Ladies, whether you're a women's ministry leader or you lead a small group, we have something really exciting to tell you about today. LifeWay has just launched this neat membership-based program called Bible Study Insider. Basically, you sign up to be an "Insider," and - twice a year - you get a box shipped to you with 13-15 of the latest LifeWay small group Bible study member books for … [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...]

If you teach the Word, you have probably asked this question. We so desperately want the women we teach to understand the truths and live them out in their lives. First of all, let yourself off the hook. It’s not your job to make them “get it”. Only the Holy Spirit can help women grasp and experience the Bible truths. Our job as teachers is to pray, study, share personal stories, … [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:  What suggestions do you have to help small group leaders be warm, welcoming, connecting women?One thing is sure, if we aren’t welcoming … [Read more...]

I had an interesting conversation recently with a women’s ministry leader regarding Bible study. She mentioned that James…Mercy Triumphs by Beth Moore was not their women’s favorite study. One reason was that they are used to Bible studies building the members up, pouring into them. The James study was challenging to the members in a couple of ways:1.    Decide … [Read more...]

*Post by author, Kelly Minter Kelly is a LifeWay Women author, Find her newest Bible study, Nehemiah here. I recently returned from the Amazon River in Brazil, my fifth trip there in 3 years. My stomach is a little off to put it politely and I'm recovering from some sort of cold and cough, the strain you pick up from children who are hacking and whose lungs grumble when they breathe. But what … [Read more...]

Leighann McCoy helps us get our year off to a great start with this encouraging message about what doesn’t change in women’s ministry. We have no idea what is ahead for us personally or for our women’s ministry in 2012 so it’s nice to know a few things about ministry to women that stays static!  Remember, outside these 3 things, there is lots of room for tweaking and … [Read more...]

I recently visited with a women’s ministry leader who shared a concern with me and asked for some advice. Maybe as a leader you too have faced this type of leadership issue with a Bible study leader or other team member. Here was the issue:  “This morning, I got an email from one of the women who has been facilitating Beth Moore Bible studies.  June is one of the women … [Read more...]

If you've never led a study in your home and are considering making it one of your ministry 'new years resolutions' here are some practical tips on how to start a home Bible study!One way to put the Great Commission into practice in your women's ministry is to start a women's home Bible study. A home setting can bring added warmth and openness to a small study group.The key elements of a … [Read more...]

Happy Friday, Y'all! Today's Free Friday Giveaway is the leader kit for Pursuing More of Jesus by Anne Graham Lotz. If you'd like to enter to win this giveaway, just post a comment here telling us how you'll use the Bible study - through an online study on your blog or Facebook, or in your local community - and blog about it. That's it. This giveaway will close Tuesday morning. We'll use … [Read more...]