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
Each topic is designed to have relevance for yourself and people you are ministering to. We also have plenty of time to meet with and encourage one another, in what can sometimes be a lonely role. If you know someone who may not be receiving these emails, please let us know or feel free to … Continue reading Our topics and recordings
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 Getting Started in a ministry group
A 3 part series by Nicole Starling posted on In Tandem, you might like to read them for yourself or discuss them with another ministry wife or in a small group. Marriage: what it is and what it’s for click here Ministry Marriage: the opportunities and how to think about them click here Ministry Marriage: … Continue reading Ministry Marriage
How to Stay Fit for a Lifetime of Ministry by Peter Brain Wendy from the In Tandem team has written a 17 part series, summarising and discussing each chapter of Peter Brain’s book, and concluding with some personal thinking or discussion questions. From Wendy: “This book is a must-read for anyone in full-time ministry, but … Continue reading Going the Distance