Christian Women in Leadership: Gloria Nelund

Gloria Nelund has been blessed with a life characterized by great success is business and constant, faithful service to her Lord with her God-given talents and abilities. Read on… What does it look like to be a woman in a leadership role? How does Christian faith impact leadership? And what…

Christian Women in Leadership: Dr. Tamara Ferry

Dr. Tamara Ferry works each day to educate Christian leaders by helping them serve with the gifts God has given them. Read on… What does it look like to be a woman in a leadership role? How does Christian faith impact leadership? And what happens when you put the two…

Being an Assertive Christian Woman

By Ruth Koch Sometimes it seems like life is uphill all the way.  Someone is rude to you, verbally abusive, takes advantage of you—whatever—and you, being raised as many women are, to ‘make nice,’ just don’t know how to handle the situation.  If you make a big effort to ‘make…

Workplace Connections: The Blessings and Challenges of Being a Millennial and Working With One

By Rachel Morton & Rebekah Karolus Generational studies are all the rage right now. Over the past five years in particular, people have spent a lot of time speculating about the differences between generations and what impact those differences have on social, economic, and religious levels. At the moment, one…

Conflict – Something Happened, Now What?

by George McAllen Conflict is a topic that scares many people and as a result of this fear they do their best to avoid it.  Unfortunately, because many avoid conflict, they aren’t very good at it and then spend a significant amount of time thinking about the conflict after it…

Living a Life of Radical Influence

by Gretchen Jameson “If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.”  ~ Modern Parable Well that certainly sets up a particular worldview, doesn’t it? As parables go, this pithy, pointed phrase coined sometime around 2000 (or so a quick Wikipedia search says) provokes a certain sense of ferocious…

Christian Women in Leadership: Sarah Holtan

The secrets to Sarah Holtan's leadership success: Integrity, citizenship and the Dream Team. Read on... What does it look like to be a woman in a leadership role? How does Christian faith impact leadership? And what happens when you put the two together? To find out, we caught up with…

How to Deal with Challenging Volunteers

By Karen Kogler Most volunteers are wonderful, self-giving people. But when one is a challenge, you not only can do something about it, you should! “Alice is wonderful with the kids in the church Nursery, but she’s late half the time and I have to cover until she shows up.…

Servant Leadership: Motivating Volunteers

“He called the crowd to him along with His disciples and said, “If anyone would follow after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” (Mark 8:34) Leading volunteers often comes with a cost. You are asking busy people to add another commitment to their…

How to Influence Others Without Saying A Word: A Skill-Building Drama about Mary of Bethany

MARY OF BETHANY: A WOMAN OF INFLUENCE By Donna J. Streufert LEADERSHIP IS INFLUENCE. Exemplary leadership is influence worthy of being imitated. Throughout Scripture we can find stunning examples of exemplary leadership. One example in the New Testament reveals a woman who speaks not one word, yet by the power…