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Women’s Programs At Southwestern

When I began to develop a program of women’s studies, I knew that there were two foundational courses essential for every woman who wanted to pursue theological education. Biblical Theology of Womanhood was the one that every woman embra... Read More »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

How to Stay S.H.A.R.P. in Ministry

Have you ever tried to cut a tomato with a dull knife? It is a disaster! The effort it takes to slice through the skin of the tomato is frustrating, and if your knife finally breaks through, seeds tend to squirt out in all kinds of directio... Read More »