The new year has arrived and social media is filled with predictions for change. Why do people make promises that starting on January 1 they will make some change? If we wanted to change something couldn’t we have done it just as easily on any other day?
There is something special about the beginning of the new year. There is an anticipation of things to come, opportunities unknown, and building on the foundation of work we previously began. The new year brings new hope.
Take time over the next few weeks to evaluate where your women’s ministry is and where you would like it to grow over the next year. Do your women understand and participate in worship, evangelism, missions, discipleship, and fellowship? Is there more emphasis on one area leaving another ignored?
There are many things to consider when reviewing a ministry’s effectiveness. Here are a few items to help get you thinking about what 2017 might bring:
Leadership: Is your leadership strategy and style inline with the mission of the church?
Innovation: Can you identify opportunities for new or enhanced ways to reach women?
Negotiation: Can different generations serve together through effective negotiation?
Change: How will you lead organizational change while inspiring others to serve?
Values: Do you implement biblical decision-making strategies across the ministry?
As you begin 2017 consider Joshua 1:9, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Use this time to listen for the Holy Spirit to give you direction and then boldly step out to make positive changes in your women’s ministry.
Happy New Year!