I worked for 10 years in local church women’s ministry. Many days I felt the weight of responsibility mixed with the loneliness of not knowing many other women serving in a similar role. I longed for someone else to learn from, discuss ideas with, and share struggles and concerns. As I’ve traveled and talked to women all over the country, I’ve heard the same desire to connect with other women who are serving in their local churches. For this reason, our TGC women’s ministry team has been working over the past year to develop a curriculum to help and encourage women’s ministry leaders in the local church.
If you’re active in helping lead a women’s ministry in your local church, we’ve created this Women’s Ministry Leadership Cohort to provide a space where you can connect with other women, share ideas, and hear teaching that pertains to your work in the church. Below you’ll find a few more details about what to expect.
What is a Women’s Ministry Leadership Cohort?
Our Women’s Ministry Leadership Cohort exists to come alongside women’s ministry leaders in the local church through training, resourcing, and fostering a community of support. Our time together will include teaching, small group discussion, and prayer. There will be no homework, but we will provide a variety of recommended resources you can use.
Our sessions together will include topics like:
- The Why’s and How’s of Women’s Ministry
- How to Facilitate Small Groups
- Sabbath Rest in Ministry
- The Use of Scripture in Life-on-Life Ministry
Why Should I Join?
Women who lead women’s ministry in a local church often feel isolated and under-resourced. We’ve seen great benefits from helping form connections between women’s ministry leaders around the country, as well as providing further equipping and resourcing.
When Will They Meet?
Our next cohort will meet from January 11–March 1 once a week on Tuesday mornings for two hours via Zoom. Times are as follows:
How Do I Register?
Registration is now open! Spots are limited, so be sure to register soon. The registration fee is $250/person for an eight-week course.
If you’re interested in joining a cohort, but the logistics of this training don’t work for you, please fill out this form and we will let you know when we schedule our next cohort.
We hope you’ll join us and we look forward to partnering with you as you serve your local church!
Recommendations from our first WMLC
When I was invited to join the church staff as the director of women’s ministries, I felt quite “out of my depth.” The TGC Women’s Ministry Leadership Cohort is one of the ways God has provided help. Being able to discuss Scripture, share ministry strategies, and pray with other women’s ministry leaders is a gift that proves God is equipping us to do the work he calls us to do.
Heather English | Director of Women’s Ministries at The Orchard
TGC’s Women’s Ministry Leadership Cohort gave me the refreshment, encouragement, and comradery I needed. Each week we gained practical, biblical training and engaged with sisters who understand the unique roles and responsibilities given to women’s ministry leaders. I highly recommend that women serving in a local church engage in all that these cohorts provide. You will be nourished and trained, and will gain a tribe of new friends who “get it.”
Kristie Harrick | Women’s Ministry Director at Briarwood Presbyterian Church