This is the third post in a series (read part 1 and part 2) 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 leaders. Renewing your Focus … [Read more...]

This is the second post in a series 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 leaders. Times of transition in women's … [Read more...]

I chatted online recently with Judy Patterson at WomensMinistry.Net. This is Jennifer Rothschild’s leadership Web site, and it is a fabulous resource for women’s ministry leaders. I will be doing a series of blog posts taken from that interview that I hope will be helpful to you as women’s leaders. Women's Ministry has always been, will always be… How do you respond to that? I believe it’s … [Read more...]

One of the components of our 2012 Women’s Leadership Forum  is “The Real View of What’s New…Doing Connections Well”. This will be a panel of pairs of older and younger leaders who are working together who will share what they have found works or not, how they are passing and taking  the baton, the ins and outs, ups and downs of working together between … [Read more...]

This past year I met Lindsey Pond who serves with Linda Lesniewski, Women’s Minister at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas…the church I left to begin ministry at LifeWay in 1994!  Lindsey is a dynamic leader of the young women at Green Acres. Her post below will encourage you to continue to run the race in God’s power! "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of … [Read more...]

I recently got an email from a young woman, mother-wife-employee, who was wondering if she was doing all she should be for the Lord. Was she supposed to be using her spiritual gifts in more ways than she was currently?  That is a question we probably have all asked ourselves at some point. “Am I doing all God is asking me to do at this point in my life.”  “Should I be … [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:  How do you “mentor” doing life when you get the “life” (time and energy) sucked out of you. Are there boundaries?In … [Read more...]

Some time ago I did a radio interview with Melissa Rogers on New Day Cafe'. The topic was “connecting the body through mentoring”.  As I thought through the questions she asked, I was reminded once more how this is one of the most basic and obvious mandates from Scripture to women. I hope it will stimulate your thinking about this issue and how it relates to the women in your … [Read more...]

Lesa, Minister to Women and Ministry Development at Mobberly Baptist Church, Longview, Texas, and a LifeWay Ministry Multiplier, recently became a grandmother for the first time!  How well I remember that unbelievable experience I had for the first time over 16 years ago!  It truly changed my and Lesa’s perspective of legacy!  Read her thoughtful post and consider how you … [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:  We want to reach younger women and we know that would require providing childcare. What are some creative ways to handle childcare?Childcare … [Read more...]