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...]

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 here first. Today I am sharing compiled responses of the "best habits of a highly successful women’s ministry" regarding … [Read more...]

Guest blogger Judy Patrick has been a pastor’s wife for over 35 years and has some great suggestions for ministry wives. How are you doing in these areas? Rejoice and be Encouraged As a minister’s wife, we face good and bad times. The following suggestions will help you rejoice in the good times and be encouraged during the bad times. Grow spiritually – Jesus knew His children would need … [Read more...]

Not long ago a leader posed these questions to me and wondered what I was hearing from other leaders: 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? So, I did what I normally do when I need some reliable input… I posed these … [Read more...]

My friend and women’s leader Leighann McCoy shares with us her journey and how that has impacted her ministry. Think about what God has allowed you to experience and the difference it has made in the way you serve. I am the women’s minister at Thompson Station Church, and have been for a very long time. My husband is the senior pastor (and also has been for a very long time). What I’m about to … [Read more...]

  Today’s guest blogger is Judith Graham, women’s ministry director, Frisco Bible Church, Frisco, TX.  She shares from her experience 5 important lessons that can help us as women’s ministry leaders to effectively lead the women in our churches to know and grow in Christ. As a Women’s Director for five years, my blessings greatly abounded. God allowed me to use the gifts, passion, and … [Read more...]