Leaders, we all grow weary at times. We need this  spiritual shot in the arm to remember how to walk in strength and not give up. Ask God which of these 5 ways that Jennifer Landrith shares with us in this post. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”  Galatians 6:9 1.    Make your quiet time with the Lord your first … [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...]

I think about leadership every day. A day doesn’t go by that I don’t think about you who are diligently planning, praying, and leading women in your churches and communities. We focus so much on this blog on how to lead and how to do it well. I know that women expect much of you. They expect you to provide biblical counsel, to serve constantly, to make things fun and lead them into a … [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 balance family, wife, friend, serve and lead?  (with 3 small children)?I do not think there is ever total balance.  God … [Read more...]

Some time ago, you read a very introspective and touching testimony by guest blogger, Lesa Floyd, Minister to Women and Ministry Development at Mobberly Baptist Church, Longview, Texas. As you enjoy Labor Day this year, take time to really rest from your labor!! Just before the holidays I began to feel the need for some time away from full- time, night and day, 24/7 ministry. A time to stop the … [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...]

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:  Can you provide tips to remain or reflect joy in leadership while experiencing losses and grieving in personal life.But those of us in … [Read more...]

As a leader, do you ever look for advice from others?  Who do you go to for help on decisions? Read this post by guest blogger Rachel Lovingood, Next Generation Pastor’s wife and a women’s leader at Long Hollow Baptist Church, Hendersonville, Tennessee.  She points to Scripture to show us how to avoid bad advice. Have you ever gotten bad advice? I mean really bad advice that … [Read more...]

Guest blogger Dr. Deb Douglas, Minister to Women, First Baptist Church, Bossier City, LA is constantly on the search to de-stress life in ministry! Check out her great suggestions for helping us run the race effectively in women’s ministry. Desserts and stressed are mixed up versions of the same letters. Me, I’d rather have dessert! Unfortunately, stress is as much a part of … [Read more...]