Ideas to Jumpstart Prayer, from Revive Our Hearts
It is so important to cultivate prayer in our ministries, and this article as several ideas for that. The first point, pray now, is something I am trying to do more of in my life.
My experience has been that many believers aren’t opposed to prayer, but they don’t really feel effective while doing it. The contexts feel boring, they don’t have time, or they just don’t know what to say. So here are a few ideas to jumpstart prayer in your church or ministry.
Managing the Overwhelming Prayer List, also from Revive Our Hearts
We long to be leaders who are true to our promise to pray. Our hope is that when we commit to intercede for someone, then it’s equally true we’ll follow through. Without a system for prayer I’m guilty of forgetting, so I offer an adaptable method to organize your prayer life.
This is a simple idea for a prayer system. I have used PrayerMate, this is kind of a paper version of that.
4 Questions To Answer Every Time You Schedule a Meeting, Selma Wilson
Meetings are one of the most strategic decisions you will make as a leader. Meetings can be a driving force for developing people, advancing opportunities, and solving challenges effectively. They can reinforce mission, values, and operational milestones serving to guard alignment and anchor a culture. Meetings can also become a waste of time and an organizational drain rather than an organizational accelerator.
Well, the quote says it all. If you are in charge of planning meetings for your women’s ministry, this is worth the quick read.
From Revive our Hearts:
I noticed that Revive Our Hearts often interviews older women who share priceless wisdom with thousands of women around the world.
How do they glean such gold from these godly women? I wondered.
That’s when it dawned on me—they ask great questions.
This just released and is already in my Amazon shopping cart. Dave Furman has a chronic illness himself, and the book gets rave reviews from no less than Joni Erickson Tada. I can’t wait to read it.
It is true though if you recruit someone who has never led – or never led at the capacity you are seeking them to do – there will be some learning curves. And, part of your job as a leader will be not only to recruit them, but to help them succeed.
Here’s a collection of items from around the web. Enjoy!
The Lifeway Women blog has some great tips for your first small group meeting. Check them out here.
Eric Geiger has a great post on essential leadership practices. “Regardless of the ministry role, whether leading as senior pastor or in kid’s ministry, student ministry, worship ministry, or missions, these four leadership practices are essential.” How are you doing in these 4 practices?
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Teaching The Word
Summary of the OIA Method
Knowable Word has a good explanation of a Bible study that has been around for ages:
“The wonder of the OIA method is that it allows the text to speak to us, rather than reading our own meaning into the text. The beauty of the OIA method is that it can be taught at seminary and get very, very deep, or it can be taught to the youngest children, enabling them as well to know the Lord in his Word.” Check out Summary of the OIA Method.