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Resources September 30, 2014

Announcement: New Resource for Leaders

I am super excited to share a new resource for Women’s Ministry Leaders with you!

New Resource for Women's Ministry Leaders

Gina Duke and I have joined forces to create a Must-Follow Women’s Ministry Leaders board on Pinterest.

This exclusive collaborative board will feature pins from a team of women’s ministry leaders that will help you better reach the women in your church and community.

To follow Must-Follow Women’s Ministry Leader Board just click the graphic below.

Must-Follow Women's Ministry Leaders

You may also want to follow each contributor so you can see all of the fabulous things they are pinning!

We will be adding others, but right now, our contributors include:

best 2014Me – While you can read my full story here – Here’s the abbreviated version. I have been involved with women’s ministry for 15 years as a MOPS leader, Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) group leader, and as a Women’s Ministry Director in two different churches in two different states. I am the founder of Women’s Ministry Toolbox, where I share practical tips and tools that encourage and equip women’s ministry leaders. In addition to on-the-job training and mentoring, I have received training from MOPS International, LifeWay Ministries, and She Speaks (Proverbs 31 Ministries). My husband, two boys (12 and 15), miniature schnauzer, and I recently relocated to Charlotte, NC to be near family.

gina profile picGina Duke is an award-winning author and Director of Women’s Ministry at her church. She blogs weekly about women’s ministry on her Women’s Ministry Wednesday blog feature, which highlights initiatives and considerations from her own church’s robust women’s ministry. Gina holds a B.S. in Organizational Leadership and is currently completing her A.S. degree in Ministry. She is on staff as the Director of Women’s Ministry at her local church. This “Southern Belle” lives and travels from the Kentucky/Tennessee state line. Gina is the host of a one-minute radio feature, “A Moment of Clarity” on WQKR with a reach of over 166, 123 listeners throughout the day. She is also an Executive Board member of the Bledsoe Baptist Association (Tennessee Baptist Convention). Gina is married to her best friend Jamie, and is the mother of two beautiful daughters. She is a proud grandmother of three sweet little grandsons, and has one handsome son-in-law.

laura_profile picLaura Kronos is the creator and host of Missional Women is married and has four kids, two of whom are adopted. Laura and her husband have been missionaries to college students for 11 years serving with Master Plan Ministries. Laura is the Staff Women’s Development Coordinator and has discipled over 150 girls, led over 30 Bible studies and speaks to college and women’s groups. Laura has authored 5 books, including an award winning 12 week Bible Study on First Samuel, Beholding Him, Becoming MissionalReach; How to Use Your Social Media Influence for the Glory of God, and A Devotional Journey through Judges, a devotional to accompany the free online Bible study at

suzie_resizeSuzie Lind blogs over at “Hemmed In”. She is the Women’s Pastor at King’s Harbor Church in Torrance, CA. At any given moment, and “in” just about every moment, she is teacher, mom, wife, leader, speaker, student, and writer. Her joys, gleanings and moments of sheer lunacy are birthed out of all these roles. Her greatest joy is soaking up the truths and revelations of God’s word, seeing Jesus moving among us and sharing with loved ones around a table, teaching Bible Study and writing on her blog, Hemmed In.

Suzie lives in San Pedro with her husband Steve and four boys, Jason (13), Silas (11), Judah (9) and Nathan (3). They also have a dog, a girl named Marley.

I hope you’ll find this new resource to be invaluable as you and your Women’s Ministry meet and plan together!

Follow Gina Duke / Churchtown Ministries’s board Must-Follow Women’s Ministry Leaders on Pinterest.

Conferences, Planning, Retreats, Technology June 14, 2013

Media Resources Part 1

Not all of us have the time, talents, or resources to produce slides, countdowns, videos, or flyers.

Thankfully there are some great sites with pre-packaged, ready-to-download options.

One of my very favorite sites is: SermonSpice.


Sermonspice has a wide variety of video sermon illustrations, worship backgrounds, countdowns, and worship tracks. It’s a great resource for your speaker and your worship leader. The site is super easy to use – just type in what you’re looking for and view the accompanying previews. Prices range from about $5 – $20.

Maybe you need a short video on prayer for your event? Maybe a water themed count-down? Need music to sing before your first session? Mother’s Day, Christmas, Easter – they’ve got you covered.

I’ve used their videos in the past for events (check and see if your church has an account). I love that there are humorous as well as serious videos!

Similar in offerings is CREATIONSWAP.

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CREATIONSWAP offers videos, print ready materials (postcards, invitations, bulletins), still graphics (photos, slides, logos), and more. Items range from free to about $20. There are quite a lot of free items!  If you can’t find what you need, you can visit their Network to connect with artists, view portfolios, or post jobs for free.

Media resources can really add that polished look and feel to an event. Videos have the ability to grab your audiences attention and leave a lasting impression.

Younger women are drawn to and respond to the use of technology. Reach those younger generations by making sure your events are relevant.

Add a line item to your event budget just for media resources – it is worth it!