Women’s Leaders Among the Cloud of Witnesses

This past year I met Lindsey Pond who serves with Linda Lesniewski, Women’s Minister at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas…the church I left to begin ministry at LifeWay in 1994!  Lindsey is a dynamic leader of the young women at Green Acres. Her post below will encourage you to continue to run the race in God’s power! "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of … [Read more...]

LifeWay Women Live: Equipping Moms

If you missed our first airing of this webshow, it's not too late! You can now catch up on the LifeWay Women Live Archive. Listen to some mom “experts” as they share ideas and passion for strengthening families through equipping the mom. You will hear practical ideas for investing in the future as you touch the life of a mom and develop ministry to help moms grow as disciples. … [Read more...]

LifeWay Women Live Archive: Trials and Truths for Today’s Teen Girls

Today's girls deal with so much - gender confusion, sexual pressure, fractured families, mean girls, just to name a few. We had special guests, Sissy Goff and Melissa Trevathan, licensed counselors who work with teen girls on a regular basis join us for this webcast. If you work with teens, you'll want to watch this and learn about what girls are dealing with and how you can help. … [Read more...]

LifeWay Women Live Archive: Women Reaching Women in Crisis

This is a new series posts where we will re-visit some of our webcasts from LifeWay Women Live. This is the second in our LifeWay Women Live archive. In times of crisis, it matters how we handle the situation since we serve as an extension of God's heart and hands. Several women's leaders joined host Chris Adams for this conversation as they discussed what necessary tools leaders need to … [Read more...]

Random Thoughts Part 10 More Spiritual Lessons for Leaders

You can read Random Thoughts Part 1 through 9 that were previous posts in this category.  More thoughts that have blessed me and I pray will bless you as well:1.    “What is needed for happy effectual service is simply to put your work into the Lord's hand, and leave it there. Do not take it to Him in prayer, saying, 'Lord, guide me, Lord, give me wisdom, Lord, arrange … [Read more...]

7 Tips for Women Asking “Am I serving God all I should be?”

I recently got an email from a young woman, mother-wife-employee, who was wondering if she was doing all she should be for the Lord. Was she supposed to be using her spiritual gifts in more ways than she was currently?  That is a question we probably have all asked ourselves at some point. “Am I doing all God is asking me to do at this point in my life.”  “Should I be … [Read more...]

Women’s Ministry Q/A #39: Ideas for Overcoming Hurt among Women in the Church

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 overcome hurt feeling among women in the church, even those who say they have forgiven?Being in ministry in the church does not … [Read more...]

Ideas for Creating a Ministry for Hurting Women

Due to the fact that so many are in crisis today, many churches have initiated ministries targeting needs of hurting women. We must be prepared to minister by doing several things. Equip ourselves and train women to be equipped and prepared. Use resources like Women Reaching Women in Crisis book, Shepherding Women in Pain or A Trusted Friend to prepare to meet the needs of hurting women. Go to a … [Read more...]

LifeWay Women Live: Moms! Moms! Everywhere!

Listen to some mom “experts” as they share ideas and passion for strengthening families through equipping the mom. You will hear practical ideas for investing in the future as you touch the life of a mom and develop ministry to help moms grow as disciples. Join us on September 18 at 12:00 pm CDT as we talk about investing in the mothers we lead! You can sign up for a reminder … [Read more...]

Opportunity for Leaders to Refresh

I think about leadership every day. A day doesn’t go by that I don’t think about you who are diligently planning, praying, and leading women in your churches and communities. We focus so much on this blog on how to lead and how to do it well. I know that women expect much of you. They expect you to provide biblical counsel, to serve constantly, to make things fun and lead them into a … [Read more...]