A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Category: Ministry

Four Tips for Young Women in their First Years of Ministry

In between books with colorful spines, and binders that hold my ministry dreams, there is a memo board that sits on my desk at home. It is a hodge-podge of push-pinned fabric swatches that inspire me, magazine clippings of someday projects,... Read More »

I No Longer Want To Do Big Things For God

Okay hear me out before you freak out. There was a time in my life (namely, a few months ago) when I wanted to do BIG things for God. I wanted to be a speaker at BIG conferences. I wanted to impact a BIG number of people. I wanted to m... Read More »

When Our Ministry Leaders Fail

  …And then the news broke. Just in our own personal circles. It came out in little waves, and then big gushes, and then what felt like a tsunami. Another brother in ministry fell. A pastor stepping down for the sake of sin. Oh, how ... Read More »

Have We Complicated Discipleship?

Simon, Andrew, James and John were among the first men Jesus called to follow Him and to be His disciples. Simon and Andrew were fishermen by trade, and might have known Jesus before their encounter by the Sea of Galilee. When Jesus called... Read More »

Burnt Aprons and The Gospel

My Anthropologie apron and I have been through a lot together.  Its charred yellow polka dot fabric, singed teal ruffle, and frayed fuchsia waist ties tell stories of my many battles with macaroons, meringue pie, and Crock-Pot Mac ‘n che... Read More »

Two Questions to Ask When a Girl Says Something Unwise

We’ve all been there. You’re in a conversation with a girl and she says something that is unwise/off/unbiblical. You know you need to say something, but you don’t want to just give advice, seem judgmental, or ignore it. Here are two g... Read More »

Christianity Needs More Commandos

Off the beaten path in Scotland in the shadow of Ben Nevis lies the Commando Memorial that honors World War II Commando veterans and their families. The monument was erected in 1952, and the small plaque on the front proclaims: “In memory... Read More »

Alone at the Leadership Summit

I have heard leadership likened to mountain climbing: Depending on the height of the mountain, the closer to the summit one climbs, the harder it gets. The air is thinner, the winds blow stronger, and the burdens rest on your shoulders more... Read More »

Why Simply Reading Devotionals Will Not Achieve the Goal of Discipleship

The goal of discipleship is 2 Timothy 2:2 – “…and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” We are taught to teach people who will teach people... Read More »

Dying to the Idol of Ease

And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. (Col 3:23-24) It was finally the weekend after a bu... Read More »