Women's Ministry Toolbox Podcast

Women's Ministry Toolbox Podcast

Offering hope and inspiration for women’s ministry leaders and team members of all stages (from new to seasoned) serving in their local church community. Episodes will feature women’s ministry tips and resources. We’ll discuss the nuts and bolts of women’s ministry, and we’ll learn from seasoned women’s ministry leaders. Together we’ll fill our ministry toolboxes with tools to build a flourishing, Christ-focused women’s ministry. Hosted by Cyndee Ownbey, the founder of Women’s Ministry Toolbox and the author of Rethinking Women’s Ministry. Cyndee has served in six women’s ministry programs over the last twenty years. She currently serves on the women’s ministry team in her local church.

Episodes

May 5, 2021 35 min

It's time for another leadership interview!

Amy Gilmore has served in women's ministry for over twenty years in Oklahoma.  Our conversation is packed with great ideas including a unique way to make sure women are prayed for at their retreat.

Don't miss the godly, wise advice she has for you near the end of our discussion!

Links from the show:
Women's Ministry Toolbox Facebook Group
Women's Ministry Toolbox Website
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Is a women’s ministry team really necessary? Spoiler alert: yes!

In this episode I share the practical and biblical reasons to build a women's ministry team.

Discover:

  • How many team members you should have
  • What roles and responsibilities you should put in place
  • How to ask women to serve on your team
  • This episode is packed with tips and information that will help you build a women's ministry team that thrives.

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    In this week's episode, we're discussing if we really need an agenda for every women's ministry gathering.

    Some leaders worry that sticking to an agenda limits the Holy Spirit.

    You'll want to hear my response to that concern.

    Don't miss my top 3 agenda tips!

    Episode Quote: Make your women feel special by taking the time to prepare for them. Jesus is doing it for you.

    Links from the show:
    Rethinking Women's Minist...

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    In this special bonus episode of the podcast, we're talking about whether or not your women's ministry should take a summer sabbatical.

  • Hear how God changed my mind on this topic.
  • Check out the 5 reasons to host summer women's ministry events and activities.

  • Episode quote: "We need to stop giving our church members permission to dial back their participation in the summer. Christian fellowship and growth are just as im...

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    Today I'm talking with Carolina Wilson.

    She is single and a women's ministry leader at a small church in Iowa.

    Though Carolina has not been a women's ministry leader for long,  she's got some great stories and wisdom to share.

    Links mentioned:
    21 Prayers for Women in Your Church and Small Group
    Women's Ministry Toolbox Facebook Group
    Creative Little Church

    Purchase Cyndee's book: Rethinking Women's Ministry:...

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    Leaders regularly ask me what they should do at their women's ministry meetings.

    In this episode I'm sharing 6 pieces of content you'll want to consider as you plan out the content of your women's ministry meetings.

    Don't miss my thoughts on food, decor, and door prizes at the end - they may just surprise you!

    In this episode:
    Rethinking Women's Ministry: Biblical, Practical Tools for Cultivating a Flourishing C...

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    Are you having a hard time deciding what activities and events you should offer the women in your church?

    Today I’m breaking down five types of women's ministry events and activities. 

    Offering different types of events and activities not only keeps your ministry from getting stale, but it helps us to meet the different needs of the many different women we serve.

    You’re going to want to grab a pen to jot down all of these ideas!


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    You’re going to love learning from Patricia Jaracz in today’s leader interview.

    Patricia is a Bible study leader in her church. She shares how she cares for and communicates with her Bible study group.

    Even if you’re not a Bible study leader, you’ll find this interview to be helpful!
     
    Links from the show:
    Shepherding Group Members (Smallgroups.com)
    Women's Ministry Toolbox Facebook Group
    READ Bible Study

    Purchase Cyndee's book: R...

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    Do you have a women’s ministry theme or scripture focus? 

    This week I’m sharing why you need a women's ministry theme or scripture focus and how to select one.

    I share the exact process I’ve used to select our women’s ministry theme. 

    I also share what happened when I decided the process wasn’t going the way I wanted. 

    Links from the show:
    READ Bible Study
    Women's Ministry Toolbox Facebook Group

    Purchase Cyndee's book: Rethin...

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    Why are women's ministry mission statements important?
     
    How do you write one?

    What do you do with it?

    Today I’m going to help you craft a solid women’s ministry mission statement.

    Don't miss the three keys to crafting your mission statement that I share.

    Grab a pen, you’re going to want to take notes!
     
     Links from the show:
     Women's Ministry Toolbox Facebook Group
    21 Prayers for Women in Your Church and Small Group

    Purchase Cy...

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    What does the Bible say about women's ministry?

     In this episode, we examine the biblical basis for women's ministry. 

    Highlights:

  • Three scripture passages that support women’s ministry
  • Why small groups aren’t a replacement for women’s ministry
  • The importance of a solid women’s ministry foundation
  • The foundation of our women's ministry must be God's Word.

    Please note: An incorrect Scripture reference was given toward the e...

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    February 24, 2021 9 min

    What do you really know about the women that you long to serve? 

    How old are they? Where do they live?

    In today's episode, we zero in on our target audience. Who is it we seek to serve? 

    Highlights:

  • Pros and cons of including high school girls (and those who are younger)
  • Looking beyond our church walls
  • The impact of knowing the stats of your women
  • We need to know who we are trying to reach so we can serve them.

    Links from the show:

    Pray...

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    Today I'm talking with Lisa Roberts-Corrao.

    Lisa is a women's ministry team leader in California.

    You'll enjoy hearing the story of how God called Lisa into Women's Ministry. It's very unique!

    Lisa shares the details of their biggest women's ministry event and how it bridges the generation gap.

    You're certain to gather some new women's ministry tools and tips in this episode.

    Links from the show:
    Women’s...

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    February 7, 2021 4 min

    What listeners can expect from the Women's Ministry Toolbox Podcast.

    Links featured in this trailer:
    Women's Ministry Toolbox Website
    Women's Ministry Toolbox Community Facebook Group
    Rethinking Women's Ministry Book (affiliate link)
    Rethinking Women's Ministry Workbook (affiliate link)

    Please email any questions or comments to cyndee@womensministrytoolbox.com. 

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