July 2017

Take the 9 Books–9 Months Leadership Challenge

Reading Wars, Philip Yancey’s July 20 blogpost, stirred a commotion about how social media and the Internet train us to read short passages, distracting us from the deep reading of books. Christian women leaders should take note and consider alternatives for growing their leadership knowledge. Not all online applications allow distractions. In fact, our online leadership training for women does just the opposite! It provides a platform for women to reflect deeply about the book and the online training they receive each month.

Bolder than Expected: Women who Walk in God’s Presence

Sleeping in an African game park thrilled me as a young college graduate. My youthful stupidity allowed me to get out of the car alone and walk into a viewing deck that overhung a watering hole, where I observed zebra, wildebeest, and giraffe. Imagine my delight to see the king of the jungle up-close and dangerous.

We expect a lion to kill. It boldly prowls because it cannot hold back the insatiable desire to eat red meat. Yet, watching one lick a carcass put fear into my peaceful morning after a restful night of listening to a wildlife lullaby.

3 Things Good Listeners Sacrifice

For the last two days, we've been in a meeting where we were asked to listen. As a group, we don't always do that well, and after working so hard to listen the first day, some gave up and took over once they were put into small groups on the second day.

I know of an excellent pastor who is not a good listener either. He is a talented speaker, and though he does ask questions, he doesn't listen to the answers.

5 Things History Teaches Christians about Living for God’s Purposes

More than 2,000 years of missions history give us valuable examples of how to intentionally live a missional lifestyle. While the word missional is not recognized by the dictionary, missional embodies the heart behind the actions of a true follower of Christ.

1. The early church teaches us that meeting intentionally to worship and pray results in knowing Gods purposes.

Finding Help for Anxiety

Learn from Valerie’s journey with anxiety and how Scripture helped her find God’s peace. Her story is unique, but she hopes her experience can benefit other women in ministry.