- To increase your confidence in being a ministry leader as you establish a biblical plan of action to deal with tough critics.
- Practical tips to turn rejection into acceptance.
- To embrace your unique calling and writing style.
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How to Handle Tough Critics
Does criticism sometimes make you want to resign from ministry? Or do you find thoughts of retaliation turning you into a person you don’t recognize?
Anyone who is in ministry will face opposition and criticism from time to time. Someone won’t like something you’ve written, spoken or how you organized the last women’s breakfast. With years of experiences dealing with tough critics, this lesson from Lysa TerKeurst will empower you to:
Increase your confidence in being a ministry leader as you learn to establish a biblical plan of action to deal with tough critics.
Understand how to manage the pain of criticism so you can stay authentically engaged and joyous in the ministry tasks at hand.
Navigate with humility and grace the part of the criticism that might be something you need to improve upon without letting it tear you down.
SUCCESS or FAILURE? Let’s redefine these words.
Our opinion of success and failure can make the difference between giving up and pressing on in our writing. In this lesson Lisa Allen will help you create flexible definitions of success and failure that will keep you moving forward in your writing project and get you across the finish line.
Turning Rejection Into Ongoing Publication
If you’ve ever had an article or book proposal rejected by a publishing company, you understand the meaning of “rejection blues.” But rejection can actually work in our favor if we keep the right perspective. Suzie Eller has published hundreds of articles during her writing career, and in this lesson, she shares how that rejection letter may actually be an invitation in disguise. Each rejection letter has the ability to teach you how to be a better writer. Suzie shares how to turn those rejections into ongoing publication.
Dealing with Rejection
This lesson was filmed directly after the release of Lysa TerKeurst book Uninvited. The topic of rejection affects all of us. Lysa shares insight from her journey through rejection and will inspire you to keep pushing through with confidence.
Conversation with Lynn Cowell
Lynn Cowell is a member of the Proverbs 31 Speaker and Writer teams and the author of several books. In this lesson, Lynn talks about her book, Make Your Move: Finding Unshakable Confidence Despite Your Fears and Failures and explores how confidence-in-question keeps us from boldly experiencing what God intends for our lives.
When You Feel Like a Pre-Beginner
Stepping in to God’s call to write can be overwhelming. Everyone else seems to know where they are going and how to get there. This lesson is for those of you who don’t, and are wondering what you got yourself into. Our Executive Director of Communications, Glynnis Whitwer, knows what it’s like to wish there was something for the pre-beginner and therefore created this lesson for people who feel they are. She’ll review some basic questions to ask yourself, discuss some common vocabulary and help you develop a plan for getting started writing.
Talking Back To Self-Talk
“It’s not what you are that holds you back, it’s what you think you are not.” – Denis Waitley
Can you relate to that statement? For many of us, what we believe about ourselves is a product of how we talk to ourselves. This self-talk can either hold us back as writers or propel us forward.
In this lesson, Lisa Allen brings together two experienced blog writers: Melissa Taylor, Director of Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies (OBS) and Nicki Koziarz, speaker and writer for Proverbs 31 Ministries. Each of these ladies have often struggled with talk and share wisdom and encouragement about how to talk back to negative self-talk so it doesn’t become a hindrance in your writing.
The Confidence a Calling Requires
Has your writing ever been impacted by your confidence or lack thereof? In this lesson, Lisa Allen unpacks six great ways to cultivate the confidence your calling requires. You will learn the difference between worldly arrogance, confidence, and godly confidence.
Humility, Hunger and Hustle
Leadership matters. And especially to those who are managing themselves as it relates not only to writing, but also the process, disciplines and key habits that allow each of us to move things to the finish line, while maintaining creativity and authenticity in the process.