Jimmie Davis, is the director of girls’ ministry at First Baptist Church, Spartanburg, NC. She is also author of  Girls’ Ministry Handbook and Girls’ Ministry Idea Book. She has spent years working with girls and raising up leaders among the teen girls she has invested in. I will give you her top ten ideas and add some comment to each.Listen to her … [Read more...]

 Okay, there is NO easy answer on this one. But we do know, if you want moms of young children, and especially single moms, involved in your women’s groups, childcare has to be addressed. PLEASE include any comments or ideas you find helpful in the comments box on this post so others can find solutions. Helpful Childcare Ideas from Transformed LivesChurch Policies- Begin with … [Read more...]

You will be inspired regarding your own team as you read this blog by guest writer, Simone Monroe, Director of Women’s Ministries at Lake Pointe Church in Dallas, Texas.TEAM is an intangible. I began thinking about this a few days ago as I tried to answer the questions coming from the other end of the phone. A friend called to discuss how to get women on a leadership team to accept one … [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...]

There are times I wonder why God called me to serve in ministry with women. What made Him think I could do that effectively? I was just serving in my church as a lay leader, attending young women’s Bible study, and leading our children’s missions organizations. As He began to move me out of my comfort zone, I had to really trust Him to do what I knew I couldn’t.The first time I … [Read more...]

In Random Thoughts Part 1, I gave 10 Spiritual Lessons for Leaders. Here are 11 more spiritual lessons for leaders. Please read on for more thoughts, leader to leader. 1.“The wind of anger blows out the lamp of intelligence.” –Unknown Author (Proverbs 29:11, A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man holds it in check.) Boy, do I need this one!2. John … [Read more...]

Over the last year or so I’ve received many scriptures, prayers and devotional thoughts in my inbox, on personal notes or other places that have truly ministered to me in incredible ways. I thought, leader to leader, they might be meaningful to you as well, especially on those days of ministry when you aren’t sure if anything is being accomplished or if there is any impact on the … [Read more...]

I want to introduce you to my friend and co-worker Betsy Langmade . She understands women’s ministry from the inside out and I know you will probably have your toes stepped on like I did when I read this post she wrote for us!"My best friend Kaye is a master at "the ministry of availability". She "positions" herself in all kinds of settings to just be available - for … [Read more...]

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

 We consider this weekend how we “labor”, mostly in connection with our workplace, whether that be in a ministry office, a secular business or school, or our home.  If you are like me, you are grateful for employment, especially in this economy, to provide support for us and our family. But perhaps as we take this holiday weekend off, we might consider how to stop laboring … [Read more...]