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Tips for Coordinating

Tips for Women’s Ministry Presidents and Coordinators

  1.  Talk to your predecessor.  Ask for helpful information and any advice she may have for you.
  2. Create a notebook ; it could contain our Presbyterial constitution or your local one.  It is also a good idea to have a record of what must be done during the calendar year.  Any information on how those events were handled is always helpful.
  3. Contact information.  Have addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of your board and church ladies.  Our websites, arpwm.org and firstarpwm.org, also contain much helpful information.
  4. It would be wise to set meeting dates well in advance, if possible.  This would include your local board meeting, circle meetings, special events, etc.  Get them on everyone’s calendars, especially the master calendar of your church.
  5. Communicate!  Always stay in contact with your board, especially.  Remind them of meetings or any information you require from them.
  6. Delegate your work to your board.  That’s what they are there for.  It is more rewarding, less stressful, and more fun to work together.
  7. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.  From your Board, from First ARPWM or from ARPWM.  That’s why we are here.  Also, your pastors want to help you, especially if you have questions on the Bible study for the year.
  8. Keep your pastors informed about what is going on in your women’s ministry.  Some churches have the women’s ministry president give a report to Session at some point or have your year-end report entered into the Session minutes.
  9. You may not have a traditional women’s ministry; but if you have women and they meet together, you do have a women’s ministry.  Remember that our vision statement says that we exist to “encourage and equip the community of ARP women to minister together for God’s glory and purpose.”

 (I adapted these tips from Carolyn Taylor, Catawba Presbyterial President)
Lynn Robinson, 2012 First Presbyterial President

Let’s stay in touch!

The First Presbyterial Women’s Ministries Board is here to serve and help you in your church’s women’s ministry.  We routinely send out communications and information so we can update you about what is happening in First Presbyterial.  To accomplish this goal, however, we need correct contact information.

Subscribe to Our Mailing List

Typically contact information includes addresses, emails, and phone numbers for your church women’s ministry officers.  Now we also offer a way to subscribe to receive Newsletters with updates to the website, event announcements, and other information. This will not be information overload, we promise. Just the occasional email to pass along information about First Presbyterial and Women’s Ministries. To subscribe, go to www.firstarpwm.org and enter your name and email in the Subscribe box in the top right. (It looks like the image to the right, right here.) You will NOT get spam, just the Newsletter from the Board from this website.

If during the year there is a change in officer contact information, please let us know so we can update our records and you can continue to receive mailing from us.  We may currently have some incorrect contacts. Please help us locate and correct our errors.

As President of your local Women’s Ministry, you are the main conveyor of information to your ladies.  When you receive an e-mail or mailing from us, please share it with your ladies. Thank you so much for your service to Christ and His church.  We look forward to hearing from you this coming year! Please give us suggestions on how to improve our communication, as we work together.

Lynn Robinson, Laura Navarro, and the First Presbyterial Board

Historians – take note

If your year ends in December, it’s time to send two copies of the annual history to our Presbyterial Historian.

Linda Hardin 
5090 S NC 9 Hwy
Tryon, NC 28782