Construction Theme Ideas

House Under Construction
Women's Ministry Theme

Julia Bettencourt

Posted September 01, 2008

Spiritual Application

This theme is all about "construction".

It can be very flexible in that you could take it in a number of directions.

You could revolve it around Proverbs 14:1 (A wise woman builds her house).

You could take the direction of building upon Christ--our firm foundation, or concentrate upon being a "workman" for Christ.

You could even make your main thrust on being God's perfect design as a woman or focus on parenting or being a good wife.

You may even want to do it on various "WORKshop" topics on things we need to improve as Christian women.

Theme Verse Suggestions

Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.  Proverbs 14:1 

For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.  1 Corinthians 3:11 

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.  Ephesians 2:10

Devotional/Lesson Suggestions

House Under Construction by Julia

A Look In The Toolbox by Julia

More Devotionals by Julia

Alternative Theme Titles

House Under Construction

Under Construction

Caution: Women At Work

Wise Women 

Builders Association

Firm Foundation

Home Improvement

Perfect Design

Learning from the Master Architect

Learning from the Master Carpenter


Color:  construction zone orange or yellow for accents


If you can't get find of real ones, copy some house plans from the internet and have them blown up to display. 

Search "house blueprints" or "house plans" in Google images and you'll find lots of them. 

Orange construction cones

Construction signs

Caution tape

Power tools



Paint cans


Saw horses. 

You could put 2 together and lay a piece of plywood over them for a table display.

Thermos' lunch boxes  (the manly metal kind)


Hard hats


Drop cloths

Children's toy dump trucks

Take a walk through a home improvement store.  You may get some ideas by just browsing.

Floral arrangements in paint cans (quart size might work best for conversation but you could use some gallon ones with arrangements in other places for focal points.)

Candle holders:  Place candle in a clear glass jar-type holder and sprinkle screws or nails at the base around the candle. 

Toy dump or construction toy trucks for centerpieces.  Fill with flowers and tie orange, yellow, and black balloons to them.


The Wise Man Built His House...  (chorus)


Tape measure (Sometimes you can get them in feminine colors and patterns). 

Construction hats.

If you order them online and you want your ladies to actually "wear" them, make sure to check if they are in adult sizes.

Mini screwdrivers 

Mini tool kits

Mini tool keychains

See my blog for creative favor ideas.

Door Prizes

Fill up a new unused paint can with goodies or candy.  You could make your own label.

Gift Certificate to a local home improvement store


Tea Towels

Anything for the home.


Tape measure

Pink Hammer (If you can't find one fit for a woman, put floral stickers on the handle.)

Door Prize Ideas for Women

Door Prize Tips

Just for Fun

Designate your women's leader or the lady in charge as "The Foreman".

Designate your helpers and leadership team as "The Construction Crew". 

Make invitations to your event out of bright orange paper to look like construction cones or any type of tool shape. 

Invitation Saying Ideas:

Caution:  Women At Work

Construction Time:  (event time) 

Construction Site:  Your Location

Call the "Foreman" to RSVP:  Contact Number

Join us to Help Build The Fun!

Form a "Crew":

Let everyone know they are part of the "construction crew" and give them jobs (work orders). 

They could be things such as refilling coffee, opening in prayer, or they could be silly things for them to do throughout the evening. 

You could also give each person a "work order" before they leave to pray for a particular person from your group throughout the week.


Have "Work" shops with topics for various things to "work" on such as anger, the tongue, parenting, etc.

Have your workers wear aprons or orange construction vests. 

 Have your workers, hostess', and servers wear construction hats.

Time Cards:

Have "time cards" at sign in. 

If you have various activities during your event, have them get them punched at the various stations or workshops.

Food and Serving

Serve food in tissue paper lined new unused paint trays and metal lunch boxes.

Use new unused paint cans lined with tissue paper or tea towels to hold silverware.

Serve sack or boxed lunches.

Have a "build your own" mini pizzas or sandwiches.

Serve "dirt" cake.

Hospitality in Women's Ministry

Copyright ©2008 Julia Bettencourt
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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

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