It’s a new year, and if you’re anything like me, your calendar is already starting to fill up. The beginning of a new year often generates lists of all sorts of opportunities and aspirations that people hope to realize by the end of it. For leaders, investment in their own development is often high on that list. However, as we know, developing yourself as a leader doesn’t happen automatically. It happens when you take intentional steps towards opportunities that will help you sharpen your skills and abilities as you lead. As you make your plans for 2022, make sure to pencil in some virtual leadership training that is super accessible and just a few clicks away!
The first virtual training to add to your calendar are You Lead Webinars. These are based on our popular You Lead events held throughout the country each year. You Lead Webinars invite Lifeway Women trainers, along with other special guests, to share their wisdom on a variety of topics. Each month, you’ll have an opportunity to spend an hour with us as we dive into topics like a “Personal Leadership Growth Plan,” “How to Handle Criticism,” and “Volunteers—Recruiting and Retaining.” Check out the opportunities available to you here!
The next virtual training we have is a tool called You Lead Virtual. You’ll be able to purchase this product on March 1, 2022. For only $25, you will receive amazing teaching from our Lifeway Women Trainers that includes 8 breakouts (video and audio) and a downloadable PDF notebook. You will have access to these videos for a whole year! Some of these topics include: “Ministering in the Digital Age,” “Not in Full-Time Ministry? How Your Secular Work Glorifies God,” and “Sabbath Rest.” Whether you decide to spend a whole day with your women’s ministry team watching these videos and then discussing the content or cuddled up on the couch under a warm blanket and watching one video by yourself, it’s completely up to you!
Forum Virtual is our last digital leadership training event of the year! This takes place from November 10–12, 2022. You have the option to either watch it live during those days (and maybe win some giveaways, wink wink) or watch it later—you choose whatever works best for your schedule! At Forum Virtual you will gain spiritual refreshment sitting under the teaching of today’s top ministry leaders and authors, refocus your heart by worshiping virtually alongside hundreds of women who are in the trenches of leadership along with you, and learn a wide variety of leadership skills and strategies through personalized breakout sessions led by experienced leaders.
I’m always amazed by how quickly a year can fly by. I think many of us live in a whirlwind formed by playdates, errands, work commitments, and church activities, and one day, we look up to find that stores are somehow already putting out Christmas decorations again. Instead of looking back at the end of the year and wishing you would have allowed yourself more time to invest in your own leadership, I want to encourage you to schedule that time today.
Sometimes, the most powerful step you take is the first one. We hope you’ll take that step with us.
Catherine Inman is the Event Project Coordinator for Women’s Leadership Training Events at Lifeway Christian Resources. Prior to her current role, she served as Girl’s Ministry Director at Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, TN and Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, GA . She also was a missionary in Europe, Africa, and Asia serving in various ministries. Catherine is passionate about biblical literacy and equipping women to reach their full potential in Christ. She aspires to minister to ladies, while cultivating rawness and vulnerability. Catherine enjoys spontaneous road trips, conversations with friends over a cup of coffee, spending time exploring nature, and watching sports!