After a year of continual changes at work, I have struggled with planting my feet in the ground and moving forward. Oh, the work has gotten done and ministry has continued, but the ground has not felt solid for quite a while. Being a  Boomer, I have experienced change more rapidly than my parents and grandparents, but not near as much as Gen X and Millennials have.  So, I’m just not as used to … [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...]

Lesa, Minister to Women and Ministry Development at Mobberly Baptist Church, Longview, Texas, and a LifeWay Ministry Multiplier, recently became a grandmother for the first time!  How well I remember that unbelievable experience I had for the first time over 16 years ago!  It truly changed my and Lesa’s perspective of legacy!  Read her thoughtful post and consider how you … [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:  We want to reach younger women and we know that would require providing childcare. What are some creative ways to handle childcare?Childcare … [Read more...]

I urge you, as a leader of women to read this post by guest blogger Becky Badry, founder and director of Women in Leadership Coaching and Ministers’ Wives leader for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma.As I waited for my connecting flight I decided to take advantage of the extended layover and go for a walk. Trust me; walking through airports is not one of my favorite pastimes, … [Read more...]

Your church can begin a small-group ministry to women in your church and community. Keep these seven suggestions from Women Reaching Women in mind as you start small groups: 1.       Pray for each other and become sensitive to personal needs. Prayer is key to any ministry, especially during the startup stage, when wisdom and guidance from the Lord are … [Read more...]

When you became a leader, did you think it would be easy? I am not sure I thought it would be easy, but I sure didn’t’ think it would be as hard as it’s been!  I mean, we’re serving God, as His calling…why would that be anything but blessed all the time? Truly, leadership has been more blessed than I dreamed it would be, but also more difficult than I ever … [Read more...]