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Prayer as Work

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Leadership by Christian women should look radically different from any other type of leadership, because Christian women understand the power of praying. Prayer may be the hardest work Christians do to lead effectively in a world that has moved away from God.

5 Healthy Boundaries in Ministry

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Few jobs bring more satisfaction than serving others in ministries that bring glory to God. Words of advice from experienced leaders can empower those who are just getting started in those ministries.

Joy Bolton, retiring Kentucky WMU executive director, learned passion for missions “at my dining room table”

Joy Bolton fell in love with missions early in life. Recalling that “my mother and dad were passionate about missions,” she noted, “I often say I learned missions at my dining room table.”

Lottie Moon: All in for Christ

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This time of year is full of rich traditions. Many of us have traditions that are always significant parts of our celebrations, traditions that are meaningful and that we look forward to each holiday season.

Keep Calm and Carry On

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When Dee walked into the meeting room where we were going over our plans for a large event, we could tell something was wrong. She was late (she was never late), and her face was a display of confusion and uncertainty.

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5 Reasons I Am Thankful for My WMU Leadership Team

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November is a time we think about being thankful. Perhaps your WMU leadership team is not on the typical Thanksgiving list this time of year, but this is a good time to be reminded of our need to be thankful for this vital team. Let me share why I am thankful.

Celebrate the Adoption Process in Community

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A child in need of love and a home. A potential parent with love to give and a home to share. This could be any adopted child’s story. But it’s yours.

Pastor, Can We Talk?

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As the WMU director, a good working relationship with your pastor may be the most important relationship you have in your church. It is vital for your pastor to understand the purpose of WMU and its importance to the work of the church.

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How to Get a “Real Live” Missionary to Your Church

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Missionaries are the reason WMU exists. After all, “Missionary” is our middle name! Members of WMU have been learning about, praying for, and giving to missionaries for 130 years. Missionary stories prompt us to pray and give to missions.

Women’s Ministry Is Not the Enemy

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One of my favorite activities in college was being part of the women’s glee club. As a nonmusic major, this outlet gave me the opportunity to be part of something I loved while getting to know other women on campus I might not know.

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