Women in Ministry: How Does God Want You To Lead?

links updated August 2020

Soon after I joined the Redbud Writers Guild, I was pleased to have my first article published in the Guild’s online magazine, The Redbud Post. Each month the Post focuses on a different theme, and of course I was happy to be part of their issue on Women in Leadership. My article was 23 Best Practices to Thrive in Church Ministry—an update of an earlier blog post on my own site, but still I was glad to be included.

Below are brief summaries and links to other articles that appeared in the same issue. You’ll see that I’m in fine company!

What Does the Bible Say About Women’s Roles? by Natalie Eastman
5 steps to help you reflect on Scripture, including examining ancient culture, examining the literary context and content, considering various external and internal filters. Instead of telling you what to believe, Natalie encourages you to work toward your own understanding.

We Will Lead by Tina Osterhouse
“You may never get invited into the good ol’ boys club, Tina. But God will never hinder you from fulfilling your calling. He’ll make a way.”

When Caregiving and Leadership Collide by Lindsey Smallwood
Is it possible to have significant caregiving responsibilities and still be engaged in leadership ministry? Lindsey shares some good examples and practical tips in this article.

Being a Woman in Ministry by Terri Kraus
An interview with pastor, wife, mom, and writer Jenny Rae Armstrong, who says, “Just do your thing, sister! Preach the gospel, teach the Bible, care for God’s flock, and keep your eyes on the prize, which is always and only Jesus.”


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