Update: Congratulations to Jessica Willoughby, Kimberly Thomason, and Julie for winning!    Freefall to Fly examines our callings, how they grow from the place where your burdens and gifts collide. Discover your gifting in the context of community. God wants women to wake up to their birthright, their gifts, and become what He created them to be. It is a unique place when you discover that your … [Read more...]

We are thrilled that Karen Kingsbury is partnering with LifeWay on a new Bible study. I don't know about you, but I've read most of her books! She has a way of writing that captures readers in a powerful way and points them to Jesus. Below is a note from Karen and a video clip of an interview from the 2013 Women's Forum. Dear Friends, It's my honor and pleasure to introduce to you my first … [Read more...]

The more important foundation of women’s (or any) ministry must be God’s Word. Not only are we to study if personally and teach it to others, but we must learn to trust it and continually rely on its truths. As you can see from the multiple passages that guest blogger Stephanie Edge lists below, we have all we need to serve Christ and lead women to rely on God’s Word as well.  Read her thoughts … [Read more...]

The last Sunday of December 2013, one of the songs we sang at church on Sunday was Hillsong’s Oceans. The words are so powerful and not only encouraged me to grow deeper with God and become more like Christ,  but it also made me wonder what was ahead for 2014 and what it would take for me to grow in my faith. Each year, I consider how God wants me to read through scripture and stay in His Word. … [Read more...]

Sometimes our church culture changes and as women’s ministry leaders we struggle to figure out how to minister to women in a new paradigm.  Such was the case for a leader who sought out the wisdom of women’s ministry leader Sheila West, founder of Real Living Ministries. She shares great points to consider regarding how to minister to women in a church that filters its ministry through small … [Read more...]

In many of our training conferences leaders ask, "What do you use to equip and train our small group leaders?"  Often we enlist small group leaders, hand them a Bible study book and wish them well!  I have been guilty of this for sure.  But if we are to lead women to serve, then we must invest in training them to do the ministry and not just expect them to know what to do. I recently read … [Read more...]

Do you ever wonder why there aren’t more women in your groups? Read this recent blog post by Eric Geiger regarding research regarding what helps to bring about life change. Ministry opportunities surround churches today. Women sometimes fly under the radar never connecting to groups or plugging in any deeper into the body. Families are stretched by the demands of life and grow weaker as … [Read more...]

As a women’s small group leader, I am always looking at studies and content that will deepen the walk our group members have with Christ.   Especially for an ongoing group of women, this can sometimes be a challenge. Do we start and stop studies (which is certainly great and a wonderful option, especially for those wanting homework) or do we use something that will continue a thread and cover a … [Read more...]

Today, we're linking up to the All Access blog for a post that our own Chris Adams wrote! Head on over to her post, "How to Launch a Small Group Bible Study" for some great insight. … [Read more...]

As a women’s leader I know you understand that it’s important to connect the women in your church to small groups. This is often the first place women new to your church look to do several things: Make friends Build accountability for spiritual growth Discover and use their gifts and strengths to serve Seek wisdom to navigate difficult life situations together Pray for and with each … [Read more...]