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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....

How Did Jesus Teach?

December 1, 2011 11:12 AM

Recently, a friend shared a conversation she’d had with another woman in leadership. “All she talked about is how no one will support her preaching, and how she’s having a hard time getting ordained. Not once did she talk about...

Embracing Weakness

November 10, 2011 8:42 AM

Christian leaders love to talk about strengths. Want proof? Just ask your pastor to list her spiritual gifts, talk about his areas of passion, or tell you her Myers-Briggs profile (any other ENTJ’s out there?). You’re sure to get an...

The Cure for Influence-itis

October 19, 2011 4:00 PM

“I understand how to tell people that I can’t meet with them soon,” I said to my pastor over coffee several years ago, “but how can I possibly tell them I can’t meet with them ever?” I was experiencing my...

5 Things I’ve Learned in Ministry

August 2, 2011 3:27 PM

Next month marks my one year anniversary of working in paid ministry. It's been a year full of joy, surprises, and challenges of all kinds. Here are five things I've learned in my rookie year: 1. If it was easy,...

Following Fearlessly When the Stakes Are Raised

September 1, 2009 5:17 PM

Last month, after my husband declared his candidacy for State Rep, a man from church pulled me aside to ask if I was worried about how this would affect our family. “What with the dirt-digging on you guys and all,”...

How to Take a Compliment

June 19, 2009 7:03 PM

While checking my children into the nursery at church last week, an acquaintance of mine approached. "Susan, this is who I've been telling you about!" she exclaimed, pulling her friend behind her. She turned to me with a big smile....

Leaders Should Consider Twitter

June 16, 2009 9:01 PM

Though it's been around for three years, Twitter hit the main stage of American culture when Oprah decided to write her first tweet. Though the site was excelling before the Oprah nod, more people are on Twitter today than ever...

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