Don’t miss this informative and timely web cast  for girls ministry leaders this THURSDAY October 13, 2011 12:00-1:00 PM Central Time.Inside Look at Outside Expectations (Eating Disorders and Body Image) with guest Constance Rhodes, and hosted by Chris Adams, Women’s Ministry Specialist & Girls Ministry Specialist, Pam Gibbs. This is as live web cast so you will be able … [Read more...]

This is part two of a post on the challenges of conflict resolution within the church written by Martha Lawley, author of Attending the Bride of Christ. Read part one here.In my first post we considered the importance of distinguishing between facts, feeling and opinions/perceptions. For successful resolution of conflict each of these must be addressed.So how do we go about this sorting process … [Read more...]

Martha Lawley, author of Attending the Bride of Christ and who has taught on this subject often, has provided some valuable help for us as leaders regarding conflict. (Second part will post October 7.)One of my favorite parts of LifeWay’s YOU Lead Training Event is the panel discussion. Participants ask such great questions. Unfortunately we don’t always have time to answer every … [Read more...]

If you missed  this live informative web cast: Women's Ministry in Transition with women's ministry leaders Deb Douglas, Martha Lawley, Julie Woodruff, and LifeWay Women Event Project Coordinator Lauren Farmer on September 6th, you can still watch the live recording here.Women's ministry is constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of women in our culture. Gain insights into simplifying … [Read more...]

 If you’ve read many of my blog posts, especially the more personal and inspirational ones, you’ve seen my love for the beach. It is a place where, as a leader I can really get away from the ministry responsibilities, chill out, and see the hand of God as I enjoy the peace and beauty of the Gulf Coast tides and white sands.  This year, I asked God what He wnted to teach me … [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...]

How do you view your ministry life? Separate from the rest of life, or a part of the whole? I remember years ago when I was serving on a church staff in Tyler, Texas, a principle that God revealed to me: As Christians, we are either in full time ministry or we aren’t in ministry at all.   That was something He compelled me to share with other women from that time … [Read more...]

       Guest blogger Debbie Stuart serves as Director of Women’s Ministry at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. As a leader for many years, she has seen ministry to women change often. Read her wise words about making change to benefit the lives of the women God brings into your life and ministry.        … [Read more...]

Stephanie Edge,  Director of Women’s Ministry, Poplar Heights Baptist Church, Jackson, TN, is our guest blogger today. I know none of you ever has trouble saying “no”, but perhaps some of those on your leadership team do! (LOL!)  Have you ever said “Yes” to something when you really needed to say “No”? Women and leaders, in particular, have … [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. Today’s question is: What are some practical, non-threatening ways to help women overcome fear of praying for and about others in small groups? (also see the 5 part series of blog posts on … [Read more...]