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How Can You Be Involved In Your Community?

OUTREACH is for Everyone

Six Challenge Issues that impact women around the world:

1. Threats to Health

Women’s health includes her emotional, social, and physical well-being and is directly affected by social, political and economic factors.

Ministry Ideas:

Breathe Free for Women, Blood pressure/cholesterol programs, Osteoporosis prevention, Exercise, Weight control, Vegetarian cooking, Nutrition classes, Cancer screening/awareness, Reproductive health classes, Grief and loss support groups, Support groups, Stress reduction

2. A Woman’s Workload

Women around the world and in all cultures face the problem of work overload. Women are faced with the challenge of doing 90% of the world’s agricultural work which includes long work days, small salaries and then the additional hours of housework and childcare with limited rest and recreation and little time with God.

 

Ministry Ideas:

Devotional life ideas, Time management, Organization seminars, Management classes, Small business classes, Self esteem, Bible study skills, Working Mothers seminar

3. Poverty


The UNIFEM report “Progress of the World’s Women 2005” presents some startling information on this question of women and poverty. Progress for women in this is improving but very slowly. The report notes that “despite parity in primary education, disparities are still wide in secondary and tertiary education—both increasingly key to new employment opportunities.”

 

Ministry Ideas:

Small business development, Money management seminars, Preparing for retirement seminars, Professional mentoring, Time management, Budgeting, Widow support groups, Debt reduction

4. Lack of Training, Mentoring, and Leadership Opportunities

Education for all is a basic human right. For women to achieve better health, nutrition, and quality of life for themselves and their families they need equal access to education.

Ministry Ideas:

Leadership training, Mentoring programs, Communication classes, Parliamentary Procedures seminars, Women’s Ministries committees, Spiritual Gifts seminars

5. Abuse

Domestic violence, incest, rape, and battering are all too common burdens that women carry. Physical, sexual, and psychological battering happens to small girls, adolescents, single, and married adult women, and elderly women. No stratum of society is immune from the epidemic of violence and as a church we believe that tolerance of abuse is a denial of Christ.


Ministry Ideas:

Abuse education seminar, Women’s shelters, Support groups, Healing seminars

6. Illiteracy

There are nearly one billion people in the world who are illiterate, one-fifth of the world's population. One out of every three women in the world cannot read and write.

Ministry Ideas:

Basic literacy training, Computer literacy, Second Language training program

 

How do I start?

  • Through prayer and encouragement
  • By ensuring there is an active Women's Ministry in your church
  • By investing your time and talents - find out your spiritual gifts 
  • By opening yourself to serve and be served
  • In being an example, a true woman of God that others can follow

Not sure what area of ministry suits you?

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