Christian Women in Leadership: Peggy Kuethe

For Peggy Kuethe, Christian leadership is all about keeping Christ at the core of all she does. 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? Peggy Kuethe is…

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…

Christian Women in Leadership: Pat Maier

Pat Maier’s leadership style is characterized by humility and servanthood—with a dose of fun! 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? Patricia Maier has worked as a…

Four Prayers that Jesus Loves to Answer “Yes!”

By Dr. Linda Borecki When circumstances are difficult my usual prayer is for rescue out of the problem!   Whether for myself or for others, I often pray that God would lessen the burden or give help to escape the crisis. Sometimes the answer is “yes.” But sometimes God allows the…

Jesus Said So – Trusting When it Doesn’t Make Sense To

By Karen Lippert Learn how to make sense of nonsensical situations by taking Peter's lead when he obediently trusted Jesus despite it defying human logic ... One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, with the people crowding around him and listening to the word of God, he saw…

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…

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…

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:…