BOW’s short, free conversational videos from experts are designed to help grow your leadership skills. Link here to browse them all.
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You, as a Leader
Mommies & Ministry Series
Are you balancing family and ministry? This series includes three topics that provide wisdom for your challenges as a mom. Or access the podcast versions: Boundaries for Moms in Ministry, Protect Your Kids’ Privacy and The Myth of the Biblical Superwoman.
You Are on God’s Team Series
Do you feel ill-equipped, unprepared or inadequate to serve? See how God used three women in new and surprising ways and wants to use you, too. The podcast episodes of God Uses Your Story, God Uses Your Availability and God Uses Your Gifts have been posted as well.
Asking Powerful Questions Series
Would you like deeper relationships with your friends, small group, children, or co-workers? Jill Williams, licensed coach, provides practical skills to do so. All episodes are available as podcast episodes: 1-“The Want To, 2- “The Framework” and 3- ” The Tools.”
– with Jill Williams
Download either Framework for Fostering an Environment of Collaboration or Asking Powerful Questions Resources
You’ve heard of burnout, but you’re unsure of what it is and how to avoid or overcome it. Dr. Michelle Pokorny’s short video series provides answers. You can access the podcast episodes also: Part 1–The Burn, Part 2–On the Brink and Part 3–Beating Burnout. Don’t miss the resource download below.
The state of the American church suggests that our discipleship models need reworking. The first three videos of this series can be accessed below, or listen to the podcast episodes of Nika Spaulding’s A Theological Perspective, Debbie Swindoll’s A Spiritual Formation Perspective and Elizabeth Woodson’s A Church Leader Perspective.
Leadership Lessons from the Life of Moses
Jodie Niznik, author of Choose: A Study of Moses for a Life that Matters, shares lessons from Moses’ life in this 4-part series. You can access the episodes on our podcast: God’s Call, God Knows Best, Point People to God and Tempted to Accommodate.
–with Jodie Niznik
Millennials: The Good, the Bad, and the Ministry Series
Maybe you’ve heard bad reports of Millennials or don’t know how to relate to them in the church. Nika Spaulding discusses them with Kay in our free series Millennials: The Good, the Bad, and the Ministry. You can listen to the first three episodes on our podcast: Identifying Them, Ministering TO Millennials and Ministering WITH Millennials.
Fight Right Series
Understand the nature of conflict, God’s way through it, and how allowing for the differences of others helps avoid it.
–with Oletha Barnett
Fight Right Resource
Series focused on Leaders: Empowering Leaders to Strive & Thrive through Conflict
Sexual Abuse and the Church
Mary DeMuth, author of We Too: How the Church Can Respond Redemptively to the Sexual Abuse Crisis and The Most Misunderstood Women of the Bible: What Their Stories Teach Us About Thriving, joins BOW Ministry Team member Kelley Mathews to discuss how we as the church should respond when a victim shares about sexual abuse. You can also access it on our podcast.
Diversity of a Different Kind
Leading Toward Racial Reconciliation Series
Grow in understanding of the racial divide and how we can each help. Watch the videos below, or download/listen to the podcast episodes What is White Privilege, It’s a Gospel Issue or Reconciliation 101.
Beginning the Road to Racial Reconciliation Series
All believers can take healing steps toward our brothers and sisters. Connect to the videos below, or download/listen to the episode: “Where to Begin,” “Evaluating and Listening,” “Do’s and Don’ts” and “Empathy not Sympathy.”
The Forgotten Ones: Singles and the Church Series
Elizabeth Woodson shares insights from her leadership experience with singles about what ministry to this demographic is, what it should be, and how to get there.
– with Elizabeth Woodson
It’s Time for a RelationSHIFT Series
In light of #metoo and #churchtoo, how do we move forward with men and women working together? Dr. Jackie Roese discusses the issues in this short 3-part series.
– with Dr. Jackie Roese
Navigating Speaking Engagements
This series helps both the event coordinator and the speaker navigate speaking engagements. The first and second episodes, Questions for Potential Speakers (podcast) and Is this Speaker a Fit? (podcast) are designed to help the one searching for a speaker. The third episode As a Speaker, Do I Accept this Event?” (podcast) looks at the speaker’s part in the decision. Finally, “Growing as a Speaker” provides practical help for those who speak and teach (podcast).
Casting Vision Series
Vision is essential when God calls you to something big. This free three-video series will help you with the basic principles, best practices and process.
– with Debbie Stuart
Meetings That Work Series
Do you want to lead great meetings? Watch our three short videos on what to do before, during and after the meeting to make your time productive and enjoyable.
– with Claudia McGuire
Seek Volunteers More Gifted Than You – Lessons in Leadership
Kat Armstrong explains the importance of recruiting very gifted volunteers.
– with Kat Armstrong
Be Strategic for Effective Ministry Series
Effective ministry depends on strategic planning. This very practical free 3-video series will help you prepare, plan, and proceed with implementation. Or download or listen to the series on our podcast: 1-Prepare, 2-Plan & 3-Proceed.
– with Claudia McGuire
Choosing Trustworthy Resources Series
With today’s proliferation of resources, leaders must carefully choose what we offer to others. Nika Spaulding provides helpful guidelines for biblical discernment. Part 1 “The Problem, Part 2 “Sorting Through Competing Voices”, and Part 3 “Determining the Central Truths of our Faith” are available on our podcast.