WOMEN'S MINISTRIES

The purpose of Women's Ministries is to enable women to grow in the knowledge of Christ and to fulfill their respective responsibilities to their family, church and community.  Women's Ministries is organized both on the local, district, national, and international levels.  This ministry is service oriented and encourages service within the local church, community and mission fields at home and abroad.  Women's Ministries encourages spiritual growth, personal development and leadership among women.  Women's Ministries provides a variety of programs for women of all ages.  Prayer is the number one priority in Women's Ministries of theCongregational Holiness Church."

 

Maggie Pruitt, International Executive Director, leads, directs, and administers the activities of Women's Ministries.  The Missionettes Girls' Ministries, Lady Minister's Fellowship, and Ministers' Wives Fellowship are auxiliaries of Women's Ministries.  For more information on any of these ministries, please contact Maggie Pruitt.

Women’s Ministries Maggie Pruitt, Executive A Chat with Maggie

Never Lose Your Vision

Many years ago, God gave me a dream to work with Women’s Ministries.  I chose to take action and pursue the goal as God directed my steps. Proverbs 16:9 says, “A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.”

Personally, I enjoy working for Christ. Working for Him is my life, and the joy of the Lord is my strength. This is my vision and I never intend to lose it.  My prayer is that each lady will “occupy” until Jesus comes and not let the enemy steal the vision she has.

Satan is very much aware that if we set our thoughts on pursuing our future, and become united as a corporate group, we are certain to move forward in reaching our goals. His work is to set obstacles to hinder and weaken our calling. There may be times when destructive thoughts tend to infiltrate our minds with an effort to slowly steal our vision. However, we must always be on guard not to let this happen!

I am reminded of the story of the Tower of Babel, where the people had a vision to build the tower to Heaven. They were determined that nothing would hinder their goal. God knew their hearts and motives were fixed in that direction and nothing was stopping them. Therefore, He stopped their plans by confusing their languages (Genesis 11:1-9). Even though the people had a wrong vision, it is still a faith-building lesson. We can accomplish the right goals, but we must be determined to press forward in unity and pursue the future.

In Proverbs 29:18 the Scripture declares, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” One time I read the story of an 80-year-old man who said, “I’ve never been more excited about knowing and loving Christ than I am today.” No matter how old or young we are, we should never lose that vision because there is always something we can do for Christ.

On July 8, I attended the North Georgia District Quarterly WM meeting at Clermont Pentecostal Lighthouse, where Pastor Jeff Gailey serves. We had a wonderful time in the Lord as the Rev. Debbie Robertson, the North Georgia president, and her committee ministered in the service. At this same event, the Men’s Ministries gathered in the fellowship hall of the church and enjoyed a great service as well. Immediately following the service, we were served a delicious mea l prepared by all the ladies from the Pentecostal Lighthouse church. I look forward to attending these quarterly services. They are an encouragement to the North Georgia District leaders and everyone else who attends. In these last days, it is vital for us to support each other as we move forward in advancing the Kingdom of God.

I attended the South Alabama Camp Meeting WM Day service, where Dale Broyles is the District WM director on July 17. The theme for this service was “Saved to Serve.” The guest speaker was Elizabeth McCormick from Panama City Beach, Florida. She brought an inspiring message entitled “The Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail Against the Church,” taken from Matthew 16:18. In her message, she exhorted all the ladies to know their place in the Lord as strong Christians and not to faint. Sister McCormick also encouraged the ladies to remember that God will always honor you when you are in your right place with Him. Immediately following the service, we all gathered in the fellowship hall and enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by the ladies. It was truly a blessing to be with all the WMs from the South Alabama District

On August 4, I had the privilege to attend the Sunday afternoon WM service during the North Georgia District Camp Meeting. This was a time chosen to honor the previous District WM Board and newly elected WM Board. Newly elected WM Director Tina Bladwin delivered an inspiring message taken from Psalm 24:7, 8,“Who Is This King of Glory?” She encouraged the ladies to open the doors of their hearts and welcome the King of Glory to become strong and mighty in their lives. The WM

On an ending note, I was so glad to attend for another General Conference this June. It was such a blessing to see and speak with so many of you.

 

Women's Ministries Motto:  "Saved to Serve" 

 

Colors:  Red for Christ's Blood shed for us.  White for purity.


