The Women’s Ministry assist our congregations in nurturing, encouraging and equipping women to faithfully and fully use their God-given gifts to glorify God.
Motivated solely by the gospel, Women After God's Own Heart Ministry exists to assist our congregations in nurturing, encouraging and equipping women to faithfully and fully use their God-given gifts to glorify God.
1 Corinthians 12:27 – "Now we are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it."
Women After God's Own Heart Ministry always using Scripture as its guiding principle, has the following objectives:
- To encourage and model personal study of the Bible and use of the Sacraments so that the gospel message may be proclaimed boldly and clearly in our daily lives
- To work together with all to fully understand from Scripture how we are all to serve God
- To explore scripturally sound opportunities for service in every calling of life from home, to church, to the world
- To equip women to fulfill their callings
- To develop fresh approaches to God-pleasing ministries for women
- To thank God for the solid foundation of faith and service he has given to us as an example in the many Godly women and youth in our congregations who’ve gone before us
These principles direct everything we do as a women’s ministry. Whether we are developing or promoting Bible studies, or organising and promoting congregational and synodical ministries for or by women, these principles give direction to all we do:
1) We are determined to let the gospel predominate.
The gospel of Jesus Christ predominates in all we do. The gospel is not an afterthought to add to a Bible study or ministry project to make it acceptable. God’s grace in his Son proclaimed to all the world is the beating heart behind every study or activity. Our subjective/personal response to the gospel (as important as that is) will never overshadow the importance of the objective truth of all that is ours because of the life, death, and resurrection of Christ in our place. Even when we are giving “how to” encouragement, we will not forget that the gospel alone empowers us to will and to do according to God’s good purpose.
2) We delight to teach all that Scripture’s principle of head and helper has to say to us.
In all we produce and promote we give clear evidence that we rejoice in the beauty of the interdependent partnership God has given us as spiritually gifted men and women. We will emphasize both the beauty of our equal status and shared callings in Christ as well as the goodness of our unique callings that make us true complements, not clones, of one another.
3) We are unafraid to apply Scripture wherever Scripture speaks, but we refuse to bind consciences beyond Scripture.
While teaching all that Scriptures has to say, we will resist the pressure to set up a rule book of what ministry by and for women must look like in every ministry setting. Refusing to set up a one size fits all rule book gives people the opportunity to make wise and spiritually mature use of their Christian freedom. It refuses to cater to the laziness of our sinful nature that does not want to wrestle with challenging issues. We will urge people to listen carefully to what Scripture does have to say. We will also encourage them to make wise use of Christian freedom in decisions neither commanded nor forbidden by God, always striving to do only that which will honor God and build up Christ’s church.
4) We help God’s people to remember that we are part of a larger fellowship of believers.
We will help God’s people avoid spiritual myopia so that they ponder how their decisions affect other Christians beyond us, our congregations, and our synod. Since the Word didn’t begin or end with us, we will consider whether what may indeed be permissible is truly wise for other Christians as well as ourselves.
Serving the Lord through my lifetime, I felt the need to show the appreciation of a Woman following the path to the Lord, hence the rise Women After God’s Own Heart Ministries on the 8th of December 2018.This created a forum for women of all walks of life. It doesn't matter what your background or life looks like, God can & wants to use you, just as you are.
My Aim & Vision in life is to be whom God wants me to be & to fulfill my calling, purpose and destiny in life and at the same time, run with the vision that God has given me & to stay in my lane. This vision resonates in my ministerial practices, conveying the power of a woman through the teaching of our Lord, Jesus Christ.