5 Tips for Leading Your First Bible Study

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...]

Cross the Jordan River and Leave a Leadership Legacy

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...]

Tears for Sowing: Women’s Ministry to Widows

Our Guest blogger today is my dear friend Lesa Floyd. She is the Minister to Women and Ministry Development at Mobberly Baptist Church in Longview, Texas. Her post today is a true reflection of a women’s leader living  transparently on her own journey, and then using it to minister to others. Your heart will be touched and blessed as you read. "As I sit to write this … [Read more...]

Random Thoughts Part 2…11 More Spiritual Lessons for Leaders


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...]

Random Thoughts Part 1…10 Spiritual Lessons for Leaders


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...]

Thoughts on Being a Minister’s Wife from a Minister’s Wife


I recently interviewed Jane Crick, a minister’s wife from Saddleback Church , Lake Forest, California.   Her husband, Tom, is the director of Men’s Ministry at Saddleback Church.  I ask her some thought provoking questions and want to share her responses to them on this post.What is one of the best things about being a minister's wife? Knowing that my husband is … [Read more...]

Prayer Prompts for Women’s Leaders…Stop Your Labor and Pray!


 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...]

Ministers’ Wives in the Glorious Fish Bowl


Recently, Leighann McCoy, a good friend of mine who also helps us at LifeWay with women’s ministry and ministers’ wives leadership conferences, wrote this post on her blog. She is a pastor’s wife and women’s ministry leader at Thompson Station Church, Thompson Station, TN.I believe her message will truly touch your heart as a minister’s wife as you read her story:As I … [Read more...]

Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild: For Women’s Leaders


FREE LifeWay Women VIDEO Web CastWomen’s Lib. Feminism. And now, a generation of Girls Gone Wild. But the happiness that women desperately seek remains an elusive goal. Studies show that they are more dissatisfied than ever before. Mary Kassian joined host Chris Adams LIVE in this LifeWay Women’s VIDEO Webcast to discuss this topic's ministry challenges and … [Read more...]

Times Are Changing


You have been blessed by guest  blogger Karen Alexander-Doyel several times.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, Lenoir City, Tennessee … [Read more...]