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Lori Frank serves the people of Biltmore Baptist Church in Asheville, North Carolina where her husband of 25 years, Dr. Bruce Frank is Lead Pastor. Lori teaches a weekly women’s Bible Study and offers local group mentoring for pastors’ wives and women in ministry. Lori and Bruce have two sons in college.
Articles by this Author
October 17, 2016 by Lori Frank | Flourish - Ministry Wives
In the middle of a busy day, I found myself having a mental “conversation” in which I was telling off a member of our congregation. Can you relate?
July 18, 2016 by Lori Frank | Flourish - Ministry Wives
As a young ministry wife, I was totally unprepared for the requisite sacrifice required of me in the area of loneliness. I came into this ministry life with ideas that I was going to be just like everyone else in the church.
February 5, 2016 by Lori Frank | Flourish - Ministry Wives
Leadership is all about developing other leaders. It allows you to multiply the work by equipping and sending them out to do the work of ministry or service. Learning to lead is a process. Leading volunteers, as a volunteer yourself, is...
July 17, 2015 by Lori Frank | Flourish - Ministry Wives
A friend gifted Good to Grace: Letting Go of the Goodness Gospel to me. I wondered if she could have imagined me sitting on a lounge chair by the pool on vacation weeping over it. But that is exactly how it affected me. Every page was like...
February 16, 2015 by Lori Frank | Flourish - Ministry Wives
I was sitting by a hospice bed set up in dining room of a friend’s house. The frail, pale woman lying on the bed had once been a beautiful, vivacious wife and mother. She was dying bravely. Her face was calm and peaceful but there was grief in...
December 5, 2014 by Lori Frank | Flourish - Ministry Wives
I love everything about Christmas…Music, decorations, gift giving, and get-togethers!  I feel so close to Jesus, like He picked me personally to throw Him a birthday party.  It is a month long process, and it makes me happy to delight those I love...
November 8, 2014 by Lori Frank | Flourish - Ministry Wives
"Mom…" *tap, tap, tap* "MOM…" *tug, tug, tug* " MOM!!! " *pat, pat, pat, pat* (repeat until attention is given). We’ve all been there. We have our kids by our sides and are making our way to the worship area to settle in and prepare...
September 19, 2014 by Lori Frank | Flourish - Ministry Wives
Hello Moms! I don’t know about you, but for me, navigating the pre-teen and teen years as a ministry mom was a scary thing. I wanted to parent my kids in a way that would bring them up to love the church a much as I do, and instill in them a deep...
August 27, 2014 by Lori Frank | Flourish - Ministry Wives
How can someone who is almost never alone be lonely? Unfortunately, no one prepared me for this reality when my husband and I were first starting out in ministry.  We are both fairly introverted people. But that doesn’t mean we don’t feel...
February 12, 2014 by Lori Frank | Flourish - Ministry Wives
It was 6:30 on a Thursday night. My Hubby’s sermon for Sunday was hurdling through cyber space to the ministry assistant’s computer and he was out the door headed for home. The kids were in their jammies.  The sitter was playing dinosaurs with the...
Do No Harm Blog Post
November 4, 2013 by Lori Frank | Flourish - Ministry Wives
Can we remove particular political ideology from an equation long enough to address a serious challenge facing church leaders today?  I’m very burdened by something that I see happening.  I see, more and more, where those of us in the...
October 23, 2013 by Lori Frank | Flourish - Ministry Wives
"The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and good conscience and a sincere faith."   I Timothy 1:5 As ministry wives, we lead formally and informally. Whether we are leading by just living our lives as examples...
September 16, 2013 by Lori Frank | Flourish - Ministry Wives
True confession. Each time I am at a worship service or event at my church I have to pray for courage. I know that may seem surprising. Although I am not shy, I am an introvert. I am fine on the platform to sing or to speak although some nerves...