June 18, 2008

Changing Perceptions

Womens ministry is for married women with children, homemakers, the retired and widows....there are places in the church to disciple singles, college age women, and teens. Is this your perception?

Today's culture provides ample reason for reconsidering the landscape of church womens ministry. With so many attacks on Christianity, so much confusion in areas such as women's rights and health, and with such a need to focus on the biblical literacy of the church, it is necessary to broaden the scope and impact of womens ministry.

Young women in college today are being bombarded with promotions from research facilities and infertility clinics, and are unprepared to protect their ovaries from these invaders who promise thousands of dollars in return for their eggs. Even younger ladies are given over to teen role models like Myley Cyrus and Britney Spears when they could get to know women like Mary at Jesus feet or Priscilla, both who are to be admired for their commitment to Jesus and a working knowledge of their faith. Role models for young women can also be found in the congregation itself.

My point is, womens ministry is bigger than our perceptions permit, and the opportunities to disciple and advance the Kingdom are enormous. Let's abandon the "we've always done it this way" mentality and minister according to the needs before us.
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