Update:  I added this as a full theme over on my Creative Ladies Ministry website here.

Mixing it up a little.

Sharing an idea that one of my “Creative Ladies” sent me. Thanks Kristy!   Kristy’s church used wooden spoons to give out for Mother’s Day with the verse, 2 Timothy 1:6 about stirring up the gift of God.

“Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God,
which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.”   2Timothy 1:6

I thought this topic would be a great idea for a ladies meeting revolving around stirring up the gift of God.  Paul is talking to Timothy in this passage and spurring him on to serve and witness for Christ.  Great motivation for our ladies groups.  In the verse preceding this Paul talks about Timothy’s “unfeigned faith“.  That means sincere or genuine faith.  Paul’s encouraging Timothy to use that faith to serve Christ.  The “stir up” in this passage refers to keeping the fire burning.  Stirring up the kindling.  Allowing the fire to burn.  Fanning the flames.  In other words, allow the Holy Spirit to work.  Then in the verses after, Paul tells Timothy, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.  Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord…”    So much encouragement to serve the Lord is packed into this passage of Scripture.

Stir Up Gift of God Ladies Meeting Idea

Kristy put her verse tag with wooden spoons but I thought it might be fun with coffee or tea too.  I just put a portion of the verse on one of the tags and made a “thank you” on the other tag.  I thought they’d be nice for favors but also might make a sweet little gift for someone who always shares their love and witness for Christ.

The little spoons in my photo are from the Dollar Tree but you can get them almost anywhere you get party supplies.  They are plastic with a silver look.  At the Dollar Tree they are with all the wedding catering stuff.   You can pick up the tags like in the photo at the bottom of this post.

Stir Up Gift of God Ladies Meeting Idea

I made a little card with the “Thank You” printable tag.  The coffee pod is a Folgers Vanilla Biscotti (mmm!)  I crimped a piece of Kraft paper to go around it to sort of simulate a take out coffee cup.  Then I tied it with baker’s twine and embroidery floss.

Stir Up the Gift of God Ladies Meeting Favor

The second idea is to use the tag containing the portion of the verse with instant coffee.  I placed a crimped piece of Kraft paper around cardstock and tied around it with baker’s twine and embroidery floss; then slid the coffee pack and spoon through.

Stir Up the Gift of God Women's Ministry Idea

The next idea is to use the printable verse tag with a packet of tea.  I just folded a piece of cardstock slightly bigger than the tea packet I had and stapled. (just be careful to leave room so you don’t staple the tea bag itself).  Again, I tied baker’s twine and floss to slide the spoon through   Folded cardstock or scrapbook paper with a teabag inside is an easy, quick, and inexpensive favor.

Below are the photos Kristy shared.  You can click on the photos for an enlarged view.

Spoon Gift of God Favor

Spoon with 1 Timothy 1:6 Tag

Thanks again to Kristy for sharing this idea along with her photos!


To download the tags below, click right  on the images and “save as” to your computer.

Stir up the gift of God printable tag            Stir Up Gift of God Thank You Printable

Ideas for these tags for favors or small gifts:

  • Wooden Spoon (like Kristy used)
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Coffee Mug or Teacup
  • Gift Basket of Baking Supplies
  • Set of Mixing Bowls

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19 Responses to Stir Up the Gift of God Ladies Meeting Idea

  • Latonia Bailey says:

    I just wanted to let you know that I love your website. You are so anointed in your creativity and you are truly a blessing to the world. Keep up the great work.

  • Gail Taylor says:

    Good morning Julia,
    You have such wonderful inexpensive ideas. I used the UP2U idea last year for our Women’s Ministry. The idea of stirring up the gift is just as delightful, so I decided to use this idea also, so I am planning to do labels using the UP2U chewing gum with a spoon attached, hopefully it will turn out ok–“It’s Up2U to Stir Up the Gift.” Wonderful! Wonderful! Thanks so very much for all of your ideas. You are a blessing and I truly enjoy all of your ideas.

  • Thank you for your ideas and devotionals. god has truly given you a gift and thank you for stirring up the gift and using it! You are such a blessing!!

  • Joyce Howard says:

    I love your creative work God have bless you with a wounderful gift.

  • Joyce Howard says:

    Keep up the good work,God have wounderfuly bless you with a goog talent.

  • Adrienne Moore says:

    I am truly enjoying the creative ideas posted. I would like your help in focusing on a topic and create an unforgettable weekend for a Women’s Fellowship in September. Last year, we had a Pre-Women’s Day Fellowship followed by a Women’s Day service on Sunday morning. It turned out to be a wonderful weekend. The topic centered around “Breaking the chains using the fruit of the spirit.” I am undecided about a spin-off of this topic for this year or go in a different direction altogether. Last year’s colors were white & purple. This year I would like to use white & pink. Can you help?

    • Julia
      Julia says:

      Hi Adrienne. Thanks for your comments. I’m sorry but I am unable to help individually with topics as I get so many requests. You are welcome to post on the timeline of the Creative Ladies Ministry Facebook page. Some of the ladies that follow along may be able to help you.

      Thanks again for stopping in. Glad you enjoy the ideas on the website.

  • kathleen wood says:

    I want you to know what a Blessing you are , and thank you for all the different themes the Lord has given you to share. We’re planning a Fall Theme for a Tea. Am going with “All The Kings Daughter’s”, and making up a book marker with the “Its a TEA-rific Day to Praise the Lord” scriptures on them for gifts for each lady by their plates. Thank you so much for all your sharing, wisdom, and love . Your in my prayers daily, God Bless You. sincerely, Kathleen

  • Paula says:

    Julia, you’re such a gifted Woman of God. I use a ministry lesson each week for my group. Such an inspiration for all of us. There’s something for every life experiences.

  • Paula says:

    Julia, you’re such a gifted Woman of God. I use a ministry lesson each week for my group. Such an inspiration for all of us.

  • lillian ingram says:

    hi Julia I have enjoy your creative ladies ministry the women of my church enjoy things

  • April says:

    Your sight is just wonderful and sooo helpful. Thank you so much for sharing your god given ideas. They have truly been a blessing to me.

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