Women's Ministries

Touch a Heart – Tell the World

The Seventh-day Adventist Church teaches the priesthood of all believers as it is stated in 1 Peter 2:9:  "But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light."


We also have a beautiful text from the book Evangelism page 469 that states:  "When a great and decisive work is to be done, God chooses men and women to do this work, and it will see the loss, if the talents of both are not combined."

There is no doubt in my mind that God wants us, his women, to minister for him.  Women's Ministries is all about women ministering to women.  Helping women find their identity and self esteem in Jesus Christ.  My favourite sentence is:  "Women's Ministries is here to help women reach their potential."  I believe one hundred percent in that statement.  We need to help one another reach that goal. 

Women's Ministries encourages women to improve their potential and participation in the mission of the Church and provides a support system and forum for women in and out of the Church.  It promotes programmes to mentor young women and encourages college women academically through a scholarship system.

As you "touch a heart, and tell the world" through your ministry, may the Lord bless you and guide you.
~ Erna Johnson.

Women's Ministries Statement of Focus:

"The Women's Ministries Department of the South Pacific Division will make a special effort to reach out to our younger women and to help all women find identity and self-esteem in Jesus Christ. We will encourage women to serve women as we passionately reach out to others in seeking justice in the church and community."
~ Erna

Our spiritual vision statement

To lift up Jesus Christ that through His transforming grace women will be nurtured, valued and empowered to have an effective ministry in the home, church and community.

How can you be involved?

  • Through prayer and encouragement
  • By ensuring there is an active Women's Ministry in your church
  • By investing your time and talents


  • By opening yourself to serve and be served
  • In being an example, a true woman of God that others can follow

     Women's Ministry Leaders around SPD with Erna & Maria, March '09


Today, 1 out of every 3 women around the world has faced some form of violence, including sex trafficking, domestic abuse, sexual assault, honour killings, female genital mutilation, child marriage, emotional and verbal abuse, and other forms of violence. These practices are unacceptable and must end now.

~ enditnow is a global campaign to raise awareness and advocate for the end of violence against women and girls around the world.

This campaign, which extends to more than 200 countries and territories, is a partnership between the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and the Department of Women's Ministries of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

For mo


re information and resources visit enditnow.org

Scholarshipping Our Sisters (SOS) 

Did you know that Women's Ministries gives scholarships to a few women each year?  Did you know that you can participate in helping us to do that?

All you have to do is buy the Women's Ministries Devotional book of the year!  It's as simple as that.  Every cent above the expenses of printing it, goes towards this scholarship which we call SOS.

We encourage you to go to your ABC and buy a copy for yourself and another one for a special woman you love.  It's for a wonderful cause.

If you are interested in donating money towards this fund, or maybe have a fundraiser for it, contact our office and we can send you our special envelopes that we have printed as well as more information..

The more money available, the more women can be helped! 

Three women within our Division received a Women's Ministries Scholarship for this coming school year.  They are:

Oa Nellie  (PAU)

She is doing her Masters degree in theology.  She is married with 2 children.

Crystal  (Fulton College)

Crystal is a recently baptized Adventist.  She comes from a Catholic background.  She is doing a degree in theology.

Ashika  (Fulton College)

Ashika is doing a degree in theology.  She comes from Hindu background and became an Adventist as a young woman.

These women will be a great asset to our Church in the future.  We wish these three women God's blessings as they prepare to serve Him. 

Many other women applied, but because of lack of funds we had to turn them down.  I pray for the day when we can answer positively to each request.


Download Material for 2009:

Scholarship Application
SOS Newsletter - third quarter 2009

Scholarhipping Our Sisters brochure a)
Scholarshipping Our Sisters brochure b)

Domestic Violence Information link


Article: Defend their Cause - slavery still lives on

Please click on the following link to access the Women's Ministries newsletter:  Mosaic                   

Mosaic is a publication of the Department of Women's Ministries of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

More about Women's Ministries can be found at


Women in the Bible and Me