I wrote a post a little over 3 years ago for another blog site with this same title and similar content...but so much about the way I view and talk about women in ministry has changed. So I rewrote it and now it's over at Youth Specialties. Click here to read!
During Lent, our church has been focusing on prayer. This last Sunday I taught in our preteen ministry on listening to God. Doing a series on prayer has been very tricky with tweens--prayer is very abstract and tweens are very distracted. So teaching on listening to God? This girl must be crazy. But I think it's... Continue Reading →
I recently read the new book "Modern Romance" by Aziz Ansari. I loved his book, even though it was written from a "secular" point of view--often times when Christians write books about dating and romance, it really misses the mark. They tend to focus more on what it means to "protect your heart" and "save it for... Continue Reading →
This was probably the most "transparent" or embarrassing article to write... and it's over at The Youth Cartel! Click here to read it!
Gina Abbas has published a book through the Youth Cartel titled, "A Woman in Youth Ministry." Gina contacted me over a year ago telling me about this book, and I was stoked! There are very few books about women in youth ministry, and as Gina points out in her book, the few that are, are... Continue Reading →
If you know me, you know I am a MOMMA. BEAR. I am protective of my teenagers, especially my girls. Don't be stupid. As you read the rest of this article, I'm going to tell you to drop your guard a little. Don't read that as "I'm the only person who can/needs to do this in their... Continue Reading →
Although John Piper and I would disagree on how this plays out, a quote of his has stood out to me: Wimpy theology makes wimpy women. Wimpy theology simply does not give a woman a God that is big enough, strong enough, wise enough, and good enough to handle the realities of life in a... Continue Reading →
This post originally appeared here: http://youthmin.org/seven-things-women-want-in-youth-ministry/ Being a woman in ministry can be difficult, especially if you are in a denomination that still doesn't fully support women in ministry. That’s my story—I’ve been a Southern Baptist my whole (short) life, and I can’t imagine not being SBC, except for the fact that many churches won’t... Continue Reading →
Last night I taught at a friend's church. Something happened that I will never forget. No, my teaching wasn't amazing. I was sick, had a crazy busy week, and didn't bring my A game. After I taught, I talked to a few of the high school girls. They admitted to me that it was the... Continue Reading →
Paul Turner's blog is one of the first I read when I began reading student ministry blogs. Paul began a series on Mentoring, and asked me to write a guest blog on what women youth workers look for in a mentor. I wrote the blog and he forgot about it for an entire month...then had... Continue Reading →