Anchored in Christ
Women's Ministry Theme
Posted September 19, 2016
This theme was brainstormed on our CLM Facebook Page back on February 25, 2015. I have tried to include most of the ideas submitted but you can read all of the input here.
Thanks to all of you wonderful ladies who contributed your ideas!
Being anchored in Christ. Knowing we can count on the Lord no matter what storms arise in our lives. Having a solid Hope.
Holding fast (to that which is good) 1 Thessalonians 5:21
A nautical theme.
Theme Verse Suggestions
That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Hebrews 6:18-19
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 1 Thessalonians 5:21
I Saw 7 Ships by Julia
Set Sail for Serving by Julia
Alternative Theme Titles
A Firm Anchor
A Steadfast Anchor
An Unchanging Anchor
An Unwavering Anchor
An Unyielding Anchor
Anchor in the Storm
Anchored by God Anchor for Her Soul
Anchored in Faith
Anchored in His Strength
Anchored in Jesus
Anchored in the Haven of Rest
Anchored in the Promises of God
Anchored in the Word
Anchored in His Love
Anchored in...(any of the following) Faith, Joy, Love, etc.
Anchored to the Rock
Anchored to the Rock of Ages
Get On Board! (use as a women's ministry kick-off)
God is my Anchor
God is my Anchor of Life
He is my Anchor
Hold Fast (1 Thessalonians 5:21 )
I'm Anchored in Jesus!
Jesus, Anchor of my LifeJesus is my Anchor
My Anchor Holds
Steadfast & Sure
The Anchor Holds
Trust the Anchor
We Have an Anchor
See the Set Sail for Serving Women's Theme for more ideas.
Colors: Red, white, and blue; blues and greys; pops of red Waves
Wood pier postsRopes
Scripture and Bibles
Seagulls (or any sea/ocean birds)
Candles with sand in the base
Stenciled letters on burlap
Most of the decorating ideas above were submitted by Shirley Cook Vance (a CLM Facebook follower). Thanks Shirley for so many ideas!
Walk the Plank!
Place a blue drop cloth down and put a plank (long piece of wood) down on your stage or platform.
Ask for volunteers to walk the plank! Take turns having your ladies stand on the plank and share a time when they had to rely on their Anchor (Christ) or felt like God was watching them through a storm.
How Firm a Foundation
My Anchor Holds
Sheltered in the Time of Storm
The Haven of Rest
The Solid Rock
Sing sea shanties. (Search online to find some or make up your own.)
Anything with an anchor
Roll of Lifesavers candy
See my blog for creative favor ideas.
Home decor item with anchor
Anything nautical themed
Gift certificate to a Christian bookstore
Just for Fun
Make it a cruise theme.
Anchored in a specific island and you can serve appetizers based on that place.
There is a cruise theme on the website. Cruise into Living.
Have a "Titanic" Banquet:
This idea is from Leslie Daniel (a CLM FB follower).
"Our Friday night banquet was "Titanic" and we dressed up in that era and ate what they served the night it sank."
Ship Areas - Name your rooms or areas of your event different ship terms and make signs for each.
- Gangway - Entryway or vestibule
- Deck - Main Session area
- Bridge - Platform or where the speakers are
- Galley - Kitchen
- Stateroom or Cabin - Guest rooms if having an overnight retreat
- Purser's Office or Engine Room - Information Center
- Dining Room - Fellowship Hall or meal area
- Promenade - Book or information tables
- Activity Deck - Place for games and icebreakers
- Dock - The parking lot
Have a "captain" (the women's leader or ever who is in charge. It could be the MC).
Have "stewards" (your helpers)
Do a nautical themed craft:
There are so many nautical theme craft supplies such at Hobby Lobby. Use anything with anchors or rope for your project.
Food and Serving
Have a "captains" table to seat special visitors such as any speakers.
Any type of sea food
Fish sandwiches and chips (Makes for an easy food choice and easy clean up)
Crab dip with crackers
Cold shrimp and cocktail sauce for dipping
"Sand" Cake - Like Dirt Cake with Oreos but use the golden Oreos for topping.
Fun Nautical Food:
- Spinach Dip - Seaweed
- Blueberries - Caviar
- Licorice Ropes - Rope
- Lifesaver's Candy - Lifesavers (Use Individually wrapped ones.)
- Goldfish - Fish
- Gummie Lifesavers - Floaties
- Mini white donuts - Lifesavers
- White donut holes - Sea pearls
- Cookies with grooves such as Madeleines or peanut butter cookies (flattened with a fork) - Seashells
- Blue Punch - Ocean or sea water
- Sea Fish - Gummie fish candy
- Anything oblong such as sugar waters, graham cracker quarters, etc. - "Walk the Plank" Cookies
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Any Scripture quoted is in the King James Version.