Contents Prologue Acknowledgments Part I: BEGINNING A WOMEN'S MINISTRY 1. The Best Way to Begin Is to Begin 2. Start With What You've Got 3. Designing a Ministry Through Brainstorming Perspective: Are You a Doer or a Dreamer? 4. Put It All Together Part II: MEETING WOMEN WHERE THEY LIVE 5. Morning Break Perspective: Commitment to the Same Faces 6. Moms and More Perspective: Quiet Times in Noisy Times 7. Evening Edition Perspective: Women Wearing Many Hats 8. The Widow's Might Part III: DEVELOPING YOUR LEADERS 9. The Coordinator's Board 10. Looking for and Leading Your Leaders 11. Effective Leadership Retreats Part IV: REACHING YOUR WORLD 12. Breakaway for Renewal Perspective: Ask No Quarter 13. Reaching Out through Special Events Perspective: Between Your Own Two Feet 14. Women on a Mission Part V: ENERGIZING YOUR MINISTRY 15. Being Women of Prayer Epilogue: Women Who Change Their World Appendix 1: Caring for a Speaker Appendix 2: Surveys and Forms
After serving at Elmbrook Church in Wisconsin, Jill Briscoe, and her husband Stuart now serve as Ministers-at-Large. Jill has coauthored countless articles and more than 40 books, including devotionals, ministry guides, Bible studies, gift books, and children's books. She is the executive editor of Just Between Us, a magazine for women and wives in ministry. She advises numerous non-profit organizations and serves on the boards for World Relief and Christianity Today. Her web site is www.tellingthetruth.org. Since 1990, Laurie has served as pastor of the Elmbrook Women's Ministries, a dynamic ministry drawing over 1,200 women weekly. In addition, she maintains an ambitious speaking schedule at retreats and conferences. Laurie has co-authored Designing Effective Women's Ministries with Jill Briscoe, and is a contributing author of Mothers Have Angel Wings by Carol Kent. She is a graduate of Biola University and Dallas Theological Seminary. Beth Seversen has served as a ministry leader at Elmbrook Church, Waukesha, WI. She was formerly associate pastor of women's ministries at Elmbrook Church.