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  • Pastors' wives speakers address ministry challenges

    by Shannon Baker, posted Wednesday, June 13, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Kathleen Murray
    DALLAS (BP) -- Amid growing awareness of difficulties women often face in ministry, speakers at the 2018 Pastors' Wives Conference reminded the audience they are God's "beloved" amid ministry that can be both "brutal and beautiful."

    Lisa Harper

    Calling this week a "momentous convention," Lisa Harper urged ministers' wives to "stand, even when expected to sit, with strong conviction and soft hearts."

    "Misogyny or not, we all have to go back to what it means to be beloved," said Harper, a popular speaker and author of "The Sacrament of Happy" and "Job: An Unlikely Story of Joy." Harper is also mom to Missy, whom she adopted from Haiti in 2014. Read More

  • Pastors' wives urged to be 'brave,' engage culture

    by Shannon Baker, posted Tuesday, June 20, 2017 (one year ago)

    Be "brave" in sharing God's truth to those outside and inside the church, especially in the face of today's increasing intolerance toward Christianity, said several speakers during the 2017 Pastors' Wives Conference. Read More

  • 'Lean into culture,' speakers urge pastors' wives

    by Shannon Baker, posted Tuesday, June 14, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Burdened with a changing culture and apparent declining in Christian influence, the women who shared the stage at the 2016 Pastors' Wives Conference urged their listeners to pray, lean into the culture and personally get involved in reaching their communities.

    Anne Graham Lotz, executive director of AnGeL Ministries, headlined the June 13 event in the Marriott Majestic Ballroom prior to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in St. Louis. Read More

  • Prayer for Abedini urged at Pastors' Wives Conf.

    by Lisa Falknor and Tammi Ledbetter, posted Monday, June 22, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Bill Bangham
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (B) -- At a time when her husband is being silenced, Naghmeh Abedini told Southern Baptist women she wants to be a voice for the Gospel.

    Since 2012, American pastor Saeed Abedini has been serving an eight-year prison sentence in Iran because of his Christian faith. It's one of the worst prisons in the world, his wife said: "In three days, they've executed 50 people." Read More