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Why We Still Need Women’s Ministry

We hold up half the sanctuary ceiling—and our ministry matters.
Why We Still Need Women’s Ministry
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It has become quite popular to hate on women’s ministry.

I get it. You’re tired of the pastels and the floral decor and the chin-up-buttercup pep talks. So am I. I’m tired of doily-scattered tea parties where we sit around and talk about our feelings. I don’t like being treated with kid gloves when it comes to my faith, and unfortunately, this is often what I have experienced in women’s ministry settings.

But I have a confession: I still think we need it.

Rock and a Hard Place

I find myself in a unique position during this cultural shift. My status as a Millennial makes me one of those starry-eyed youngsters who continually expects more from the church. But I’ve also been in a women’s ministry leadership position for the past five years, which has given me the opportunity to see why this ministry is important and necessary.

I still see gaps that need filling, lies that need uncovering, relationships that need restoring, and scars that ...

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Posted:December 09, 2015
This article was originally published in the December 2015 issue of Today's Christian Woman.
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