About the Department
Women played an essential role in the early history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Ellen White helped her husband, James, establish the church in 1863. She was recognised and appreciated as the key leader and communicator of God's will to the denomination. Not only did she assume a leadership role of teaching and preaching, but she led the way in shaping the doctrines and fundamental beliefs of the church.
Women's Ministries is a place to address the spiritual, emotional, physical, and social needs of women in the church and the wider community.
- Women's Ministries encourages women to improve their potential for participation in the church's mission.
- It is a support system for hurting women, whether suffering from divorce, abuse, or loneliness.
- It is a forum to help address topics and issues affecting women.
- It encourages women to become involved in all areas of ministry in their church, community, and home.
- It mentors young women to become involved in the Lord's work by using their understanding and skills to reach other young women.
- Women's Ministries recognises that women have many Gifts of the Spirit. It attempts to help women discover and use these gifts to the glory of God.
Our Department's Objectives
- Assist: To assist in placing a Women's Ministries leader in every local church in the North England Conference.
- Support: To support local Women's Ministries leaders to establish Women's Ministries programs in all local churches.
- Inspire: To inspire and support Women's Ministries leaders by providing counsel, leadership, training and resource materials.
- Train: To train women and equip them to be fully engaged in the out-reach and in-reach evangelistic plans of their local church.
- Inform: To inform the church membership of Women's Ministries effort, projects, and their contributions to the work of the church and the support of the membership by Women's Ministry District Days, Newsletter, Reports to workers meetings, Articles to the Messenger, Reports to Executive Committee and Directors & Sponsors meetings.
The Women's Ministries Department is a 50% budget. The current Director is Beulah A. Plunkett. Her role in the Women's Ministries Department includes:
- Ensuring that women in the church are supported effectively in their spiritual growth, Biblical understanding, personal challenges.
- Empowering women through training to witness, preach, teach, heal, lead, and support women through training.
- Develop resources that will effectively underpin the work of winning souls and reaching women in the community.
- Organise the delivery of a life-long-learning program that will include enditnow training, counselling skills training, leadership training, introduction to preaching, teaching, facilitating skills training and church membership orientation.
- Work with young women to develop programs that reach their peers as they seek to know the Lord.
- GC Women's Ministries - https://women.adventist.org
- TED Women's Ministries - https://ted.adventist.org/women-s-ministries
- BUC Women's Ministries - https://adventist.uk/departments/womens-ministries
- Enditnow - https://women.adventist.org/enditnow-day
- Young Women's Conference poster
- Women's Ministries Pack – For WM Leaders in the local churches
- Women's Witnessing Packs
- Women's Spiritual Growth Packs
- Enditnow Seminar handouts
- Grief & Loss Seminar handouts
For resources, please contact Beulah Plunkett by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.