A collaborative effort between the Center for Leadership Excellence and the Commission for the Status and Role of Women, Encouragements are monthly emails written by women in ministry for women in ministry with the intent to encourage and offer for suggestions for how women in ministry can support one another. The full archive of Encouragements since its inception in June 2019 are available below. If you would like to be added to our email list, sign up here.
Two days ago, we entered the season of Advent. For me, one of the most poignant Advent texts is the account of Mary’s visit to Elizabeth. Both women are experiencing unusual pregnancies and Mary seeks out the companionship of her mature kinswoman. Filled by the Holy Spirit, Elizabeth speaks strong words of encouragement and blessing over young Mary.