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Collected From Around The Web 9.10.16


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.

Collected From Around The Web 9.2.16



100 Questions To Fuel Mentoring Relationships

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.


Being There: How To Love Those Who Are Hurting

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.


5 Ways To Help Young Leaders Succeed 

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.

Collected From Around The Web 8.30.16


Here’s a collection of items from around the web.  Enjoy!

Three Tips For Your First Small Group Meeting

The Lifeway Women blog has some great tips for your first small group meeting.  Check them out here.

4 Essential Leadership Practices in Ministry

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?

11 Time Savers for Busy Women’s Ministry Leaders

Women’s Ministry Toolbox has some great ideas to help you out this fall.  I personally love , and use it weekly. Take a look at these timesavers.

Collected From Around The Web 8.29.16



A weekly roundup of interesting articles around the web:

Teaching The Word

Revive our Hearts featured Jen Wilkin, speaking on teaching the Bible.  I sat in my car in the garage because I didn’t want to get out and miss the end.  Here are Part 1 and Part 2.


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.