It’s Sunday afternoon—a time when most churchgoers are gathering with family or sneaking in a refreshing nap. But that’s not the case for the SBCV Women’s Ministry blog team today because internet glitches and stubborn passwords have caused a looming deadline to approach, and all hands are on deck. At last, answered prayers and God’s perfect timing lead to virtual high-fives as the publish button is clicked and the blog is set to “go live” in the wee hours of Monday morning. Dedication and determination are obvious as these ladies strive to share Jesus with as many women as possible.
For the last seven years, this team of eight writers from SBCV churches all over Virginia has contributed lessons, devotions, and heartfelt counsel to countless women. Each writer brings a unique perspective and life experience, which shows in the writing styles and topics covered each week. With topics ranging from team building to pride, these blogs are authentic, unveiled, and relevant.
Because it’s important to reach as many of our sisters as possible, the Ministerio de Mujeres, the SBCV Hispanic Women’s Ministry, also offers a blog on its webpage. Both pages are destinations for women seeking to connect regarding leadership tools, spiritual growth, pastors’ wives, and women who are hurting.
Lexi Shipp is a pastor’s wife, mom, and girls’ student ministry director at London Bridge Baptist Church in Virginia Beach. Shipp serves as the blog team lead. Together with Bailey Shepard, Caely Judy, and Dolly Mink, she knows well what it takes to present a variety of topics that appeal to a diverse and growing population of women across Virginia and beyond.
In addition to being posted on the website, the blogs are featured on SBCV’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. “Socialization and influence are now taking place just as much, if not more, through social media versus face-to-face,” said Shipp. “We have the opportunity to take the Gospel to women, literally, through a screen.”
Please pray for the women who are being reached with the Gospel and for the women who serve on the blog team. ■