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30 Ducere Est Servire: THE LEADERSHIP JOURNAL OF DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY Currently, there is a lack of formal investigation into how women’s ministry will adapt as the millennial generation’s preferences are assimilated into existing programs. Anecdotal recommendations on reaching different generations of women are available, but factors that will impact women’s ministry remain unknown. This was the impetus behind the current study that was drawn from a dissertation completed at Dallas Baptist University in 2017.14 That is, the evaluation of generational differences will clarify how women define women’s ministry, prefer women’s ministry to be organized, and aid in the identification of factors that may impact the spiritual growth of women of all ages. METHODOLOGY Using a non-experimental, conventional Delphi method, women’s ministry leaders from an evangelical background were asked to provide their expert opinion on effective methods for ministry with women. The Delphi method uses eight steps including identifying the panel of experts, determining their willingness to serve, gathering the data, analyzing the data, compiling the information at each round and returning it to the panel, analyzing the returned data, compiling and returning the new results to the panel, and asking the panel members to evaluate the responses from the group as a whole.15 Data collection was accomplished through a series of online questionnaires administered through SurveyMonkey. Qualitative and quantitative responses were collected in the first round and then analyzed for themes or patterns that might emerge for inclusion in the second round.16 After each round, a statistical analysis was made to determine if consensus had been reached. Additional rounds continued until consensus was reached or four rounds were completed. The population was evangelical women 18 years and older who have served other women in ministry or taught women’s ministry courses at a seminary or institution of higher learning for at least two years. Participants had access to the Internet and the ability to complete an online questionnaire. The Delphi panel was purposely chosen to represent individuals uniquely informed about women’s ministry. The selection of experts