When you became a leader, did you think it would be easy? I am not sure I thought it would be easy, but I sure didn’t’ think it would be as hard as it’s been!  I mean, we’re serving God, as His calling…why would that be anything but blessed all the time? Truly, leadership has been more blessed than I dreamed it would be, but also more difficult than I ever … [Read more...]

One of the issues for leaders is how to relate to staff, whether you are on staff or a volunteer. Shirley Moses offers some great advice to leaders in this post.Your women's leadership team is part of the body of Christ as expressed in your local church. How well your team interacts with your whole church and its leadership affects how effective your team is.Maybe you've had a difficult time … [Read more...]

I know you ministers’ wives will be blessed by these thoughts from Grace Clausing.  She gives some very practical help as you journey in ministry."An unsung hero—that’s what you could call a minister’s wife. Rarely do church members comprehend how much the pastor’s spouse endures and gives up for her husband’s job. The calling is tough, and many feel … [Read more...]

This is the fourth in a series of posts (click here for lesson one ,  two, and three) 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?  The 5 leadership lessons include:1.    Leadership is … [Read more...]

  Don’t miss this informative webcast March 15  12:00-1:00 PM Central TimeJoin Chris Adams, Pam Case & Paige Greene for 2011 Forum “Decades” Sneak Peek ….Because we are all in this together. Special guests will be speaker and author Esther Burroughs, LifeWay Women Event Project Coordinator Lauren Farmer, and Girls’ Ministry Specialist Pam … [Read more...]

 Join hosts Chris Adams, Senior Lead Women’s Ministry Specialist, Paige Greene, Director of LifeWay Women Training and Events, and Pam Case, Director of LifeWay Women to view the recording of the January 18, 2011 Webcast…LifeWay Women Live: All Access—Sneak Peek of 2011 Events, Training and Resources with and special guest authors Beth Moore (by video), Angela Thomas, Angie … [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...]

  You can read Random Thoughts Part 1, 2 and 3 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 … [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...]

You can read Random Thoughts Part 1 and Random Thoughts Part 2 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 … [Read more...]