Nurture, Empower, and Outreach

“Nurture, Empower, and Outreach” Focus Equips Women for Ministry 

A Ministry For Every Woman:  Touch a Heart, Tell The World

The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a rapidly-growing denomination, yet much work remains for all to do. Because women make up 70% of church membership world-wide, their participation in the church’s mission to prepare people for Jesus’ second advent is vital.

“A Ministry for Every Woman:  Touch a Heart, Tell the World” is a program developed by General Conference Women’s Ministries to advance the work of sharing the gospel using the methods that Christ usedThis program provides an opportunity for every Adventist woman to become involved in the mission of the church. A primary goal is to motivate each woman to strengthen relationships—with Jesus, with her family, with other church members, and with the people in her community.

“A Ministry for Every Woman:  Touch a Heart, Tell the World” calls each woman—to invite her friends to fellowship, to introduce her friends to Jesus, and to share the great truths of God’s Word. We may each show kindness in practical Christian service to others as we “Touch a Heart” and “Tell the World.”

There are three areas of focus when it comes to equipping, training, and inspiring women to serve:  Nurture, Empower, and Outreach.

  1. NURTURE:  Reach up - To help women in their devotional time and personal growth, enabling them to be nurturers in the church and community.
  2. EMPOWER:  Reach across - To equip women for their activities and projects for the church and community.
  3. OUTREACH:  Reach out  -  To help women use small group fellowship to reach others in their community.

Our church faces many challenges. E. G. White tells us that “When a great and decisive work is to be done, God chooses men and women to do this work, and it will feel the loss if the talents of both are not combined” (Evangelism, p. 469). Truly, this is a time for us to work even harder than in the past. This is a time for each man, woman, boy, and girl to become involved in the ministry of the church.

GC Women’s Ministries provides guidelines, ideas, and resources for each of these three areas of ministry. They will provide information and inspiration to help YOU “Touch a Heart” for Christ. For more information go to:

Focus on the News

Focus On the News

2011 General Conference WM Advisory

Committed to Serve

Sharing, learning, praying, becoming friends—the Women’s Ministries World Advisory, which met in early April, included all of these. Departmental Advisories are held at the beginning of every quinquennium at the General Conference Headquarters. Organized by Heather-Dawn Small and Raquel Arrais, the WM Advisory provided WM Division directors information and resources for effective leadership in their departments. New directors especially benefited from the information provided.

This year’s Advisory introduced the three-part emphasis “Nurture, Empower, and Outreach.” Activities also included Division reports, attendance at a Teen Conference, and presentations on outreach programs such as “Homes of Hope and Healing,” Evangelism Training, Enditnow campaign to end violence against women, and news of a planned Muslim Ministries Conference. 

Best of all, 13 WM Directors, from all parts of the globe, met together for prayer, sharing, information and friendship.

General Conference Scholarship Program Celebrates its 20th Anniversary.

The girls who received the letter from the GCWM.  Nyanchok and Nyariek, from Sudan, and Rahil and Gamila from Egypt.

At the recent WM Advisory in Silver Springs, the Women’s Scholarship committee celebrated the 20th anniversary of the General Conference Women’s Scholarship program. Begun in 1991 with one scholarship, how the program has grown, giving 99 scholarships this January! The recent awards totaled $54,800 to women in 39 countries, including Bosnia, Guatemala, Zimbabwe, and newest to the list, Burkina Faso.

Since the program began in 1991, it has provided nearly $767,700 to help 1,748 women attend college. January’s recipients include a Law student in Burundi who hopes to help

General Conference Women's Ministries Scholarship Committee

shape good laws in her country; a Science student who works full time, yet started a program to feed the homeless; a Health Science student who, though spending 6 years in college due to finances, still sends money to her parents; and an Education major from Sudan anxious to return to help her home village.

You can be part of this celebration supporting the General Conference Scholarship Program in this 20th Anniversary. Together we can change a life. Donations can be made by check to GC WM Scholarship fund, by credit card, or online at


Inspiration for You: Growing Spiritually

Inspiration for You 

Nurture Ministry focuses on enriching the spiritual lives of women in the congregation and community, in order to encourage spiritual growth and healing, and to equip them as Christian disciples. 

The goals of Nurture Ministry

  1. To encourage each woman to develop a deep relationship with Jesus.
  2. To enable women to grow spiritually through daily study of the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy.
  3. To encourage each woman to have a vibrant prayer life.
  4. To introduce women to the power of intercessory prayer.
  5. To train women in various evangelistic methods, discipling of new members, and visitation.


The benefits of Nurture Ministry

  • An increase in Bible study, prayer, and reading Spirit of Prophecy books.
  • Women will become more involved in nurturing ministry in their church.
  • Intercessory prayer groups will become a vital part of church life.


Revival and Reformation. A Call To All of Us. Are We Willing?


A Call to All of Us.  Are We Willing?

A message from Ted N. C. Wilson  


One of the greatest questions facing the Seventh-day Adventist Church today is:  Are we willing to climb out of our comfort zones to let God do what is necessary to prepare each of us for a true revival personally and corporately, for a change or reformation in our lives as we become more and more like Jesus, and for the reception of the latter rain?  All of this is only through the power of the Holy Spirit.  The answer to this question is your choice and my choice.

God is waiting to pour out His Spirit upon His remnant people. The Holy Spirit will empower them to complete the work of preaching the three angels’ messages.  The work done by the disciples must be done by us, only in a greater degree.  We cannot receive this power unless we are willing to move out of our comfort zones and allow the Spirit to do the work within us that will place us in a position to receive the power. 

The question remains to be answered, are we willing to climb out of our comfort zones and confess and forsake our sins, to pray earnestly by ourselves and with our brothers and sisters for the promised power, and to consecrate ourselves to God and to God alone?  Only you and I can answer this question for ourselves.  Read the complete message on


"A revival of true godliness among us is the greatest and most urgent of all our needs. To seek this should be our first work....A revival need be expected only in answer to prayer.” 
 Selected Messages,
Book 1 (1958), p. 121


“Consecrate yourself to God in the morning; make this your very first work.” Ellen White, The
Faith I Live By,
p. 125.

Prayer Corner

  • For the Division Advisories
  • For the mothers in our communities
  • For the women who are suffering with depression
  • Heather Dawn Small's travel to NSD, SSD, SAD, ECD
  • Raquel Arrais's travel to EUD, SAD, ESD, SID



  • May 15 -  International Day of Families
  • May 31 - Deadline for Scholarship Applications to GCWM
  • June 11 - Women's Ministries Emphasis Day