Women's ministry leaders aren't immune to loneliness. Discover practical suggestions for coping with it.
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Guests: Cyndee Ownbey, author of Rethinking Women’s Ministry: Biblical, Practical Tools for Cultivating a Flourishing Community. Cyndee serves as a mentor to thousands of women’s ministry leaders through her website and Facebook community, Women’s Ministry Toolbox.
Introduction: Women’s ministry leaders aren’t immune to loneliness. Find ways to cope with and combat this loneliness.
- Build a team—meet regularly with them and build relationships with one another.
- Be vulnerable with them.
- Connect with local women’s ministry leaders—pool your efforts and divide up the work.
- Even if your denominations are different, find your commonalities and work around your differences.
- Keep the focus on what’s similar and give grace in differences that don’t affect doctrine.
- Attend women’s ministry conferences with your team or by yourself.
- Step outside your comfort zone—widen your circle!
- Check with your denomination for conference options and training options.
- “Big name” conferences: Revive Our Hearts, The Gospel Coalition, Lifeway Women’s Forum
- Reach out to others—it’s powerful to connect with other leaders.