Women's Ministry

 

If you have led women’s ministry for any period of time, I know you have come up against some opposition at some point.  Perhaps someone didn’t get what you were trying to achieve in one area, and was critical (unconstructively).  Maybe you have had women get mad easily over petty things.  Either way, I am sure you have had some negative experiences along the way, because you deal with people — it happens.

Not only is it a good idea to acknowledge difficult personalities instead of people, it is equally important to know how to deal appropriately with negativity and spiritual immaturity.

None of us are immune to being negative or petty.

We all come to church with some ill-conceived notions, don’t we?  Some of it has been acquired by previously being a part of a dysfunctional church culture.  Some we’ve inherited from our parent’s views and opinions on church.  And some is due to our own spiritual immaturity.  Wherever our misguided thinking and attitudes come from, they can begin to take on a prevalent nature and influence the body of Christ, negatively.

We must make sure that we always check our own motives as we have opinions and thoughts about the various facets of our church and its ministry.

Women's Ministry Opposition

When it comes to dealing with the women we serve in women’s ministry, there are 4 counterproductive spirits to be aware of, and carefully deal with.

Detect and Defuse:

A Jonah spirit

An Absalom spirit

A Martha spirit

A Jezebel spirit

Those who oppose leaders of a ministry or church bring much distraction and can yield much destruction.  As such, I am going to spend the next few weeks breaking each of these influencing spirits down, as well as provide some strategies for detecting and defusing them.

Spur on!

~gina

” And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,” Hebrews 10:24

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9 Comments

    1. Melissa,

      I am so excited about sharing it. And YOU! You have been rocking some great women’s ministry posts. I plan to reference and link to one of them when I talk about the spirit of Jezebel. You hit on something a while back, and it has not left me yet! Blessings and love to you, sister! ~gina

  1. I’d love to be able to catch up with the Jonah spirit but every time I click on the link it takes me to the intro. How can I read the Jonah spirit? Thanks.

  2. Hie, I am Joan from Malawi, Africa! I have been recently appointed as a director for our church Womens Ministry! Was searching for some ideas for Womens Ministry, came across your website on pin interest! I am about to click on the links for contrary spirits! Hoping to be blessed more! Remain blessed, thanks!

  3. Hi Gina, I am from the Philippines, I was appointed as the President of our women’s group. I was searching for ideas and programs and I find it interesting to follow you. Thanks and God bless.

  4. Hi,my name is Maria edu from equatorial Guinea,I v this vision and zeal to open a women forum in my community,I need a counsellor and a mentor like you to advice me on how to run the women conference.thank you.

    1. H’s Maria. Please read through my women’s ministry tips and you will find many good ideas for running a women’s conference. Also check out Women’s Ministry Toolbox website. Many blessings!

      ~gina

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