 

Women's Ministries Board:

[L-R] Michelle Sanders (Executive Secretary-Treasurer), Brenda Surrency (1st Assistant Executive Director and Lady Ministers International Executive Director), Maggie Pruitt (Women's Ministries International Executive Director), Wanda Murray (Executive Secretary-Recorder), Tonya Cook (Missionettes National Director)

 

 

2014 Women's Ministry Retreat

April 3-5 2014

Beth Stephens Johnson - Speaker

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Music Road Hotel

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

(driving directions)

 


 

Ministers' Wives Fellowship:

 

"Heart to Heart Ministries is the ministers' wives fellowship in the Congregational Holiness Church.  It exists to provide support, fellowship and training for the minister’s wife.  Its goal is to help the wife of the minister find her own unique and God-given place by her husband’s side as the wife of a pastor or minister."

 

The Ministers' Wives Fellowship is directed by Marlene Wilson, International Executive Director.

(Email: "marlenewilson at chchurch dot com")

Board Members: Susan Hanson, Debbie Roach and Lisa Srickland.

 

A message from Marlene Wilson: 

 

 

Thank you, once again, for putting your confidence in us as your leaders for the next four years. Please pray for the Ministers’ Wives Department, that we will follow the leadership of the Lord in bringing you the inspiration needed and the precise speakers to successfully push forward in this ever-changing world.

 

The role of a minister’s wife will, of course, differ with each lady. As a minister’s wife, I will share with you the principles I try to live by. This is based on Luke 10:30-36 and has always been my silent prayer: 1) do no harm; 2) leave things better than you found them; 3) help where no one else will. This is what the Good Samaritan did for the man in Jericho, and this is That we can do also.

 

At our last Ministers’ Wives Conference, a lady expressed that the conference saved her life. When we think our efforts are in vain, we must remind ourselves of this fact: God has the plan; just trust Him. That is all He asks of us. The future we pursue is as big as we let God be in each of our lives. Let God be God and trust Him!

 

Ministers' Wives Resources:

  • The Heart to Heart Ministry is a fellowship where ministers’ wives have a friend to share the good, the bad and the ridiculous with. For more information on this Ministry contact Susan Hanson.

  • Ministers’ Wives session that is conducted at the annual General WM Retreat.

  • The local Ministers’ Wives Director in your conference.

  • Gospel Messenger - Look for a bi-monthly article written by one of our Ministers’ Wives.

  • A Hand Book for Ministers’ Wives - by Dorothy Kelley Patterson


 

Lady Ministers Fellowship:

 

"The purpose of the Lady Ministers Fellowship is to encourage, challenge, equip, and train women ministers to serve within the church and kingdom of God within their gifted areas of ministry. Its goal is to train women ministers to minister with an accountability to their pastor as well as their district and national leaders. Women ministers are encouraged to maintain fellowship with one another, pray for one another, and to do all possible to win souls to Jesus Christ.

 

Our commission is found in Luke 4:18,19, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”

 

The Lady Ministers Fellowship is directed by Rev. Wanda Murray, International Executive Director.


  Missionettes Girls' Ministry:

 

"The goals of Missionettes are to win girls to Jesus Christ through love and acceptance, to train girls in Biblical principles of discipleship, to assist girls in developing spiritually and mentally, to provide encouragement, support, and accountability through Christian relationships, and to provide an environment for girls to develop their gifts and talents."

 

The Missionettes ministry trains girls to become soul winners. Missionettes is organized on the local, district, and national levels.

 

Missionettes ministry is administered by Tonya Cook, National Director.

 

I would like to express my love and gratitude for you allowing me to, once again, serve as your executive director of Missionettes for the next four years. Within the upcoming years, I want to see this department flourish. I would like for the churches to see the importance of guiding our young girls to prepare
them for a work in the Kingdom of God. I became a pastor’s wife at the young age of 23 and now realize how such training could have been extremely
beneficial to me. Preachers, teachers, parents and lay members, I urge you to take a look around and see our church of today and do all you can to love
and support these girls. You will never regret it. As you watch them grow in the Lord and become workers in His Kingdom, you can look on with satisfaction,
knowing that you had a hand in shaping their lives.

Please pray for the Missionettes Department and for me, as well, as I try to set a holy example for the girls to follow. With God being my help and guide, I
will work to the best of my ability to see all girls of the CHC grow, be successful and know they have a future in God’s Kingdom!

Tonya Cook

 

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