While they are scarce, there are websites which can provide valuable information for those in women’s ministry leadership and those planning women’s events. This is a page in progress, and we will be adding links as we find them.
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*WomensMinistryToolbox.com Cyndee Ownbey created the Women’s Ministry Toolbox website to provide resources and support for those ministering to women. This is my go-to resource. If I’m looking for an idea, a resource or some inspiration, I go to Women’s Ministry Toolbox first! When I read her blogs, I find that she expresses what she has learned in a way that inspires me. If you need something, she probably has it or can direct you to it, or she has blogged about it. She covers a wide range of women’s ministry topics–from prayer and Bible study, to leadership, women’s events and missions. You NEED to check out this comprehensive women’s ministry website: www.womensministrytoolbox.com
*Julia Bettencourt.com Julia Bettencourt’s website is huge–you can spend hours surfing on her site, and following her links! If nothing else, it provides much inspiration. Most of her website is available for you to explore, although some of her forums require a membership. She has everything from devotionals, paper and craft projects, entertaining ideas, women’s ministry ice breakers, candy projects, recipes,and instant download theme sets for purchase. Going to her website is like wandering a mall of women’s ministry ideas. Check it out at: http://www.juliabettencourt.com/
*GinaDuke.com Gina Duke is a prolific writer, whose passion is prayer, and much of her writing pertains to prayer journaling. One Wednesdays she specifically addresses issues regarding women’s ministry. I really recommend this site, not only for its women’s ministry content, but she has inspired me personally in my own prayer life. Check it out at: http://www.ginaduke.com
*CourtneySteed.com Courtney Kendall Steed is a writer and speaker, but she has a section on her website for “Retreats” where you will find some sweet ideas for themes and other fun activities for women’s events. Check it out at: http://www.courtneysteed.com
*Marnie.com This website’s stated goal is helping women worldwide discover and fulfill their God-given goals, and she calls herself an “online mentor.” Women’s ministry is only one of many areas to be explored on her website. One drawback is that much of her website is not available unless you purchase a membership. However, you can purchase resources, and the “theme sets” look to be very helpful for those planning events, with everything from theme, theme verse, downloadable publicity templates, decoration, food and skit ideas. If you determine that you could use her resources, buying a membership may be worth your time. www.marnie.com
*Group.com This website is familiar to anyone who works with youth, but they actually have resources for adult ministries also. Check out their resources for women, including leadership training materials, retreat resources and ideas for crafts and events at http://www.group.com/womens-ministry
*Ministry127.com This website is very broad, having one link to women’s ministry. There are a lot of downloadable teachings, but if you look you will find a few events ideas, with free downloadable artwork, etc.
*Kyria.com This is a blog of interest to Christian women and women leaders: http://blog.kyria.com/
*The Christianity Today website has a blog and articles directed to women. They cover a broad spectrum of topics and speak to what we might consider a broad diversity of Christians, but some of the articles and blogs in their section for women are worth reading.
*Jill Briscoe has a heart for women’s ministry and women’s ministry leaders as well as pastor’s wives. Her website at http://justbetweenus.org addresses women’s issues but has a special section just for ministry leaders.
*ReviveOurHearts.com is a website for Christian women. There are many resources available by Nancy Leigh DeMoss and Susan Hunt, and some of these address women in ministry. Check out http://www.reviveourhearts.com.
Women’s Event Themes
Julia Bettencourt’s website give a broad range of themes with related decor ideas: http://www.juliabettencourt.com/themes.html
This is another website that requires a membership in order to view their resources. But you can find ideas for themes there, and then determine if what they offer is worth the membership fee: http://www.womensministry.net
This is a resource of Christian skits and sketches which are free for your use. I think it is a little hard to find exactly what you are looking for, if you are searching for a skit with a particular theme, but could be valuable nonetheless: http://www.bobsnook.org
Julia Bettencourt’s website has skits which are linked to themes, which is nice. She uses a lot of skits from the free website above. http://www.juliabettencourt.com/helps/skits.html
This source for Christian skits offers the first few lines of a skit for your preview, and then you must purchase it to in order to obtain the entire skit. Because the website is based in England, payment must be made through Paypal. At least you don’t have to pay shipping! http://www.short-christian-skits.com
You are probably familiar with the Skit Guys. You can view a lot of their skits on YouTube or on their website. You can buy scripts for download, or you can get videos of the skits to download and watch. You can also purchase DVDs of their skits. http://skitguys.com/
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes resource website has skits that are free to use (see their copyright info). The “scripts” leave a lot of room for you to improvise or write your own word-for-word scripts. There are other resources available at the website, which are written with the college student in mind and may need to be adapted for your women’s ministry. http://www.fcaresources.com
This page on Don Whitney’s “Biblical Spirituality” website has a section for “Ten Questions.” These can be used for icebreakers or discussion starters that bring the conversation to a deeper level.
Our speakers normally come from a pool of pastors’ wives of Calvary Chapels around the country, so we do not have opportunity to use speaker services. But here are a couple links which seem trustworthy and worth recommending.
Proverbs 31 Ministry’s website has devotions, blogs and much of interest to any women’s ministry leader. However, they do have a list of speakers that they represent. Do your own research at http://www.proverbs31.org/
The Grable Group is a booking agency for Christian speakers and entertainers. We have never used them, but are familiar with many of those they represent. http://thegrablegroup.com