In Designing Women's Ministries, the authors share what worked for them and what didn't. They explain how to start where you are, with what you have, and how to do what God wants you to do. This book includes tips and techniques for establishing groups and programs that the needs of today's women. It also shows how to develop programs that are specifically tailored to your church and community.
For nearly twenty-five years, Elmbrook Church in Waukesha, WI, has supported a variety of ministries by and for women. Today their program stands as a model. Yet, as the authors of Designing Effective Women's Ministries will tell you, it did not happen overnight, but through trial and error. In Designing Effective Women's Ministries, the authors share what worked for them and what didn't. they explain how to start where you are, with what you have, and how to do what God wants you to do. Designing Effective Women's Ministries included tips and techniques for establishing groups and programs that meet the needs of today's women. The book shows how to develop programs that are specifically tailored to your church and your community.
After serving at Elmbrook Church in Wisconsin, Jill Briscoe, and her husband Stuart now serve as Ministers-at-Large. Jill has coauthored countless articles and more than 40 books, including devotionals, ministry guides, Bible studies, gift books, and childrens books. She is the executive editor of Just Between Us, a magazine for women and wives in ministry. She advises numerous non-profit organizations and serves on the boards for World Relief and Christianity Today. Her web site is www.tellingthetruth.org.
Since 1990, Laurie has served as pastor of the Elmbrook Womens Ministries, a dynamic ministry drawing over 1,200 women weekly. In addition, she maintains an ambitious speaking schedule at retreats and conferences. Laurie has co-authored Designing Effective Womens Ministries with Jill Briscoe, and is a contributing author of Mothers Have Angel Wings by Carol Kent. She is a graduate of Biola University and Dallas Theological Seminary.
Beth Seversen has served as a ministry leader at Elmbrook Church, Waukesha, WI. She was formerly associate pastor of women's ministries at Elmbrook Church.