Inspired by one of our conferences for women, Sue Cunliffe explains how Alverstoke Evangelical Church organised their own retreat for the women in their fellowship. She wants to inspire other churches to consider it.
One of the ways we have been developing the work and ministry of FIEC for more than a decade is by investing in the biblical ministry of women in our churches. Elisabeth Smyth introduces us to the Women’s Ministry Group which helps to shape this work across the Fellowship.
For the first time ever, we hosted a retreat for ministry wives at the end of May. This gathered more than 30 women together to have a break from some of the pressures pastoral ministry can place on ministry wives. Kay Kinnaird was among the group in Worcestershire.
Our Women’s Ministry Co-ordinator Elisabeth Smyth was one of the speakers at 'Walking in the Spirit' – a conference for women in the East Midlands in February. Kate Fahey helped to organise it and here are her reflections after they spent the day learning from God’s word.
For more than 12 months now, Becky and Sarah have been reaching out with the gospel to women in prostitution. We asked Becky – who’s a member of an FIEC church – to introduce us to the ministry of Saffires.
Christian women often lead busy lives with multiple responsibilities. So, since 2011, one of our churches has organised a women’s day-conference – designed to spiritually refresh and encourage women in evangelical churches in North Wales.
Our second annual conference for women in full- or part-time ministry will take place in two weeks. We asked Fiona Hamilton, one of the speakers from last year’s conference, about her experiences of women’s ministry.