Seventh-day Adventist women celebrated the centennial of Women’s Ministries in 1995, though it was actually more of a rebirth. Ellen White asked Mrs. Samantha Henry to begin a ministry of the church that would provide spiritual nurturing for women in the church, challenging and mentoring women for God’s service. That work flourished for 20 years but declined after Mrs. White’s death in 1915. Women’s Ministries was reestablished in 1995. The purposes remained the same: to provide nurturing for women, mentoring and empowering for the work of God, and support for their voices in decision-making bodies in the church.
The Women's Ministries Department exists to uphold, encourage, and challenge Seventh-day Adventist women in their daily walk as disciples of Jesus Christ and as members of His world church. The mission of Women's Ministries is, in the larger sense, common to all Christians-that of uplifting Christ in the church and in the world.
Objectives - This ministry seeks to:
1. Foster spiritual growth and renewal among women.
2. Affirm that women are of inestimable worth by virtue of their creation and redemption, equip them for service in the church, and offer women's perspectives on church issues.
3. Minister to the broad spectrum of women's needs across the life span, with due regard for multicultural and multiethnic perspectives.
4. Liaise and cooperate with other specialized departments of the church to facilitate the ministry to women and of women.
5. Build goodwill among women in the world church that encourages bonds of friendship, mutual support, and the creative exchange of ideas and information.
6. Mentor and encourage Seventh-day Adventist women, creating paths for their
involvement in the church as they reach for their potential in Christ.
7. Find ways and means to challenge each Seventh-day Adventist woman to use her gifts to complement the talents of others as they work side by side to further the global mission of the church.Make your company stand out and show your visitors who you are.
"Mentoring and nurturing women's lives and their gifts
in proclaiming the gospel of Jesus."