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Offering hope and inspiration for women’s ministry leaders and team members of all stages (from new to seasoned) serving in their local church community. Episodes will feature women’s ministry tips and resources on topics including discipleship, Bible study, mentoring, event planning, fellowship, leadership, volunteers, prayer, and icebreaker games. We’ll discuss the nuts and bolts of women’s ministry, and we’ll learn from seasoned women’s ministry leaders. Together we’ll fill our ministry toolboxes with tools to build a flourishing, Christ-focused women’s ministry. Hosted by Cyndee Ownbey, the founder of Women’s Ministry Toolbox and the author of Rethinking Women’s Ministry. Cyndee has served in six women’s ministry programs over the last twenty years. She currently serves on the women’s ministry team in her local church.

Offering hope and inspiration for women’s ministry leaders and team members of all stages (from new to seasoned) serving in their local church community. Episodes will feature women’s ministry tips and resources on topics including discipleship, Bible study, mentoring, event planning, fellowship, leadership, volunteers, prayer, and icebreaker games. We’ll discuss the nuts and bolts of women’s ministry, and we’ll learn from seasoned women’s ministry leaders. Together we’ll fill our ministry toolboxes with tools to build a flourishing, Christ-focused women’s ministry. Hosted by Cyndee Ownbey, the founder of Women’s Ministry Toolbox and the author of Rethinking Women’s Ministry. Cyndee has served in six women’s ministry programs over the last twenty years. She currently serves on the women’s ministry team in her local church.

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United States

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Offering hope and inspiration for women’s ministry leaders and team members of all stages (from new to seasoned) serving in their local church community. Episodes will feature women’s ministry tips and resources on topics including discipleship, Bible study, mentoring, event planning, fellowship, leadership, volunteers, prayer, and icebreaker games. We’ll discuss the nuts and bolts of women’s ministry, and we’ll learn from seasoned women’s ministry leaders. Together we’ll fill our ministry toolboxes with tools to build a flourishing, Christ-focused women’s ministry. Hosted by Cyndee Ownbey, the founder of Women’s Ministry Toolbox and the author of Rethinking Women’s Ministry. Cyndee has served in six women’s ministry programs over the last twenty years. She currently serves on the women’s ministry team in her local church.

Language:

English


Episodes

EP47: Caring for the Needs of Your Bible Study, Discipleship, and Small Group Members

6/15/2022
Today we’re continuing our discipleship series by talking about caring for your Bible study, discipleship, and small group members. Small groups should be a place where group members find comfort and feel cared for. My favorite small groups have felt like family. They cared for my spiritual, physical, and emotional health. They’ve sent us texts when we’ve walked through a difficult season. They brought meals and sent cards when my dad died. They prayed for us through parenting struggles...

Duration:00:12:38

EP 46: Supporting Bible Study, Discipleship, and Small Group Leaders

6/1/2022
Today we’re continuing our discipleship series by talking about supporting group leaders. Bible study, discipleship, and small groups need strong, committed, loving leaders. As leaders, we need to do everything we can to make certain our group leaders feel supported and loved. What does that look like? In this episode I share, Four Key Support Systems for Group Leaders: Listen in to hear ideas for supporting your group leaders in each of these four areas. Quote: Strong leaders create...

Duration:00:10:07

EP 45: Women's Ministry Leader Interview with Jerijo Cox

5/18/2022
Leaders, my interview with pastor's wife and women's ministry leader Jerijo Cox is packed with encouragement and tips! Jerijo serves at a larger church in South Carolina. You'll hear about their women's ministry mission statement, team structure, and how God led her into women's ministry. Don't miss our detailed discussion about their mentoring program and how waiting on God's perfect timing yielded an abundant harvest! Be sure you share this interview with your other team members so they...

Duration:00:38:22

EP 44: Coordinating Childcare for Your Bible Study and Women's Ministry Events

5/4/2022
Our discipleship series continues today with a discussion on coordinating childcare. I’ve got a few ideas to help you with common childcare struggles including recruiting help and paying for childcare. Is there going to be childcare? It’s a question I wish we could always answer with a resounding “yes!” However, if you’ve ever been tasked with coordinating childcare for your women’s Bible study or women’s ministry events, you know just how much work is required behind the scenes to provide...

