We have an event coming up called Between Us, and we keep getting asked the question, “What’s that?” and “Who’s that for?” Well, let me clarify… it’s a conference just for ministers’ wives! If your husband serves in ministry, this conference is for you. I feel a little crazy calling it a conference because it’s so much more than that, but we’ll just call it a conference for now. If you’re not a … [Read more...]

Make sure you've read Part 1 in this series focusing on the stages of spiritual growth by Ashley Chesnut. Today's post is the second in this six-part series and discusses those who are spiritually dead. Who are the spiritually dead?  Writing to the believers at Ephesus, Paul uses the following description: "And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the … [Read more...]

I want to introduce you to a young women’s leader from The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham. Ashley Chesnut will guest blog a series of 6 posts on the Spiritual Stages in Disciple-Making.  I know you will be blessed as I am by her insights. “How do I help the girls in my small group take the next step to grow in their faith?” This has been a central question for me as I have walked alongside … [Read more...]

Even though we know how important our life stories are, we need a reminder, and my friend Rachel Lovingood  is just the one to do that.  Read her post today and watch for how you can encourage women to open up this lives to impact another generation. I have always recognized how powerful stories can be... but like so many things... I often need to be reminded. This past weekend I experienced … [Read more...]

One hot topic lately is the book Fifty Shades of Grey... believe it or not, many of our women in the church are reading it.  They want to know why it's unhealthy, so LifeWay Women recently tackled this topic.  You will find below links to our web show "The Chat with Priscilla" with host Priscilla Shirer and her guests. Today's post is written by Linda Lesniewski, Women's Minister at Green Acres … [Read more...]

My friend and our guest blogger for today is Shirley Moses . She has served in a variety of women’s leadership roles and I love this challenge she offers for leaders as we consider how we are discipling our women. When we disciple other women we are to teaching them how to apply God's word to everyday events, never missing a God-given opportunity! In a funk, I called my friend to go for a … [Read more...]

I recently heard from a fairly new women’s ministry director who was planning an event for women.  Here is what she said: We are planning on a retreat at our church in 2014. We probably would have around 100+ women attend I am guessing. I have to submit a budget in a week or so and realized I have no idea how much a conference speaker might be or how to go about this. I am thinking it will be … [Read more...]

I am often asked how events are or are not working in bringing women into transformational change. You will be blessed by this post by my friend, Dr. Deb Douglas, Minister to Women at First Baptist Church, Bossier City, LA . She asks us to take a good look at our events and re-evaluate our efforts. My office is a jumble of Bibles, study books, notepads, sweet notes, pictures of my sweet … [Read more...]

Recently LifeWay president Dr. Thom Rainer posted a blog written by Dr. Chuck Lawless on diagnosing the health of the church. As I read the list, I thought this was a great list to consider if we want to check the health of our women’s ministry. Read that post here and the see that list below tailored for women’s ministry along with my thoughts: 1.     Is the church’s teaching based on the … [Read more...]

As a women’s leader I know you understand that it’s important to connect the women in your church to small groups. This is often the first place women new to your church look to do several things: Make friends Build accountability for spiritual growth Discover and use their gifts and strengths to serve Seek wisdom to navigate difficult life situations together Pray for and with each … [Read more...]