Recently at a YOU Lead women’s leadership training, we had a panel answering questions submitted by attendees. Several past and upcoming posts address those and try to help answer them.  Click here to read other posts answering these questions.Today’s question is answered by Lesa Floyd, Women's Minister and Ministry Development at Mobberly Baptist Church in Longview, … [Read more...]

 Reading is one way we continue to learn as leaders. I recently asked some seasoned women’s ministry leaders, as well as some younger ones, what is the one book (HINT: it was VERY hard getting them to only submit one!) you would recommend to a new leader as essential to her walk with Christ and/or her leading a ministry for women. Below is the list of those books they suggested. I … [Read more...]

Did you know there are at least 2 documented cases (Baxter, Explore the Book) of men swallowed by sharks or whales who lived to tell about it? That and Jesus’ words in  Matthew 12:39-40 prove to us that the story of Jonah is more than a fairy tale!  What can leaders learn from his life and experience? Jonah’s life was interrupted by God’s assignment to him to tell the … [Read more...]

Now's the time for summer planning for the women of your church. Instead of scaling back or taking the summer off, consider experimenting with a fresh and flexible schedule that accommodates the often-sporadic pace of summer.Where Do I Start?For the summer, the most important thing to consider is how much time you should plan for realistically. Here's a simple formula to jump-start your … [Read more...]

Good morning everyone. I'm hoping you'll extend me some grace this morning for this post being a little late for you CST and EST state friends! I mistakenly got myself out of town headed to Fresno, CA for Living Proof Live with Beth Moore without creating this post. Me, Myself, & Lies, by Jennifer Rothschild is a seven week group Bible study with 6 weeks of individual study. Here's what … [Read more...]

This weeks FREE Bible study kit is Can We Talk, by Priscilla Shirer. I think this would be a GREAT study to blog about. It's personal, it's challenging, it WILL move us forward in our walk with Jesus! As a reminder, here's what to do. 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. … [Read more...]

This weeks FREE Bible Study Kit, When Wallflowers Dance, by Angela Thomas As a reminder, here's what to do. 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. Include the link to your social media site. That's it. PS: this is a great weekend retreat Bible study so if you were to receive … [Read more...]

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Here are five tips on facilitating your first Bible study meeting:1.    Greet members individually as they arrive. Catch up on personal news.2.    Allow members to choose their own seats. This small but important detail ensures members will feel comfortable in the group.3.    Establish the Bible as your authority. As the facilitator of a … [Read more...]

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 successful home Bible study – prayer, teaching, fellowship, and the breaking of bread - are given in Acts 2:42-47. Here are some practical tips to get you started on a home Bible … [Read more...]