Wednesdays Are For Women: Finding Friendships

Pastors’ wives (PW) and women in ministry are incredible sources of wisdom and creativity as they use their gifts in leadership and service. I highly value their insight, faithfulness, and diligent labor. That’s why I’m hosting Wednesdays Are for Women. Each week, we’ll hear from a different PW or ministry leader and gain her perspective on God’s activity on her ministry team, her local church, or the issues facing church leaders today.

Today, I’m continuing a series of video interviews with PW’s from the Velocity Conference.  Dive in.

Life in the ministry is so fulfilling.  Just think about it.  We have a front row seat for all that God is doing in our churches.  We get to read the emails about the life-change people are experiencing.  We have the privilege of praying with and for the people God has entrusted us to lead.  And, to top it all off, we have the added bonus of knowing that our leadership will have an eternal impact.

Yet, even in the midst of fulfilling work come struggles.  Challenges.  Obstacles to overcome.

At our recent Velocity 2012 Church Planter’s conference, two of my friends grabbed a flip cam and tackled this topic.  Amy Bloye (West Ridge Church in Hiram, Ga) interviewed Lori Wilhite (Central Christian in Vegas) about one of her struggles as a Pastor’s wife.  Take a look:

Interview with Lori Wilhite from Tricia Lovejoy on Vimeo.

Thanks, Amy and Lori, for sharing. Finding friendships with other PW’s has been incredibly beneficial in my life, too.  Several years ago, I discovered Lori’s site, Leading and Loving it, and man, oh man, God has used it to bring new friends into my life.  I have friends across the nation that know my heart, share my journey, and understand my role.  And, I understand theirs.

The road of ministry has a few speed bumps along the way, but friendship doesn’t have to be one of them.  Connect with a few other PW’s, open yourself up to accountability, and find ways to invest into each other.  God designed us to be relational – with Him AND with others.  So, get busy finding some new friends!

Your life will be better because of them.

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