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Last updated on May 27th, 2018 at 11:42 am
One of the primary functions of a women’s ministry is to plan ladies church activities among the women in the church. To achieve this, the ministry has to organize various activities to create opportunities for its members to get to know each other better. The activities can range from informal outings, such as picnics and outreach events, to formal gatherings, such as conferences and fundraising events. If you want to plan a simple and affordable activity that is useful in enhancing camaraderie and social communication among the members of your women’s ministry, a night out is an excellent option for you.
Exciting Ladies Church Activities
After fulfilling your daily responsibilities, it is a good idea to go out with a few sisters in Christ to relax and have fun. Since a fun night is an informal and simple type of Ladies Church Activities, it does not require much planning. You do not need to get many ladies to join you, but you do have to find out about their preferences. If you have too many members wanting to take part in your Girls Night Out, you can divide them into a few groups based on their areas of interest. If you wish to have dinner at a favorite restaurant, you can call those members who enjoy dining out. On the other hand, if you want to watch a theatrical performance, you can contact members who are interested in the performing arts. Make sure that you have enough activities to meet the preferences of all the members who sign up for a ladies night. It can be time-consuming for one person to plan and participate in so many night outs. The best thing to do is to share the responsibility with a few leaders of your ministry.
After you have found out the interests of the members who wish to join your night out, ask them when they will be free, and set a meeting time and place for each group of participants. You may have to make certain arrangements in advance to ensure that the night out will be more convenient and enjoyable for your members, such as making dining reservations, booking tickets, carpooling, and others. Also, it is essential that you choose activities that are affordable to all the participants. During a women’s night out, you should make sure that the participating ladies are interacting in a pleasant and amicable manner. No arguing, bad-mouthing, or any action that is not glorifying to God should occur. After one or two fun nights, the participating members of every group can make their plans for subsequent outings.
Do you need to plan a Women’s Activity?
Almost every church has a women’s ministry program. If they don’t, they are missing out on a way of connecting the females of the congregation to one another and growing the religious community of the church. There are many activities that you can set up for a women’s ministry program that can be fun and exciting.
One of the most important things to do when setting up a church women’s activity is to ensure that there is a balance between fun and religion so that you can cater to all women who sign up for the fun. Many will want to learn something while others just want to have fun. If you find a happy balance between the two, no one will leave disappointed and they will bring more friends the next time that there is an event.
The Best Women’s Activity Ideas
Schedule a comedy and chocolate night with female Christian Comic Leanne Morgan. Leanne exudes southern charm. She is a naturally funny storyteller who gives an honest look at suburban life and the challenges of keeping her husband happy while juggling kids, dogs and cheerleading camp at the same time she’s racing to get her hair highlighted, have a colonoscopy and join weight watchers for the 7th time! Her clean comedy has people rolling in laughter worldwide. A comedy and chocolate night is a great Ladies Night Out at the end of the year.
Leanne is heard daily on Sirius / XM and has her own show on Blue Collar Radio called “Chewing the Fat.” In addition to Leanne’s solo stand up career, she toured with the Southern Fried Chicks for three years and is currently part of a new comedy tour called “Country Cool.”
Cooking classes can be a fun way to entice women to come out and join the fun because many are always willing to learn a little something new in the kitchen. Plus, they get to eat what they make. You can ask for volunteers from the congregation to see if there are any chefs in the group. There is likely to be a restaurant owner who would be happy to donate their kitchen late one evening or send his chef over to the kitchen on church grounds. Otherwise, see if there is a local cooking instruction school that you can “borrow” for the night.
Engage all of the women by creating fun activities for everyone to get involved in. Make sure there is someone to “take the reigns” of the night rather than plopping down some pizzas and walking out the door. Bible study, reading of different gospels, or even sharing inspirational stories should be woven throughout each activity. Show a fun movie that has a religious undertone and then open up the floor for discussion.
There are also many activities that women can get together to do that will benefit the entire congregation. If there are youth groups, have them cross-over on occasion so that what one does directly benefit the other. This could be anything from cooking classes to writing scavenger hunts as a group to implementing them with the younger kids.
Schedule different things for around the holidays so that the women can tie in the holiday fun with the program. This gives them a chance to talk about other random things, such as the best place to buy Christmas trees or the neatest places for an Easter egg hunt.
Volunteer work is a great way to show the kinder side of the congregation and give the women some purpose, too. Ask a local bakery to donate (or buy) sugar cookies and then all the women can decorate them, put them in boxes (that maybe the kids have made) and then bring them by all the local hospitals or shelters.
Remember that everything about your women’s activity needs to be exciting so that the women want to come back. They need to learn, be challenged and most importantly – have fun!