Inspirations

3.5.2022 | Bible Study, Congregational Life, Women's Ministry, Discipleship, Prayer, Presbyterian Women,


Inspiring women, living for Jesus

 

Inspirations is a resource for women’s ministry filled with engaging, relevant and thought-provoking content. The resource is designed to provide women’s ministry leaders with programme ideas, devotionals and creative guides based on biblical themes.

 

Inspirations 2022/23 | Deeper Together

A Women’s Ministry Resource

This edition of Inspirations is full of ideas to help you plan for your women’s ministry group within your congregation.

Our key verse is taken from Romans 12:10 | “Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves.” This Deeper Together issue of Inspirations has been prayerfully and thoughtfully written to help you do just that. There are five programmes with varying formats: Deeper Together as Disciples, Deeper Together across the Generations, Deeper Together in Knowing God, Deeper Together in Prayer, Deeper Together in Action. These programme ideas can be used individually, however, the women you minister to (whether that is in a PW group or a different form of ministry among women) will gain the most benefit if you work your way through them all in order. Perhaps you have only ever used one or two programmes from an edition of Inspirations. Could now be the time for a different approach?

Ordering Inspirations | Deeper Together

You can purchase our new Inspirations | Deeper Together resource above or order through the Presbyterian Women office – pw@presbyterianireland.org or +44 (0)28 9041 7256. 

To make it easier for every committee member or team member to see these resources, digital copies are available to purchase and download. For those who prefer hard copies, you can buy as many of those as you need. Your planning will benefit from the input of all the members of your committee or leadership team if each one has prayerfully read through the resources beforehand.

Inspirations: Pricing

  • Single copy – £11 (or Euro equivalent)
  • Bundle of 5 – £30 (or Euro equivalent)
  • Bundle of 10 – £50 (or Euro equivalent)
  • Digital Download PDF – £2 (or Euro equivalent)

For more information, email pw@presbyterianireland.org or call +44 (0)28 90417257

 


Inspirations 2020/22 | Side by Side 

In light of the challenges that all PW groups will face during the incoming session, it was decided to extend the 2020/21 theme of Side by Side for a further twelve months. The free PDF can be downloaded here

 

 

Inspirations 2018/19 | Beautiful 

The 2018/19 edition of Inspirations based on the theme ‘Beautiful’.

What does the word beautiful mean to you? It can mean different things to people - as the saying goes, 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder'. While considering and producing the items in Inspirations, our contributors prayerfully, and with the help of the Holy Spirit, sought God's view on the subject. It is our desire that what is written will enable and encourage you to see yourselves, the world and its people through God’s eyes. Our aim is to equip you with material you can use in a variety of settings, to enable women to look deeper into the beauty of His love and grace. It is then our hope that you will have a vision; a vision in which, as godly women, we reflect the beauty of the Lord; a vision where our attitudes, actions and words will be an influence on our families, communities, congregations and throughout the world; a vision where we attract others to come meet, respond to and share His love. 

"And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is Spirit. "2 Corinthians 3:18

The Inspirations Beautiful resource can be downloaded for free here. 

Using Inspirations

To learn more about the heart behind the creation of Inspirations, you can download and read the resource guide.

Inspirations is about inspiring women to go deeper in their faith. It’s about encouraging them to live in close proximity as disciples of Christ. It’s about equipping them to live lives that intentionally draw others into the heart of God. Inspirations has been designed to resource leaders in their service of, and devotion to, Jesus Christ across the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.

 

Downloadable Side by Side Resources
Downloadable Handouts (pdf) Programme Powerpoints

Ideas for Getting Side by Side Conversation Starters

Programme 1: Side by Side Intergenerationally

Programme 2: Side by Side Caring for Each Other Prompt Cards

Programme 3: Side by Side in Hospitality

Programme 5: Side by Side in Prayer

Programme 6: Side by Side with the Holy Spirit

Blank Side by side themed slides

Caring for each other Side by side

Side by side devotions

Side by side in hospitality

Side by side in Prayer

Side by side Intergenerationally

Side by side with the Holy Spirit

Downloadable Restore Resources
Powerpoints

Christmas – The season of restoration

Restore a store of words

Restored from failure

Restore to factory settings

The restoring power of the gospel

The restoring touch of Jesus

 


 

Caring for Each Other Side by Side

Click to download fileIn this video programme we want to show that all God’s people should care especially for one another but also for those still outside his Kingdom. We hope to encourage each woman who listens to intentionally come alongside at least one other person to demonstrate God’s love and care.

Please feel free to download it for use in your group meetings over Zoom, Microsoft Teams or in whatever way you are meeting as restrictions allow.

 


 

Inspirations/Side by Side Devotional Videos

We're thrilled to share with you the first in series of devotionals written for Inspirations Side by Side. These videos are available to download and can be used in your online PW Group meetings. We hope you find these devotionals inspiring and encouraging, and that they will deepen your desire to grow in faith side by side with other women.

This first video is based on Philippians 1:27 - “Standing firm in one spirit with one mind striving Side by side for the faith of the gospel.”

 

“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 

 In this second video we're reflecting on the need to develop deep and lasting relationships with one another as we walk through life, and particularly through this incredibly difficult season we all find ourselves in.

Further reading: 'Side by Side' by Ed Welch (Crossway 2015).

 

“Bear one another's burdens and so fulfil the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 

In this video we think about bearing with one another. The drift of culture seems to be towards individualism...The church of Jesus Christ is called to stand in contrast to this. We don't grow very well alone - we need one another.

Find out more about Side by Side at www.presbyterianireland.org/sidebyside

 

“Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.” 1 Peter 4:9 

The gospel is a story of radical hospitality. The birth, death, resurrection, ascension and return of Christ show us that our God has gone to tremendous lengths to search us out, welcome us and make us his people. Let’s think about this further as we listen to this devotional.

 

We really hope that you have been enjoying our Side by side devotions. This is our final one based on James 5:16; “Therefore, confess yours sins to one another and prayer for one another.”

Living side by side, even at a distance, is about sharing our faith, sharing our lives along with our successes and our failures. Let’s take time to think about this as we watch this final devotional video.