Jenni Catron recently posted the following on her blog.  When I read it I was convicted and challenged to re-think the questions. I’ve reposted here so that all our LifeWay Women leaders would also be challenged by her wisdom as a leader and as Executive Director of Cross Point Church in Nashville, TN. Jenni is also one of our workshop leaders for the  Women's Leadership Forum this year.  (Pray … [Read more...]

Pop over here and read the post on Dr. Thom Rainer’s blog: Eight Ways Leaders Make Themselves Vulnerable to Spiritual Attack by Dr. Chuck Lawless, then come back and let’s talk about these eight points. 1. We focus on others, often to the neglect of ourselves. As women we tend to nurture first then take care of ourselves. But we are not going to nurture in a healthy way if we are not healthy — … [Read more...]

I don’t know about you, but I needed this reminder. It is simple, but so transforming in our own lives and in the lives of women we lead.  Guest blogger Dawn Stephens, Associate Minister of Local Disciplemaking and Women’s Small Groups at The Church at Brook Hills, in Birmingham, Alabama shares from her experience and her heart. As a women’s ministry leader, in any church, in any city, and in any … [Read more...]

I’ve served in the area of women’s ministry enough years to understand what our guest blogger is talking about. In fact I’ve been a catalyst for making ministry messy at times, even if I had good intentions. Read this post authored by Stephanie Edge, director of Women’s Ministry, Poplar Heights Baptist Church, Jackson, Tenn., and see if you can relate. Poplar Heights Baptist Church recently, … [Read more...]

If you have led women’s ministry for very long, I bet you have asked this question yourself. Today Simone Monroe, Director of Women’s Ministries at Lake Pointe Church in Dallas, helps us look at this question differently.  Read her thoughts on helping women get the vision. It never fails! Every time I teach at a leadership conference or consult with a leadership team or individual leader in … [Read more...]

Once again I was inspired by a post on Dr. Thom Rainer’s blog to consider how it might apply to women’s ministry.  Any time I see the word busy, I identify!  And I believe our churches do as well. Dr. Rainer gives us seven reasons to consider puttng a women’s ministry on a diet. Read his post first, then let’s look at each of his seven reasons. Excessive activities can actually preclude … [Read more...]

Stephanie Edge, Director of Women’s Ministry at Poplar Heights Baptist Church, made a memorable trip recently and learned some great leadership lessons from a great leader, Dr. Billy Graham. I am grateful she has shared those lessons with women’s leaders through this blog post. See which ones resonate with where you are in your serving right now. I recently had the opportunity to visit the Billy … [Read more...]

This is the final entry in this 4-part series addressing these questions: What are the best habits of a highly successful women’s ministry? What are the best habits of a highly successful women’s minister/director/coordinator? What are the top trends in women’s ministry today? Read part 1, part 2, and part 3. Today I am sharing the compiled responses of the top trends in women’s … [Read more...]

Today we continue addressing these questions: What are the best habits of a highly successful women’s ministry? What are the best habits of a highly successful women’s minister/director/coordinator? What are the top trends in women’s ministry today? Read part 1 and part 2 first. Today, I am sharing the compiled responses for the best habits of a highly successful women’s … [Read more...]

I have to confess… as I’ve served as a women’s leader, I have “picked people for positions” at times, and “prayed people into position” other times.  Truly, the second option is so much more effective. Today's guest blogger Becky Badry, founder of Women in Leadership Coaching, shares some great thoughts and a strategic process for discovering and engaging leaders in ministry. As a Leadership … [Read more...]