Leaders

Letting Go of Leadership: Painful but Necessary

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In 2017, I spent weeks (months?) wrestling with the decision to retire as executive director of Kentucky WMU. I loved my job, was in good health, and had good relationships in my setting. Yet there was a nagging in my soul that it was time.

Leadership = Relationship

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Some things just go together, don’t they? Salt and pepper; socks and shoes; pins and needles; nuts and bolts; and cake and ice cream. We have visual associations with pairs of items like bride and groom, paper and pencil, and hugs and kisses.

WMU: Making Disciples of Jesus Who Serve as They Lead

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Serving is the new leading. That’s what the cover of a secular leadership magazine boldly proclaimed in 2019.

How to Say “WMU Appreciates You” to Your Missions Leaders

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“I thank my God every time I remember you.” That’s how Paul began his letter to the church at Philippi. It’s a good model to follow when it comes to your church’s missions leaders. And as Paul did, let them know you appreciate them.

7 New Year’s Resolutions for Missions Leaders

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It’s that time of year again when we look ahead and begin to imagine all the possibilities of a new year. We set goals and create action steps in the hopes we will be able to accomplish big things. We also set resolutions that will help us improve our lives.

8 Lessons in Communication

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I’ve served on state WMU staffs for more than 36 years, and I’ve learned some lessons about communication through the years.

 

Helping Vulnerable Children

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The caller said, “Come to Little Rock tomorrow. We have a baby for you.

Let's Give Thanks . . .

This month, let's give thanks . . .

  • for missionaries celebrating birthdays this week. May God guide major decisions and touch important conversations in amazing ways.
     

Looking after Widows

lonely senior woman at home alone

Sue* knew her husband was dying. She had cared for him for months. She and her husband were both believers in the Lord Jesus, strong in their faith, and witnesses to all in his final days. They had discussed death and the arrangements for his funeral.

Feed the Hungry

Rather than just a once-a-year emphasis like Global Hunger Sunday, some churches maintain a year-round global hunger missions plan that involves all age groups and missions organizations. Some events are churchwide, some specific to a particular age or life stage, and some sponsored by one organization but open to all. Events might include the following:
 

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