Dear Lucy Leader … Leading During a Pandemic
Dear Lucy Leader,
How do I lead during this coronavirus pandemic?
Dear Panicked Pam,
God has chosen you to be a leader at this particular time. God has called you for such a time as this.
So, what do you do? First – and most importantly – make sure that you are connected to the Leader, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Go to Him in prayer often. Spend time in the Word. Fill your head with Christ-centered music.
Connect with the women you are blessed to lead. Use any means possible. Send texts. Post comforting words and Bible verses on Facebook. Make a video of yourself so your women can see your face. Use your Twitter account. Make video calls so you can see each other in real time. Send cards or notes to those who don’t have electronic forms of communication. (There are Heart Blessings cards that you can download from LWML at www.lwml.org/posts/free-resources/heart-blessings-cards to send.) Make phone calls asking how they are doing. If you have the resources, ask them what they need.
Engage in Bible study with your women. You may do this together using electronic platforms or you may do this individually, keeping each other accountable and sharing what you are learning. You can find a list of downloadable LWML Bible studies at www.lwml.org/program-helps-bible-studies.
Give the women opportunities to serve. The women will feel better when they are helping someone else. Download and color cards for Phil’s Friends. Send a card to your pastor and teachers in a nearby Lutheran school. Impress upon the women how important it is to pray – even if they cannot do anything else – prayer is of utmost importance. They may want to keep a prayer journal or a written prayer list.
God has chosen you. He will not let you down!
God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling (Psalm 46:1-3).
Praying with and for you,
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Lois Teinert, Chairman
Leadership Development Committee
2019-2021 LWML Leadership Development Committee Members
Lois Teinert, Chairman
Marie Chow, Vice President of Organizational Resources, Advisory