Leaders

2 Ways Students Can Minister to Refugees

How are you engaging students to minister to refugees? Even if you don’t have a refugee community nearby, prepare your students to minister to refugees. Lead students to understand that showing kindness to people and building relationships while sharing Christ can impact your community in amazing ways. Today’s students have the potential to change the world for Christ in a powerful way!

Leader Devotion: The Obligation of Love (Matt. 22:37–39)

Use this devotion to deepen your personal understanding of the Scripture Focus on Matthew 22:37–39 for the Discipleship Lesson in the Missions Journey: Students unit on Puerto Rico.

Autism: Guiding Your Congregation to Inclusion

woman and autistic boy drawing a picture

About 1 in 54 children is identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the US, according to 2016 statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

How to Survive in a Full House During Quarantine

Who is going stir crazy being cooped up in the house with your parents and siblings? I’m pretty sure if we were all in a room and I asked this question, everyone in the room would raise both hands very quickly.

A Sign for the Times

Sandy Wisdom-Martin with multiuse handheld sign

Do not judge. I am well aware I have lived in Birmingham for nearly 4 years and numerous boxes in the barn are yet to be unpacked. Several of my events were canceled this spring because of the COVID-19 global pandemic crisis. I found myself with a free Saturday, and the guilt of an overwhelming task too long-delayed won out. Most of the once cherished treasures landed in the giveaway stack. When I saw the sensory box and the multiuse handheld sign, my eyes lit up.

5 Things a Leader Should Say Every Day

female leader talking at team meeting

Leading is not done in isolation, is it? As you work with church staff and other missions advocates, it is important to be aware of what is going on while you’re leading and teaching. What you say can often “make or break” your effectiveness. You must communicate clearly and often.

You Need Missions Leader

smiling woman holding Missions Leader

You read that right. There is not an a missing in that statement. Of course, you need a missions leader (or leaders) in your church—and your leader needs Missions Leader.

Annie Armstrong: The “Mastermind” behind WMU

Annie Armstrong portrait

Annie Armstrong is one of the most well-known names in all of Southern Baptist history. Born in Baltimore on July 11, 1850, Annie spent most of her life working from her hometown.

Letting Go of Leadership: Painful but Necessary

young woman and older woman looking at tablet computer

In 2017, I spent weeks (months?) wrestling with the decision to retire as executive director of Kentucky WMU. I loved my job, was in good health, and had good relationships in my setting. Yet there was a nagging in my soul that it was time.

Leadership = Relationship

team leader talking with diverse coworkers at meeting

Some things just go together, don’t they? Salt and pepper; socks and shoes; pins and needles; nuts and bolts; and cake and ice cream. We have visual associations with pairs of items like bride and groom, paper and pencil, and hugs and kisses. Thinking along similar lines, it’s difficult to think about leaders without thinking about their relationships.

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