Leading In Times of Crisis
Throughout scripture, leaders faced crises–whether it was famine, political upheaval, or persecution. Church history is filled with examples of leaders who also faced disease, wars, and corruption. So, how do you face and prepare for the crises of today or the unknowns of our future? In this short session, we’ll examine some simple truths of God’s word and be confident of God’s character and His promises. We’ll quickly look at some practical ways you can minister to women in light of today’s technology and how you can use it for His glory.
Theology for Every Woman
You may not consider yourself a Biblical scholar, but most ministry leaders desire to handle scripture well. Why is theology important to your leadership and those you lead? Should it be important? This breakout will help you understand that good theology is important for every woman.
Small Groups for Women
Are you intentionally gathering women around God’s word in a small group setting? Do you often wonder how you can deal with different personalities or challenges that occur within a small group? This breakout will focus on biblical goals for small groups, different types of resources, and how you develop community among believers within the context of a small group setting. You’ll even learn ways to be more creative in leading a Bible study and teaching God’s word.
Trials, conflict, fear, anxiety, stress–can you relate? We often have a powerful urge to avoid these pressure points in life. But God often uses challenges to develop our character and open doors of opportunity that we never imagined. This breakout will look at pressure points and ways God works to develop our spiritual muscle and help us resolve to stand firm in our faith.
MARY MARGARET WEST
Girls Ministry Basics
Did you know there was such a thing? Ministry to this new generation of girls is one of the best Kingdom investments your church could make; after all, girls are just “little women.” If you’re just getting started or you just love teenage girls, this is for you! Be encouraged and challenged as we discover new ways to reach girls and dialogue about this important ministry.
Leading Women to Know and Love God’s Word
When women understand the importance of knowing God’s Word, it changes everything. The Bible is foundational to our lives, but are we leading in a way where they want to know and understand what it’s all about? Let’s talk about some intentional ways to engage women in the Word of God.
“Abound, A Call to Purposeful Servant Leadership”
You’ve probably heard the phrase, “the call of God,” but maybe you don’t know exactly what it means. Does the Lord still call people, or was that something He did only in biblical times? The answer is yes, God is still in the business of seeking followers. He places many calls on our lives, and they can be wrapped into two types—lifelong and seasonal. Have you felt God calling you into a leadership role? Now what? Maybe you felt the call many years ago and it has not come to fruition yet and you find yourself in the waiting game or you may be in the throes of that very calling. No matter where you find yourself, together we will unpacks your call to a Person, a Purpose, a Passion, and a People, encouraging you to walk with intentionality before God and your team—Always abounding in the work of the Lord.”
An Effective Leader is a Good Follower
The greatest leaders are the closest followers of the one true Leader. How we lead is determined by how well we follow. We must follow Christ first, and learn from the earthly leaders God places in our lives. Although some may not be good examples, we can learn from both. The ability to discern good leadership helps us lead others more productively. Who you follow matters—who follows you counts!
This session will have you:
- Follow in the steps of the greatest Leader through observing the life of Moses
- Notice what followers look for in a leader
- Discern between good and poor leadership examples to help mold you into the leader God designed you to be
- Discover your True North and the positive effect it will have on your team
Identifying and Enlisting Leaders
Through this session, you will see the importance of establishing a well-rounded team and enlisting like-minded people who are not exactly “mini-me’s.” You will learn how to identify and enlist those who have the same passion but different giftedness, which in turn will make your team successful. Explore how to identify God’s call using His wisdom and discernment to apply the gifts He has given you to build a healthy and balanced team for his work and glory.
This workshop will:
- Provide qualifications to look for in a team member
- Teach you lessons from Moses
- Give steps to follow as you build your team
- Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering
- God’s grace in its various forms.
- 1 Peter 4:10
ELISABETH FIORDELISE (Ministers’ Wives)
Common Ground (for all ministry wives)
Ministry life can be challenging. Ecclesiastes 4:9 reminds us that two are better than one. Because we share so much common ground as pastors’ wives, we should support each other. In this session, we’ll take a look at what God’s Word has to say about encouragement and connection. We’ll also discuss how the SBCV’s new Ministry Wives Team can be a support and blessing to you!
Discipling Middle and High School Girls
What is it like being a middle or high school girl in today’s world? How do we engage them where they are and steadily point them to Jesus? Join us as we talk about some of the biggest struggles facing gen-z girls and the most effective ways to connect with them through discipleship.
Doing Ministry With Difficult People
Do you ever feel stifled in ministry because of those you serve with? How do you walk out your calling when you feel inhibited by others? Together, we’ll look at the truths of God’s Word when it comes to doing ministry with difficult people.
Walking Women Through Trauma
Whether we are walking through trauma ourselves or walking another woman through it, it is crucial that we have the tools necessary to do so effectively. With Scripture and practical application steps, we will look at useful tips and tools for dealing with traumatic situations.
Developing a Social Media Strategy
Nothing prepared us for COVID-19 and the effects it had on us. If you found yourself scrambling to reach out to your small group, team members, and those who were hurting, you are not alone. Take steps now to connect, teach, and show the compassion and love of Christ using technology strategically.
Becoming Established in the Faith
This world has a way of shaking us to our core. The enemy is real and wants you to doubt, question, and withdraw. Discover ways to strengthen your faith for times when it is tested, battered, and targeted by the world.
Truth in Leadership
Now, perhaps more than ever, we need leaders who demonstrate honesty and truth. As history is written, good character and moral compass are crucial. Develop ways to seek and model truth in your leadership, and how to discern it in others