For a number of years I served on a church staff seeking to lead in the areas of missions and women’s ministry. I remember sometimes just getting to a point and needing something to give me a shot in the arm to keep moving ministry forward. Annually I would attend, and normally take leaders to, a leadership conference. Even though I tried to come back and use everything I heard and then realized I couldn’t, I always came back refreshed and excited about continuing to serve in ministry.
If you lead a women’s team or direct the ministry for women, you too may have experienced this. One of the things I felt was of utmost importance when serving on a staff, was that we needed to invest time and budget into leadership training for our team. When we met monthly, I always shared some leadership lesson or tip before we began sharing ministry reports. As often as possible, we also went away to retreat with our team and other times to attend someone else’s leadership training. It was always so worth the time and effort and our ministry reflected that.
If you are looking for a place to take your leaders for training, let me introduce you to LifeWay Women’s training event, YOU Lead. This takes place as a preconference training event to a Living Proof Live Event with Beth Moore. We encourage leaders to come and bring their team a day early to attend training, then have the rest of their women join them Friday for the Living Proof Event. This way your team spends time bonding and praying together, then joins the others for 2 days of connecting and being spiritually fed, challenged and refreshed.
This year we have offered a price discount for the for those leaders who sign up for both Living Proof and YOU Lead ($55 as opposed to $79 or $89 for YOU Lead. Living Proof is $65).
Each location has some topics that will always be offered such as the Basics of Women’s Ministry, Ministering to Women in Crisis, and Engaging the Younger Woman in Ministry. Other topics are different depending on the location and trainers who will lead. But each one is designed with you the leader in mind. Our prayer is to minister to you and equip you as you serve the Lord faithfully.
Let us know how we can help and we hope to see many of you at one of our locations for 2012:
We do hope to see you there. In the mean time, join us live for one of our LifeWay Women Live webcasts for leaders, or watch them after they are recorded.
Let us know in the comments what kind of training, webcasts or even blog posts would be most helpful to you as a women’s ministry leader and we will try to help you find answers to your leadership needs.