Get an inside look into what women churchgoers and ministry leaders have to say about the current state of ministry to women.
“While women are positive about their churches, 1 in 5 indicate there is room for improvement in how well their church values them.”
– Scott McConnell, director of Lifeway Research
Only 5% of women's ministry leaders are planning alongside church staff.
“Because we see the effectiveness of specific ministry to women, imagine the impact churches could have with more intentionality and investment in building the leader of a ministry that likely reaches over half of a church’s attendees.”
– Becky Loyd, director of Lifeway Women
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Research shows women's ministry leaders and women churchgoers see positive efforts in ministry to women while recognizing potential growth opportunities. Lifeway Research conducted a study involving over 1,000 evangelical and Black Protestant female churchgoers and 842 women’s ministry leaders in the U.S., aiming to assess the state of women's ministry, with a focus on acknowledging progress and identifying areas for further development. Here is what they found.