Women’s Ministry ~ Christ Centred, Spirit Empowered, Mission Focused

In 2022 – 2023 we are going to host several online workshops/discussion groups for women in lay or staff positions to encourage & equip one another for our ministry roles.

Thursday November 24th 7:30pm Online Workshop  for Women leaders ~ new and experienced lay leaders or church staff are welcome. This workshop will be focused on Responding to Discouragement or Disappointment in Ministry and this discussion will be led by Pastor Penny Hall of Emmanuel Alliance in Ottawa. She will encourage us in order to persevere in teaching God’s truth, reaching out to unbelievers and coming alongside believers to encourage them in their faith. Please let me know if you are interested in attending – it is free There will be time for teaching, discussion, worksheets & reflection.  If you would like to join us please contact Lorraine Fish at lorranefish7@gmail.com and she will send you the details & zoom link.

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 Saturday Sept. 17/22; 10:00am ~ Women from the various GTA Alliance churches to come together in Stouffville at In2One Alliance Church for some “crafty” fellowship and hear from one of the women on staff at in2one church.   

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Thursday August 25th 2022 ~ 7:30pm Workshop “Speaking Truth in Love” ford Women leaders ~ new or experienced lay leaders or church staff are welcome. We will be looking at some principles from 2 Timothy to help us in teaching God’s truth and coming alongside believers to encourage them in their faith. Please let me know if you are interested in attending – it is free There will be time for teaching, discussion, worksheets & reflection.  If you would like to join us please contact Lorraine Fish at lorranefish7@gmail.com and she will send you the details & zoom link.

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The vision of ECD Women’s Ministries is to encourage women in their faith, empowered by the Holy Spirit to reach within their church & in their community & globally to make disciples of Jesus Christ.  Colossians 3:12-17

This is effectively done by having multicultural & inter-generational fellowship & ministry that seeks to encourage & use the spiritual gifting of each woman to build up one another.

Consider ways to reach out to encourage & build up women by phone, email and in person. Let them know you will pray for them… We especially need to reach out to busy Moms, singles & widows ~ this isolation wearies the soul.                                       1 Thessalonians 5:11, Philippians 4:4-8

Our 2022 – 2023 goals that we would like you to participate in are

1) Invite Women’s Ministry leaders to chat together via a zoom on-line meeting & prayer and meet with them individually on-line to learn about their ministry & discern ways to encourage them. I will email the leaders I have contact info and feel free to send me the names & emails of other women leaders.

2. Monthly emails to women in ministry with encouragement, resources or share ideas.

3. Invite women in the various geographical areas of the ECD to form networks to encourage, support & connect them to each other as they seek to fulfill the goals of relationship focused, Soul Care and community & global impact ministry.

Resources & speakers for leaders to use in their programs or to refer people to.

1) Focus on the Family ~ www.focusonthefamily.com = family, marriage, kids, resources for books, bible studies, counselling, etc.

2) Elizabeth Stanley ~ Christian Life Coach – attends Newmarket Alliance Church & gives zoom seminar for young women on purpose/identity; journaling; also a seminar on self care/balance for busy women ~ email: elizabeth.stanley25@gmail.com

Lorraine Fish                           

Director Women’s Ministry, ECD

Colossians 2:2 ~ Our goal is that they will be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. We want them to have full confidence because they have complete understanding of God’s plan, which is in Christ.