If you teach the Word, you have probably asked this question. We so desperately want the women we teach to understand the truths and live them out in their lives. First of all, let yourself off the hook. It’s not your job to make them “get it”. Only the Holy Spirit can help women grasp and experience the Bible truths. Our job as teachers is to pray, study, share personal stories, … [Read more...]

I had an interesting conversation recently with a women’s ministry leader regarding Bible study. She mentioned that James…Mercy Triumphs by Beth Moore was not their women’s favorite study. One reason was that they are used to Bible studies building the members up, pouring into them. The James study was challenging to the members in a couple of ways:1.    Decide … [Read more...]

Leighann McCoy helps us get our year off to a great start with this encouraging message about what doesn’t change in women’s ministry. We have no idea what is ahead for us personally or for our women’s ministry in 2012 so it’s nice to know a few things about ministry to women that stays static!  Remember, outside these 3 things, there is lots of room for tweaking and … [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 answered by Lesa Floyd, Women's Minister and Ministry Development at Mobberly Baptist Church in Longview, … [Read more...]

In this interview with military wife and author Sara Horn, Grace Clausing shares some helpful tips for making a difference in the lives of military families. Think through what you can do as we celebrate our freedom this weekend!If it's not your own family member serving in the military, chances are, you know someone who has been affected by the war in Iraq. It can be difficult to know just how to … [Read more...]

Here are five tips on facilitating your first Bible study meeting:1.    Greet members individually as they arrive. Catch up on personal news.2.    Allow members to choose their own seats. This small but important detail ensures members will feel comfortable in the group.3.    Establish the Bible as your authority. As the facilitator of a … [Read more...]

The foundation of women's ministry comes from ladies who desire to study God's Word together. Bible study is the single most important ministry opportunity you can offer women. There is something powerful and life-changing when a group of women come together and open the Bible and begin to pray and study. Through Bible study, we see modern-day miracles happen: the healing of marriages, restoration … [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...]