Churches and women's ministries will always have special events, and they should. But large scale affairs generally do not lend well to relationship building, an element essential to discipleship. Event-driven ministry is best understood as a majority of activities that take away from relationship building. In other words, if your ministry has one dinner function a year, but most of the Bible studies are video-based, my view is that relationship building is inhibited. This is where Bible study becomes a series of events and, voila, you have an event-driven ministry.
A Titus 2-based women's ministry is focused on getting women to talk to each other, where there is teaching and learning--not just about God, but about each other. Where there is no conversation, no learning, there is no mentoring.
So how do you move from event-driven to a Titus 2 ministry?
1. Group Bible studies that invite encounters with God in scripture and opportunities to share with each other about its meaning and application.
2. Activities that reveal common interests. These need not be formalized, it can be as basic as attending Little League games together or going to a teacher's convention if that is your occupation.
3. Casual sack lunch gatherings with or without a planned topic. Every women's ministry event need not be a regal affair.
4. "Cake and Conversation." Again, be deliberate about the cake, and see where the conversation goes.
5. Yes, I'm going to say it. Online social networking takes some of the work out of it, but you can make yourself available, knowable, and reachable with an online presence. The world is changing but we can still be a part of even the busiest person's life through Facebook, Ning, Twitter, and other similar sites. It takes less time to read messages than it does to cater an event!
This is a short, obviously non-exhaustive list. If you have some ideas or insights, leave your comments for everyone to read.