A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Category: Ministry

Passing the Baton: From One Generation to Another

Then Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle on him . . . Then he (Elisha) arose and followed Elijah . . . (1 Kings 19:19b, 21b) It was four years ago at the summer Olympics in Beijing that both the U.S. men’ and women’s teams were ... Read More »

Serving Waffles from Venus

On a recent episode of Grey’s Anatomy, titled “What is it About Men?” the prologue offered a rapid fire series of events with each male character pointing out the differences between men and women.  The dialogue went like this: There... Read More »

Should You Teach a Mixed Bible Study?

Should A Woman Teach a Mixed Adult Bible Study? Over the last few years, I have heard many different variations of the question about whether a woman should teach adult men and women in Bible study: Should a woman teach a mixed adult Bible ... Read More »

Seasons of Mentoring

It’s spring! The trees are budding, the grass is greening, flowers are bursting forth with color – allergies are afflicting those who are sensitive to pollen!  As a new Texas resident this spring I experienced allergies for the first t... Read More »

Battling for Significance

Imagine the scene: You have been home with your children all day when your husband comes home to tell you about his exciting day. He’s been involved in life-changing meetings, made a huge business deal, or had the opportunity to meet and ... Read More »

Mentoring from Your Home

My commitment to mentoring comes from my early years as a young professional when there was an absence of older women who were willing to lend a helping hand.  Many offered criticism, few offered help.  I vowed that if I could grow past t... Read More »

Dear Dottie, from a Frustrated Pastor's Wife

Dear Dottie*, Since becoming a pastor’s wife, I’ve never felt so exasperated!  I have poured into and loved the women at my church through months of late-night phone calls and crisis counseling. Now I dread having to see them every wee... Read More »

Does Your Church Look Down on Youth?

Mary Jones was born in Wales in 1784 and came to know the Lord at the age of 8. Her family did not own a Bible, and the nearest one was over 2 miles away. She had such a hunger to study God’s Word that she saved up for years, and it wasn... Read More »

Getting Your Feet Wet

I am not a swimmer. If a life were in danger or if my doctor so ordered I suppose I could swim well enough. Generally, though, swimming is just not my thing – and I have a litany of reasons: I am so near-sighted that, without my glasses, ... Read More »