Guest blogger Sheila West will truly challenge all of us as leaders with this very insightful post. Read prayerfully!"It was one of those days. We all have them.  The demands of the day were greater than the time or energy that I possessed. As I backed out of the driveway I found myself crying out to the Father in utter desperation:  “I really need your help! I can’t do … [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...]

Today's guest blogger is Martha Lawley, author of Attending the Bride of Christ: Preparing For His Return, speaker and Bible study leader from Worland, Wyoming. She has spent a great deal of time studying and teaching on the topic of conflict and biblical resolution. As leaders, we will struggle with this in  our relationships with others.  See her thoughts and suggestions to help us … [Read more...]

I'm taking the day off from blogging! Enjoy your holiday with family and friends!   … [Read more...]

  If you are like me, when you ask a question you want a quick answer. If you see a need, you want to meet it immediately. If you have a dream, you’d like to see it fulfilled now.  But how often in ministry (or your personal list) have you asked God for something and He just doesn’t seem to answer quickly? I really prefer doing ministry with all the details in place. … [Read more...]

If you missed this live, you can see the recording. What’s new? What’s just been released? And…what’s coming?What is about to be released? What training and events are ahead for 2010 and where will we be in 2011? And get in on what’s coming for moms next year. You can see the elements we discussed about our 2011 .mom event. Hear from Paige Greene, Director of … [Read more...]

What’s new? What’s just been released? What is about to be released? What training and events are ahead for 2010? Where will we be in 2011?Find out what is coming for moms in 2011! You can help us as we discuss elements of our new event  ".mom". Hear from Paige Greene, Director of Woman’s Training and Events, Chris Adams, Senior Lead Women’s Ministry … [Read more...]

Today’s post is written by guest blogger, Debbie Stuart. Women’s Ministry Director, Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX and is a LifeWay Ministry Multiplier. She earned her Women's Ministry Advanced Certificate from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary   and is a member of the Association of Women’s Ministry Professionals . In addition to being a conference and … [Read more...]

Today I want to introduce you to our guest blogger Dr. Deb Douglas, Minister to Women, First Baptist Church, Bossier City, LA  and one of our LifeWay Ministry Multipliers. Deb launched her first women's Bible study at the age of 20. Her passion is encouraging and equipping women to serve. She is the Minister to Women at FBC Bossier City and a conference/retreat speaker, strategic planning … [Read more...]

One question we had recently at one of our YOULead training events  was: How can we welcome women into the community of the church? One of the benefits of having a ministry with women is making sure not one falls through the cracks. If a woman does not find her “niche” in the ­church, she may be uninvolved in anything except worship, or she may leave and find a place where she … [Read more...]