Anchored in Christ Women's Ministry Theme

Anchored in Christ
Women's Ministry Theme

Julia Bettencourt

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!

Spiritual Application

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:

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  

Devotional/Lesson Suggestions

Anchored in Christ Devotional Writing Ideas

I Saw 7 Ships by Julia

Set Sail for Serving by Julia

More devotionals 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 Deep

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

Anchored Secure

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 Life

Jesus is my Anchor

My Anchor Holds

Promised Hope

Safe Harbor

Ship Ahoy!

Steadfast & Sure

Sure Anchor

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

Think nautical!



Wood pier posts


Weathered boards

Large rocks

Scripture and Bibles

Seagulls (or any sea/ocean birds)

Ship wheels




Candles with sand in the base

Boat paddles


Boat shelves



Stenciled letters on burlap

Wood docks

Sail boats





Colored water

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.

Icebreaker Index


How Firm a Foundation

My Anchor Holds

Sheltered in the Time of Storm

Ship Ahoy

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

Saltwater Taffy

See my blog for creative favor ideas.

Door Prizes

Home decor item with anchor

Anything nautical themed

Devotional Book

Gift certificate to a Christian bookstore

Door Prize Ideas for Women

Door Prize Tips

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).

She says,

"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 

  Hospitality in Women's Ministry

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This theme is geared for you to take a few ideas for a small meeting or take several for a larger event. These are suggestions for you to build upon.  Be creative...Julia

See the Cruise Theme for more nautical related ideas.

Cruise Theme Ideas

See my Nauthical Theme Pinterest Board for more ideas!

Nautical Theme Party Ideas

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