A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Category: Ministry

Why Women Are Critical To the Mission of the Church

While Scripture teaches that God has given the responsibility of the pastoral role to men (1 Timothy 2:12; 3:1-13, Titus 1:6-9),[1]  there are a myriad of meaningful ministries for women. Unfortunately, many women mistakenly associate bein... Read More »

A Heart Message for Ministry Wives

My husband and I have spent almost three decades in ministries in the local church, and for almost four decades we have been training ministry families. These words come from my heart to ministry wives. Be yourself—genuine and sincere wit... Read More »

A Word to Pastors

Pastors are very special to my husband and me. He spent almost three decades in pastoral ministries in the local church, and for more than four decades we have been training ministry families. These words come from my heart to the young men... Read More »

Women Can Trust God’s Design for the Church

Have you noticed that Christianity sometimes gets a bad rap when it comes to women? The notion that God has a specific and distinct plan for womanhood has offended people inside and outside the church. Truth be told, there was a time in my ... Read More »

A Word To The People On The Pew

Pastors are very special to the president and me. He spent almost three decades in pastoral ministries in the local church, and for almost four decades we have been training ministry families. These words come from my heart to the congregat... Read More »

“Dear Discouraged Ministry Wife…” A Letter From a Woman Who’s Been There

October is Pastor Appreciation Month.  While not all church families have caught on to this opportunity, many have snagged it and ran with their hospitality gifts to bless their pastor and his family!  For many ministers, wives, and the... Read More »

Dear Women, This Is Community

There’s a little watering hole on the way towards my sister’s old place. As soon as I take the exit off the highway, I know I have ten miles of curvy, country back roads lined with canopies of evergreens before I reach it. It’s off to... Read More »

How to See the Need Behind the Mask

Earlier this year, “Church Clothes” was released by country artist Kelleigh Bannen. The song follows a couple who attend a Sunday morning worship service and act like everything about their marriage is as perfect and put together as the... Read More »

Eating a Meal with Jesus

“The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’” (Luke 7:34) Why did Jesus come? He came to serve, to give His life as a ransom, to seek and save t... Read More »

Why I Don’t Prefer the Name “Small Group Leader”

I’m not trying to ruffle any feathers or title this blog post with something that will get a click. I am thankful for all of our readers, and I hope every topic encourages and equips you, and that you share it with someone because it was... Read More »