WRITINGS & RESOURCES
AT THE TABLE PODCAST
In collaboration with the SBC Women’s Leadership Network, Jacki hosts a podcast called “At The Table” where she has the privilege of sharing the stories of women leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention. From how to get started on your ministry journey to how develop and thrive as a leader, Jacki and her guests highlight the work and mission of women all across the globe.
Learn more and connect with other women leaders in the SBC at SBCWomen.net.
ARTICLE: WHAT WE LEARN FROM EVE OUR FIRST MOTHER
Mother’s Day is filled with a mix of emotions and it can often be confusing to know how to approach it. From grief, to anger, to sweet celebration we can find ourselves wondering how to approach such a sensitive day with both tenderness and honor.
In my book, The Calling of Eve, I learned so much from the beginning pages of God’s narrative and his creation of the first mother Eve. We learn from Eve’s creation in chapter 2 that she is made in the image of God alongside Adam. They are unique to the rest of creation and in their uniqueness God says that “it is very good.” We also see that she is distinctly made from man. She is formed from the rib instead of the ground. The Hebrew word used for her formation is similar to the word ‘built or fashioned’ instead of the word used for Adam’s creation which means ‘to form’ like a potter and clay. Yet in her distinction.....
ARTICLE: MINISTERING WELL TO THOSE WHO ARE HUTRTING
In this last week I have seen a young mom lose her child at 20 weeks, a mother of two left by her husband for another woman, and a friend hurt by her church and questioning if she can attend church again. It seems that no one made it through these last few years without incredible loss and pain, and as ministry leaders we are often the ones who God uses to be the first steps toward healing. From the loss of loved ones, to financial strains, to divorce decisions, we carry the brokenness of hurting people and it is imperative that we do so with grace, honor, and wisdom.
As you and I navigate these hard and heavy conversations, here are couple things to remember as we are ministering to the hurting.....