Shirley Moseswill be retiring at the end of this year from her current consultant position. She shares her journey with us and shows us how to allow God to move us out of one way of ministering into another. Leaders know the day will come when you much ask yourself, “How do I leave successfully so the ministry can continue on without me?” Each of us will experience God's … [Read more...]

Okay, are you like most of the women's ministry leaders who are of the boomer generation, are you wondering why young adult women are sometimes not attracted to what you offer? Have you asked yourself, and your team, "how will we pass the baton of leadership and ministry to the next generation if they aren't involved now?" This is a question I, along with hundreds of other boomer … [Read more...]

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 is: I feel stuck between leaving key ministry leadership positions unfilled and lowering my standards for leadership. Any suggestions?Our inclination is to just … [Read more...]

Dawn Stephens is the Associate Minister of Local Disciplemaking and Women’s Small Groups at The Church at Brook Hills, in Birmingham, Alabama  "I am thinking there is a story in this experience as I am helping a woman in a neighboring community dig through the remains of her home after the devastating tornadoes of April 27, 2011. She and her mother, niece and her … [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 is: I have a team of ladies. They work , have families and serve a lot. We have monthly meetings and basically discuss events-plan, pray together, but 2 hours … [Read more...]

Sharing  a vision God has given you is not always easy. Read  this post by Simone Monroe, Director of Women’s Ministries at Lake Pointe Church in Dallas, Texas,  Every leader knows that vision is a huge part of leadership. Casting the vision is an art form for a leader. Keeping it before the team is something that is necessary to build the momentum needed for the vision to … [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...]

 Leaders, don’t miss this opportunity to network with other leaders, learn from experienced women’s ministry leaders and hear inspirational messages from loved Bible teachers.  Learn about the uniqueness of each generation of women in your ministry and community and how connect them for growth and service. When?  November 10-12, 2011 Where?  LifeWay Christian … [Read more...]

  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...]