As Director of Women’s Ministry at First Baptist Church, Siloam Springs, Arkansas, Laura leads a team of ten women to oversee 25 different ministries and events that come under the Heart Life Women’s Ministry umbrella. Prompted by what she has learned from courses taken at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and what she has gleaned practically by serving in her local church, these seminars can help women’s ministry teams from any size church move forward in growing their ministry. Each can be presented as an independent session or combined to create a leadership retreat.
Women’s Ministry 101
A workshop to cover the basics of getting started in women’s ministry:
- Begin with prayer
- Why women’s ministry?
- Identifying your mission statement
- Garnering support from the staff
- Forming your team
Planting a New Year/New Ministry
Designed to be taught during an overnight leadership retreat, these sessions will take y our team through vision casting for women’s ministry to the details of dates on the calendars. Laura will guide you through planning an effective women’s ministry and empower you with insight to make it happen.
Women’s Ministry – Making It Happen
You know the why’s – this workshop covers the how. Specific ideas that have been used by other women’s ministry groups will be shared. You will come away with an overflowing list of practical ideas and events that you can implement in your ministry.
Heart Life 3D – Women Mentoring Women
If you’ve wanted to implement a Titus 2 mentoring program, but have been confounded by how to make it happen, this workshop is for you. Laura Macfarlan faced the same dilemma when called upon to mentor a few years ago. She prayed and this idea is what the Lord delivered. This mentoring method is practical, easy to implement, and has been used for over five years with teen-age girls, college girls, and adult women.
The Jerusalem Project
The Great Commission is something we know we are called to do and commanded to do. Many of us feel comfortable praying for missions, giving to missions, and even going on a mission trip – Africa, Alaska, and Appalachia don’t seem nearly so intimidating as my own hometown. Come learn about this strategic mission idea for reaching your Jerusalem with the gospel of Christ.
Keeping the Ministry Fire Burning without Burning Yourself Out
Leaders can become so busy doing things for God that they neglect to spend time with God. Come hear about key indicators that you may be facing burn out, learn how to protect yourself from burn out, and how to keep your personal relationship on fire with God.
This seminar offers practical help for using our words to share the life-changing message of the Living Word! Whether crafting bulletin announcements, articles, blog posts, or newsletters, this teaching offers tips for making your writing powerful and effective.