Did You Miss the Top Blog Posts of 2019?

The books are closed on 2019. Ready or not, we’re looking at a new year and a new decade. File away the highs and lows of last year’s leadership because we’ve been handed a clean slate. 

As I pick up the chalk to begin charting a fresh course, I’m thankful for the slew of leadership lessons I learned along the way. Perhaps you, too, can relate to experiencing a few missteps and hard knocks that serve as a reminder of how much farther we all have to go. But more than anything, I’m humbled that God can use me at all and that He continues to grow each of us through the power of His Spirit and the Word. 

Here on the Leader Connection blog, we love being a part of your transformation by providing practical, relevant, biblical content. I know you want to lead well with a right heart and right motives (me too!), so it’s worth taking time out to read and share the top blog posts of 2019. You’ll notice emerging themes on transparency, hope, disappointment, discipleship, perseverance, the Word, and prayer. It’s good stuff! You can expect more helpful articles just like these in 2020.

Fellow servants of the Lord, here’s to the next twelve months of “grow[ing] in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen” (2 Peter 3:18).

2019 Hall of Fame Blog Posts 

#1: “How Transparent Should a Pastor’s Wife Be?” by Christel Humfrey

Love requires us to soften our protective barriers.

#2: “Pastor’s Wives Need Discipleship, Too” by Nikki Daniel

Sure, all Christians need discipleship. But how does the pastor’s wife fit in?

#3: “There’s Hope When You’re Disappointed in Ministry” by Leslie Bennett

An honest look at why leaders struggle with disappointment and honest answers for reclaiming hope.

#4: “Am I a Life-Giving or Life-Taking Leader?” by Leslie Bennett

What if we thought of leadership not as having a seat at the table but as serving the table?

#5: “How to Inspire a Love for the Bible” by Jean Wilund

Many women feel powerless to change their lukewarm love toward the Bible. Let’s help them learn to treasure it.

#6: “How to Breathe Life into Small Group Prayer” by Maresa DePuy

Eliminate the boring, ineffective prayer meeting.

#7: “Anna: A Model of Ministry Perseverance” by Leslie Bennett

If you need inspiration to keep going in ministry look to Anna as a model.

#8: “Prayer Is the Key to Successful Ministry” by Crickett Keeth

A successful ministry is not about numbers; it’s about changed lives. And God changes lives through prayer.

#9: “A Prayer for the Start of a Ministry Year” by Christina Fox

When a new ministry year rolls around, the best way to start is on our knees.

#10: “Nothing Left to Give” by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

We were made to be spent for the glory of God and for the good of others.

#11: “Should I Be Building My Own Platform?” by Shannon Popkin

As influencers who want to exalt Jesus, not ourselves, how should we approach platform building?

#12: “Why We Must Stop Squashing Women’s Stories” by Leslie Bennett

Every single story has worth and can be used by God. Is your ministry a safe place for women to share their stories?

Solid Gold from 2018 (and the most read blog of 2019!): 

How to Lead a Dynamic Prayer Meeting” by Leslie Bennett

With a few simple tips and practice, you'll be surprised that leading corporate prayer isn't nearly as intimidating as you once thought.

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About the Author

Leslie Bennett

Leslie Bennett

Leslie Bennett served as a Director of Women’s Ministries for a dozen years prior to joining Revive Our Hearts in Women’s Ministry Initiatives. She is also the content manager of the Revive Our Hearts' Leader Connection blog and editor of two ebooks: Women’s Ministry Leader Survival Guide and 10 Truths to Set Leaders Free.

The Lord captured Leslie’s heart for biblical womanhood and revival at the national True Woman conference in 2008. Since then, she’s been spreading the message of how a woman’s femininity adorns the gospel wherever God sends her. Spend a few moments with Leslie, and you’ll catch her passion for the Word, prayer, revival and discipleship. She and her husband Mac live in the S.C. Lowcountry where she loves drinking sweet tea and encouraging women to treasure Christ above all.

Contact Leslie at LBennett@ReviveOurHearts.com