As leaders serving in our churches, we should always be looking for women who are ready for the next step in ministry. Our desire is to disciple so that they become fully devoted followers of Christ and find their place of service in the Kingdom.  But we have to “ask”! Read this post by guest blogger, Dawn Stephens, Associate Minister of Local Disciplemaking and Women’s … [Read more...]

This is the fifth in a series of posts (click here for lesson one ,  two,  three, and four) discussing the 5 most valuable leadership lessons Martha Lawley , author of Attending the Bride of Christ: Preparing For His Return learned from the life of Peter. Are we so grateful to God for his ministry of restoration in our lives? Do you ever compare yourself to another leader who has … [Read more...]

Becky Badry is our guest blogger today! Becky is Director of Women’s Resources and Missions Mobilization for the Colorado Baptist Convention. She is also a LifeWay Ministry Multiplier. In addition to serving Colorado Baptists as a missionary with the North American Mission Board, Becky has been a minister’s wife for over 30 years. She and her husband have served churches in … [Read more...]

Recently we hosted a summit for leaders who serve in our state convention offices (Southern Baptist). Selma Wilson, our vice-president and leader of B & H Publishing Group a division of LifeWay Christian Resources shared 10 valuable lessons with us about being women in ministry in a mostly male ministry world.  She has gained the respect not only of our leadership at … [Read more...]

Stephanie Edge is our guest blogger today. What a challenge she gives each of us as leaders of women. Stephanie Edge is the Director of Women’s Ministry, Poplar Heights Baptist Church, Jackson, TN and a LifeWay Ministry Multiplier. She is an Associate Professor at Union University in Jackson, TN. Stephanie graduated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of … [Read more...]

Today our guest blogger is Debbie Stuart, Women's Ministry director at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX.You will be encouraged as you read what Debbie has to say about the hard pathways we all experience in our walk with Christ..."It sounds so “cliché-ish” but I am truly glad to close the 2010 calendar and open a fresh page to January 2011. Last year was not my best … [Read more...]

 You can read Random Thoughts Part 1, 2 , 3 and 4 that were previous posts.  Here are more thoughts, leader to leader.  Most of these come on a daily email I get from a friend here at LifeWay. Sometimes I get them and they stop me in my tracks. I just have to save and re-read each one. Comments in italics are my own musings about the thoughts.  I pray these will bless you as … [Read more...]

Recently we hosted a summit for leaders who serve in our state convention offices (Southern Baptist). Selma Wilson, our vice-president and leader of B & H Publishing Group a division of LifeWay Christian Resources shared 10 valuable lessons with us about being women in ministry in a mostly male ministry world.  She has gained the respect not only of our leadership at LifeWay but across … [Read more...]

Today our guest blogger is Leighann McCoy. Leighann currently serves at Thompson Station Church as the prayer and women's minister. Enjoy her post about why women's leaders should LOVE the month of January!I love January. Even though the weather outside can be frightful, there is something exciting about a new beginning. Somewhere around December 27 I start thinking of all the goals I can set for … [Read more...]

This is a fabulous reminder to leaders, especially in the season of losing perspective about why we even celebrate Christmas!  Let guest blogger, Margaret Kennedy’s recent experience and message set your perspective on your Father today and throughout the holiday season. Start the new year with this continued perspective to help you journey deeper than you have ever been personally even … [Read more...]