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Cyndee Ownbey
Works at Women's Ministry Toolbox
Attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lives in Charlotte, NC
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Are you craving connection? #CravingConnection #DaySpring

In all of our moves I’ve never struggled like this. People at our church are nice, but it doesn’t extend much past that. Most don’t seem to want to or aren’t able to connect outside of Sunday morning or Bible study. In our neighborhood folks usually wave…
Do you long to connect with God, friends, or your community? Check out these ideas for connecting! Small Group Study. Bible study.
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Do your women know when your next event is? Are you sure? I’m a firm believer in the fact that you can’t over-publicize an event. Women are BUSY! They need several gentle reminders. Audible reminders are great, but paper reminders are even better. When…
Tips on using and creating save the date cards for your women's ministry. This could be that extra bit of publicity your ministry needs!
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Perhaps the idea of tackling taboo topics is one that your women’s ministry team steers clear of. You’re afraid of saying the wrong thing. Not being able to handle questions that are bound to come up. Worried that you’ll offend someone. While we’re often…
10 Ideas and help for tackling taboo topics at church. Women are seeking safe places to have real discussions about real-life struggles.
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Summer is quickly drawing to a close… As we launch new Bible studies, small groups, Sunday School classes, and fall women’s ministry events, it can be fun to take a few moments to reflect on the things we did this summer. This Summer Reflections…
Get your group to reflect and connect as their discover how the other members of their group spent their summer. Free printable icebreaker game.
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Quite by accident I stumbled upon an effective, new publicity idea when I was working on promoting our Bible Journaling Event. That event is a perfect outreach event. The problem lies in getting the word out. But I figured out a new way how to get the…
This brand new publicity idea will help you reach your neighbors. Invite neighbors to church events without an awkward invitation. It works!
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Sick kids, doctor’s appointments, school events, family vacations, and other scheduling conflicts will often make it necessary for one or …Continue reading →
Sick kids, doctor’s appointments, school events, family vacations, and other scheduling conflicts will often make it necessary for one or more of your women’s ministry team members to miss a meeting. Just last month I had to miss our meeting due to a previous commitment to chaperone a Youth trip. I know first-hand that feeling …
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10 Ideas for Ministry Appreciation Month #returntheblessing

Did you know that October is Ministry Appreciation Month? I’ll admit, it’s not one I have marked on my calendar, but I should. Thank goodness it’s not too late to show some appreciation! Who is God asking you to encourage this month? Pastor Associate…
10 Ideas for celebrating ministry appreciation month. Who might you bless? How can you bless those serving in ministry in your church?
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Perhaps you can relate to our recent budget dilemma… Our women’s ministry team has been working through the initial plans for our next retreat. Often, over the past several years, the team has been blessed by church members that have provided their…
If your event budget isn't realistic it may be time to make some adjustments. Get tips on how to soften the blow of a price increase.
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The number one question I receive is “How do we get the younger (or in some cases older) women in our church to participate?” Women’s ministry teams everywhere struggle with how to engage multiple generations. It’s a struggle I’ve faced myself in…
The number one question I receive is “How do we get the younger (or in some cases older) women in our church to participate?” Women’s ministry teams everywhere struggle with how to engage multiple generations. It’s a struggle I’ve faced myself in ministry. The church we attended while we were in Kentucky had a solid …
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Several months back a Facebook friend of mine, Deb Potts, mentioned that she was finishing up her book “Making Peace with Prickly People”. (Affiliate links) The title grabbed my attention. I know a few prickly people. Truth be told, I probably am a…
Understanding personalities and prickly people can lead to a more peaceful team or small group situation. This is a book you'll want to read.
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  A few months back I sent an email out to all of my subscribers asking: “What is your biggest struggle right now?” Over and over I heard: I am overloaded I’m so busy I have too many things to do and not enough time I’m overwhelmed Can you relate? I’ve…
Feeling overwhlemed with all you have to do? These 10 time savers will help you find more time to get things done.
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*Please note this post contains affiliate links. The stereotypical picture of mentoring is of two women, one older than another, meeting weekly to study the scriptures for a set number of months. The problem is that in many churches these types of formal…
Discover a fresh new way to mentor through the Biblical stories of Elizabeth and Mary, Ruth and Naomi, and Eunice and Lois.
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Seeking to fulfill my calling of working with other women in ministry.
Introduction
Only God can take a tomboy, turned thespian/geek who never fit-in and soften her heart towards other women.

My teacher-skills have been put to good use over the past 15 years as God has defined and groomed my calling into women's ministry.

Burdened to create a place for other leaders to gather and glean great ideas for women's ministry, Women's Ministry Toolbox was born.


Bragging rights
Mom to two teenage boys and one spoiled miniature schanuzer, performed The Wizard of Oz 3 times (but never got to be Dorothy)
Education
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Elementary Education and English, 1991 - 1995
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Relationship
Married
Work
Occupation
Wife. Mom. Blogger. Collector of great Women's Ministry ideas.
Skills
List-maker, icebreaker junkie.
Employment
  • Women's Ministry Toolbox
    Founder, 2013 - present
    Providing tools and tips for Women's Ministry Leaders via http://www.womensministrytoolbox.com .
  • KY Church
    Women's Ministry Director, 2011 - 2012
  • NC Church
    Women's Ministry Director, 2007 - 2010
  • MOPS
    Co-founder, Leader, 2005 - 2007
  • Mom Group
    Leader, Chapter Founder, and more, 2000 - 2005
  • School (Forsyth and Wake Counties)
    First Grade Teacher, 1995 - 1999
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Currently
Charlotte, NC
Previously
Bowling Green, Kentucky - Cary, North Carolina - Winston-Salem, North Carolina - Dubuque, Iowa
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