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A Safe Place to Break Down

July 28, 2014 8:00 AM

Simone Halpin is director of women's care, part of the women's ministry team at historic Moody Church in Chicago. She sat down with Gifted for Leadership to tell us about an inspiring new ministry to women escaping sex trafficking...

Part 3: Raising Up Women for Ministry Leadership: Tales from the Trenches

April 17, 2014 8:00 AM

There is no job security in the Kingdom. Jesus promised we'd have both trouble and blessings. He said that we could ask and receive. He told us not to be fearful or anxious. In fact, Jesus had a great...

Part 2: Raising Up Women for Ministry Leadership: Tales from the Trenches

April 14, 2014 8:00 AM

Christians are not distinguished from others by our faith. Faith can be found throughout a variety of religious sects. Rather, God intended for us to stand out to this struggling world by our love. The deep and powerful commandment...

Raising Up Women for Ministry Leadership: Tales from the Trenches, Part 1

April 10, 2014 8:00 AM

Vulnerability. Transparency. Authenticity. Words so trail-blazing a scant decade ago are now on the verge of becoming little more than the latest ingredients in a cookie-cutter formula for producing modern-day Christian leaders. Why would I make such an audacious...

You Are the Missing Link in Your Ministry

March 6, 2014 8:00 AM

You spend hours in planning meetings, trying to put together wonderful events for the women in your church with the hope of helping them live productive Christian lives. Yet time and again, they don’t show up. Your leaders have...

Top 10 in 2013

January 1, 2014 8:00 AM

Happy New Year! Let me be among the first to welcome you to 2014. This year, God has plans and purposes for you, works he has long planned for you to do (Ephesians 2:10). I trust you will dedicate...

The Fragrance of Leadership

August 27, 2012 2:54 PM

Standing in my friend’s kitchen while she was making oatmeal, I was immediately transported back to my grandmother’s home, where every morning of my summer visits, she would make the best oatmeal on the planet. Loading it with real...

Three Ways to Kill a Small Group

August 23, 2012 2:38 PM

You’ve worked hard to prepare for your first small group: the invitations have been sent, the curriculum selected, the brownies baked. Everything you need for an amazing small-group experience! Except…it’s not that easy. It takes much more than good...

What Happens When You Don’t Serve Fluff on a Platter

August 22, 2012 8:33 AM

Our leadership team has learned a few lessons after one year of prayer, preparation, and leadership training; a successful launch of a women’s mentoring ministry at our church; and one year of mentoring through small groups. I’d like to share...

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....

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...

Wondering Why We're Sent

June 12, 2009 8:29 PM

When I walk into a roomful of strangers, I engage in what is, at best, a self-imposed test in discernment; at worst a superficial gamble. I scan the women to whom I will be speaking and instinctually begin an imprecise...

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...

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