Department: Women's Ministry
Mrs. Loraine Vernal, Director
The Department of Women's
Ministries is committed to encouraging, challenging, equipping, and nurturing
Seventh-day Adventist women as they do their part in carrying the Gospel
message to the world. "The Lord has a work for women as well as for men.
They may take their places in His work at this crisis, and He will work through
them…. They can do in families a work that men cannot do, a work that reaches
the inner life. They can come close to the hearts of those whom men cannot
reach. Their labour is needed." – Welfare Ministry, p 145.
Some objectives are:
- Elevate women as persons
of inestimable worth by virtue of their creation and redemption.
- Enable women to deepen
their faith and to experience spiritual growth and renewal.
- Underscore the broad
spectrum of needs and concerns of women across the life span from multicultural
and multiethnic perspectives.
- Liaison and cooperate
with other specialized departments of the church to meet the needs of women.
- Build networks among
women in the world Church that encourage bonds of friendship, mutual support,
and creative exchange of ideas and information.
- Mentor and encourage
young Adventist women, creating paths for their involvement in the Church as
they reach for their full potential in Christ.
- Bring women's unique
perspectives on issues facing the Church to decision making bodies.
- Seek expanding avenues
of dynamic Christian service for women, challenging each Adventist woman to use
her gifts to complement the talents of others as they work side by side to
further the global mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.