One of the issues for leaders is how to relate to staff, whether you are on staff or a volunteer. Shirley Moses offers some great advice to leaders in this post.Your women's leadership team is part of the body of Christ as expressed in your local church. How well your team interacts with your whole church and its leadership affects how effective your team is.Maybe you've had a difficult time … [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.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? … [Read more...]

Oh how I wish sometimes ministry wasn’t so hard, and life wasn’t so hard especially when serving Christ. But the enemy is alive and out to keep God’s followers defeated.Read how guest blogger Leighann McCoy  faces her battles daily. As leaders we can all benefit from these disciplines.  It’s a Battlefield Sister, not a Recreation Room! …a fight and not … [Read more...]

If you missed this live web cast: Ministering to the Military Spouse July 19, you can still watch the recording! Click here to view the recording.  Join by video Chris Adams, Pam Case & Paige Greene, as we talk with Sara Horn, founder of Wives of Faith, a military wives support ministry and author of the new LifeWay study, Tour of Duty: Preparing Our Hearts for Deployment. We'll … [Read more...]

In 2011 I have been reading the Bible chronologically. It has truly been a new way of seeing the scripture historically to see how it all fits together and how the gospel is threaded throughout it all.  I absolutely love Isaiah 6: 1-8 and wanted to share this blog I posted to my church’s women’s ministry Facebook page in July. I believe this is what sets the stage for us to serve … [Read more...]

…whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me (Matt 25:40 HCSB.)I’ve been interested in observing what particular needs prompt young women to respond with compassion and action. Here are six areas I’ve seen or heard about over the past months:1.    Some young women asked to be involved with local Criminal Justice Faith Based … [Read more...]

   Don’t miss this inspiring and informative web cast: Ministering to the Military Spouse July 19, 12:00-1:00 PM Central Time. You will be able to send in questions to be addressed during the web cast. Click here to view the webcast.  Join Chris Adams, Pam Case & Paige Greene, as we talk with Sara Horn, founder of Wives of Faith, a military wives support ministry and … [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...]

Guest blogger Debbie Stuart serves as Director of Women’s Ministry at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. She has served in and led women’s ministry for many years and her message is what God continues to teach her as she walks with Him faithfully as a leader.I eavesdropped yesterday on an interesting conversation that really got me to thinking about my role (my assignment) as … [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.  Check out other Women's Ministry Questions here. Today’s question is: What do you do in a church that has tried women’s ministry quite a few times and hasn’t worked well? … [Read more...]