Just for HER is the Women’s Ministry arm of the church. This group is dedicated to its name: Helping, Encouraging, and Renewing the spiritual and emotional wellness of each woman in our church. This group meets at least monthly for special events, social outings, prayer/worship, game nights, and much more. The Mission of our Women’s Ministry is to touch the lives of women by the transforming power of Jesus Christ, discipling them to follow His example, and training them to minister to others. To do so effectively, we have adopted the following Statement of Purpose.
- Reaching women through the transforming power and love of Jesus Christ
- Discipling women to follow Christ’s example and live overcoming lives.
- Building wholeness and balance, both spiritually and mentally, through consistent prayer and study of God’s Word.
- Providing an atmosphere for women to develop their gifts, abilities, and lasting relationships.
- Training women to find their places of ministry and effectively touch their world for Christ.
When a woman walks into a church, she is looking for someone to care, encourage, and listen to her—she desperately needs the Body of Christ. She wants to know that she is not alone, and she needs the hope that a personal relationship with Jesus can provide.
We can discover what best ministers to a women when we understand her design. Genesis 2:18-24 reveals that God created the first woman, Eve, with distinct differences from her counterpart, Adam. “Adam was created from the ground and was assigned tasks. [But] Eve was created from Adam’s side. She was designed specifically for relationship—created to meet Adam’s relational need and equipped to bear and nurture children.”1
While sermons can challenge and inspire a woman, genuine life-change happens when someone enters her emotional world, connects with her, and encourages her on a personal level. She experiences the most growth within relationships that provide empathy, presence, conversation, and emotional connection. The Bible tells us that women are the best models of godly behavior for other women (Titus 2). Women understand women. This is why ministry to women, by women, is a vital part of a healthy congregation.
We are thankful for the beautiful group of women who came to be a part of our relaunch of Islands Assembly Women’s Ministries….just for HER (Helping, Encouraging, Renewing).
We are expectant…expectant of what God is and is going to do in us, through us and with us in 2017.
For those who were unable to attend, we’ll see you next time!