“You have been sent here for others. The world is waiting for you.”
Women’s Ministries was first called Ladies Home League. It was founded in 1907 in London, England by Florence Booth as a “help one another society” for women who wished to learn current principles of economy, cooking, health and hygiene—informed not only by “the best authorities in Great Britain, but also from comrades in other lands.” It is international in membership and one of the largest Christian women’s organizations in the world, totaling more than 750,000 members in 2017.
In 1994, the Home League changed to Women’s Ministries. The program still aims to meet the needs of women of all ages. Today we provide programming for worship, education, fellowship and service opportunities, as well as creative outreach and focus group ideas that meet needs of local women. We provide materials on evangelism and discipleship of women, as well as Christian formation and life issues. Almost all the materials are written by our women who wish to share their passion and skills with other women.
Historical references of The Home League: Jenty Fairbank, 2007, For such a time: The story of the young Florence Booth, Salvation Books, London, England.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.