Some Churches don't have them. I have often said that a Women's Association is a Church's "backbone". And when one looks back through the histories of my own Churches, the Women's Association was central to the progress of the Church. OBSERVATION: I think that two things are critical to Women's Associations. They should be spiritual groups first of all -- the rest will follow. And one should remember that, by the grace of God, Women's Associations always regenerate -- talk of them dying out, and it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.