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 “mentor” doing life when you get the “life” (time and energy) sucked out of you. Are there boundaries?In … [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...]

Jimmie Davis, is the director of girls’ ministry at First Baptist Church, Spartanburg, NC. She is also author of  Girls’ Ministry Handbook and Girls’ Ministry Idea Book. She has spent years working with girls and raising up leaders among the teen girls she has invested in. I will give you her top ten ideas and add some comment to each.Listen to her … [Read more...]

Several times on this blog we have addressed accountability as a leader. Today, women’s leader Elizabeth Scholes challenges us once again to seek out an accountability “truth teller” to help us grow as a follower of Christ and leader of women.  Do you have a truth teller in your life?  Someone who speaks truth to you, even when you may not like to hear it?  I hope … [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.  Click here to read other posts answering these questions.Today’s question is: Is it possible to have an effective mentoring ministry without a formal program?Certainly the early church … [Read more...]

Today's blog features a voice of a younger generation.  Mickey McCloud  currently works on the women's event team at LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, TN. Continue reading as Mickey reminds us of the importance of investing in the younger generation...I’ll admit it, I’m a nerd. I love to learn. My favorite day each year was when my parents would take me to go shopping … [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.  Click here to read other posts answering these questions.Today’s question is: As a leader, how do I find a woman to disciple me. I am desperate for a spiritual leader besides my husband.Yes, even … [Read more...]

If you are like me, as a leader of women, you are searching for ways to engage and connect with young women in your church and community. Read these heartfelt thoughts from a young adult, guest blogger Lauren Farmer, who serves as an Event Project Coordinator for LifeWay's Women’s Training and Events. "I spend a lot of time talking to friends about our dreams and desires for our … [Read more...]

Have you been wondering how the older generation can join with the younger to lead into the future?  Watch this video from 2010 Women's Forum to see what young women are saying.  Join us for  2011 Women's Leadership Forum to continue seeking answers to this question.Young Adult Women at Forum 2010 from Chris Adams on Vimeo.   Other helpful resources on this topic: Women … [Read more...]

 I am not even sure where to begin on this one!  We had an incredible time at LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center, NC, this month celebrating our 15th forum with over 1300 women! We were blessed by fabulous workshop leaders and topics, networking groups, worship led by Travis Cottrell and his praise team, messages by Beth Moore, Curtis Jones, Margaret Feinberg, and a panel of leaders. … [Read more...]