Find Your Place in God's Story
Like Esther, you may be exactly where you are for a specific purpose.

A large group of college students gathered around a wise old woman as she spoke wisdom into their lives. Now in her eighties, she had a wealth of knowledge and experience from a life well lived. They leaned in close, for they wanted to glean from any specific lessons she had ...


My Winding Road to the Pastorate
It was an inconvenient time to begin feeling called to co-pastor with my husband.
My Winding Road to the Pastorate
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There I sat. The good, supportive wife, watching my husband become the senior pastor of a rural church in Missouri. As various church members stepped forward to hand him symbolic items—a bowl and towel for servanthood, a Bible for the ministry of the Word, a chalice for ...


10 Ways to Help Single Women Flourish in Ministry
Whether single or married, we can all advocate for single women in ministry.
10 Ways to Help Single Women Flourish in Ministry
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I am fortunate to know many amazing single women in ministry. They serve in student ministry, women’s ministry, missions, small groups, teaching roles, and church planting. I’m encouraged and challenged by their obedience to God’s call on their lives, and I ...


You Are Enough
Singleness doesn't make you any less of a leader.
You Are Enough
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This article has been excerpted from our new resource, Navigating Singleness in Ministry.

If you are a single woman in ministry, you have probably asked yourself the question, “Am I enough?” at least onceā€•or a hundred times if you’re anything like me. The short ...


How to Advocate for Singles in Your Church
Minding the margins to draw everyone in
How to Advocate for Singles in Your Church
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Based on the messaging in many evangelical churches today, one might think that Christians believe that people are only able to fully practice Christianity as spouses and/or parents. This is a bit ironic because the two men whose teachings have formed the foundations of our ...


Pariah and Paragon
Women in ministry are often held to two extremes at once.
Pariah and Paragon
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I went to a liberal arts college for my bachelor’s degree, and while it was a great experience in many ways, I can’t count how many classes I attended where the professor asked, “Is anyone here a Christian?” Nine times out of ten I’d be the only ...


Lamenting Failure
God is doing something bigger and better than your project.
Lamenting Failure
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I knew my idea was going to work. The younger women were complaining they needed someone to advise and help them. The older women were sad about feeling sidelined and losing their sense of purpose. So, the obvious thing was to start a mentoring ministry. We’d pair younger ...


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