In today's society, more and more families are experiencing painful situations with children who rebel against them, but the church is positioned to reach out to these families and show them the love of Christ during their ordeal. You and other women in your ministry can care for mothers of prodigal children in your church and community with 10 simple actions: 1. Pray.Be faithful in lifting … [Read more...]

Okay, are you like most of the women's ministry leaders who are of the boomer generation, are you wondering why young adult women are sometimes not attracted to what you offer? Have you asked yourself, and your team, "how will we pass the baton of leadership and ministry to the next generation if they aren't involved now?" This is a question I, along with hundreds of other boomer … [Read more...]

Recently at a YOULead 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: I feel stuck between leaving key ministry leadership positions unfilled and lowering my standards for leadership. Any suggestions?Our inclination is to just … [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 is: I have a team of ladies. They work , have families and serve a lot. We have monthly meetings and basically discuss events-plan, pray together, but 2 hours … [Read more...]

   Women’s ministry leaders can be catalysts to encourage love and support for our ministers’ wives. Check out these suggestions provided by women’s leader and pastor’s wife Becky Badry. The ministers' wives in your church are special ladies in your women's ministry with a set of needs unique to ministers' families. Make special efforts to take care of a … [Read more...]

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: Is it possible to have an effective mentoring ministry without a formal program?Certainly the early church … [Read more...]

You can read Random Thoughts Part 1 through 8 that were previous posts.  Here are a few more thoughts that have blessed me and I pray will bless you as well.1.    "Do not fear what may happen tomorrow.The same loving Father who cares for you today will care for you tomorrow and every day. Either he will shield you from suffering or He will give you unfailing strength to … [Read more...]

 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...]

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...]

Today's blog features a voice of a younger generation.  Mickey McCloud  currently works on the women's event team at LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, TN. Continue reading as Mickey reminds us of the importance of investing in the younger generation...I’ll admit it, I’m a nerd. I love to learn. My favorite day each year was when my parents would take me to go shopping … [Read more...]