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...]

Intergenerational Women’s Leaders Meeting Part 8: Leading Young Women and Connecting the Generations This is eighth in a series of posts from a meeting we recently we with a  group of women’s ministry leaders and some young women/young women’s leaders together for dialogue. If you missed earlier posts, please read those first (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7) The … [Read more...]

Intergenerational Women’s Leaders Meeting Part 7: Best Apps I am continuing this series of posts based on our meeting LifeWay Women hosted recently here in Nashville that included leaders of various ages.  If you missed earlier posts, please read those first (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6) Here are some interesting and fun apps our attendees suggested (links will open in … [Read more...]

Intergenerational Women’s Leaders Meeting Part 6: Best Blogs & Web Sites I am continuing this series of posts based on our meeting LifeWay Women hosted recently here in Nashville that included leaders of various ages.  If you missed earlier posts, please read those first (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) Here are some interesting and/or helpful blogs and websites attendees … [Read more...]

Even though we know how important our life stories are, we need a reminder, and my friend Rachel Lovingood  is just the one to do that.  Read her post today and watch for how you can encourage women to open up this lives to impact another generation. I have always recognized how powerful stories can be... but like so many things... I often need to be reminded. This past weekend I experienced … [Read more...]