How to Handle Naysayers at Church

Like me, I think you would be surprised by how often we are naysayers in Christendom without even realizing it.  Merriam Webster defines a Naysayer as a person who says something will not work or is not possible: a person who denies, refuses, or opposes something.  And may I also add the term Obstructs? Our small town had our annual Strawberry Festival this past weekend.  Fortunately…

Women’s Ministry Wednesday – Event Security

SECURITY!  Please add this topic to your next event checklist. One of the most exciting things we do in women’s ministry is event planning.  It’s a lot of fun to use our creativity to pull together a well-planned event with T-shirts, tablescapes, great food and goody bags.  Not to mention all the planning and prayer that goes into getting the right speaker and choosing the…

Women’s Ministry Wednesday – 4 Spirits to Detect & Defuse (Part 3) – The Martha Spirit

Martha, Martha, Martha. Would that sum up how you feel about your women’s ministry?  Do you feel like you are working, working, working, but making little spiritual impact? This can so easily happen without even realizing it.  We plan events, Bible studies, outings, fundraisers and go, go, go!  Don’t we?  While we also  want to sit at the feet of Jesus all day, there are…

Women’s Ministry Wednesday – 4 Spirits to Detect & Defuse (Part 2) – The Absalom Spirit

The story of Absalom saddens me greatly (2 Samuel 13-18).  This handsome young caretaker and avenger of his victimized sister turns on his father, King David.  In a clever attempt to overtake his father’s kingdom, he stands outside the city gates and inquires about the needs of those who need to see the king.  He offers, “If I were the king/judge I would do [this…

Women’s Ministry Tip – Know the Difference Between Being Relevant and Bringing Reproach

  Call me old. Call me irrelevant.  Call me rigid.  I don’t care. Since when did cursing come in vogue for Christians?  Or more importantly, when did cursing become acceptable for Christian women who minister the Word of God? I mostly see this in social media by the Millennial Generation. These women have important things to say, but they undermine their words with coarse talk. …

Women’s Ministry Wednesday – 4 Forgotten Teachings that Every Women’s Ministry Should Incorporate

It is so easy for us women’s ministry leaders to get caught up in all of the latest women’s Bible studies, especially when it seems like new ones debut weekly.   If we are not careful, we will overload our women with in-depth studies on a myriad of subjects while neglecting some of the most basic and essential teachings of the Bible.  Listed below are the…