Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of the North
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
Women of the Bible
The mission of the Women of the Bible is “To bring the Word of God to all who will listen, through our dramatizations of women in the Bible.”
Back in October 2001 the first presentation was given at our church; the performance touched many in the audience and the ladies were encouraged to take the program on the road. They have done just that, giving about a dozen performances annually.
The women have presented to over 14,000 audience attendees since they began. The performances are not about ‘how many’ are in the audience. They are about presenting the Word of God in a way that can bridge Biblical stories to contemporary struggles. How joyful it has been for the women to hear after a presentation how the message truly connected with audience members! This has been expressed by young and old, women and men. Enacting God’s Word is a unique way to breathe life into stories that might not otherwise reach some of the audience attendees. That is what keeps the ladies motivated to give their time and talent for this ministry.
A ‘love offering’ is taken at the conclusion of each performance. Proceeds are donated to ministries and organizations that support women and children. Thousands of dollars have been distributed to several ministries locally and globally through the love offerings.
The Women of the Bible members are honored to spread the Word of God through this ministry as a mission of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of the North.