Ladies’ Retreats are a great thing, but unchurched women will not usually attend them. To offer an event that appealed to community ladies while giving our church women an opportunity for evangelistic outreach, our church hosted “Ladies’ Day Off.”
This event was designed for women to enjoy a day of pampering and expressing their creativity; they also heard a woman share her testimony of how Jesus Christ has changed her life. Our church’s women offered the attendees the opportunity to make crafts and receive manicures, pedicures, facials, and foot spas. Also the women attended one of three workshops before meeting together for an evangelistic program and a three-course lunch. Our women were excited as they saw God’s hand in that day. They had the opportunity to present the gospel to the guests, as well as to the thirteen cosmetology students who performed the manicures and pedicures. One of the students received Christ as Savior as a result of hearing the gospel that day. The ladies responded positively to the event; one response card stated, “When you dream, you dream big!” We have a big God, and He loves to bless us when we take a big step of faith to serve Him.
Beth Barrett, Pastor’s wife
First Baptist Church
Carson City, Michigan