Women's Ministries

On the following pages you can find out more about Women's Ministries... our team, our mission and more about the history of the Women's Ministry within the Inter-European Division.


A note from Denise Hochstrasser

Director, Department Women's Ministries


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."

I sincerely do believe God wants men and 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. 

Since my election in June 2010 it became one of my greatest concern to help women find their potential, which sometimes has been hidden too long. This is what Women's Ministries stands for and this is our mission statement in short: "Women's Ministries is here to help women reach their potential." Our leadership Certification program, with the possibility to obtain a Certificate from Griggs University, has become an important tool to encourage women to be empowered and give them the necessary tools for their ministry to others in Church and Society. Women already build the church and care for it. They are important living stones in a spiritual building which is in construction till the end of the world. They need to be empowered to take up responsibillity in all departements and on all levels.

Women's Ministry also promotes programmes to mentor young women and encourages college women academically through a scholarship system. For me it is a joy and a priviledge to be part and to be able to help in achieving the goal which is to nurture and empower women so they are able to reach out to others.

2013, March 15

Denise Hochstrasser

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