Happy New Year!

Heather-Dawn Small, GC WM director

January 2017

Dear Sisters,

Joyful New Year my sisters! I have so much to thank God for as this New Year begins. My heart overflows with joy at His many tender mercies in the life of my family and myself. I cannot stop thanking Him for the way He has worked in our lives. (continue reading)

Women's Ministries by the numbers


Retreats/Congresses  35,441
SDA Women Attending  1,345,494
Non-SDA Women Attending  120,214





Training Seminars                  84,122
Scholarships Awarded  384




Baptisms  139,354
Reclaimed Members  63,733
Series of Evangelistic Meetings  74,651
Other Meetings  115,032

WM Resources


Readers of Love You More, the 2017 women's devotional, are thrilled to find the print styles are easier to read! Other readers tell us they are blessed when reading through any one of the 24 devotional books in the series.

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Empower. and Outreach.

Reach the World: Issues Impacting Children, Women, and Family International Leadership Conference will convene in Budapest, Hungary, May 10-13, 2017. Be part of the GC Women's Ministries' training track to become empowered for outreach to non-Christians. Register here  Keep current with conference news Facebook news page


Women's Ministries Around the World



[Korea] Northern Asia-Pacific Division Women's Ministries advisory in November 2016 focuses on “Touch a Heart, Reach My World,” and “Women United in Ministry,” the themes for this quinquennium. Read more

[Slovakia] The second women's conference in Bohemia provides inspiration and challenges while worshipping and learning. Read more




[Austria] Leadership Certification training for Level 1 . Read more

[India] Leadership Certification training for Levels 1 and 2 reminded 65 women that God sees them as worthy and valuable for serving Him. Read more

[Israel] Thinking Well, Living Well seminar becomes an outreach activity in Tel Aviv when participants become baptismal candidates. Read more

[Germany] Girls4Christ teen ministry exhibit at a young congress becomes a natural place for mentoring while teens relaxed with good conversation and a project to create. Read more

[Great Britian] Volunteers are trained for leading the Woman of Virtue program in local churches as a community outreach activity. Read more



[Germany] Women's Ministries concert introduces community to church members. Read more

[Kenya] Hospital for women. Read more

[Brazil] Bringing one friend to women's convention results in baptisms, even entire families. Read more

enditnow News



[Bangladesh] Adventists seek to help end child marriages in Bangladesh. Read more

[Hong Kong] Adventists bring awareness to Hong Kong of violence in the home. Read more

[India] Women rally for enditnow across India and events are covered in local newspaper. Read more

Dates to Remember


4 - Women's International Day of Prayer, Passionate Prayers and Fearless Faithdownload resource packet

8 - Women's International Day #BeBoldforChange Read more

Be the Best You Can Be, lesson 10, "A Patient Woman"

The ABC's of being a patient woman are:

A – Accepting others just as they are with strengths and weaknesses.

B – Believing in what they can become in Jesus.

C – Commiting them to God with your prayers.

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Women's Health

Women's Ministries Six Challenge Issues includes Health Threats for women. Download new brochure

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Women's Devotional

2017 Love You More

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Adventist Women's Bible

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Tips for Leaders

A caring leadership. No other area draws Ellen White’s concern in leadership as much as in caring for the poor, needy, and marginalized. In the midst of unparalleled prosperity of our nations, neglect of the needy corresponds to spiritual poverty. The perpetual search for meaning in the workplace might find resolution in the minds of those who applied Ellen White’s counsel about serving the poor to their personal prioritizing.

Cindy Tutsch, Ellen White on Leadership: Guidance for Those Who Influence Others (Nampa, ID: Pacific Press, 2008),149. – Spirit-driven leadership: A perspective from Ellen G. White,  https://www.ministrymagazine.org/archive/2010/02/spirit-driven-leadership 

Healthful Living

“It is not work that kills; it is worry. The only way to avoid worry is to take every trouble to Christ. Let us not look on the dark side. Let us cultivate cheerfulness of spirit.”—Ellen G. White, Mind, Character, and Personality, p. 466.  See also Homes of Hope and Healing, chapter 3, "Stress"



11-21 - Ten Days of Prayer


4 - Women's International Day of Prayer

6 - Human Rights Day

8 - Women's International Day

22 - World Day of Water

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