I recently read a blog post that made me think we were still back in the 1980’s, or at least some of our ministries with women are.  Women have been increasingly in the workplace since before then so I am wondering at the reference in this post to this being a new issue. And the comment, “Women’s ministry either is on the decline or has a PR problem—or both,” made me wonder why then are there … [Read more...]

Why is it our churches still struggle with how to get women to mentor other women? Seems a topic at each leadership training we host!  But read how Lorie Looney Keene is being mentored in the daily-ness of life. This makes it so doable! Encourage your women to watch for these daily opportunities to make a difference in the life of a woman. As a seminary student and later as a seminary … [Read more...]

You don't want to miss our post today on the All Access blog... Today, we’re giving away 2 tickets to the 2013 Women’s Forum! {Disclaimer: This only includes admission to the event itself and does not cover travel, food, lodging, or any other expenses.} Click HERE for instructions and details on how to enter. Have a great weekend! … [Read more...]

For those who have attended a Women’s Ministry Leadership Forum in the past, you know what a diverse leadership training event it is. From peer networking to training to enrichment options, women’s ministry leaders will find ways to learn, hear from God and connect with leaders from across the country…all seeking to reach and disciple women for Christ. As a “gift” to you we want to provide you … [Read more...]

I wanted to repost a couple of articles from the blog for you as leaders of women who are moms, and that’s most of us leading in the church today! I do hope these will give you some thoughts and ideas about reaching these women for discipleship, service and ministry. First read about 5 Basic Needs of Mothers. Consider which of these you are seeing in your church and community today. Then take a … [Read more...]

We announced something big at the Women's Forum this year, but many of you haven't heard about it yet! For the 2013 Women's Ministry Forum, we are challenging you to bring a younger leader with you. The first 100 leaders who register themselves and register a young leader will be able to register her for only $25! Here are a couple of stipulations: The younger leader MUST be 35 or … [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:  In a small church, how to you balance breaking down the generational barriers and providing opportunities to connect for specific groups like moms groups and widows … [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:  In my church there is a big resistance to new classes and programs, and to an untried approach to serving women. This group of older women is threatened by the enthusiasm of the … [Read more...]

This is the fifth post in a series (read part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4) from an online interview with Judy Patterson at WomensMinistry.Net, which is Jennifer Rothschild’s leadership web site. It is a fabulous resource for women’s ministry leaders. I will continue writing posts in this series (taken from my interview with Judy) that I hope will be helpful to you as women’s … [Read more...]

This is the fourth post in a series (read part 1, part 2, and part 3) from an on line interview with Judy Patterson at WomensMinistry.Net, which is Jennifer Rothschild’s leadership web site. It is a fabulous resource for women’s ministry leaders. I will continue writing posts in this series (taken from my interview with Judy) that I hope will be helpful to you as women’s … [Read more...]