This directory is comprised of ministries and organizations which focus on outreach to women.
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ChristianWomenToday (subscribe online): http://www.christianwomentoday.com/
"Mom's New Year's Resolutions": http://www.homebodies.org/newyear.htm
Writer Bev Caruso comments about: http://www.webspirations.net/beautytips/ "I thought some of your readers might like this approach. I kept thinking how neat it would be if the page went on to talk about the beauty of the soul when God touches it."
Here's an idea someone - perhaps a woman - could develop?
Christian Women Today Magazine, a women's magazine ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ, offers a newsletter that highlights resources from its online version. Topics include career, family, finances, health, humor, prayer, relationships, spiritual issues and much more. Find information about a Wednesday online chat session to discuss relational and management issues. Subscribe to a daily women's devotional, find international news, access hotlinks for many resources (including a French women's Christian site), enter a contest and find much more helpful information to brighten any woman's day! Subscription information for its "Women Today" print magazine is available online.
ChristianWomenToday (subscribe online): http://www.christianwomentoday.com/
The First Ladies' Encourager welcomes the "first ladies" of ministry to subscribe to a free monthly newsletter, created by Georgia Sawhook, a pastor's wife from Ohio (USA). Georgia's inspirational newsletter will encourage and inspire women in ministry, offering helpful information and support (and her wonderful recipes!). The September issue, for example, included some great school links, back-to-school lunch ideas and recipes, prayer requests and testimonies and much more. It's a great way to unite in prayer, friendship and fellowship with other ministry women; past issues are available online. Be sure to also visit Georgia's Pastor Appreciation page with poetry you'll enjoy!
First Ladies' Encourager: http://www.geocities.com/mamag7_2000/1stlady.html
October: Pastor Appreciation Month: http://www.geocities.com/mamag7_2000/Appreciate.html
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Ahealthyme, an international, inter-denominational email discussion list for Christian women, encourages and uplifts Christian women who need help in losing weight and gaining health. Women share prayer requests, praises, diet tips and motivations. The list focuses on helping one another and cultivating friendships. Note: This list often generates over 100 emails a day. Please consider this before joining. Ahealthyme (subscribe online): http://www.egroups.com/group/Ahealthyme
History's Women (HW), a Christian online magazine that highlights the extraordinary achievements of women throughout history, illustrates how these women overcame great obstacles to reach their goals. Read the profiles of women in the arts, social reformers, Early American women and more, including Amy Carmichael, Selina Hastings, Martha Washington, Betsy Ross and Louisa May Alcott. HW, written from a Christian perspective, invites writers to submit articles for publication. Visit the HW Web site for further information, browse through an online bookstore and subscribe to a HW newsletter. History buffs and homeschooling parents will love it! History's Women: http://www.historyswomen.com
Homebodies, a new ministry for moms, provides helpful tips to maximize the hours busy mothers spend with their children. Whether one works out of the home or in the home, Cheryl Gochnauer, author and speaker, provides a weekly column with tips for balancing finances, advice for exploring emotions and slice-of-life family illustrations. You'll find spiritual, educational and financial forums; various columnists' articles and more. Homebodies is a rewarding place to visit, whether you're aiming at becoming at full-fledged stay-at-home mom or would just like some hints for increasing your time at home. Book ordering info for Gochnauer's book, "So You Want To be a Stay-at-Home Mom," is available online. Homebodies: http://www.homebodies.org/ firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Helping Mothers Find Their Way Home is a weekly newsletter for stay-at-home moms and working mothers considering "coming home" someday. Find financial tips, explore emotional issues and enjoy practical illustrations. The Homebodies Web site includes articles of interest to homemakers, an area for prayer requests, and a "Homebuddies" message board. Find ordering info about the book, "So You Want to be a Stay-at-Home Mom," by Cheryl Gochnauer; read the first chapter, "Pick Up Your Cradle and Follow Me," online for your reading enjoyment. Homebodies (subscribe online): http://www.homebodies.org Subscribe by email: < email@example.com
Hope for the Heart: http://hopefortheheart.gospelcom.net/
Counseling Keys: http://hopefortheheart.gospelcom.net/counsel_keys.asp
Maxed Out is a delightful Web site for the woman "closer to the end of her rope than the end of her list!" Debi Stack, author of "Martha to the Max! Balanced Living for Perfectionists" (Moody Press), offers "humor and hope at the end of your rope"--tips to reduce stress, relax, find focus, and improve relationships. Enjoy articles such as "Affirmation Disasters," "Relaxing on the Run" and "It's a 'Martha Moment." Receive a monthly update to alert you to new Web site material, info, links and humor. Find other helpful resources online as well as Debi's speaking schedule. Ordering info for this enjoyable, help-yourself book, based on Martha of Bethany, is also available online. Maxed Out: http://www.maxedout.net/
MOPS stands for "mothers of preschoolers." MOPS is a Christian organization that believes mothers are important, mothering matters, and moms need help. If you are a mother of young children, you need encouragement, practical tips, friends, and nurturing. MOPS is where you will find these benefits! This site will help you learn more about MOPS and where to get involved in your local area. You can also take advantage of great resources for mothers--like the MomSense newsletter, books, cassettes, perpetual calendars, our daily MomSense radio program with Elisa Morgan, the MOPS Tip of the Day, and much more.
