Philosophy of Women's Ministry in the Church

Nov. 4, 2011 Susan Hunt

Women's ministries are often task/personality/event-driven. We must be intentional in crafting ministries that are Word-driven.

Running Time: 36 minutes


Susan Hunt: I’ve tried to anticipate your questions. Whether or not you’re asking the first question that’s on your handout, “Are there biblical reasons for women’s ministry in the church?” that is the first question you should be asking. We need to keep going back to that question, “Are there really biblical reasons for a women’s ministry?”

You see, women’s ministries often fall into the personality, event, or task-driven mode, and we want Word-driven ministries. Just because we settle this issue one time, just because you hear it here, you’re not done with it. We need to continually go back to this question, “Are there biblical reasons for a women’s ministry?”

I’m going to give you two reasons. The first is: God created us male and female. Gender distinctiveness is woven into the creation story, and as we’ll see as we go on, the foundational principles that we see there …

About the Speaker

Susan Hunt

Susan Hunt

Susan Hunt is the widow of Gene Hunt, the mother of three, and the grandmother of thirteen. She is the former coordinator of women’s ministry for the Presbyterian Church in America and has written several books for women including Life-Giving Leadership, co-authored with Karen Hodge, and Aging with Grace: Flourishing in an Anti-Aging Culture, co-authored with Sharon Betters. She loves time with her family, sitting on her porch with younger women, and tending the flowers her grandsons help her plant in her yard.