Dear Lucy Leader … Speaking in Front of a Group

Dear Lucy Leader,

I was recently chosen to serve as the Christian Life leader for our local group. Help! I’m not good at speaking in front of people. Can you give me some tips so I feel more comfortable when I’m leading the devotion or Bible study?

Tongue-tied in Tallahassee

Dear Tongue-tied in Tallahassee,

Sometimes God’s plan for us requires us to step out of our comfort zones. It sounds as though that is what you are being asked to do. Know that you are not alone. Many people are afraid of speaking in front of people! Know that the audience is there to support you. But more importantly, God will be with you as you speak. There also may be a woman in your group that can help mentor you.

LWML has resources that will help you. Past LWML President Linda Reiser has a great video that offers many suggestions for speaking. You can find the video at The video begins with an example of what not to do — so don’t stop watching it too quickly.

May God bless you as you joyfully assume your new position!

Lucy Leader


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