Today is a day that culminates a process that began a year ago when I was approached by our publishing manager about the need for a new and updated resource for new women’s ministry leaders. I’m excited that today is the launch day for Ministry to Women: The Essential Guide for Leading Women in the Local Church.
Whether you are a new leader, a seasoned leader, or someone who just needs to be reminded that your calling to women is vital, I hope you will consider purchasing a copy for your leadership library.
My heart for this resource is to provide a tool that will give you some practical helps as you navigate ministering to women in the local church. Chapters include biblical examples, personal illustrations, and questions to help you and your team evaluate next steps for your ministry.
Chapters include information about developing a leadership team, discipleship, connecting the generations, publicity, events, ministering to women in crisis, and outreach. The final chapter is called “Nuts and Bolts,” and you’ll find things like assessment surveys and tools you can use, such as a team covenant, a sample meeting agenda, and tips on working with male staff members.
I’m thankful for the opportunity to speak into the lives of ministry leaders, but I’m also aware that ministering to women is an ongoing conversation that changes as our culture changes. My desire is that this blog will be that ongoing conversation and a way to expand our thoughts on various leadership subjects. Our You Lead conferences for 2019 are set, and I hope that if we’re coming to a city near you, you’ll bring a team of women and strengthen your leadership potential. Our national Women’s Leadership Forum is just a month away, and we’re close to selling out, but it’s not too late for you to join us.
If you would like to order a copy of Ministry to Women, visit your local LifeWay store or order online at lifeway.com. In addition, if you leave a comment here on today’s article within the next week, I’ll draw from those comments and select one winner to receive a complimentary copy!
Kelly King is the Women’s Ministry Specialist for LifeWay Christian Resources and oversees the YOU Lead events. Join her this year and get to know her heart for ministry leaders. Follow her on Twitter @kellydking.