Pioneer Spirit Theme Ideas

Pioneering Spirit
Women's Ministry Theme

Julia Bettencourt

Posted April 28, 2007

Spiritual Application

Having faith and a vision for Christ.

Set back in time, this theme revolves around having a Pioneering Spirit as a Christian woman.

Theme Verse Suggestions

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  Hebrews 11:1 

Where there is no vision, the people perish...  Proverbs 29:18

Devotional/Lesson Suggestions

The Pioneering Spirit by Julia

Pioneer Spirit Discussion Questions

Pioneer Spirit Lesson Questions

Download in a PDF File

More Devotionals by Julia

Alternative Theme Titles

Courage For The Journey

The Christian Journey

The Pioneer Trail

Trail of Courage  

Venturing Into The Unknown


Color:  any

Decorate using lots of old time things and anything that is aged.

Lanterns, oil lamps, candles, bowls of rag balls, galvanized washtubs, Blue Speckleware, Enamelware, braided rugs, quilts, feed sacks, burlap bags, rocking chairs, aprons, bonnets, baskets, wagon wheels, needlepoint, calico material, antiques, hay bales. 

Photo Backdrop - Use some hay bales, and a variety of old time objects to make a backdrop for photos.

Mural - Make a mural of a covered wagon. (Check online for coloring book pages to use as an outline.)

Small arrangements in mason jars. Use raffia or calico material strips to tie around the jars.

Old time lanterns and candles for the tables.

Tin punch tin cans for candle holders for the tables.

Mini galvanized buckets filled with flowers for the tables. Tie a strip of calico material or burlap to the handle. 

Use burlap on tables.

Submitted Photos

The photos below were submitted by  Rachel Stroud Littleton.

Thanks for sharing, Rachael!

Pioneer Woman Centerpiece


Pioneer Woman Snack Stations

Snack Stations

Pioneer Woman Popcorn Balls

Old Tymne Popcorn Ball Snacks

Pioneer Woman Drink Station

Drink Wagon

Pioneer Woman Mason Jar Favor

Mason Jar Favors

Pioneer Woman Chalkboard Sign

Favor Sign for Mason Jar Favors

Pioneer Woman Silverware Holders

Burlap Silverware Pocket

Pioneer Woman Name Tags

Name Tags

Don't you love how they have them inserted into the logs?


They Call Me Old Fashioned (Civilla D. Mar­tin) 

Old Time Religion


Bonnet - Check online for craft patterns.

Mini Jars of jams, jellies, applesauce, or preserves of any type.  Make Calico Covers for your jars.

See my blog for creative favor ideas.

Door Prizes

Little House books/TV Series on DVD

Janette Oke book/movie DVD's 


Flour sack towel set 

Wooden rolling pin

Door Prize Ideas for Women

Door Prize Tips

Just for Fun

Share a little bit about pioneer women. (Check online for historical information.)

Share a little about what the pioneers carried with them on their wagons. (Check online for sources for information.)

Dress up in pioneer clothing.

Do a group craft such as rag balls or pincushions or a rustic craft with burlap.

Having younger girls attend as in a Mother-Daughter Banquet?  

Make them all bonnets to wear.  

You will find various patterns online.

Food and Serving

Use calico material or bandanas to line bread baskets.


Old Fashioned Lemonaide

Homemade Pies and Cobblers

Have a Biscuit Bar (biscuits, jellies, honey, etc.)

Hospitality in Women's Ministry

Copyright ©2007 Julia Bettencourt
Any Scripture quoted is in the King James Version.

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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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