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 is: In addition to prayer, how do you affirm whether you are moving down a path to which God has called you or if you are “seeing” affirmation because … [Read more...]

As a leader, do you remember when you first KNEW God had called you to serve Him in a particular way?  Scripture shows us we are to serve…just check out Ephesians 2:10 for instance. (This happens to be my life verse!). But we also discover over time that He has particular ways in which He wants us to serve Him. In a recent HomeLife magazine article (November 2011), author Angela … [Read more...]

Guest blogger Debbie Stuart serves as Director of Women’s Ministry at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. She has served in and led women’s ministry for many years and her message is what God continues to teach her as she walks with Him faithfully as a leader.I eavesdropped yesterday on an interesting conversation that really got me to thinking about my role (my assignment) as … [Read more...]

This is a series of 5 blog posts by guest blogger Martha Lawley , author of Attending the Bride of Christ: Preparing For His Return. This is the first in the series of leadership lessons so watch in the future for the other 4 to follow. I know these will be a great blessing and challenge to you as a leader.Of all the disciples I relate most to Peter – passionate, impertinent and always ready … [Read more...]

In our final life lesson for leaders, #12 in this series, I want to encourage you to never give up. Take time to read about William Carey sometime. What he faced as he served as a missionary in India would make most people give up and go home, but not him. He refused to disbelieve God’s call in his life and because of it an entire nation was changed. Disease claimed the life of his little … [Read more...]

Have you served in a place you felt so called by God, and then one day it just didn’t feel right anymore?  How did you feel? What did you do?For years, my service was in an area that, though I’d not sought it, I’d felt totally called to serve.  God had been so faithful to lead, equip, challenge, and encourage through a number of years in ministry, and then one … [Read more...]