All posts filed under: Women's Ministry

10 Things Every Women’s Ministry Leader Needs to STOP Now!

Stop It!   Stop! Being shallow.  Your women want something meaningful.  Make disciples.   Stop! Having teas and other fluff.  Before you write me about how meaningful your Christmas tea is … take the time to evaluate your end goal.   Is it tradition?  Is it fun? OK – but don’t make it more than it is.  Again … before your write… I love you and let’s go to tea, just don’t call it what it’s not. Stop! Wasting time.  The most valuable thing your leaders and women will give you is their time. Have a meeting and know who needs to be there and why.  If you don’t know, don’t have the meeting.  Is it necessary to have everyone present or can you have a one-on-one and accomplish your goal. Stop! Keeping it Clean!  What?  Women have real life and real issues.  Women’s Ministry is up close and personal.  Discipleship is messy. Be willing to get into the weeds with your women. Stop! Doing the same thing.  I know, it’s easy and predictable.  But, it’s stale.  Just ask the women who aren’t coming anymore. Is your Familiar Greater than your Future? Stop! Keeping everyone …

Scared: A Novel on the Edge of the World

Scared will have you hooked from the opening pages.   A New York Times Reporter discovers a new world and a new perspective as he  confronts suffering in a forgotten village in Africa. Tom Davis, CEO of Children’s Hope Chest, is the author of Scared.  Tom has worked amongst the orphans of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Africa.   I had the privilege of recently attending three of Tom’s sessions at the Proverbs 31 She Speaks Conference. Tom and his wife, Emily, have seven children, including two daughters adopted from Russia.  The compelling and often disturbing scenes in this book are based on true stories the author has encountered on his world-wide travels caring for widows and orphans.   Add Scared to your last minute summer reading today!