As I reflect on the journey of launching a women's ministry back in 2017, I must admit that it wasn't a walk in the park. In fact, it was a nail-biting experience that had me struggling BIG TIME to get things off the ground. I recalled writing down the original name God had given me, but when it was time to launch, I couldn't remember it to save my life.
However, I didn't let that deter me. I went back to God in prayer and He came through for me. While driving to work one morning, He gave me the perfect name - Majestic Daughters Empowerment. I was beyond thrilled and knew that this was the beginning of something great.
Initially, I had this grand idea that creating an empowerment group would appeal to all women from different walks of life. But God had something else in store for me. He wanted me to carry out the ministry as He had instructed me and to represent Him in all that I do.
You see, God doesn't give us ideas to glorify ourselves or to keep people in bondage. No, instead, He wants us to lift Him up in the earth and set His people free.
With this in mind, I am unstoppable, and nothing will stand in the way of fulfilling God's plan for my life!
To maintain this ministry, it dawned upon me that I must adopt the perspective of a consecrated daughter of God, and make sure that my purpose is in sync with His divine plan and how I can benefit the women and girls in the community.
Christian women's ministries must understand that their purpose is not to benefit themselves, but to genuinely serve the Lord and those whom He has given them to minister to. Remember: the goal is to honor and glorify God, not to seek personal gain.
Putting God first in my priorities resulted in tremendous success and exponential growth in my ministry.
If you're gearing up to start a women's ministry, you should ask yourself some critical questions.
Here are a few you must mull over:
What's your ministry's ultimate goal?
What gains will your intended audience receive?
What makes you unique?
Deliberating over these questions will ensure you approach this venture with a more purposeful mindset. Don't fret if you don't have all the solutions for these concerns at the moment. With due consideration and prayer, you'll eventually figure them out.