Free Newsletters

on LeadershipJournal.net

Matching entries from Gifted for Leadership

What Intimate Cohabitation Means for Ministry

October 28, 2013 8:00 AM

According to the National Survey of Family Growth, a government-funded study of more than 20,000 individuals from 2006-2010, the last few decades have seen a dramatic rise in cohabitation, or living with a member of the opposite sex in...

How to Empower the Women in Your Church

November 1, 2012 11:28 AM

I am currently a student pursing a PhD in educational studies. I have a great passion for women in our churches, and I hope my research will one day serve them, so I love to share what I’m learning...

Making the Most of Your Role

October 2, 2012 12:17 PM

Several years ago, I served as the treasurer of a small church. In this congregation, the treasurer was required to sit on the church’s governing board, which didn’t allow women. My husband, however, was on the board, so as a...

Mentoring as Discipleship

August 13, 2012 2:55 PM

After more than 10 years of teaching the Bible, 14 years of discipling and mentoring women, and launching two women’s mentoring ministries, I realized two things are needed for ministry: a clear focus and training. Our women’s mentoring ministry...

Mentoring and Multiplying

July 26, 2012 1:38 PM

After many lessons learned from teaching the Bible for 10 years and having successfully launched a women’s small group ministry at our former church, I wanted to take time to pray and research before launching a women’s mentoring ministry....

Rise Up, Part 2

June 11, 2012 10:51 AM

As I mentioned in my previous post on Gifted for Leadership there’s a movement rising up within this generation of young adults. Among these young people are committed Christians who are determined to remain faithful to Jesus and make...

Rise Up, Part 1

June 6, 2012 1:48 PM

When you look at statistics about young adults, their faith, and the church, well, they don’t look pretty. More and more 20- and 30somethings are walking away from the faith of their childhood simply because they’ve yet to make...

Managing Conflict in a Church Setting

June 5, 2012 10:25 AM

Some of Jesus’ best known words promise, “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33). Most of us prefer to focus on the second part of...

Donald Miller Told Me to Get a Good Life

May 31, 2012 2:21 PM

I’m a “Christian 20Something.” This means: I’m on my smart phone all the time, I talk to my friends more on Facebook than I do face to face, I tweet, I Instagram, and I complain. I am an expert...

7 Ways Women Sabotage Their Leadership, Part 2

April 30, 2012 12:06 PM

Over the years I have met many fantastic women leaders. I lean forward to hear their every word and am always grateful to spend a spare hour with them over a cup of coffee or on a walk. I...

7 Ways Women Sabotage Their Leadership, Part 1

April 26, 2012 2:15 PM

Over the years I have met many fantastic women leaders. I lean forward to hear their every word and am always grateful to spend a spare hour with them over a cup of coffee or on a walk. I...

The Longings of a New Generation of Women

April 16, 2012 10:38 AM

In recent times, the Web has been alive with banter about our generation of women and why we feel discontent with women’s ministry. I believe our discontentment comes from a good place, though at times we can be a...

Collaborative Leadership

March 15, 2012 10:18 AM

The most efficient way to lead, if you want to be completely pragmatic about it, is via dictatorship. A system in which one person makes all the autonomous decisions is, at least for a while, the most efficient, the least...

I Can Just Do It Myself…But Should I?

March 8, 2012 1:39 PM

I am a control freak, like many women in ministry. When I began the women’s ministry at my sweet church, I tried to do everything on my own, for many reasons. I enjoyed every aspect of ministry, of building...

Facebook Pages vs. Groups

August 24, 2011 2:48 PM

So you want to get your church into the Facebook social media world? But, alas, some well-meaning individual in the church has already created a Facebook page on behalf of the church. Sigh. This can be really frustrating, when multiple...

IRS Increases Mileage Rate

June 29, 2011 12:11 PM

The Internal Revenue Service announced it has increased the optional standard mileage rate that employers can use to reimburse employees who drive personal vehicles for business purposes. The IRS increased the rate to 55.5 cents per mile for travel occurring...

Every Need Is Not a Call

June 6, 2011 2:00 PM

I frequently work with churches that are located in communities with multiple needs and issues. In urban neighborhoods, and more frequently now in suburbs and rural communities, you might find the following issues: high levels of unemployment, with families struggling...

What We're Asked to Change

December 1, 2009 2:35 PM

During a recent breakfast meeting, an apparently well-meaning supporter of my husband’s campaign for State Representative told him that he really should’ve changed his name “like the Jews used to do” if he’s serious about politics. It’s a racist world,...

Sometimes We Do Get It Right

May 12, 2009 2:16 PM

At Gifted for Leadership, we spend a lot of time griping about women's ministry. And I don't necessarily mean "griping" in a negative way - most of the discussions we have are constructive. We've simply been burned by the traditional...

Unearthing Potential

May 8, 2009 8:55 PM

By the time I was in kindergarten, I knew I was different. Not only did I stand several inches shorter than my classmates, but at 4 years of age I was also a full year younger. It was risky for...

False Distinction Between Gifts and Roles

May 5, 2009 9:44 AM

When was the last time you took a spiritual gifts inventory or answered a church survey to see how God might be leading you to serve in your church? Maybe you are in ministry to women who have particular gifts...

Tags

see more

resources