How do you provide continual discipleship growth through your women’s small groups? Do you have a strategy in place for helping those in groups that continue to stay together so that they are making deeper commitments to Christ as they journey together? I have taught a Sunday morning small group of women for about 6 or 7 years now and this is a continual challenge for me. Often I teach the … [Read more...]

Ladies, whether you're a women's ministry leader or you lead a small group, we have something really exciting to tell you about today. LifeWay has just launched this neat membership-based program called Bible Study Insider. Basically, you sign up to be an "Insider," and - twice a year - you get a box shipped to you with 13-15 of the latest LifeWay small group Bible study member books for … [Read more...]

One of the things I love about my job is access to the creation of new Bible studies for women. I am a Bible study leader for five girls in their early thirties, and my job affords me the opportunity to discover studies that we can do together in my small group. Over the past few years, we've explored books of the Bible and completed both video-driven and book only studies from LifeWay Women. … [Read more...]

Who saw Unconditional opening weekend? Who is going to see it this weekend? For FREE Friday, we're giving away three … [Read more...]

We just wrapped up taping the Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God Bible study with Margaret Feinberg in Banff, Alberta, Canada. The shoot location did not fail to capture the spirit of the study----the wonder of God! The study releases the first week of January 2013 and will feature seven video sessions and five days of homework each week in the member book. Here's a special message from … [Read more...]

If you teach the Word, you have probably asked this question. We so desperately want the women we teach to understand the truths and live them out in their lives. First of all, let yourself off the hook. It’s not your job to make them “get it”. Only the Holy Spirit can help women grasp and experience the Bible truths. Our job as teachers is to pray, study, share personal stories, … [Read more...]

Recently at a YOU Lead women’s leadership training, we had a panel of leaders answering questions submitted by attendees. Several past and upcoming posts address those and try to help answer them.      Today’s question:  What suggestions do you have to help small group leaders be warm, welcoming, connecting women?One thing is sure, if we aren’t welcoming … [Read more...]

Your church can begin a small-group ministry to women in your church and community. Keep these seven suggestions from Women Reaching Women in mind as you start small groups: 1.       Pray for each other and become sensitive to personal needs. Prayer is key to any ministry, especially during the startup stage, when wisdom and guidance from the Lord are … [Read more...]

I had an interesting conversation recently with a women’s ministry leader regarding Bible study. She mentioned that James…Mercy Triumphs by Beth Moore was not their women’s favorite study. One reason was that they are used to Bible studies building the members up, pouring into them. The James study was challenging to the members in a couple of ways:1.    Decide … [Read more...]

Leighann McCoy helps us get our year off to a great start with this encouraging message about what doesn’t change in women’s ministry. We have no idea what is ahead for us personally or for our women’s ministry in 2012 so it’s nice to know a few things about ministry to women that stays static!  Remember, outside these 3 things, there is lots of room for tweaking and … [Read more...]