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Amy Simpson


Amy Simpson is passionate about serving the church and its people through leadership, communication, and resources. She currently serves as editor of Gifted for Leadership as well as marriage and parenting content ...

From Performer to Pastor
An interview with gospel singer—and pastor—CeCe Winans Love
Use Your Strength to Serve Others
How to gracefully embrace your role as the strongest person in the room
Boundaries for Part-Time Ministry
9 steps to set healthy limits

Angie Mabry-Nauta


Rev. Angie Mabry-Nauta is a theologian, writer and ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Reformed Church in America. She served two congregations in six years of pastoral ministry - one as solo pastor, ...

Savor Advent, Feast on Christmas
My family’s new traditions made the season richer
Church Leader: Unplugged
Just put down your phone and walk away
Get Thee a Sisterhood—Post Script
Fellowship looks different for introverts and extroverts

Dorothy Greco


Dorothy Littell Greco uses words and images to help folks find transformation through Jesus Christ and see the beauty in everyday life. Her work has appeared in Relevant Magazine, Fullfill Magazine, Gifted for ...

Unresolved Relationship Issues
Recognizing, addressing, and helping others deal with transference.
When Volunteers Disappoint
Work through disappointment and create realistic expectations for your team.
My Biggest Ministry Mistake
Ten leaders weigh in to help others avoid their mishaps

Janelle Alberts


Janelle Alberts is a freelance PR and media relations specialist and has managed communication needs for various clients such as Microsoft, Wells Fargo and UPS. She started her first religious column in 2010 for ...

Don’t Take “No” for an Answer
When God calls, he'll help you find a way to fulfill that calling.
How Churches Benefit from Co-Pastors
One couple’s story of leaning into their unique gifts and callings as they lead together
Lead Me On: When “Dance Moms” Teaches about Trust
God has a much greater mission than demonstrating his greatness

Jen Pollock Michel


Jen Pollock Michel is a writer and speaker who lives with her family in Toronto. She is the author of Teach Us to Want: Longing, Ambition, and the Life of Faith (InterVarsity Press). Jen also writes regularly for ...

The Habit of Keeping Divine Company
A warning against the overcrowded life
We Are Called to Desire (Part 2)
4 unexpected gifts that come with wanting
We Are Called to Desire (Part 1)
4 unfounded fears that come with wanting

Jenni Catron


Jenni Catron serves as the Executive Director of Cross Point Church in Nashville, TN, a 10-year old multi-site church. She leads the staff of Cross Point and oversees the ministry of its five campuses. Prior to ...

3 Reasons to Heed Limits in Your Leadership
As leaders, we naturally get frustrated by limits. But we can use them to our advantage.
Take Ownership of Your Development
Women are often overlooked for leadership development. Take matters into your own hands.
How to Steward Your Ministry Well
What does it look like to invest in the resources God has entrusted to you?

JoHannah Reardon


JoHannah Reardon helped plant a church almost 30 years ago with her husband. Since then, she has held numerous leadership positions in the church; currently, she is serving with the Communications Team and leading ...

Sabbath Is More than Rest
Everyone wants a break and more time off, but Sabbath offers more.
Lamenting Failure
God is doing something bigger and better than your project.
When You Feel Like You Can Never Do Enough
How to follow a sacrificial Savior without losing yourself in ministry

Julia Mateer


Julia Mateer graduated from Liberty University with a Masters in Professional Counseling and is a licensed mental health counselor as well as a board certified Christian counselor specializing in women's and adolescent ...

The Extra Job in My Head
How to take a mental break when your mind is filled with reminders of your to-do list
Wounded Leaders Wound Others
The negative effects of leading with unmet intimacy needs.
How to Spot Rising Women Leaders
If we want to see more women leaders in the church, we need to look for them.

Julie Pierce


Julie Pierce has one big dream: to empower leaders to change the world.

Julie does this through one-on-one coaching, consulting teams and communicating with groups through Empowered by Pierce. She is on the board ...

Thoughts on Q Women 2014
A conference review
Shut Up and Show Up
Become a minister of presence
How to Detox Your Leadership and Fuel Your Growth
Metabolize your leadership experiences

Keri Wyatt Kent


Keri Wyatt Kent is the author of ten books, including her latest, Deeply Loved: 40 Ways in 40 Days to Experience the Heart of Jesus. Through her writing and speaking, she helps people slow down, simplify and listen ...

Communicate to Both Women and Men
Should we change our delivery so we’ll be heard?
Banishing Spiritual Loneliness
Three practices for leaders (or anyone)
The Dangerous Mistake
Is “your calling” a thing you do, or a voice you hear?

Margaret Feinberg


Margaret Feinberg is a popular Bible teacher and speaker at churches and leading conferences such as Catalyst, Thrive and Extraordinary Women. Her books and Bible studies have sold over 600,000 copies and received ...

3 Ways to Fight Back with Joy as You Lead
It’s a potent weapon for life’s battles
How to Make the Most of Your Travel Budget
4 savvy tips to save money on your next ministry trip
Be Wonderstruck by God’s Creation
Even the northern lights are merely a glimpse into the vast expanse of God’s love

Marlena Graves


Marlena Graves (M.Div. Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, NY) is also a by-lined writer for Christianity Today's Her.meneutics Blog. Her writing has appeared in Relevant, The Clergy Journal, and other venues as ...

