The Pastor's Wife

2012 The Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference


What is the role of a pastor's wife—piano player, Bible study teacher, hostess extraordinaire? In this 59-minute session from the TGC Women’s Conference, Karen McCutcheon from 9Marks Ministries leads Kristie Anyabwile, Adrienne Lawrence, and Keri Folmar in a panel discussion about the joys and challenges of being a pastor’s wife.  


How would you define the role of a pastor’s wife? Did this session change your perspective? Why or why not?
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Kristie encouraged us to journal or record evidences of grace in our lives and ministries. How might this help you, pastor’s wife or not, grow in gratitude and perseverance?
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The panelists agreed that ministry is always busy. How do you most effectively manage busy schedules and demands on your family’s time? What does margin look like in your life?
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What did you learn in this session about how to best love and serve your pastor and his family? What can you do to encourage them this week?
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Though no two pastor’s wives serve the same, they all have one thing in common: a desperate desire to see the grace of God at work in their own lives and in the life of their churches. May we free them from expectations and serve them as sisters.


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