Monthly Archives: August 2008

“There is Victory in Jesus!”

There is Victory in Jesus! During Roman victory celebrations, a victorious general was honored with a parade upon returning home.  As the spoils and captives of war were displayed, spices and incense were also burned, filling the air with a sweet aroma.  Not only did the people see the victorious general, but also they smelled […]

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Thirsty Flowers

..if anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him. By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. John 7: 37b-39a As usual, August in Kentucky is extremely […]

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Super Saturday

Super Saturday training today at First Baptist Church, Somerset, KY AND Lone Oak First Baptist Church in Paducah, KY!  For details, go to  http://www.kybaptist.org/supersaturday  Be sure to check out the sessions in the Women’s Ministry Track!

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I’m a Leader But What’s Expected of Me?

It is important to define and clarify leadership roles and expectations within a women’s ministry.  In addition to stating the purpose or goal of each leader,  ministry job descriptions lists character expectations, expected duties and length of service.  Note:  some choose to provide the relational reporting here as well (i.e. to whom does each leader […]

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It’s a “Super” Celebration!

It’s a “Super” Celebration! It was a great day of training, networking, meeting new friends and catching up with old ones this past Super Saturday at St. Matthews Baptist Church.  At least 80 to 90 women came through the women’s ministry track this past weekend.  Check out pictures of women enjoying their “super” day by clicking the link. […]

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Women’s Survey

Last week I wrote about  the importance of surveying the women of your church to determine needs, interests, and areas of service.  Here is the questionnaire I handed out to ladies in my church this past Sunday:  womens-survey  Please feel free to use this survey I created or adapt it for your own use. To […]

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Women Reaching Women

  I have been bitten by the mentoring “bug”.  Julie is a young wife and mother with a HUGE heart for God and His work, and I have the privilege of walking along side her for awhile.  Here’s the cool thing…she was looking for me!  I was in a place where God had positioned me, and I said […]

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Go for Great!

In a recent article on the women’s gymnastics teams as they competed in Beijing, the writer wrote the American team had the Olympic gold medal in their hands, but “they fumbled it away…the Americans all but personally handed the gold medals to the Chinese team and settled for silver.”  Of course silver is nothing to be […]

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Back to School Time

As students and teachers head back to school and as we’re enjoying this wonderful low humidity weather in the middle of August, we can’t help but look toward to fall and a new church year.  As families’ schedules become more routine, it’s time to evaluate and rethink your women’s ministry and develop a plan for […]

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What’s your final answer?

The game show, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, made the phrase “that’s my final answer” very popular.  The contestant, only after stating the answer to the question, would be asked by the host “if this is your final answer,” realizing much could be gained or all of the contestant’s money could be lost. In […]

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