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
Missionettes Girls' Ministries,
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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"
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)
April 3-5 2014
Beth Stephens Johnson - Speaker
Music Road Hotel
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Ministers' Wives Fellowship:
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
(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
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
"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
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:
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
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
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
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!