I will go - reach my world

This is a call to the women of the Seventh-day Adventist Church by Heather-Dawn Small, worldwide director of Women's Ministries:
I Will Go is a rallying call to every member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to be part of Total Member Involvement. It is a call to mobilize our resources efficiently and productively, to be flexible, and to answer God's call to put aside our own plans and move in whatever direction He calls us to go.
Women's Ministries embraces the Seventh-day Adventist Church's 2020-2025 world theme—I Will Go. We have added to it three words, "Reach My World," and it becomes I Will Go Reach My World.
Reaching your world is to touch the heart and lives of someone in your center of influence, whether it be your own family, friends, neighborhood, or workplace.
Reaching your world is to show and tell the world the good news of the Savior.
Our Women's Ministries mission statement emphasizes that we are called to NURTURE our sisters, to EMPOWER them for service, and then to focus all that we have learned on OUTREACH to others.

I Will Go points to the importance of

  • NURTURING women in the church and new believers so we can grow in the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • EMPOWERING our sisters through training so we are equipped to help those in need.
  • REACHING OUT to tell and show the love God has for all people wherever they are with no distinction for race, culture, language, or gender.

We are each called, first to accept the gift of salvation that God so freely has offered us, then to live each day allowing the love of Christ to flow through us, and finally to reach out and touch and make a difference in our world with that love.
I will go reach my world. What about you?
If we unite in purpose and reach our individual worlds, we will together reach the whole world.
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"—Isaiah 6:8, NIV
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Watch the message from Raquel Arrais, Associate Director, GCWM



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Women's Ministries - Touch a Heart, Tell the World

The Women's Ministries Department wants to help women all around the world to put their gifts at the service of the Lord by providing resources, ideas and encouragement.
Just as people love to see beautiful flowers and enjoy their scent, Christian Women should be a sweet aroma to the Lord, making those around us happier.
"For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing." 2Cor 2:15 NIV


Women's Ministries Year-End Report 2017

Report presented by Denise Hochstrasser at the Year-End Meeting of the EUD in Prague, November 2017



A project for girls, teenagers and young women from the age of 12 upwards.
It is so important that young women find a home in our churches, a place where they can address special questions dealing with their day-to-day lives. They have so many questions and we should try to help them find good answers.
An initiative of the German speaking countries (D-A-CH).





New G4C Information Flyer in German

More information at www.girls4christ.org






Girls4Christ booth at Youth in Mission Congress 2016








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Our Vision for Women's Ministries

Women empowered and nurtured to fulfill their God-given potential.

(Voted March 10, 2016).

Click here to see the revised Vision and Mission Statement




What is Women's Ministries about?

If you want to know more about what Women's Ministries is about and what it istn't about, look at some material we have here on this topic:
What is Women's Ministries? ppt
What is Women's Ministries? pdf

Introduction to Women's Ministries ppt
Introduction to Women's Ministries pdf

Philosophy of Women's Ministries ppt
Philosophy of  Women's Ministries pdf

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New Information Flyer in German



The Women's Ministries Logo

We hope that this information will help you  understand the Women's Ministries Logo and its use.
Some recent changes have been made to our logo.
The logo depicts four  women of varying ethnic backgrounds. These women represent not only the inclusiveness of Women's Ministries but also represent some of the objectives of Women's Ministries.


  • It represents women of all ages.
  • It represents women of different ethnic groups.
  • It represents women working together.
  • It represents women with a book. It could be a Bible, representing spiritual growth. The women may be learning for themselves or teaching others. It may be a literacy book. It may be that the women are studying leadership or mentoring other women. Or it may be a book on any of the other areas of interest to women, but women are growing and sharing.
  • It represents women supporting and caring for each other; together they represent an important part of the church, and together they can make a difference.

The Logo is to be used only to identify the Women's Ministries Department of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

To download the updated logo click here

Women in Action - More than a Congress

Women are always in action somehow. On this page we want to present interesting facts and projects of the Women's Ministries Department that might be something you want to be involved in.

Why Women in Action?

The motto of the First Inter-European Division Women's Ministries Congress held in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, September 05-08, 2014, was "Women in Action".  Women are always active in different ways and areas.

Women’s Ministries concentrates on 3 main emphases.

Nurture:  reach up

To help women find healthy self-esteem and a personal relationship with God and with women in society. This has been the main emphasis since the department was established in EUD

Empower:  reach across

Leadership seminars are offered in which women are encouraged to learn about the different women's needs. They provide necessary tools to reach out to women in church and society. The Leadership Certification Program in 4 levels (with a certificate and 30 credit points from Andrews University) is one of the department's helpful tools. This has been the main emphasis in EUD since 2010.

Outreach: reach out

Concentration on all three areas will continue, but outreach is the main emphasis since the   Congress "Women in Action" in 2014. The intention of this congress was to provide women with inspiration for the important task which is:

  • Reaching out to women in church and community
  • Being involved  with women in society.
  • Standing up firmly against abuse of any kind, without regard to gender or age.
  • Answering to the 6 global needs: Illiteracy, Poverty, Health Care, Abuse, Gender equality, Education.
  • Helping women find healthy self-esteem and a personal relationship with God and with women in society.

Great Women in Action

"When a great and decisive work is to be done, God chooses men and women to do this work, and it will feel the loss if the talents of both are not combined." Ellen White, Evangelism, p.469

Women have always played an important part in the work of the church, even in biblical times. In the history of the Adventist church women have served in almost all capacities, filling a wide variety of roles. Each of these women is important in her own right. Thousands of other women could and should be mentioned. Still today, distinguished women are often unknown and unmentioned.

We would like you to meet some of the women who have made an impact in our church:

Women of distinguished service ppt

Women of distinguished service pdf

SDA Women in Past and Present

Footprints of SDA Women in EUD

One of the pioneers of Women's Ministries in Europe and particularly in the German-speaking countries is Ingrid Naumann. She has written her biography "Umarme das Unmögliche" (Embrace the Impossible). The book includes a lot of information about how Women's Ministries began in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Sicily and Uzbekistan.

Available through toplife-center in Austria


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Feb 19, 2021

Review of the past year

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