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3 Leadership Lessons From An Unlikely Leader

Tucked away in the Old Testament book of Judges is an amazing story of an unlikely prophet and judge who lead the nation of Israel. Deborah is the only female to have ever led the Israelite people, and she is known as one of their most noble leaders. As both prophet and judge, Deborah exercised complete religious, political, judicial, and militaristic authority over the people of Israel. She was essentially Israel’s commander-in-chief. The  ...

Featured, Leadership, Ministry

Thriving As A Woman Leader In Today’s Church

After several years of studying how God has used both men and women throughout the history of Christianity, I discovered that the Bible has many examples of strong, godly women who achieved amazing breakthroughs for God and His Kingdom.  My surprise was that no one had ever told me how God significantly God used women as leaders throughout the Bible. Here are just a few examples: God appointed Deborah as judge of Israel. Co-workers of Paul,  ...


Dream BIG

Someone once said, “Any dream God puts in your heart will be much bigger than you.” Most of us start out with big dreams, but people and circumstances whittle those dreams down to size. We reach adulthood, and we voluntarily trim our dreams to manageable proportions so we won’t be disappointed. I believe God is the author of big dreams!  Several years ago, God gave me the dream of writing a book which addressed women and leadership in  ...

Featured, Leadership

Church Leadership: 5 Steps To Thriving As A Woman Leader In the Church World

More women are taking on roles of leadership in the church now than ever before. The history of Christianity is full of examples of strong, godly women who achieved remarkable breakthroughs for the kingdom of God. Judges 4 tells us that God anointed Deborah as judge of Israel, gave her wisdom and prophetic counsel, and granted a 40-year period of peace as a result of her effective leadership. In Acts 18:24-28, we read that a skilled preacher  ...

Faith, Leadership

Remembering the Journey

Every story – whether a book or a movie – has what are called plot points.  These are pivotal moments in the story that send the character on a different path.  Those moments ultimately define the character and the direction of the story.  Writers tell us that we need these plot points because if nothing ever happened in the story it would be pretty boring.  And sometimes – the character might not even realize the moment  ...

LifeQuest Church

On Mission at LifeQuest Church

Stepping through the door, you might think it’s an old movie theater complete with marquis lights.  But when you walk into the auditorium you will hear awesome music along with an exciting and upbeat atmosphere!  We are not your typical church!  “No Perfect People Are Allowed.”  Our mission: to increase the traffic to heaven by creating life changing communities.  Countless hours are put in each week to make a place for those far from God to  ...