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June 26, 2017 by Annie B Garman | Flourish - Ministry Wives
I had only been married and in ministry for four weeks when our senior pastor told us we were going to our first ministry conference. I remember feeling like I was faking it or something; I had barely started this new role. Was I really in need of a conference to “revive my weary spirit?” The...
June 22, 2017 by Amy Rager | Flourish - Ministry Wives
A little before midnight, there was a knock at our door. An officer apologized for waking us and asked my husband if he was Justin Smith’s pastor. ‘Pastor’ was probably a bit of a stretch. We met Justin and his wife around a month before at our church plant’s block party. They had attended...
June 19, 2017 by Jeana Floyd | Flourish - Ministry Wives
The phrase, “Don’t let the disappointment in a few keep you from loving the many,” comes from a chapter in my book, 10 Things Every Minister’s Wife Needs to Know. In recent days, I’ve gone through a season of disappointment, and I’ve had to remind myself of my own words. And unfortunately, I am...
June 15, 2017 by Beth Holmes | Flourish - Ministry Wives
“If only our church had a full-time children’s minister …" “If only our women’s ministry could find its footing …” “If only our people would volunteer more …” The expression “if only” is a great temptation in ministry. If only everything and everyone would line up, then we could do what...
June 12, 2017 by Kathy Ferguson Litton | Flourish - Ministry Wives
This morning I will be introducing Kay Warren as she speaks to hundreds of ministry wives in our tribe called Southern Baptists. Her new book Sacred Privilege: Your Life and Ministry as a Pastor’s Wife has just recently released. Her book first captured my heart when I read, “Personal Tribute"...
June 8, 2017 by Annie B Garman | Flourish - Ministry Wives
My friend has six kids who are each involved in multiple activities. Recently, I was trying to get to the bottom of her life. “How do you possibly do it?” I asked one evening. After listening for a while, I discovered her secret. She’s not afraid to enlist help. Neighbors help with rides to...
June 5, 2017 by Kathy Ferguson Litton | Flourish - Ministry Wives
Every relationship in life is built on a foundation that cannot be ignored. This foundation affects your marriage, family, work, ministry and your ability to connect with your community. It is also is critical element in all areas leadership and creating influence. It is a basic competency that...
June 1, 2017 by Re'na Garcia | Flourish - Ministry Wives
My husband and I are partners in ministry. We are both called to full-time ministry, and we both love to serve. In ministry, we have had to wear a lot of hats. We are expected to attend every service and even be early. Generally, we are also the last to leave. I often find myself busy with basic...

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