Becoming God’s Counter-Cultural Woman: The High Calling and Necessity for Women of Influence  This continues our series of posts from workshop leaders at our 2013 Women’s Leadership Forum. Monica Rose Brennan writes about a topic that is increasingly important as we minister to women. I know you will identify with this need among the women in our churches as well. I had the privilege of … [Read more...]

This post is part of a series from leaders who spoke at our Women’s Leadership Forum in 2013.  Kathy Ferguson Litton spoke to ministry wives on the topic of being authentic. This post relates to ALL women!  “Inexperienced in the art of acting”, the words grabbed me. Why? This is the meaning of the word “sincere” found in 2 Timothy 1: 5 “Clearly recalling your sincere faith that first lived … [Read more...]

When I became a believer as a preteen, I didn't have someone to walk me through the basic steps of discipleship, nor really even challenge me to spend time alone with God through prayer and scripture study.  There were many years I stayed a baby Christian, not knowing I was supposed to develop as a disciple. Often leaders will ask, what do you have as a resource for new believers?  I do think … [Read more...]

This post is part of a series from workshop leaders at our 2013 Women’s Forum. Guest blogger Nancy Thompson, (along with her co-leader Lynn Cole) shared about this important ministry in the church. Here are some of her thoughts from the forum and resources for you as you seek to minister to widows. Meeting and sharing with women from many different areas of the country was both heartwarming and … [Read more...]

This post is part of a series from workshop leaders at our 2013 Women’s Forum. Ann Lovell spoke on ministry to those who are exploited and trafficked in our country and around the world. She showed us what we can do to make a difference. I consider it one of my greatest opportunities to attend the LifeWay Women’s Forum last year. I loved meeting women from across the U.S. who are passionate about … [Read more...]

Do you remember where you were when Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot? For some of you, it's a day you'll never forget. Others of us weren't alive yet to remember, so we rely on the stories and accounts of others. Here's a great article from former NFL football coach, Tony Dungy, with his thoughts on remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. … [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...]

Once again I am going to borrow a topic from a post on Dr. Thom Rainer's blog  by Chuck Lawless, Six Reasons Why I Love Church Staff . If you are familiar with my posts that link to this blog, you know the routine. Read his post first, then we will evaluate our own leadership qualities in view of those thoughts.Now, you may be saying (as the majority of women’s ministry leaders can say), “I am not … [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...]

As a women’s leader, I am sure you have incidents in ministry that could ruin your day and even your whole week. Have you ever felt sabotaged by someone you serve?  I think you will be able to identify with this post today by guest blogger Linda Lesniewski,  Women's Minister at Green Acres Baptist Church. Have you ever been sabotaged by your emotions? I have! Perhaps an email from an angry church … [Read more...]