Sunday, February 24, 2013, is National Women's Day, where Assemblies of God churches throughout the United States recognize Women's Ministries in their congregations.
"Redeemed!" is the new core focus the National Women's Ministries Department is emphasizing for 2013.
|The 2013 theme book from Women's Ministries.|
"We want women to understand that God's grace can redeem the scars of their past, their perspective and their sexuality," says Kerry Clarensau, national Women's Ministries director. "We want them to know He longs to lead them to life-giving relationships with one another."
"Jesus wants women to embrace a relationship with Him that will completely transform every part of their lives," says Clarensau.
In addition to announcing a new theme, the National Women's Ministries Department is introducing a new book. Redeemed! Embracing a Transformed Life is a group Bible study by Kerry Clarensau. The six-session study explores several aspects of biblical redemption. Each chapter offers questions for group discussion, questions for personal meditation and lined space to record notes. A small group DVD is also available.
Clarensau hopes this year's theme and small group resource will draw women of all ages closer together.
"Ministry to women is so relational," she says. "The Redeemed! study can be completed with a group of women at your church or individually. Our prayer is that God will bless every part of your ministry to women."
This theme can be used to impact women throughout the year. Churches are encouraged to consider taking an offering on or around National Women's Day, February 24, 2013, as the financial support helps to create new resources.
For more information about Women's Ministries and additional 2013 theme helps, such as theme graphics, PowerPoints, sermon/devotional suggestions, theme decorations and theme skit, visit women.ag.org. For more information about the Bible study and to view a video message from Clarensau, click here.