Hospitality Hints is a monthly feature on our blog (this is the first one!) with some helpful hints for being hospitable in everyday life. Our hints may involve inviting people over, but not always! Most of the time, they will be about having a posture of hospitality—welcoming others into our lives.  Ways to Love New Moms We don't know about y'all, but our Facebook and Instagram feeds … [Read more...]

Because it’s the 20th Anniversary of LifeWay Women’s partnership with Beth Moore, we thought it would be a great opportunity to ask her some questions. And we’d love to share her answers with you! This is part two of a three-part series. Click here to see Part 1. Was there a turning point in your spiritual journey?  The huge turning point in my spiritual journey was at 27 when I took my … [Read more...]

This week, while many in the country are bracing for even more winter weather, Panama City Beach is bracing for Spring Break. The sun and sand become scattered with college students, rowdy, reckless, and rebelling. The locals prepare for the invasion and disruption they've come to know as March and quiet forces make their way south. The Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief Team links arms with … [Read more...]

I was just 20 years old, a college student, when I walked into Suzanne’s living room for the first women’s Bible study I would attend. In the company of women who spanned generations, Suzanne popped in the VHS tape, and we watched the first video segment from Beth Moore. A Woman’s Heart remains one of my favorite studies. Years later (almost 20 years later), I’m not surprised to find women of … [Read more...]

Recently I was in a meeting with leaders of all ages for a very energetic and exciting dialogue of women’s issues, leadership, and ministry with women.  Upcoming blog posts will center on information gleaned from those 3 days in New Orleans! Today I want to share one idea that we heard from Bethel Baptist Church Women's Ministry in Dothan, Alabama. Leader Donna Granberry shared an idea that has … [Read more...]

A hot topic for women’s ministry for years now has been mentoring. At times it works powerfully as a formally established ministry in the church, such as Woman to Woman Mentoring. But much of mentoring happens without even calling it mentoring because it happens as we go about our lives and connect with women in different generations. Our lives are made richer and we walk deeper with Christ as we … [Read more...]

Your voice is unique and important. We are coming together for one day to connect with various generations of women to build unity and lay a foundation for future leaders. At the heart of it, we’re having a leadership conversation. Let’s talk together as leaders about ministry to women in our changing churches and culture. No matter what your age, background, life season, or experience, XChange … [Read more...]

Guest blogger Nancy Hamilton was one of our breakout leaders at the 2013 Women’s Leadership Forum. One topic she shared helped women’s ministry leaders know how to connect their ministries to younger women.  Here is a snippet from what she taught.  Perhaps you will join us in 2014 for the Women’s Forum.   As much as I loved this song from the Judd’s in the 1990, I never knew what an impact this … [Read more...]

I have no idea who this is speaking to of course, but maybe you do.  Truthfully, I acknowledged some time ago that I am now the older woman, at least to some women!  Today’s guest blogger is Pam Gibbs and I don’t know about you, but this speaks to me and my availability and investment in the next generation. Perhaps it will speak to you as well, and to the other women in your church. Dear … [Read more...]

Today’s guest blogger is Lorie Looney Keene. I’ve loved watching her continue to use her leadership skills as she serves as a pastor’s wife and as she continues to reach out to the older generation.  This is a beautiful picture of mentoring. Perhaps you can suggest this idea to your young women if they ask, “Where are the older women, they aren’t connecting with me.”  Here is a way they can … [Read more...]