2015 Women’s Ministries Emphasis Day — June 13
“Spiritual Strength for Such a Time as This”
--by Dr. Ella S. Simmons, General Vice President of the General Conference
"God created you for a divine appointment—a unique role to fulfill in your life—just like Esther! There is something you can do for God that no one else can do—a God-given niche only you can fill.”—Dr. Simmons
2015 GC Session Women's Meetings
Join us for Women's Meetings, July 6-9, 2015, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, 3rd floor, 200 East Market Street, San Antonio, Texas 78203.
Morning meetings, Monday−Thursday, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM.
Afternoon meetings, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.
Morning devotional speakers are Dr. Ella Simmons, Raquel Arrais, Janet Page, and Heather-Dawn Small. Afternoon seminar presenters Dr. Janice Browne, Dr. Arlene Taylor, Dr. Abner and Mrs. Maila Dizon. Music by Sandra Entermann. Theme is "Arise! Shine! Jesus is Coming!"
All women of all ages are invited to attend these meetings where we will worship toegether as daughters of God from every corner of the world. See more
Twenty Years of Women's Ministries
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!
General Conference Women's Ministries launched the first Seventh-day Adventist Women’s Bible in October. 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.
2015 Women's Devotional Altogether Lovely
In this intimate devotional many daughters of God share their praises, their prayers, their victories, and even their heartaches. But mostly they are opening up about what the altogether lovely Jesus means to them.
You’ll resonate with Tamyra Horst when she shares “a future and a hope—even in tough times,” or Ginny Allen as she confesses being “caught by the law.” Dixil Rodríguez describes “the wilted garden,” and Vonda Beerman writes that “God opens prison doors.” There is enough inspiration in one of these short readings to change your whole day.
Curl up in a favorite chair and relax with Hyveth Williams, Céleste Perrino-Walker, Rose Otis, Arlene Taylor, Penny Estes Wheeler, Shelley Quinn, Karen Holford, and many more. Open these pages and get to know the altogether lovely Jesus as you have never known Him before.
Nurture, Empower, Outreach - Focus equips women for ministry
Women's Ministries New Brochure
Touch a Heart, Tell the World brochure
The updated WM brochure provides the current overview of the Department of Women's Ministries focus in ministry and resources. To download, click here.
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:
OUTREACH: Reach Out
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.
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, email@example.com. To see more about the packet, click here.
EMPOWER: Reach Across
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.
Outreach is for Everyone 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.
"Women in the Bible…And Me"
This set of six 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 and is available through the Review and Herald Publishing Association and in your local Adventist Book Centers. To order online, go to www.rhpa.org or www.adventistbookcenter.com
enditnow: Adventists say no to violence against women
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.
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.
UPCOMING SPECIAL DAY
2015 enditnow Emphasis Day — August 22
“Love at Home”
—By Dr. Julian Melgosa, Dean of the School of Education and Psychology at Walla Walla University
"When there is good will, there is hope. For abused wives and children, the support of the church community, their Christian love, is important for survival and healing.”—Dr. Melgosa
"Nurture, Empower, and Outreach” Focus Equips Women for Ministry
A Ministry For Every Woman: Touch a Heart, Tell The World
“A Ministry for Every Woman: Touch a Heart, Tell the World” is a program developed by General Conference Women’s Ministries to advance the work of sharing the gospel using the methods that Christ used.
There are three areas of focus when it comes to equipping, training, and inspiring women to serve: Nurture, Empower, and Outreach.
- NURTURE: Reach up -- To help women in their devotional time and personal growth, enabling them to be nurturers in the church and community.
- EMPOWER: Reach across -- To equip women for their activities and projects for the church and community.
- OUTREACH: Reach out -- To help women use small group fellowship to reach others in their community.
GC Women’s Ministries provides guidelines, ideas, and resources for each of these three areas of ministry. For more information click here.