I’m frequently asked what leadership books I recommend.
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I’ve gathered my women’s ministry leadership book recommendations all in one place.
I hope you’ll find them to be a benefit to your leadership journey.
I’ll be adding additional book reviews in the months to come. Be sure to check back!
Is your women's ministry (or church) as welcoming as you think it is? This short book may cause you to readjust your assumptions.
As author Thom S. Rainer succinctly states, “Many church leaders and members think their churches are healthier than they really are.
Many leaders and members think their churches have better ministries than they really do. And many leaders think their churches are friendlier than they really are.”
Disciple Her is a guide for creating discipleship groups for the women in your church.
Author Kandi Gallaty's discipleship approach focuses on “spending time in the Word of God, memorizing it, journaling, holding one another accountable, and praying together.”
Faith for Exiles, authors David Kinnaman and Mark Matlock thoroughly examine each of the five practices that contribute to resilience.
Discover practical ideas you can implement in your church and women's ministry to
encourage and equip young adults.
Author Sophie Hudson walks readers through
three sweet mentoring relationships God shares with us in His Word – Mary and Elizabeth, Ruth and Naomi, and Lois and Eunice.
If you're looking to launch or expand a mentoring ministry, this would be an excellent book to inspire your team!
Are you a leader who struggles with the need to be in control?
As a fellow sojourner, author Jennifer Dukes Lee walks through the process of
identifying areas of struggle and offers encouragement that points to God’s Word and God’s best.
Leading Women Who Wound provides
practical strategies we can employ when working through conflict resolution.
You and your team will return time and again to the timeless, Biblical advice offered by authors Sue Edwards and Kelley Matthews.
Mentoring for all Seasons is an
excellent resource book on mentoring that you’re going to want to purchase for your team.
Unlike other books on mentoring, this book offers scriptural and practical advice for mentors and mentees walking through difficult seasons in life including step-parenting, abuse, single mothering, infertility, menopause, grand-parenting, tragedy, care-giving, and health issues. Your mentors will want to keep this resource handy!
Is it time to rethink the way you're doing ministry?
Rethinking Women's Ministry guides leaders through a prayerful assessment of their ministry. Packed with Biblical, practical ideas for new and seasoned leaders.
Word-Filled Women’s Ministry is not about scrapping what you’ve got on your calendar (though God may prompt you to do some editing), but about
checking the focus and the purpose.
If you’re a leader who feels your Pastoral staff doesn’t seem the scriptural importance of a women’s ministry in your church, you’ll find help in this book.
I’d love to know which leadership books are on your must-read list?
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Four years ago: Vision Casting for Your Women’s Ministry – Part 1
Five years ago: Hosting Fellowships with a Purpose
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