Women’s Ministry Q/A #41: Women’s Leaders Ministering through the Struggle

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: Have any of you dealt with depression or anxiety and how do you push through that for ministry? When our panel responded to this, we said, “None of us have ever dealt with … [Read more...]

Women’s Ministry Q/A #40: 7 Tips for Dealing with Balance & Guilt as you Lead Women’s Ministry

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:  As a woman burdened for women and doing numerous things to reach out, how do you balance the “guilt” of knowing what and what not … [Read more...]

Women’s Leaders Among the Cloud of Witnesses

This past year I met Lindsey Pond who serves with Linda Lesniewski, Women’s Minister at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas…the church I left to begin ministry at LifeWay in 1994!  Lindsey is a dynamic leader of the young women at Green Acres. Her post below will encourage you to continue to run the race in God’s power! "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of … [Read more...]

LifeWay Women Live Archive: Women Reaching Women in Crisis

This is a new series posts where we will re-visit some of our webcasts from LifeWay Women Live. This is the second in our LifeWay Women Live archive. In times of crisis, it matters how we handle the situation since we serve as an extension of God's heart and hands. Several women's leaders joined host Chris Adams for this conversation as they discussed what necessary tools leaders need to … [Read more...]

Women’s Ministry Q/A #39: Ideas for Overcoming Hurt among Women in the Church

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 overcome hurt feeling among women in the church, even those who say they have forgiven?Being in ministry in the church does not … [Read more...]

Ideas for Creating a Ministry for Hurting Women

Due to the fact that so many are in crisis today, many churches have initiated ministries targeting needs of hurting women. We must be prepared to minister by doing several things. Equip ourselves and train women to be equipped and prepared. Use resources like Women Reaching Women in Crisis book, Shepherding Women in Pain or A Trusted Friend to prepare to meet the needs of hurting women. Go to a … [Read more...]

Women’s Ministry Q/A #27 Ideas for Helping Hurting Women

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 are some ideas for helping hurting women? Do you recommend support groups?Most of us, as women’s leaders are not trained counselors. … [Read more...]

Women’s Leaders Being Ministered to in Crisis, Part 2

This is the second in a 2 part blog. Please read part 1 first.Now that you know a little of my story, let me share some of the words others gave me that truly helped strengthen me daily and kept my focus stay on Christ. One friend sends out a daily devotional thought and this one truly ministered: "Do not fear what may happen tomorrow. The same loving Father who cares for you today will … [Read more...]

Women’s Leaders Being Ministered to in Crisis, Part 1

I want to do a 2 part blog on this topic, mainly because of where God has me personally in my own journey. Today I want to talk about how, as a leader, others can and will minister to us, IF we share our needs and allow them to come along side to pray and support. The following blog post will deal with some specific ways others ministered to me and how that has led me to minister to … [Read more...]

7 Steps to Building Your Network of Professional Counselors

At a recent LifeWay Women Live webcast (register for LiveWay Women Live web casts here) one question that came up a couple of times is how to put together a referral list to have handy as you deal with women in crisis.I found this web article from several years ago that I believe will be helpful written by former LifeWay employee Barney Self, Ed. D. I believe this answers that question well.Every … [Read more...]