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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

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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