Ministry. There's nothing else quite like it. That's why I love getting face-to-face and knee-to-knee with other ministry wives and peppering them with questions. How do you do this? How do you handle that?
That's also why I frequently write about being a ministry wife: I know I'm not the only one with more questions than answers. Certainly, I'm not the only one struggling to get it right.
Ministry is simply not something to go at alone. We need other women beside us who are working through the complexities and joys of ministry, we need to learn from their successes and mistakes, and we need the encouragement from others who understand what it's like to be in ministry.
Although ministry is not something to go at alone, many ministry wives feel alone and isolated by their role. They desire to be faithful, but they also crave soul-nourishment and encouragement.
I am just such a ministry wife, and perhaps you are as well. Let me walk with you. Let's do this together.
I have written about my own experiences in ministry on my blog for years. I've compiled them into this ebook, Partners in Ministry: Help and Encouragement for Ministry Wives. Written for women serving in any variety of ministries (in established churches, in church plants, on the mission field, in ministry organizations) and in a variety of roles, the book is meant both as a resource and an encouragement. So you know that in what you're feeling and what you're experiencing you're not alone.
The ebook is divided into six parts, each part packed with essays that both speak to the heart and offer practical help for ministry:
Lessons Learned in Ministry
The Ministry Wife's Role
Helps for the Ministry Wife
When You're Hurting, Tired, or Discouraged
Friendship and Ministry
Specifically for Sundays
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About the Author
Christine Hoover's work has appeared on Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, and Incourage. She blogs to encourage ministry-minded women at www.gracecoversme.com and is the author of "The Church Planting Wife: Help and Hope for Her Heart" (Moody 2013).