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The National Women's Department announces the theme for 2016 for women in the Assemblies of God as: "Selah-Finding Rest for Your Soul."
The theme verse is "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light" (Matthew 11:28-30, NIV).
National Women's Ministries Day for Assemblies of God churches across the United States is: Sunday, February 28, 2016.
Consider this amazing invitation of Christ, Jesus actually says, "I will give you rest." What an amazing thought! The same idea is shared in Psalm 23 when the psalmist says, "He restores my soul." Just think about that for a moment-rest is something He gives to us. As we come to Him and keep in step with Him, He promises that we will find rest for our souls. The Message paraphrase of Matthew 11 shares Jesus' offer this way, "Walk with me and work with me-watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace."
We pray the book Rhythms of Grace, by Kerri Weems, inspires the women in your group to fully embrace the rest Christ offers us in Matthew 11.
The 2016 National Women's Ministries Day service gives an opportunity for every church to honor its women and encourage them to expand the ministries they currently share. Churches may wish to recognize women for their varied and valuable contributions to the ministries of the entire church.
National Women's Ministries Day also allows each congregation to give an offering to support the Assemblies of God National Women's Department. These offerings help continue the ministries provided to women across the nation and around the world. Offerings can be sent any time during the year.
Information for planning a National Women's Ministries Day service has been mailed September 2015 to every Assemblies of God church, included in the resource magazine titled, Ministering to Women in 2016. If your church did not receive the 2016 resource magazine, please call the National Women's Department at 800-448-2235.
The National Women's Department of the Assemblies of God exists to help equip churches to effectively minister to women. The department provides strategies, training, and resources for district directors and local congregational leaders to create intentional, effective ministry to women. As women in Assemblies of God churches become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, they will discover greater joy and fulfillment, creating healthier relationships, families, churches and communities.
For more information, visit women.ag.org for more information about the 2016 theme, and about ministry to women.
Find the National Women's Department on Facebook at: AG Women, Pinterest (search pinners) at AG_Women, and on Twitter: @AG_women. Email: email@example.com, or call: 417-862-2781, extension 4060.