St Joseph Ladies Group
Encourage the spiritual development of the ladies involved in women’s Group by organizing a monthly Spiritual topic for women. Allow the group members to take turns choosing a topic for study each month so each individual will feel she is an effective part of the Group. Encourage your group members to study notable women in the Bible and the contributions these ladies made to group. Inspire them to ask God to reveal the gifts and talents He has entrusted to them.
Improvements in Health
Encourage those involved in women’s Group to achieve their best health to fulfill their practical and spiritual obligations. Use Bible verses such as 3 John 1:2 as the theme for this principle: “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well” . Help the ladies under your leadership to achieve their health or weight loss goals by organizing an online or live nutritious recipe swap, and host a potluck once a month for everyone to bring her favorite health meals to share. Or pair the ladies with a workout buddy to form bonds between group members. Emphasize to the group members that a woman in her best health is an asset to her family, and is better equipped to be a shining example of God’s love.
Some women may have become a part of your Group to meet other people with like interests, and to establish meaningful friendships within the church. Reiterate to your group members that it is essential to work together to achieve large goals, like organizing the church’s clothing or a food drive for the holidays, but that friendships are an important part of Christianity as well. Use Bible verses such as Proverbs 27:17 for inspiration: “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another”. Organize several social events a year to give the ladies ample time to get to know each other and develop genuine connections.
Helping the Community
Remind the women in your Group of James 1:27: “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world”. This verse suggests that displaying one’s Christianity means helping those in need. Ask the group members to give suggestions for community activities in which you can all get involved,