History Ideas

Women of His Story (History)
Women's Ministry Theme

Julia Bettencourt

Posted June 13, 2011



Spiritual Application

Making a mark in history through our faith.

We make up His-story.


Theme Verse Suggestions


...and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?  Esther 4:14

Devotional/Lesson Suggestions

Time Travelers by Julia

More Devotionals by Julia


Alternative Theme Titles

A Celebration: Godly Women in History

Amazing Stories

Amazing Lives of His Story

Celebrate Women of His Story

Faithful Women of His Story

For Such a Time as This

Great Women of His Story

His Story Treasures

Looking Back at His Story

Telling His Story

The Trail of His Story'

Time Travelers

Women, Faith, and His Story

Women of His Story (History)

Decorating

Color:  any

Anything revolving around history.

Think "museum" when decorating for this theme.

Use architectural elements (columns, arches, etc.) for wall murals

Books

Globes

Scrolls

Maps

Artifacts (anything such as urns, vases, or even old clothing to display)

Put old documents or photos under glass or plexiglass for display

Old framed pictures and photographs

Pictures of historical women

Large silouttes of women 

Small framed photos of historical women for the tables

Stacked books for the tables

Printing Sources: (outside links)

There are some photos available that you can print at the Library of Congress.  You click on their category, then underneath the photo that comes up, beneath the search box, will be a link that says, "view all" and you can see everything in that category.

Prints and Photographs (Library of Congress)

Be sure to read their Their Download Tips (Library of Congress)


Frame some historical documents.

US Founding Documents (Constitution.org)

Framed photos of the historical landmarks

There are some coloring pages online that you could print on cream or parchment paper and then use distress ink on.  If you don't want them aged, you could have your church youth group color them in for you.

American Historical Landmark Coloring Pages (Patriotic Coloring Pages)

Music

----Did you know these hymns were written by women?  

I gave My life for Thee  (Frances R. Havergal)

Take My life, and Let it Be  (Frances R. Havergal)

Safe in the Arms of Jesus  (Fanny Crosby)

I Shall Know Him  (Fanny Crosby)

Nearer My God, To Thee  (Sarah Adams)


Favors

Mini scrolls (parchment paper, distressed) with Bible verse

Journals

See my blog for creative favor ideas.


Door Prizes

Books on famous Christian women (see your local Christian bookstore)

DVD on famous Christian women (see your local Christian bookstore)

Historical Christian Novel (those set back in certain time-periods)

Diary or Journal

Devotional Book

Photo Album

Photo Frame

Door Prize Ideas for Women

Door Prize Tips


Just for Fun

Have your helpers wear name badges as museum "tour guides".

Ask your ladies to each dress up for the occasion as a historical woman.

"Museum" Brochure Idea:

Make up a program for your event but make it up as a "museum brochure". 

Have "exhibit hours" (your event time)

A "map" highlighting where your displays are located.  Be sure to add in your bathroom locations on your map.

Times of any "informative exhibits" (where you'll have someone in charge of explaining an exhibit or more information about one of the historical women you've chosen to highlight.

Add in special speaker information.

Add any "entertaining" such as having a music special using one of the hymns written by one of our Christian women hymn writers. 

Add in any information you think is important for the event.

Visit a Historical Home.

If you have any historical homes or museums locally, check to see if you can get some brochures to hand out or even check to see if they have someone from the museum that would come to your event and share a little about it's history in your community.

Check to see if they have any small items from the museum that they would be willing to come in and show your ladies.


Have a Historical Fashion Show.

A fashion show of different eras of history with appropriate costumes/dresses from each era you want represented.

A fashion show using some of your ladies dressed up as particular Christian women in history.

Tell a brief description of their dress and a brief bio of their life (when she lived, where she was from, what she is remembered for).

Play a dvd/video of a Christian womans life. Check your Christian bookstores.

Share some poems or hymns by some famous women writers such as Frances Ridley Havergal,  Fannie Crosby, and Sarah Adams

Highlight Christian Women

Some Christian Women you may want to highlight.

Susannah Wesley
Fanny (Frances) Crosby
Mary Slessor
Amy Carmichael
Corrie Ten Boom
Betty Stam
Mary Jones

Be sure to highlight Biblical women as well.

Don't forget to mention and honor your pastor's wife and any current-day Christian women you and your ladies know and admire.

You may have some senior ladies within your church that you may want to honor and mention during your event.


Workshop Idea

Have a session on journaling.

There's so much we know about our history because of journals and diaries!

See the Journaling Page for ideas.


Group Craft Project

Cover composition books with scrapbooking paper and decorate for journals.


Food and Serving

Food they would have served in Bible times.  Fresh fruit, etc.

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


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