Women

Our 6 Challenges

In Women's Ministries we have identified six primary challenge issues facing women, obstacles to being all that the Creator God made them to be. These issues affect women in and out of the Church, in all countries of the world, although often to varying degress.
Challenges can be opportunities for outreach and witness - to address the needs women face.

Our desire is to provide ministry ideas that encourage women today to take up their mission as disciples of Jesus Christ to alleviate the burdensn facing women around the world.

We present these six challenges to you and suggest some possible ministries oyu can develop to help address these needs. Be creative. What can you do in your church and community to minister to these needs?

1. Threats to Health


Women's health includes her emotional, social, and physical wellbeing and is directly affected by social, political and economic factors.

Ministry Ideas: Seminars or classes on

  • Breathe Free for Women
  • Osteoporosis prevention
  • Exercise
  • Weight control
  • Stress reduction
  • Mental health
  • Vegetarian cooking
  • Nutrition
  • Cancer screening/awareness
  • Reproductive health
  • Blood pressure/cholesterol programs
  • Grief and loss support groups

 

Download Brochure: Threats to Health

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Women's mental health

The right food for your brain

 

 

2. Woman's Workload

 Women around the world and in all cultures face the problem of work overload. Women are faced with the challenge of doing 90% of the world's agricultural work, which includes long work days, small salaries, and then additional hours of housework and childcare, with limited rest and recreation and little time with God.

Ministry Ideas: Classes on

  • Devotional life
  • Self-esteem
  • Time management
  • Organization
  • Management
  • Small business development
  • Working mothers' seminar

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      3. Poverty

      The UNIFEM report 'Progress of the World's Women 2005' presents important information about women and poverty. Progress for women is improving but very slow. The report notes that 'despite parity in primary education, disparities are still wide in secondary and tertiary education - both increasingly key to new employment opportunites.'

      Ministry Ideas: Classes or seminars on

      • Small business development
      • Money management
      • Preparing for retirement
      • Time management
      • Budgeting
      • Debt reduction
      • Widow support groups
      • Professional mentoring

      Download Brochure: Poverty

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      4. Lack of Training, Mentoring, and Leadership Opportunities

      Education for all is a basic himan right. For women to achieve better health, nutrition, and quality of life for themselves and their families they need equal access to education.

      Ministry Ideas:

      • Leadership training,
      • Mentoring programs,
      • Communication classes,
      • Parliamentary procedures seminars,
      • Women's Minsitries Committees,
      • Spiritual Gifts seminars,
      • Methods of Bible study.

      Download Brochure: Lack of Training

      5. Abuse

      Domestic violence, incest, rape, and battering are all too common burdens that women carry. Physical, sexual, and psychological battering happens to small girls, adolescents, single, and married adult women, and elderly women. No stratum of society is immune from the epidemic of violence, and as a church we believe that tolerance of abuse is a denial of Christ.

      Ministry Ideas:

      • enditnow Program in churches and in community
      • Abuse education seminars
      • Women's shelters
      • Support groups
      • Healing seminars

       

      Download Brochure: Abuse

      6. Illiteracy

      Nearly Nearly one billion people in the world are illiterate, one-fifth of the world's population. One out of every three women in the world cannot read and write.

      Ministry Ideas:

      • Basic literacy training
      • Computer literacy
      • Second Language classes
      • Bible study groups (to prevent illiteracy in biblical knowledge)

      Download Brochure: Illiteracy

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