Thursday 26th May – One night only! David danced and wrote psalms. Mary sat intensely listening at Jesus’ feet. John the Baptist fasted, and Peter’s mother-in-law served. All of these spiritual heroes worshiped God in different ways. As evangelical Christians, we can fall into the routine of delighting in God exclusively through the reading of … Continue reading Understanding our Spiritual Temperament –
The Practice of Delighting in God.
Monday 22nd November 2021 – Different Locations Our Couples’ Dinner is a real highlight each year. Unfortunately we had to cancel it in 2020 due to Covid, and there seems to be an ever present possibility of another lockdown, making it a risky venture to plan a centralised dinner again this year. And so we … Continue reading End of Year Couples’ Dinners
With the recent uncertainty due to covid-19 lock-downs and restrictions in Brisbane, we decided to hold our inaugural Zoom Catch-up and Prayer on Thursday 7:30pm 26th August, 2021. This is a chance to hear how other ministry wives are doing in these difficult times of lock-down and covid restrictions, to encourage and pray for each … Continue reading Zoom Catch-up and Prayer
Speakerbox is designed to provide Christian women who aim to preach and teach biblically with an opportunity to develop their practical skills. Speaker box encourages preaching that is expository, evangelical or cross-cultural. Three times a year, Speakerbox provides women the opportunity to give a talk with: * Feedback from an experienced mentor on the speaker’s written … Continue reading Speakerbox.
This term, instead of our regular formal, centralised seminars, we are organising smaller coffee nights/ mornings. They will be hosted by women in the ministry wives community in various locations around Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Our hope and prayer is that these times will facilitate more meaningful relationships in our ministry wives network. You … Continue reading Coffee Gatherings:
Some things to get you thinking from Mary Milne, a ministry wife in Sydney: Who to have in the support group – It doesn’t matter. The leader can choose 3 people she knows, then try to get others you don’t know. As you add more people in, the only condition is that others in the … Continue reading Getting started in a support group.
If you’re not in a ministry wives discussion group, maybe now is the time to start! Especially if you think you haven’t got time for one!!! Here’s a few thoughts to get you started: Try to meet once a month or two Try to meet up at a time and place where you are freed … Continue reading What to do in a support group
Some things to get you thinking from Mary Milne, a ministry wife in Sydney: Some facts about Ministry Wives (MW): (from pastor burn out.com) “Walking wounded” – ie suffering from psychological symptoms but still functioning on the surface. Many have anxiety and depression, one study said 88% lifetime incidence. (Arch Hart 1990) Prevalence of depression in … Continue reading Why have support groups for MW?
Mark Driscoll – “Death by Ministry” 1500 pastors leave ministry every month 50% of pastors are so discouraged that they would leave the ministry if they could. The problem is that they don’t feel they have a skill set that will land them a job that can feed their family. 80% of bible college students … Continue reading Sobering USA ministry statistics
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