Branded - Western Theme Ideas

Branded for Christ
Women's Ministry Theme

Julia Bettencourt

Posted February 16, 2007

Spiritual Application

Western theme revolving around being "branded" or identified with Christ.

Theme Verse Suggestions

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost

which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not
your own?  1 Corinthians 6:19

That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.  Philippians 2:15

Devotional/Lesson Suggestions

Branded by Julia

More Devotionals by Julia

Alternative Theme Titles

Branded in Christ

Happy Trails To You!

Home on the Range (perhaps a lesson on "cloudy skies")

Howdy Friends!

Round Up Your Friends (Use for a Kick-off meeting for your Women's Ministry program.)

Saddle Up For Some Fun

Wanted: Women of God

Western Night


Color:  any

Use Oil lamps, candles, White Enamelware, wagon wheels, saddles, horse shoes, western tin stars, coils of barbed wire and rope, barrels, hay bales.

Display Westernwear

Cowboy shirts and gear, cowboy hats, cowboy boots, western belts, wester belt buckles.

Tie bandannas to posts, columns, railings, etc.

Use Cactus Plants (real or fake).

Make cacti cut outs out of paper or felt.

Make boot cut outs out of paper or felt.  Embellish.

Make cowboy cut outs out of paper or felt.  Embellish.

Purchase Western Decorating Supplies.

Mini Straw Bales - Decorate with silk sunflowers and ribbon.

Use rope to wrap around vases.  Start at one end, dot it with hot glue, and wrap up in a spiral.  Cut end and adhere with hot glue.

Small arrangements in mason jars. Use bandannas to tie around the jars.. 

Old time lanterns and candles. 

Use tin cans for candle holders.  Tin punch them if desired.


"Wanted" Western Icebreaker.  You can print out the directions below.

Western Icebreaker Printable

Download PDF File

If outside, play a game of Horse shoes.

Icebreaker Index


Sing Campfire Songs.

Happy Trails to You!  by Evans/Rogers


Gold "Nuggets" (Use Hershey's Nuggets or any candy wrapped in gold.)


Western key chains. 

Mini 100 Grand Candy Bars (a "reward") 

Make small goodie bags out of bandana material.  Fill with wrapped candies.  Tie up with twine. 

"Trail" Mix Tag Saying - "Happy Trails to you" 

Cow Tails Candy
Make your favor tags with "A Cowboy Blessing" -- you could change it to "cowgirl"

A Cowboy Blessing

May Your Belly Never Grumble,
May Your Heart Never Ache.
May Your Horse Never Stumble,
May Your Cinch Never Break.

See my blog for creative favor ideas.

Door Prizes

Roy Rogers/Dale Evans videos/dvds

Any western item

Western type jewelry

Set of Horse Shoes (lawn game)

Door Prize Ideas for Women

Door Prize Tips

Just for Fun

Send out "Wanted" Invitations

Dress up in Western gear.

Use a dinner bell (triangle) to announce the "chow".


Food and Serving

Serve barbecue food.

Serve "Trail" Mix.

Use bandannas to line bread and silverware baskets.

Roll silverware up in bandannas.

Use Western Recipes (Check online for sources.)

S'mores or other "campfire" foods

Hospitality in Women's Ministry

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

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Credit:  Artwork for printables by Trina Clark.  DigiScrpKits.

See my Western Themed Pinterest Board for more ideas!

Cowboy Western Pinterest Board

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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