June 13, 2019
Inspiring and empowering women to find their

A couple of weeks ago I shared with you the first part of the Women’s Ministries mission statement.

The part I focused on was inspiring. 

The inspiration must always come first. God will always speak through and to people’s hearts. Our passion for something is the most important part because if your heart is not changed in some way you will not move to action.

The second part of our mission statement is
Empowering women to find their God-potential”. 
 Empowering means just simply to give official power to. Sounds easy to understand doesn’t it but there is so much more to it. God’s desire for us is that we be all that he has intended us to be. Upon salvation each of us is given at least one Spiritual Gift. That gift that He gives us is to be used for one thing and that is to edify the body of Christ. The power comes from the giver of the gift, Him. One of the goals of Women’s Ministries is to help the women in our churches to find that empowerment. It comes through Christ. As I have had the opportunity to visit a lot of churches in the past 5 months I have been blessed, and I must admit a little taken back, by the large amount of potential that I see in our churches and among our women’s groups.

A familiar passage of scripture to many of us is the Great Commission. We quote Matthew 28, 19 and 20 but many times leave out verse 18. This verse begins with Jesus came and told the disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.”   We know the rest of the passage gives the commission for all of us to follow. We are to go to all parts of the earth and make disciples, baptizing them, teaching them to obey all commands. Then the best part. I am with you always.
What better empowerment can we ask for than for our father to assure us that wherever we go and whatever we do He is with us always.

Let’s begin to first inspire. Share those stories of what God is doing on our mission fields and in our churches. After the inspiration begin to guide them in the empowerment. What part does God want them to play? A couple weeks ago I also shared with you that some are called to go but God intends for all of us to be senders.

Proverbs 17:9 says “We can make our plans, but God determines our steps.”  What steps does God have for you or your women’s group to take?


Women's Ministries is sponsoring this exciting new Club offered only at OCU!

You have the opportunity to help support this adventure and help shape Young Women
Into Leaders in their churches and communities!

Discipleship/Christian Leadership Program

Oakland City University has a rich tradition of providing quality education to students in a setting grounded in Christian values. While on campus, students are eager to grow in their faith but often need encouragement and direction to put their faith in action. Oftentimes, due to being away from home, students are unaware of opportunities to serve in our surrounding communities. This program will give students the chance to fulfill Oakland City University’s moto: “Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve.” This program’s desire is to see students transformed and equipped to become disciples of Jesus Christ: ready to live out their faith among their peers, become leaders in their churches, and share the gospel throughout the world.  

How can we help support this misison? Easy!
Just send any donation to:

Women's Ministries
100 Stinson Dr.
Poplar Bluff MO 63901

Make checks payable to: Women's Ministries and disignate:
OCU Scholarship Fund

Just think you could be part of making leaders in our churches, communites, and even on the mission fields!

You don’t want to miss Summit this year!

  • Women's Ministries will be hosting three breakout session designed to share the vision of Women's Ministries. Make sure to attend each one!
  • A missionary reception for women to connect and visit with our missionaries. PIck up your invitation at our display!
  • Lots of other surprises at the Women’s Ministries display area.
  • Make sure to turn in your filled water bottles to the Women's Ministries Table!


Water Bottle Challenge!

Bring your filled bottles to the Summit,
Inside Out
or any event you may think a WM representive will be at
cash it in and send your check to Women's Ministries

Save $ Register before July 17!

Register on our website
call Kris @ 573-785-7746 or
Regiser at the Women's Ministries Display Table at Summit


June 15 Jessey Vemula -
Missionary in India

Jessey is stateside until after the Summit
His stateside address is:
492 Hester St.
Bloomfield, MO 63825

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