Ministering to women

So here I am doing full time ministry in LA. This last week I have had many experiences with women and people on the front lines of reaching LA for the gospel. Some of them have been overwhelmed with the follow up and discipleship needed with women. So they go out and share the gospel! πŸ™‚ Then the person gets saved. πŸ™‚ Then in helping them grow in their relationship with God, it gets a little messy to say the least. Some of the women I know would describe the work after that as working with monsters. Some have this side of them that didn’t come out until they became a Christian. So what do you do? Here’s what some are saying/doing: 1) Some of the gals think “it’s the pastor at my church’s responsibility to help them….I am just doing the outreach part for our community” 2) Perhaps they realllly didn’t become saved? What was I thinking? 3) Perhaps they did get saved and what they need is a church who does biblical discipleship. What do you think? How “messy” is the outreach and follow up in your church families? That was just some of the gals I connect with from being out there with them reaching the lost.
Then comes yesterday πŸ™‚ I only work at Free Tract Society 2 days out of the week. Yesterday I had 2 new gals come inside and talk about their walk with God. After listening ALOT I decided to put together a packette for gals to use 1) In their own life. 2) In their ministering to other women in ministry 3) In those disconnected “stuck” women who need help though they are not in community with other women. Here is what the front page looks like:DSCF3823 It’s called “You are beautiful” I put it together from 2 sources and I think it’s a good intro to a woman’s heart. Next I wanted to introduce her to Jesus and the heart of our Heavenly Father So I copied off a letter from FatherLoveLetter.com It’s an intimate message from God to us!! Then from Neil Anderson’s writings I copied off “What is The Truth About Me?” It helps renounce lies and proclaim truth to free our hearts and minds to embrace God’s Word. It is packed full of verses I would read aloud. When one hits a tender spot I would recommend memorizing the passages &/or doing a more indepth word study on that area in personal bible study time. Here is a picture of it:DSCF3825 Sometimes I find people have needs….deep needs that are rooted in lies about our Heavenly Father The next page is from SetFreeMinistries.com and will help. Again we out loud renounce the lies and speak the truth. This has a tremendous freeing affect. Then the next page addresses the voices we hear….sometimes the lies can be overwhelming. “The truth about thoughts” is the title page. It will help with confusing thoughts to jealousy thoughts to many more common thoughts that I consider voices that affect our emotions and behavior. The verses help us think on the truth. It is truth that will guide us in living for Jesus. The world is full of lies ready to point us in the wrong direction. Hide these verses in your heart and you will run hard for God and the good things from Him. Here is a picture of what it will look likeDSCF3824 The last pages deal with forgiveness. THE NUMBER ONE ISSUE THAT STUNTS PEOPLE’S GROWTH IS UNFORGIVENESS. So enjoy this tool for starting the journey towards walking like Jesus. DSCF3829DSCF3828 So that’s about it for this post on ministering to women. All documents are yours to pass on and share as needed. If you need the originals I can get them to you through e-mail. What discipleship materials have helped you?….or your ministry? Thanks for reading! God’s Grace. Peace. Joy. to you and all you do for God’s glory!!

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