The MOPS program includes regular group meetings led by the MOPS women with instruction from a "seasoned" mother relating to womanhood, marriage, child rearing and the home. Small discussion groups provide for honest sharing, deepening friendships and spiritual enrichment. A craft activity time promotes a sense of accomplishment through creative expression.
MOPPETS is the children's counterpart program to MOPS which is provided during each MOPS meeting. MOPPETS is a structured program designed to meet the needs of each child in a loving, caring environment. The MOPPET morning includes hearing a story, making a craft, eating a snack and playing with toys as well as peers.
For more information on some of the individuals and organizations that partner with MOPS, click here.
For the mothers who would love to go back to college, but can't find the time, MOPS International may have the answer--MOPS University Online. Now busy moms can study anytime and anywhere, with an affordable and accessible education. Christian University Global Net offers, at both undergraduate and graduate degree levels, over 350 credit courses from accredited Christian colleges, universities and seminaries; over 300 non-credit management and leadership development courses are also available. Students can enroll in subjects like personal enrichment, leadership, management, Bible and more. MOPS University is open to all, regardless of sex and one's involvement in MOPS International. MOPS UNIVERSITY ONLINE: http://www.gospelcom.net/mops/university.htm
An uplifting, light-hearted Web site for Christian women, was developed by Susan (Misty) Taggart, former screenwriter, now Christian novelist and speaker. OWEG presents a treasury of Christian growth materials and activities for women--creative devotionals, poetry and ponderings written in Misty's own delightful style; online journaling workshops, Christian chat, email postcards and more. Also available are Misty's books which include "Web of Intrigue," a Christian suspense novel and "The Angel Academy." a children's series of books and puzzles. Visit a bookshop, gift shop and much more. Hang your hat here, sip a cup of tea--and share faith and fun with Misty and her many friends.
Proverbs 31 Ministries is dedicated to touching women's hearts and building godly homes. We have a monthly newsletter that we would love to share with you.
"Gateway to Joy," the popular radio program hosted by Elisabeth Elliot for the last 13 years, has a new host and a new name. The transition was completed on Monday, Sept. 3, as speaker and author Nancy Leigh DeMoss became the host of the program, now called "Revive Our Hearts." The format features DeMoss teaching live before an audience of 25 to 30 women. Nancy DeMoss combines a passionate heart for God and a tender heart for women, with an unusual understanding and love for the Word of God. God has given Nancy a fresh, much-needed message for today's women. Since 1980, DeMoss has served as director of publications and women's ministries and editor of Spirit of Revival magazine for Life Action Ministries. Jennifer Trautman, administrative assistant of Good Life Associates at Back to the Bible, says the program's theme is similar to Elliot's in that it focuses on women's issues and is being aired on most of the same radio stations.
"School's Out and Mom's Stressed": http://www.homebodies.org/schoolout.htm
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Our club is organized by Stonecroft Ministries, a 60 year old organization built on prayer and the desire to reach women. Check http://www.stonecroft.org for our background and ministry statement. For more information on Stonecroft Ministries in your area go to http://www.stonecroft.org Searching for a new beginning? We would love to help you find a fresh start in life.
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TrueWoman provides an online forum for Christian women to fellowship and encourage each other. Read articles on arts and crafts, Christian living, encouragement, finances, marriage, mentoring, mothers and singles. Find Bible study, devotionals, a newsletter and a bookstore. Enjoy beauty and health ideas, household tips and humor. Subscribe to the Truewoman Email discussion list and/or a SingleSisters email list as well.
True Woman Discussion Board: http://www.gentle.org/truewoman/message.html
VirtuousReality.com provides a place for college women to meet and discuss issues related to their specific needs. Access a prayer board, take a survey; read articles such as "My Father and the Storm," "Called to Be Single" and "Is the Groom Invited to Your Wedding?" Find help for real life issues, health and body image, beauty and bridal ideas. Ask advice and join in the real quest for God's love--to know, to follow and to share. Learn about Vicki Courtney's new book, "Virtuous Reality," available online or at LifeWay Christian Bookstores.
