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What is the purpose of a Women’s Ministry at The Moody Church?

Some people today think that the idea of having a special ministry focus for the women of the church is a passé idea—that women of today no longer need or want programs just for women.  But I beg to disagree.  

First, there is the simple truth that women have always clustered together in every setting.  We naturally gravitate to each other.  There are feminine issues and topics that are unique to us and we truly need the fellowship, mentoring and accountability of other women.  It’s the way God made us—and it’s good!

Second, there is a sound biblical basis for women ministering to women, found in Titus 2:3 – 5:

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. 

This is a mandate from Scripture, that women teach women, that we encourage each other, that we train young women in the faith to be “big girls for Jesus,” as I often say.  It’s a ministry that can only be adequately filled woman to woman.

In his instructions to Titus in this passage, the Apostle Paul includes topics and areas that are as relevant today as they were then.  He includes our behavior, our relationships, marriage, parenting instructions, sexual issues and priorities for our lives.  That about covers it all, doesn’t it?

So, our purpose for the Women’s Ministry of this church is to fulfill this spiritual directive as best we can, encouraging and equipping women to be everything God has called them to be.  We do this through special events, through mentoring relationships, through opportunities for service, through times of learning and fellowship, through spiritual formation, and through programs that reach out beyond our walls.

You’ll find more information here.  We invite your participation, your suggestions, and your partnership with us.  I’m always glad to hear from you and help where I can.

Mary
Mary Lowman
Director of Women’s Ministry
mary.lowman@moodychurch.org

 

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