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Imagining the Next Generation of Women in Leadership
A conversation between a lead pastor and her daughter
So much has changed—in me and in the world—since I was a student. I wondered what it has been like for her to watch me step into my calling and how it shaped her own sense of call.
The Surprising Reason Women Go to Seminary
And what it can teach churches about discipling women.
They spotted my gifts early, and helped name my calling. These women were not always confident. More often they were confused. Their calling didn't make sense to them.
Pariah and Paragon
Women in ministry are often held to two extremes at once.
I've lived my life trying to be faithful to my calling in different seasons: campus minister, seminary student, volunteer chaplain, small-group director, community engagement coordinator
The Problem with Colorblindness in Pastoral Counseling
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room.
But if those of us within the role of helpers are not addressing the difficult topics or calling out the elephant in the room, then how can those that seek our help ever feel safe enough to
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the loneliness. I hear it from leaders all the time. As I edited our devotional, Live Your Calling, this deep pain was at the forefront of my mind. That's why
Discomfort Clarified My Calling
Tense conversations about race led Riana Shaw Robinson to become a bridge-builder.
Discomfort Clarified My Calling. Tense conversations about race led Riana Shaw Robinson to become a bridge-builder. Read as Single PagePage 1
A Pastor's Dilemma: What to Do When You Can't See the Vision for Your Church
Is it okay if a pastor’s calling is to help others fulfill their calling? Or, does every church need a pastor-led vision to get behind?
Is it okay if a pastor's calling is to help others fulfill their calling? Or, does every Your Church Is it okay if a pastor's calling is to help others fulfill their calling? Or
Clues for Your Calling
Understanding your spiritual gifts can help you determine the work to which God has called you.
Clues for Your Calling. Understanding your spiritual gifts can help you determine the work to which God has called you. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4. 0; tweet; email; print.
9 Reasons to Be Thankful for Moms in Ministry
The awkward, embarrassing, and hilarious truth about balancing motherhood and ministry.
(Frankly, I never knew what multi-tasking meant until I had to carry a baby around with me at all times!). I love watching moms live out their calling in church ministry while they mother.
Avoiding The Trap Of A Punch-The-Clock Mentality In Ministry
It’s too easy to define our ministry by how many hours we put in. Then it's very easy to slip into the trap of defining our value by those hours.
But ministry doesn't work by punching a clock. Mostly because, when you're in ministry as the true calling that it should be, you're never really off the clock.
Feeling Anonymous in Ministry
The power of being seen, recognized, and named.
Thankfully it didn't last long. My brother started calling me “Window” and I realized that having “Dor” as a nickname wouldn't actually make me popular.
We're cheering you on as you live your calling.
We're cheering you on as you live your calling. Other times it's just incredibly lonely, and the lack of support makes us doubt our calling, gifts, and abilities.
5 Tips for Staying in Leadership in Trying Times
Lessons on leading through suffering from the life of Amanda Berry Smith
disappointments, especially as leaders. Despite that, we cannot abandon our calling because of grief, disappointment, discouragement, or bad health. If you are
When Calling Causes Conflict
Many women face opposition in their calling—whether overt, covert, or internal.
When Calling Causes Conflict. Many women face opposition in their calling—whether overt, covert, or internal. Conflict connected to our calling can also be internal.
Did I Hear God Right?
Just because you feel like a failure doesn’t mean you weren’t called by God.
My body started ailing, but I kept working—I didn't want anything to interrupt my calling. Along the same lines, we have a tendency to assume that giftedness equals calling.
Making Space for Women Leaders in the Church
The day my bubble burst about women in ministry.
and a person of color. I was no stranger to cultural and structural inequality, but I'd had few experiences of anyone challenging my calling. It wasn't until
Should You Take on More?
5 questions to decide if projects outside your role are right for you
We need a process to recognize when a prospective project is something God may be calling us into because it taps into our giftedness, passion, skills, or next steps of growth.
3 Ways to Make Your Church a Healthier Place to Work
Is your staff experiencing a spiritual crisis right under your nose?
We introduced calling to our culture. The church workplace should be the pinnacle of organizational spirituality. It exists to advance the Spirit's work of forming people in Jesus Christ.
Six Tips for Taking Center Stage
Make a smooth transition from associate to lead pastor.
It was my time. I could have nice things. Then our lead pastor left for another position, and I (the associate) knew God was calling me to step into that role.