Women's Ministry Theme
Posted August 08, 2012
This theme uses traveling as a premise.
There are lots of directions to go with this one. (no pun intended)
You could focus on God's will and direction for your life, following His leading, the roadblocks we travel through, or the journey itself of living the Christian life.
You could even focus on journeys in the Bible such as the Israelites in the wilderness, Ruth traveling with her mother, or make it mission focused and study the journeys of Paul.
Theme Verse Suggestions
Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. Psalms 25:4
For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me. Psalms 31:3
A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps. Proverbs 16:9
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. Psalms 37:23
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:6
Road Ready by Julia
Time Travelers by Julia
Dealing with Traffic Signs Handout
Make a study of Paul's Missionary Journeys
Make a study of Joshua chapter 1 (Key verse 1:9)
Make a study of Ruth (Key verse 1:16)
Make a study of the Israelites Journey through the wilderness.
Alternative Theme Titles
In the Right Direction
Directions for Life
Passport to Christian Living
Life's a Journey
Journey to Happiness (could be changed to anything such as Faith, Joy, Forgiveness, etc.)
He Leadeth Me
Desination: God's Will
Desination: Christian Living
Detours of Life
Oh the Places You'll Go!
Color: blues and greens (to bring out map colors)
Travel Post Cards
Street Signs (Make out of posterboard - stop, go, yeild, etc.)
Stop Lights (Make out of posterboard)
Travel posters - Check with travel agencies to see if they have old or "retired" posters you could use.
Flags from various countries or states. (check in Back to School supplies)
Use maps as table runners to place centerpieces on.
Use post cards to scatter on tables. (I found a package of monument flashcards in the Target $1.00 bin that would be perfect to use for this)
Use travel guides and brochures to scatter on tables.
Check your town's visitor center for brochures or maps of the area.
Check with travel agencies for brochures.
Oh, the Places You've Been!
Give a prize for the highest and lowest totals.
Find out who has traveled the farthest. Give out a small prize for the most distance traveled.
Ask, "Who has gotten lost on a trip before?" Have everyone share their experiences
Are We There Yet?
I wrote this skit especially for this travel theme. It is about a group of ladies and a pastor's wife traveling to a ladies retreat together. They encounter some obstacles along the way.
Guide Me O Tou Great Jehovah
God Leads us Along
I Feel Like Traveling On
He Leadeth Me
Luggage tag with a Bible verses inserted
Any travel size item such as shampoo, soap, toothbrush holder, etc.
Wrap favors in map paper
See my blog for creative favor ideas.
Pilgrim's Progress Book
Map book (your state or local area)
Put in travel size toiletries, magazines, small size tissues, map, keychain, hand sanitizer, sun visor, bathroom seat covers.
CD travel case
Sunglass holder (for car)
Windshield sun Shield
Emergency roadside kit (flares or reflecters, flashlight, etc.)
Small piece of luggage such as a make-up bag or tote.
Wrap up a doorprize with map paper.
Just for Fun
Ask a missionary to be your special speaker.
Do a Map craft. If you are having various sessions, make passports to have stamped at each.
Make up an "itinerary" as your schedule for your event to hand out.
Kid's Attending (as for a Mother-Daughter banquet)?
Make up "travel kits" for the kids. Some coloring pages, crayons, snacks such as individually wrapped goldfish crackers, etc.
Trip Photo Sharing:
Ask everyone ahead of time to bring in a photo from a trip they've taken.
If you have a small group have them pass it around and share something memorable about that particular trip.
If you have a large group, have them out on a table for everyone to see.
Food and Serving
Travel Snacks - Combos, pretzils, chips, etc.
Copyright ©2012Julia Bettencourt
Any Scripture quoted is in the King James Version.
Credit: Artwork for printables by Trina Clark. DigiScrpKits.