Welcome to Women’s Ministry Wednesday!

Today, I will be sharing the last chapter of our idea starter for a scripture study series using Marilynn Blackaby’s Experiencing God Around the Kitchen Table series. I’m kinda sad that it is over, as it has provided us with many good interactive activities with our women.

Around the Kitchen Table

Chapter 8’s title is “Seeing the Light”. Our scripture for the night was Philippians 1:6

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We held small group tabletop discussions about aspiring to God’s calling on our lives. I used lit candles. I recommend using candlescapes for your event. Had I had the time and foresight I definitely would have done it. I had planned to do some canning demonstrations, but it did not pan out. You can either decorate the tables for your women or provide the materials for a candlescape challenge and contest. I have added some beautiful candlescape images to our Pinterest board for Experiencing God Around the Kitchen Table, and hope you check it out.

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For our tabletop discussions, I used the following discussion starters:

1) What different life choices do you wish you had made?
2) What active role have you taken in your spiritual growth?
3) What good work has God started in you?
4) What “hub” like Ms. Blackaby’s kitchen table have you used to minister to others?

I love doing tabletop discussions because I am always amazed at what I learn about those at my table. It just makes me respect and appreciate our individual women even more.

I also shared my favorite stories of Ms. Blackaby’s experiences in chapter 8. If you haven’t been following along, here is my original post introducing this series…An Idea Starter for Creating an Interactive Scripture Study Series.

Thank you for taking this journey with us! I will try to pull all the Experiencing God Around the Kitchen Table posts together on the women’s ministry page. Look for it in the next 30 days.


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Award-winning author Gina Duke is a wife, mom and the Director of Women’s Ministry at her local church. With a B.S. in Organizational Leadership, she is able to bring a clear word for authentic Christian living. Through her book, “Organizing Your Prayer Closet: A New and Life-Changing Way to Pray” (Abingdon Press), she imparts 1 Peter 4:7 with the gift of structured prayer journaling. You may also follow her on Twitter and Instagram @TheGinaDuke.

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