Duration:00:08:58

EP 43: Collecting and Sharing Prayer Requests in Your Discipleship, Bible Study, or Small Group

4/20/2022
Today we’re continuing our discipleship series with some helpful tips on collecting and sharing prayer requests in your discipleship, Bible study, or small group. Many leaders have a love/hate relationship with prayer requests. We want to pray for the women in our group and love the way God uses prayer requests to knit our hearts together, but sometimes prayer requests lead to gossip or oversharing. Maybe you’ve struggled to balance your Bible study discussion with a time for prayer...

Duration:00:08:46

EP 42: The Benefits of Bible Study Homework

4/6/2022
What are the benefits of Bible study homework? Our discipleship series continues today as we tackle tough questions about Bible study homework. Don't miss my 5 tips for encouraging women to complete their Bible study homework! Quote: "Offer Bible studies that include homework that is meaningful and manageable. Women will lose patience over fill-in-the-blank homework or homework where the author hands the answer to them on a silver platter. Homework should be challenging, but not so...

Duration:00:14:02

Ep 41: Women's Ministry Summer Discipleship Solutions

3/23/2022
Are you wondering what to offer your women during the summer months? I share all the details for six Women’s Ministry Summer Discipleship Solutions in this podcast episode. You're certain to find an idea that is right for the women in your church! Don't miss the details of our summer classes. They were a huge hit with our women last summer! Featured idea: If your Bible studies are focused on books of the Bible, a summer book club provides the opportunity for women to read a Bible study...

Duration:00:10:02

EP 40: Discussion Group Guidelines for Women's Ministry Bible Studies and Discipleship Groups

3/9/2022
Does your discussion group easily get off track? Do you have group members that sometimes mention divisive topics? Creating a solid set of discussion group guidelines will focus your group and discussion. There’s no need to start from scratch – I’m sharing my recommended discussion group guidelines in this podcast episode. Click here to view the transcript for this episode. Links from show: Bible Study Facilitator Course Women's Ministry Toolbox Facebook Group Related links: Great...

Duration:00:08:07

EP 39: Dividing Women into Groups for Bible Study and Women's Ministry Events

2/23/2022
Today we’re tackling a hot-button topic – dividing women into groups for Bible study, retreats, and women’s ministry events. I’ll take you step-by-step through the process I’ve used as well as share some ideas for working through any resistance. If your team is strongly against dividing women into groups, I want to ask you to please listen with an open mind through this podcast episode. You may discover another perspective worth considering. As a women’s ministry leader, you’ll have many...

Duration:00:14:19

EP 38: Women's Ministry Leadership Interview with Michelle Radcliff

2/9/2022
In this week's leadership interview, I'm speaking with Michelle Radcliff, a women's ministry leader in Alabama. Don't miss what Michelle shares about their WINGS (Women in God's Service) program. You may want to do something similar in your church! I pray you'll find this conversation encouraging and helpful. Links from show: Rethinking Women's Ministry: Biblical, Practical Tools for Cultivating a Flourishing Community Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin (affiliate link) Women's Ministry...

Duration:00:23:26

EP 37: Discipleship and Discernment in Women's Ministry

1/26/2022
As I’ve spent time wrestling with the Lord about what to share and how to share on this topic, I came across these four words “developing a discerning heart.” My goal in this podcast episode is for us to continue to develop discerning hearts. As mentors, Bible study leaders, and disciplers we have a responsibility to encourage the development of a discerning heart in those God has placed in our path. I share my discernment process and advice for gracefully and prayerfully sharing concerns...

Duration:00:20:16

EP 36: Women's Ministry: Where have all the mentors gone?

1/12/2022
Our series on discipleship continues with a look at where have all the mentors gone. We discuss 3 reasons women are hesitant to serve as mentors. I also offer solutions for removing those barriers to mentoring. Be sure to catch my two mentoring resource recommendations at the end of the show! Quote: "Mentees rarely expect a mentor to have all the answers. They expect mentors to point them to the One that has all the answers – God." (Cyndee Ownbey) Links in show: Mentoring Resources...

