Bearing Burdens Women's Ministry Theme

Bearers of Encouragement
Women's Ministry Theme

Julia Bettencourt

Posted September 26, 2012

This theme was originally posted to my blog.

Spiritual Application

Being  an encouragement to others. 

Theme Verse Suggestions

Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.  Galatians 6:2

Devotional/Lesson Suggestions

Make Life Bearable by Julia

Bear Lesson Handout

Includes the outline to the above devotional.

Bear Encouragement Printable

Download in a PDF File.

Bear Devotional Starters

Just Because by Julia

More Devotionals by Julia


Are You Sowing Seeds of Kindness?  Survey available in the CLM Resource Shop

This resource is a set of 32 questions regarding the everyday things that we do relating to our kindness shown to others. 

Sowing Keeds of Kindnes womens ministry

See details here.

Alternative Theme Titles

Bearers of Encouragement

Burden Bearers

Bear Hugs

"Bear" Necessities (focus on the essentials of the Christian life)

Bearing and Sharing

Friends Make Life Bearable

Grin and Bear It

Love Bears All

Teddy Bear Picnic (for mothers and young daughters)


Color:  any

Give your theme a rustic cabin feel.  

Use plaid blankets, natural centerpieces, etc.

Bears shape silhouettes

Teddy bears

Honey pots


"Do not feed the bears" signs

Natural centerpieces - twigs, grasses, drift wood, etc.


Bear Knowledge Game

Bear Printable Game

Download in a PDF File.

Download Answer Key in a PDF File.

Icebreaker Index


What a Fellowship

If you are having a cabin/camping type theme, sing campfire songs.


Honey stick

Mini jar of honey

Teddy graham crackers

They now have them in bear paw shapes as well as the teddy bear shaped. (individual packs or baggies with toppers)

Bear shaped cookie cutter

See my blog for creative favor ideas.

Door Prizes

Box of greeting cards (to encourage others such as "thinking of you" ones.)

Box of stationary with pen (to encourage letter writing to uplift others)

Devotional book

Honey jar (to hold honey) with honey dipper

Jar of honey (tie with a bow)

Honey dipper

Box of bear claws from a local bakery

Gift certificate for a manicure or pedicure

Encouragement Basket

Fill with a devotional book, bookmark, small writing notebook, pen, large candy bar, and various treats.  Anything to give someone a lift of encouragement.

Door Prize Ideas for Women

Door Prize Tips

Just for Fun

Cards to Encourage Others:

Have a list of people within your church or community that needs encouraging. (names and addresses)

Have greeting cards available. ("praying for you" "thinking of you")

Have postage stamps available.

Have everyone choose a card and someone to send a card to or assign a name.

Give time for everyone to write a note of encouragement, sign, and address card.

Be sure to have someone responsible for mailing the cards.

Food and Serving

Bear shape cookies

Bear claws


Roast marshmallows

Trail Mix

Use Honeycomb Cereal, Teddy Grahams, mini pretzil rods, and raisins.  

Skip the nuts in case of allergies.

Trail Mix Bar

Have all kinds of small treats.  Various dried fruits, seeds such as sunflower seeds (shelled), small pretzel rods, Honeycomb Cereal, teddy shaped crackers/cookies, various sweet chips (butterscotch, chocolate, etc.), small candies such as M&M's.

Fun Labels for Camping Foods

"Twigs" - small pretzel rods

"Logs" - large pretzel rods

"Sleeping Bags" - rolled tortillas filled with meat and cheese or spread with cream cheese and crushed pineapple.

"Campfire Flames" - Cheetos (the large puffy ones)

"Forest Berries" - fruit snacks or fresh berries of any kind

"Fishing Bait" - gummy worms

"Tree Trunks" - pinwheels (Little Debbie type)

"Trees" - Broccoli heads and dip

Hospitality in Women's Ministry

Copyright ©2012 Julia Bettencourt
Any Scripture quoted is in the King James Version.

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Credit: Artwork for printables by Trina Clark. DigiScrapKits.

See my S'mores Camping Pinterest Board for more ideas!

Smores Camping Pinterest Board

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

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