Ok, I know, you are tired of hearing that. But if you have been in ministry longer than a few months, you know that if you want to finish the race well, you will have to learn how to adjust daily, to the changing issues, needs, and times!In this third of our life lessons for leaders we see that vibrancy and freshness of ministry depends on our not getting in to a ministry rut! Because it worked … [Read more...]

Now that we’ve covered preliminaries and what NOT to do, let’s get into lesson one.  Sharon Betters wrote this in an online article, Women’s leaders “see it [women’s ministry] as a program that is one layer of the church, rather than vital ingredient that is marbleized into the whole community, an ingredient that is critical to the peace and prosperity of a local … [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...]

As a leader, do you ever stop to think back over your life to those most profound life-changing lessons you have learned? I was once asked to speak on the topic, Top 10 Tips for Leaders. I began processing the things I felt were most important. The list eventually grew beyond 10 and became a chapter in our revised edition of the women’s ministry leadership book, Women Reaching Women. But the … [Read more...]

One of the questions I get often is “what can we do for single moms? They are a growing segment of our women’s population in our church and community and we want to help them.” We asked that often at my church and a year ago responded with our first event just for them called The Gift. Our second annual celebration of single moms occurred again at Long Hollow Baptist Church … [Read more...]

In 2009 we had the first ever Generations…The Unbroken Chain: Ministry Through the Ages training event. It was such an eye-opening experience. One of the highlights was the “top ten” for each generation represented. This is the sixth in a series of “top 10s” in which I’ll share what the breakout leaders thought were the most important things for leaders to know … [Read more...]

In 2009 we had the first ever Generations…The Unbroken Chain: Ministry Through the Ages training event. It was such an eye-opening experience. One of the highlights was the “top ten” for each generation represented. This is the fifth in a series of “top 10s” in which I’ll share what the breakout leaders thought were the most important things for leaders to know … [Read more...]

 In 2009 we had the first ever Generations…The Unbroken Chain: Ministry Through the Ages training event. It was such an eye-opening experience. One of the highlights was the “top ten” for each generation represented. This is the fourth in a series of “top 10s” in which I’ll share what the breakout leaders thought were the most important things for leaders … [Read more...]

In 2009 we had the first ever Generations…The Unbroken Chain: Ministry Through the Ages training event. It was such an eye-opening experience. One of the highlights was the “top ten” for each generation represented. This is the third in a series of “top 10s” in which I’ll share what the breakout leaders thought were the most important things for leaders to know … [Read more...]

In 2009 we had the first ever Generations…The Unbroken Chain: Ministry Through the Ages training event. It was such an eye-opening experience. One of the highlights was the “top ten” for each generation represented. This is the second in a series of “top 10s” in which I’ll share what the breakout leaders thought were the most important things for leaders to … [Read more...]