This month I’m over at Missional Women with another post in my series on “Making Women’s Ministry Missional.” In my first post, I talk about conquering spiritual apathy in your ministry. Today, I’ve outlined some practical steps to help you cast a discipleship vision.
How many new disciples did your women’s ministry produce this year? It’s a fair question, but not a common one, partly because we don’t like the answer.
Too often, women’s ministries center around events designed to meet the felt-needs of women: giving them a break, helping them feel accepted, reducing loneliness. These needs are important, but if women in the body of Christ are to become fully-formed followers of Christ then we must do more than meet needs. We must adopt proactive discipleship strategies that cut to the root of a woman’s most foundational need – Christ himself.
A discipleship-based women’s ministry helps women know Christ and equips them to make him known to others. If you’re striving to transition a women’s ministry toward missional living, you must first establish a discipleship vision.