Our guest blogger is Karen Alexander-Doyel.Karen is a writer for the Tennessee Baptist Convention Ministers’ Wives blog. She is a speaker and conference leader, former pastor’s wife, and LifeWay Ministry Multiplier from Lenoir City, TN. Karen was married to Dr. Douglas R. Alexander, former pastor of First Baptist Church in Lenoir City until his untimely death a few years … [Read more...]

   Today’s guest blogger is Shirley Moses She is an author, Women’s Ministry Team Advisor at Hagerman Baptist Church in Sherman, Texas, and the Women's Ministry Consultant at the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. She also serves currently as a LifeWay Ministry Multiplier, helping us train women’s ministry leaders across the country.Shirley contributed to our … [Read more...]

We celebrate dads this next Sunday. For many women in our church, it’s a wonderful time of blessing for our fathers and husbands and for their role in the life of our children. I pray that is your experience and the experience of most of the women in your church. But, I am sure you know, that is not the case for some. Perhaps you are one of those whose dad was not a godly dad. Or perhaps he … [Read more...]

We have just added a new blog category for ministers’ wives! Our guest blogger is Karen Alexander-Doyel Karen is a writer for the Tennessee Baptist Convention Ministers’ Wives blog .She is a speaker and conference leader, former pastor’s wife, and LifeWay Ministry Multiplier from Lenoir City, TN. Karen was married to Dr. Douglas R. Alexander, former pastor of First Baptist Church … [Read more...]

Now that you're thinking about the next semester in your women's ministry, let's not forget one of the most crucial elements: what your ladies want and need! Plan strategically, setting goals for where your leadership is trying to take women, but don't operate in isolation. You could plan some terrific things, but if you're not in touch with what women are looking for, you may not get good … [Read more...]

I recently read this post from The Brook Network . Listed are 7 characteristics of wise leaders. These are some great guidelines as we consider not only our women’s team members, but also our own leadership.1.    Grace, generosity of spirit, love for mercy, ability to forgive2.    Good reputation with others; sought out for advice and support3.    … [Read more...]

Have you served in a place you felt so called by God, and then one day it just didn’t feel right anymore?  How did you feel? What did you do?For years, my service was in an area that, though I’d not sought it, I’d felt totally called to serve.  God had been so faithful to lead, equip, challenge, and encourage through a number of years in ministry, and then one … [Read more...]

It’s Spring break time for many people during March and April…a time to get away from normal life and take a break.  Life Lesson 6 in this series is all about taking personal retreats.  Sounds great, doesn’t it? But it’s never easy. If we do not intentionally find ways of “retreating” we can become overwhelmed and face the possibility of burn out. 5 … [Read more...]

Not sure if this time of year causes you to reflect like it does me. I take a good bit of vacation time in December. I spend time doing some of nothing, some projects, and listening to God as I seek His direction for 2010. I am not one to make lots of New Year’s resolutions, but I do consider where I’ve been in the current year and where God might be directing for the next one. … [Read more...]