women in ministry

For awhile now I have been exploring the thought to do a series on Women in Ministry; specifically women's ministry leaders, like myself. I can't say that I am a guru or, have it down or, have perfected anything but, I have learned lots of lessons. As leaders, it's easy to feel alone because you are in a role of ministry where most people are coming to you to be filled. It is extremely easy to pour out until you have nothing left and, in the end, feel completely dry and burnt out. It is also easy to get caught up in the act of trying to please every one and meet the needs of every one. I can tell you right now, it is impossible. It is also easy to begin to think you have to have all the answers and be some kind of biblical scholar or wise woman. Perfection can cloud the actual purpose behind you leading in the capacity that you are and then comparison sets in and, well, that is just a big old mess.

Are you relating to anything I am saying? Well, I hope you join me for a little series here, on my blog. While this is specifically for women leading, it can be for anyone truly. I don't want to be exclusive but, I also think it's important to have something out there that let's us ladies know we are not alone. There are other women leading who have experienced similar situations and feelings. I think it is wise that we reach out together and spur one another on! So, no matter what you lead - be it women's ministry, worship, children's or family - know that this series could be for you.

To give you some background about myself - I have been the Women's Ministry Leader at my church since the Summer of 2015. It was a role that I never, ever, ever, ever pictured myself to be in or worthy of holding. I've always been a natural leader but, leading an entire ministry? Who the heck am I??? But God, in His Only God way, likes to remind us that He will equip us for the calling He has guided us to. So, with faith and shaky fingers, I emailed my Pastor to bring up the idea and he said yes! Here we are, almost five years later, and I still don't have it all figured out but, I know that God has placed a deep desire in my soul to reach women; to let them know their value and Who they belong to!

I realize there are women who have done this way longer than me. I hope to hear from you and your wisdom! Five years isn't long, at all, and yet I know God has taught me a ton and I hope that this can be a collective of sorts. Comments are open on all these posts and I would love to make this a series that is engaging and collaborative.

I can't wait to join in this journey with you all! Even if you are joining a year after these posts go live. I'm just glad you are here and that we don't have to do this alone. God is with us, of course, and He has given us one another to point us towards Him and to also encourage and support. Over the next few days, I will post two to three posts to get us started. Future posts will be based off of interest and however the Lord leads!

Let's do this ladies!


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