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…

Intentional Influence through Writing

by Peggy Kuethe Words are transformative. Recall Genesis 1 when God spoke the universe into existence, and Genesis 3:15 when He spoke the promise of a Redeemer. Recall John 2:1-11, when Jesus spoke the water into wine and 1 Peter 1:3 where He gives us new life in Him. God’s…

Christian Women in Leadership: Janelle Fuhrmann

Janelle Fuhrmann’s leadership style stems from this idea: Don’t be afraid to live out your Christian faith in the workplace. 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?…

Living as a Deployed Digital Missioner

by Connie Denninger—Visual Faith Ministries Social media tools have become a part of our everyday life. How do we create the time and space for engagement that makes sense with all the things that juggle for our time? Part of the plan is to understand the niche for the story…

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: Deb Burma

How do we as Christian women use our God-given gifts in leadership roles? Deb Burma, best known as a Christian speaker and author, gives us some helpful information that answers that question. Deb has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Texas. She has…

An Attitude of Gratitude – In Leadership and in Life

by Deb Burma Today is a new day, and we have all kinds of expectations for it, don’t we? We’d like to think that our tasks will be completed with ease, our relationships will thrive, our health will be optimum, and all will be well. We’d like to envision the…

Attending a WLI Conference Created a Networking Opportunity for Emily Marciniak

Emily Marciniak I attended my first WLI conference in September 2015 at Concordia University Ann Arbor. I wasn't too familiar with WLI at that time so I did not know what to expect. The conference ended up being more than I could have ever wanted, I had the opportunity to…

How to Share Jesus with People of Other Cultures

By Marilyn McClure Imagine wandering around in a foreign country on a rainy night, not knowing where you are going, not even knowing how to speak the local language. This is exactly what happened in 1970 when my husband Garry and I were sent to learn Spanish in Cuernavaca, Mexico, so…

Servant Leadership: Recruiting Volunteers

“Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvests, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest fields.” (Matthew 9:37-38) Have you ever wondered how Jesus was so successful at making disciples who followed Him to the cross?…

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…