brochures:

"Is Life Good?"

"Am I My Sisters Keeper?"

 

 

 

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.


 

Homes of Hope and Healing
ministry card (Part of a 10-card series)

 

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"

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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!



Download "Early Days," the WM 20th anniversary brochure 

Download anniversary graphics here

 

 

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Believe His Prophets, a sequel to Revived by His Word, is a five-year program reading through the Bible and selected writings of Ellen White. Receive daily Bible readings, daily interactive blogs, and weekly selections from the Spirit of Prophecy.
 
 United in Prayer is a dynamic, worldwide movement to pray with others, whether through your own personal time with God, personal prayer groups, or as a church through prayer partners, prayer chains, united prayer phone lines, 777 on the hour, texting groups, or any other way that God leads.  Share and receive testimonies, prayer requests, practical helps, and inspirational messages. 
 
 
To sign up for Believe His Prophets, and United in Prayer click here:  www.RevivalandReformation.org/signup. Please note that you will receive a confirmation email that you must respond to in order to start receiving the daily emails.
 
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