Take it Slow Women's Ministry Theme

A Snail's Pace
Women's Ministry Theme

Julia Bettencourt

Posted May 14, 2013 (originally posted to my blog)

Spiritual Application

Slowing down in life; slowing down in speech; slowing down before getting angry.

Makes a good summer theme.

Theme Verse Suggestions

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.  James 1:19

Devotional/Lesson Suggestions

Take it Slow by Julia

Take it Slow! Lesson Handout

Take it Slow Lesson

Download in a PDF File

More Devotionals by Julia

Alternative Theme Titles

A Snail's Pace

Take it Slow

The Big Slow Down

Summer at a Snail’s Pace

Slow Down Summer Fellowship

Summer Slow Down

Sizzling Summer Slow Down

Stop and Smell the Roses

Relax! It’s Summer

Lazy Days of Summer

Pace the Race


Color:  any

Objects: snails ; turtles caterpillars (look in craft and hobby stores)

"Slow" signs (make out of yellow cardstock)

Roses (to stop and smell)

Summer objects


Discussion Starters:

Where did you go on your favorite vacation and why? 

When is the last time you really relaxed?

Icebreaker Index


Near to the Heart of God  Hymn (Cle­land B. Mc­A­fee)

Jesus I am Resting, Resting Hymn (Jean S. Pig­ott)


Stress ball

Sleep mask

Flip Flops

Drinking cup with straw/lid

Any summer object

See my blog for creative favor ideas.

Door Prizes

Flip Flops



Beach towel

Gift card to an ice-cream shop

Bag or basket

Fill with summer fun objects to relax - sunglasses, drinking cup, flavored ice teas, container of lemonade, magazine, book.

Door Prize Ideas for Women

Door Prize Tips

Food and Serving

Summer foods:  watermelon, berries, fruit salads

Make it a night for everyone to bring a slow cooker (crock pot) food.

Hospitality in Women's Ministry

Copyright ©2013Julia 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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