Meet Katelyn Schneider, 2017 Streufert Award Recipient

The Board of Directors of WLI proudly introduce the 2017 recipient of the Dr. Donna J. Streufert Leadership Award, Katelyn Schneider. The Streufert Award recognizes one or more female students at Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) and Concordia University Ann Arbor (CUAA) whom have demonstrated exceptional and/or unusual servant leadership as…

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: Linda Maris

According to Linda Maris, we need two things to make us good Christian leaders: to understand ourselves as unique creations of God and to rely on Him guide us through the right path. Read on… What does it look like to be a woman in a leadership role? How does…

Christian Women in Leadership: Sarah Guldalian

Sarah Guldalian is a champion of integrity and interpersonal relationships in her journey as a Christian leader. 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,…

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…

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…

Leadership and Limitations

By Heather Choate Davis As women we often fall into the trap of viewing the world from the outside in. We see jobs we’re prohibited from, positions we are never seriously considered for, and levels of authority to which we don’t seem to be allowed to rise. We see men…

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.…

Trish Kagerbauer Enjoys WLI National Conferences

Trish Kagerbauer I’ve been to all of the National Conferences and have really enjoyed them. This group of ladies…as much as we enjoy chocolate and flowers and the occasional cocktail…likes our “meaty” Christian leadership and training as well! Learn more about WLI and all we have to offer by exploring…

Meet Brianna Neumeyer, 2016 Streufert Award Recipient

The Board of Directors of WLI proudly introduce the 2016 recipient of the Dr. Donna J. Streufert Leadership Award, Brianna Neumeyer. The Streufert Award recognizes one or more female students at Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) and Concordia University Ann Arbor (CUAA) whom have demonstrated exceptional and/or unusual servant leadership as demonstrated…

How to Ripen Your Fruits of the Spirit for Effective Leadership

By Marge Franzen Have you ever savored a home-grown tomato? Watched it grow in your backyard? That small, hard green tomato grows into an appetizing, ripe fruit because it stays connected to the plant. If the green tomato ever falls off the vine, it never develops. Jesus uses the picture of…

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…

Effectively Leading Volunteers

Organizing a project can be exciting. Blazing a new trail of ministry can be exhilarating. But that energy may dissipate when struggling to manage teams of volunteers. Frustration mounts when those who have committed their time drift away to other priorities or fail to follow through on their commitments. What…

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?…

Adult Learning Styles: What Do They Mean For Bible Study Leadership?

How do you learn best? By listening to others speak? By reading and writing? Through a hands-on activity? Each of us has a preferred method of learning (notice that it’s a preferred method and not the correct method) and that can create a paradox for us as Bible study leaders.…

Christian Leadership: Start and End with Service

By Nancy Stoehr, Pharm.D. "Come, O living Christ, renew us As of old in wind and flame; With the Spirit’s power endue us, Servants of Your saving name: Christ the Savior, Christ the Servant, Christ whose kingdom we proclaim." ~ Lutheran Service Book, Christ, Our Human Likeness Sharing Saint Louis:…

Four Keys to Leading a Life-Changing Bible Study

By Sharla Fritz “I know you’ll do a great job! I have every confidence in you!” the pastor says with a smile as he turns toward his office. As you watch him walk away, you wonder how he was able to talk you into this. Me? Lead a Bible study?…