As our Bible study session wrapped up in the spring of 2016 I began to wrestle with God about my personal Bible study time.
The irony of reading the book “The Simplest Way to Change the World” while I prepped wings for my crew on Super Bowl Sunday was not lost on me.
We used to host Super Bowl parties. We didn’t let newborns or toddlers keep us from inviting over our neighbors for big bowls of chili, football food, and watching the big game.
Turn on your TV, open up Facebook, scroll through Twitter and you’ll come across an increasing amount of angry comments and posts.
Women in our churches are picking sides and picking up signs.
In all of our moves I’ve never struggled like this.
People at our church are nice, but it doesn’t extend much past that. Most don’t seem to want to or aren’t able to connect outside of Sunday morning or Bible study.
Did you know that October is Ministry Appreciation Month?
I’ll admit, it’s not one I have marked on my calendar, but I should.
The number one question I receive is “How do we get the younger (or in some cases older) women in our church to participate?”
Women’s ministry teams everywhere struggle with how to engage multiple generations.
The stereotypical picture of mentoring is of two women, one older than another, meeting weekly to study the scriptures for a set number of months.
The problem is that in many churches these types of formal “mentoring programs” just aren’t working.