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:  How do you balance family, wife, friend, serve and lead?  (with 3 small children)?I do not think there is ever total balance.  God … [Read more...]

Approximiately 80% of our Protestant churches across the country run 200 people or less. Even though a small church may feel like the minority, this staticstics proves that is not true!  If that describes your church, you will truly benefit by today’s post by guest blogger, author and women's leader Martha Lawley.Are you currently ministering in a smaller church? If so, you are not … [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...]

Some time ago, you read a very introspective and touching testimony by guest blogger, Lesa Floyd, Minister to Women and Ministry Development at Mobberly Baptist Church, Longview, Texas. As you enjoy Labor Day this year, take time to really rest from your labor!! Just before the holidays I began to feel the need for some time away from full- time, night and day, 24/7 ministry. A time to stop the … [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...]

Some time ago I did a radio interview with Melissa Rogers on New Day Cafe'. The topic was “connecting the body through mentoring”.  As I thought through the questions she asked, I was reminded once more how this is one of the most basic and obvious mandates from Scripture to women. I hope it will stimulate your thinking about this issue and how it relates to the women in your … [Read more...]

Leighann is the senior pastor's wife at Thompson Station Church, Thompson Station, Tennessee and our guest blogger today. Consider how you are making deposits and withdrawals in  lives of others and in the Kingdom.Many years ago my husband Tom and I met a pastor that served a growing church north of us. He was nearing retirement age and was a great man of wisdom. He told Tom that leading the … [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:  Can you provide tips to remain or reflect joy in leadership while experiencing losses and grieving in personal life.But those of us in … [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:  If a Bible study member, who considers herself a believer, is living in an immoral situation (not yet divorced, living with her boyfriend), … [Read more...]

We got the chance to talk with Sara Horn, founder of Wives of Faith - a military wives support ministry and author of the LifeWay study Tour of Duty: Preparing Our Hearts for Deployment. We talked about the challenges military spouses face, and how your ministry can make a difference in the lives of these families who sacrifice so much for our freedom. Interested in learning more from Sara? … [Read more...]