What is this ministry about?
“ The Lord has a work for women as well as for men. They may take their places in His work at this crisis, and He will work through them.... They can do in families a work that men cannot do, a work that reaches the inner life.
They can come close to the hearts of those whom men cannot reach. Their labor is needed” (Ellen G. White, Welfare Ministry, p. 145).
God created us and gave us purpose. This ministry was designed by God to meet the needs of women, connect with them, and introduce them to Christ. We live the words of Titus 2:3-5 up and down the life spectrum as we nurture, encourage, and elevate women.
We have been specifically designed to be effective in the work assigned to us by God when we are filled with the Holy Spirit. Christ is reflected in all that we do by our personal relationship with Him as we love, serve, and lead in families, ministries, churches, and wherever we go. We model the way He worked with people: with love.
“The Saviour mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs and won their confidence. Then He bade them, ‘Follow Me’” (Ellen G. White, The Ministry of Healing, p. 143).
We are working to build the ministries, train our coordinators, and fulfill the Titus 2 command of supporting women up and down the life spectrum from childhood to seniors.
We are called to join our pastors and churches for effective outreach and evangelism. We are involved in almost every aspect of departmental work in our churches. We support the vision of the pastors, the mission statements, and their core commitments. There is a ministry for every woman who chooses to be active in the church, community outreach activities, and evangelism.
We are working to build the ministries, train our coordinators, and fulfill the Titus 2 command of supporting women up and down the life spectrum from childhood to seniors. We need that intergenerational connection to deal with the challenges of women in all passages of life. Our young women’s ministries are thriving especially in the Northern California Conference (NCC) under the leadership of Maricia Ditigen, who is working alongside newly appointed NCC Women’s Ministries Coordinator Angela Fusilier and her assistant Janice Nelson.
All our conferences are diligently working to support our young women in ministries. We have leadership training, “End It Now” abuse programs, Bible studies, retreats, and other creative activities that have added to the baptisms of our churches.
How do people find out about and get involved in this ministry?
You can reach out to be involved through various means: check your local church website, ask to receive newsletters, attend retreats, and more. If you want to learn more or need guidance on who to best connect with in your area, please reach out to Dorothy Means, our women’s ministry director for the Pacific Union, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to put “Women’s Ministries” in the subject line of the email.
By Yara Enamorado