My Depression Is Not Wasted
What Gillian Marchenko learned when mental illness mixed with ministry
My Difficult Past Makes Me a Better Leader
The very things I saw as weaknesses, I now see as strengths.
The Surprising Power of Our Weakest Moments
In God’s hands, crosses become instruments of life-giving grace

Natasha Sistrunk Robinson


Natasha Sistrunk Robinson is a writer, inspirational speaker, leadership and mentoring trainer, and human trafficking advocate. She received her M.A. in Christian Leadership from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary ...

Find Your Natural Rhythm
You can’t run full speed all the time.
God Calls All Women
But we don’t all have the same calling.
When It’s Time to Quit
“Finish what you start” isn’t always good advice.

Renee James


In her regular job, Renee is the communications director for Canadian Baptist Women of Ontario and Quebec and the editor of its award-winning magazine LIVE. She's also a regular contributor to Today's Christian ...

How I Spent 20 Years in Ministry Without the Bible
I called others to spiritual growth, but I remained unchanged.
Hollowed Out, Hallowed In
Leading during a time of personal trauma
Finding Communal Joy in Lament
Let’s sing the Lord’s song in a strange and troubled land

Tracey Bianchi


Tracey Bianchi ministry leader and freelance writer who makes her home in the Chicago suburbs with her husband Joel, their three young children and sometimes, a trusty goldfish. Tracey serves as a pastor with women's ...

The Sound of My Voice
Discover the value of your unique voice.
Ladies Who Lunch—with Men
Do your coworkers follow the Billy Graham Rule?

Editorial Advisors

Angie Ward


Angie Ward is Professor of Leadership, Education & Discipleship and Associate Dean at Capital Seminary & Graduate School. Angie is passionate about helping leaders and organizations realize their full potential. ...

Disillusioned by the Church
When organizational culture makes you wonder if you belong
How I Found a Support Network
5 ways I formed a group of women leaders around me

Anita Carman


Anita Carman knows a thing or two about new beginnings.

At the age of 17, following a childhood filled with emotional trauma and incredible challenges, Anita arrived in the United States to build a new life. Before ...

Make Criticism Your Friend
Change your perspective, and criticism can actually propel you forward in God’s mission.
Bounce Back After Defeat
Every leader faces failure, but it doesn’t have to be the end of your ministry.
Find a Spiritual Mentor
You don’t need another program; you need a person

Jeanne Stevens


Jeanne Stevens serves as one of the lead pastors at Soul City Church in Chicago, Illinois. Before starting Soul City Church, Jeanne was blessed to work with Willow Creek Community Church for 11 years as well as ...

Jenni Catron


Jenni Catron serves as the Executive Director of Cross Point Church in Nashville, TN, a 10-year old multi-site church. She leads the staff of Cross Point and oversees the ministry of its five campuses. Prior to ...

3 Reasons to Heed Limits in Your Leadership
As leaders, we naturally get frustrated by limits. But we can use them to our advantage.
Take Ownership of Your Development
Women are often overlooked for leadership development. Take matters into your own hands.
How to Steward Your Ministry Well
What does it look like to invest in the resources God has entrusted to you?

Julie Pierce


Julie Pierce has one big dream: to empower leaders to change the world.

Julie does this through one-on-one coaching, consulting teams and communicating with groups through Empowered by Pierce. She is on the board ...

Thoughts on Q Women 2014
A conference review
Shut Up and Show Up
Become a minister of presence
How to Detox Your Leadership and Fuel Your Growth
Metabolize your leadership experiences

Margot Starbuck


Margot Starbuck, author and speaker, is passionate about communicating that God is with us and for us in the person of Jesus. She majored in art at Westmont College and received her MDiv from Princeton Seminary. ...

Study Reveals Missing Influence of Women among Nonprofit Leaders
An interview with researchers Dr. Janel Curry and Dr. Amy Reynolds
Love to the Sound Guys
Top 11 reasons you appreciate your audio techs
The Surprising and Beautiful Solution for a Dying New Jersey Church
An interview with Judy Broker, Pastor of Friends to Friends Community Church

Mindy Caliguire


Mindy Caliguire first encountered the power of a community of faith in her sophomore year at Cornell University when she attended a Bible Study in a frat house. She developed a new appreciation for the Christian ...

Natasha Sistrunk Robinson


Natasha Sistrunk Robinson is a writer, inspirational speaker, leadership and mentoring trainer, and human trafficking advocate. She received her M.A. in Christian Leadership from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary ...

Find Your Natural Rhythm
You can’t run full speed all the time.
God Calls All Women
But we don’t all have the same calling.
When It’s Time to Quit
“Finish what you start” isn’t always good advice.

Tracey Bianchi


Tracey Bianchi ministry leader and freelance writer who makes her home in the Chicago suburbs with her husband Joel, their three young children and sometimes, a trusty goldfish. Tracey serves as a pastor with women's ...

The Sound of My Voice
Discover the value of your unique voice.
Ladies Who Lunch—with Men
Do your coworkers follow the Billy Graham Rule?

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