I read this Lead Like Jesus devotion on Tuesday of this week and felt  it was such a thoughtful way to remember September 11, 2001 that I would just share this with all our readers as well. I challenge you to think about YOUR memorials and the legacy you will leave behind when Jesus calls you home. This is a great devotional newsletter to sign up for as well. … [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. This is the first in a series of 5 posts on this subject. Be sure to scroll down below this post to scroll down and read parts 1-4 first!Today’s question is: What does the … [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. This is the first in a series of 5 posts on this subject. Be sure to scroll down below this post to read parts 1-3 first!Today’s question is: What does the “prayer group” … [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.  This is the third in a series of 5 posts on this subject. Scroll down and read posts one and two first here.Today’s question is: What does the “prayer group” look like in your church? … [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 does the “prayer group” look like in your church? How many are in the group. How often do they meet? What is the structure of a prayer meeting?This is the … [Read more...]

If you have ever burned out or been on the verge of burnout, you must read guest blogger Sheila West's post here. Sit down and read slowly!  Take it to heart. I know you will be glad you did. Our intricate physical, emotional, and spiritual makeup isn’t designed for constant overdrive. But most of us never take the time to put our feet up and call it a day. We find ourselves in a … [Read more...]

Today you will hear from guest blogger and PK Lisa Whittle. She shares some great thoughts about being in ministry and ministering to your kids in the post. Ministry moms, there are some things your kids need you to know...Your husband is important.  People admire you.  But in every way, your role at home to your family is your greatest ministry.As a pastor’s kid myself, I have … [Read more...]

As you read today’s post by guest blogger, Shirley Moses, consider asking God who you might team up with as a leader in an accountability relationship. It is such a vital part of continuing to grow deeper in our walk as we serve and lead women.  One thing I have found that can stimulate our spiritual growth as a leader like nothing else is genuine accountability.  So what does this … [Read more...]

In the previous post, we talked about asking the right ministry questions and preparing ourselves spiritually for ministry. Now let’s consider the “what not” to do in ministry. As lead in a ministry area, we often learn more by our mistakes than we do our successes. Stop and just list a few of your own lessons from failure that impacted your life and ministry. OK, I know this is … [Read more...]