Duration:00:11:40

EP 35: Looking Back and Moving Forward in Women's Ministry

12/29/2021
The new year is a perfect time to reflect on God’s faithfulness in your ministry! The questions I share in this episode will guide your team through the process of looking back and moving forward in ministry. Quote: "Specific reflection questions encourage specific recollections. Details are more helpful than generalizations as we seek to move our ministry forward." The transcript is available here. Links from show: Women's Ministry Toolbox Website Women's Ministry Toolbox Facebook...

Duration:00:09:16

EP 34: Women's Ministry Leadership Interview with Linda Totman

12/15/2021
This week you'll hear from Linda Totman, a women's ministry leader in Kansas. This interview is packed with ideas you'll want to prayerfully consider including hosting a women's night of worship, a women's night of service, and a women's night of prayer. You'll be encouraged by Linda's journey into women's ministry and how God is using the women's ministry in their church to make a big impact in their community. Links in show (affiliate links follow): Bible Study Facilitator...

Duration:00:27:28

EP 33: Creating a Schedule for Discipleship, Small Group, and Bible Study Meetings for Women's Ministry

12/1/2021
Do you struggle to balance your discussion time with fellowship and prayer? It can be challenging to get to everything you need to do during your small group time. In this week's podcast, I'm sharing 3 keys to creating a schedule for your group meetings. I know how hard it can be to create a balance small group session, so I'm including 4 sample schedules. You can find them in the show notes here. Quote: I always want women to have time to share what the Holy Spirit revealed to them...

Duration:00:10:33

EP 32: Women's Ministry Volunteer Appreciation: Great Gifts and Guidance

11/17/2021
Do you want your volunteers to know that you appreciate them? Check out these great volunteer appreciation gift ideas and tips on showering your volunteers with a little extra love. In this episode I share: Whether you plan to show your appreciation at Christmas or another time of year, you'll find these ideas will help you create a volunteer appreciation plan that your volunteers will truly appreciate! Links from the show: CTA, Inc. (affiliate link) Women’s Ministry Toolbox Facebook...

Duration:00:11:52

EP 31: Great Women's Ministry Discipleship, Bible Study, and Small Group Leaders

11/3/2021
Today we’ll be talking about Great Discipleship, Bible Study, and Small Group Leaders. We’ll look at: This episode is packed with information that will help you find and build a great group of leaders. Quote: We want to make sure every woman we place in the role of group leader has a proven track record of being a godly woman. Not perfect, but a woman who has exhibited wise decision-making and spiritual maturity. Links from the show: Bible Study Facilitator Training Women’s Ministry...

Duration:00:10:04

Ep 30: Women's Ministry Leadership Interview with Robin Gerke

10/20/2021
Every leadership interview is unique and packed with ideas - this episode is no different! Robin Gerke is a women's ministry leader in Oregon. She shares: Be sure you listen all the way until the end - there are gems scattered throughout! Please note leadership interviews are not transcribed. Purchase Cyndee's book: Rethinking Women's Ministry: Biblical, Practical Tools for Cultivating a Flourishing Community Women's Ministry Toolbox Resources: Website Online Store Online...

Duration:00:32:48

EP 29: Selecting Discipleship, Mentoring, and Bible Study Materials for Your Women's Ministry

10/6/2021
In this episode, we'll be talking about selecting discipleship, mentoring, and Bible study materials. Who should make that decision? What does that person need to consider when making their materials selection? I share my experience serving on a Bible Study Review Team. You'll also find a list of practical and theological questions to use when making your materials selection. Links from the show: Bible Study Facilitator Training How to Select a Bible Study for Your Group Related...

Duration:00:12:23

EP 28: What's the difference between discipleship, Bible studies, and mentoring?

9/22/2021
In today's episode, we'll be talking about discipleship, mentoring, and Bible study groups. How are they the same, and how are they different? Even if your church has a robust discipleship program in place, women's ministry can add support, value, and information. Don't miss the 6 questions you'll want to ask your discipleship and Bible study attendees! Quote: It isn't a matter of should we disciple or mentor, but how do we disciple or mentor the women God has placed in our church. Link...

Duration:00:10:37