WAIT…How does a women’s ministry leader do that?


  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...]

FREE LifeWAy Woman All Access Resource Update

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...]

3 Answers for Women and Intergenerational Mentoring

At  a recent YOULead training event, this question was raised: “It is the heart’s desire of our women’s leadership team to have intergenerational mentoring groups (spiritual and practical) available to the women or our congregation.” Then she listed the following 3 questions which I will respond to with some ideas. 1) What would be a good starting age for the … [Read more...]

Minister’s Wives Share Shoes

Ministry Wives Weekend 2009 from BGCO Women on Vimeo.As a ministry wife, what kind of shoes do you wear?  Listen to co-authors of In Our Shoes: Real Life Issues for Ministers’ Wives by Ministers’ Wives, Jennifer Landrith and Rachel Lovingood,  as they share their thoughts about the different kinds of shoes ministry wives wear!For more from Jennifer and Rachel, check out the … [Read more...]

FREE LifeWay Women All Access Resource Update

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...]

July 4th…What Does Freedom Mean to Women?


In the next few days we will celebrate the freedom of our country. If you are like me, you probably take that for granted much of the time. Maybe we’ve never experienced Christianity in other countries where it’s not free.  Take a few minutes to think through what you would really miss if you didn’t live in our free country…who you would marry, where and if you would … [Read more...]

Welcoming Women into the Community


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...]

Who Will YOU Journey With?

   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...]

Long Standing Women’s Bible Studies


Perhaps you have led or have been a part of a Bible study group that has truly bonded and been together quite a while, maybe even years. Have you run into any concerns or issues, even as you have enjoyed studying and growing together? One question at a recent YOULead training was: “I have an established women’s Bible study that has been meeting for more than 20 years. At this time … [Read more...]

Difficult Father’s Day for Your Women?

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...]