Virtuous Reality: http://virtuousreality.com/flashsite/vrflash.html
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Woman to Woman: http://w2w.lhm.org/
A Woman's Place provides a variety of newsletter resources for the entire family, including, but not limited to, women's issues. Find newsletters that give comfort and counseling and that address the difficult issues of infertility and miscarriage. Parents of special needs children will find helpful resources; subscribe to newsletters for homeschooling parents, large families, homemakers, parents of ADHD children and more. A Woman's Place is a comprehensive, practical place for any family in need. A Woman's Place: http://www.waymarks.com/wmnplc/support.html
When preparing to go to Albania in 1997, some ideviduals looked for magazines or newsletters specifically for women in missions. To their dismay, they found none. That's when they approached Stephanie Nelson, who had her own writing and editing business, with the idea of starting a magazine that would be a forum for issues uniquely related to women in foreign missions service. "I am challenged and deeply encouraged listening to the hearts of other women," they said. "I need their experiences and wisdom to persevere. I need connection with those who also have chosen this challenging, difficult, but exhilarating path." "Making that connection a reality is what this magazine is about," says Stephanie, editor of Women of the Harvest.
The articles are written by women serving around the world and focus on a woman's relationship with the Lord and how He sustains her, as well as humorous and practical ideas for cross-cultural living. Other regular features address cultural transition, packing tips for women getting ready to leave for the field, current book reviews, recipes and substitutions and much more.
Women of the Harvest is an excellent resource to make them feel remembered, affirmed, and encouraged. You may find out more about this ministry by visiting their website: www.womenoftheharvest.com. The magazine is published six times a year with a subscription rate of $24.00, which includes postage, both domestic and international. You may subscribe by using either check or credit card payment. The magazine is enclosed in a plain white envelope with only their logo and return address on the outside. If you are reluctant to have it mailed directly, you may request special routing.
Women Today Magazine Undergoes Exciting Facelift
Women Today Magazine, sponsored by Campus Crusade for Christ Canada, announces a new design and reorganization of its Web site, making it easier for women to access the excellent content therein. Find info on life issues--from abortion and abuse to chronic illness and divorce; get advice on beauty, career, family, fashion, food, health and more. Find life stories of women around the world, beauty tips, wellness information, family living issues, articles on courageous women and much more. A free newsletter and live chat is also available. Be sure to check out the WTM's Top Ten List of accessed content--No. 10 concerns infertility awareness... Number 3, "What Men Want," Number 2, "Love's Golden Rules," and Number 1? Check it out at this wonderful Web site for women--the site is also available in French.
Women Today Magazine: http://www.womentodaymagazine.com/
Take time to visit each site, and observe how each has been carefully and
sensitively written for a completely different readership:
Because CCC produce two outwardly-similar women's sites, this gives us a unique opportunity. We have a ready-made comparison which demonstrates the best way to communicate to non-Christian and Christian audiences. Women Today Magazine www.womentodaymagazine.com (WTM) is evangelistic. Christian Women Today www.christianwomentoday.com (CWT) is for Christian women.
Some Christians might look at CHRISTIAN WOMEN TODAY, notice the comfortable familiar Christian words on front and inner pages: "prayer", "repentance", "saved", etc., and say, "Ah, this is the evangelistic site. This must preach the Gospel."
But no! CWT is designed for Christians. No doubt some non-Christians visit, as they do any site. In fact, WTM is the site that has been carefully written for non-Christians.
This is why we have two separate websites. On Christian Women Today we can have a section called Prayer and online Bible studies and it's very effective because we are speaking to an audience for whom these terms have meaning. On Women Today we approach things differently. We give people a reason to want to listen to us, to speak to them where they are and as we are speaking to their situation we will tell them about Christ in words that they understand. (1 Cor 9:19-23 backs that up nicely.)
The publication takes a low-key approach to sharing the gospel in the context of a friendly magazine for women.
Woman's Touch: http://www.ag.org/womanstouch/
As women continue to make up a greater share of the Internet population, the market for Web-based magazines and online communities for women is burgeoning. One Internet women's magazine aimed at connecting this audience with Christ is Women Today Magazine ( http://www.womentodaymagazine.com/ ). This publication is actually an outreach of Campus Crusade for Christ ( http://www.crusade.org/ ), but it provides the same sort of content and coverage as iVillage, Oxygen or other online women's magazines.
Of course, what makes Women Today Magazine different is its mission of drawing the reader closer to a relationship with Christ. It does so through helpful articles that provide a pragmatic service to readers (such as a recent article for working women, "How to love the job you've got"), but also offer something of eternal value. For example, a sidebar to the "love your job" story, "Achieving lasting success," urges readers to "Take an inventory of your strengths and weaknesses. Where are you right now in every area of your life? Personally. Professionally. Spiritually. This is a moment of truth. Be honest with yourself about who you really are." The site also provides links to other helpful evangelistic resources on the Internet.
Do you know of a web site that would be of interest to other Christian women? Email us the address and we'll check it out.: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to all the women who have suggested the sites you see here!!