When you hear the word “co-op,” you might think of a farmer’s market on a perfect summer’s day. In this image, there might be one woman with a stand of home-grown heirloom tomatoes cut from her own vines, another woman with a table full of honey she’s collected from her beehives, and another woman with zucchini and bags of green beans that she went out and pulled just that morning from her garden. Each woman has something good and rich to offer to the others.
That’s what we think of when we hear the word “women’s ministry” at our church. Each woman brings what she has and offers it in ministry to the other women. In the Women's Co-op at Easthaven Baptist Church, every woman matters, every woman puts in the work, and every woman offers who she is in service to the others.
In Women’s Co-op:
- We find joy in being with one another.
- We strive to form deep, long-lasting relationships that can weather the worst of storms.
- We foster an environment where we, as sinful women dependent on Jesus, feel safe to share our weaknesses with one another.
- We live by God’s kingdom values and hold each other accountable to Christ’s high standards.