Once you discover a woman you believe is the one for a ministry, use these ideas to find out if she is the one God is calling.
· Interview-Basically sit down with her over coffee or lunch and find out what God is doing in her life currently. Ask her if God has been talking to her about anything in particular. It’s so fun when she responds with exactly what you were thinking!
· Define Job-tell her what the ministry position entails. Be honest about the amount of time it might take, the people she would work with, etc. Visualize the goal with her and tell her why you would value her on the team. Perhaps she might want to observe that ministry first if she’s unfamiliar with it.
· Seek Prayer-Get her to pray about it. Ask her to have her family pray with her about it and the time it might take for her to invest in this ministry. Don’t ask her for an answer before she prays, but once in a while someone will respond that she has already been praying about this very thing and this is truly her answer.
· Support Response-whether she says yes or no, thank her for praying and following God’s leadership. No pressure and no guilt laid here! If she said no, ask her to continue to pray with you about who God is calling. If she says yes, let her assist first in the area of ministry then begin to hand over more responsibility. Then have her ask someone else to assist her as she shares the ministry!
God has the right leaders in the right churches. We just have to discover who they are and help them connect with the ministry callings God has placed in their hearts as they match the ministry needs we experience in our church and community.