We Are Disciplemaker Moms: An Introduction

*Beep*Beep*Beep* My husband’s 6:30 am alarm goes off, and he rolls out of bed to start the coffee pot. Monday mornings are rough. I’m already nursing the newborn – almost nodding off in the rocker – and almost like clockwork the toddler starts crying to be let out of his room (nearly an hour before he is “supposed” to come out – thanks “OK to … Continue reading We Are Disciplemaker Moms: An Introduction

Is he a good “Yoke-Sharer”?

It’s SPRING! It’s a few weeks past Valentine’s Day! It’s relationship time on campuses all over the world!  Supporting women in relationships is one of the joys of being on the campus. How many meetings have you had in the last few weeks where a girl has spilled the beans about a crush, a date, a deepening friendship, or an impending proposal? I just LOVE … Continue reading Is he a good “Yoke-Sharer”?

In Her Own Words: An Interview with Beth Shank with Nav Church Ministry

Linnette: Today, I am so excited to introduce you to Beth Shank who serves with our Navigator Church Ministry (NCM). Beth and her husband James have four kids: Matthew (12), Zachary (10), Eliana (8), and Jeremiah (6) and currently reside in Colorado Springs, CO.   Hi Beth, introduce yourself to our group. Beth: My name is Beth Shank and I have been married to James … Continue reading In Her Own Words: An Interview with Beth Shank with Nav Church Ministry

Helping Our Kids Gain a Heart for the Nations

By Linnette Bachman As a child, I rarely considered God’s heart for people in other Nations. Whenever I didn’t want to eat my dinner, I was told about poor starving children elsewhere in the world. I wished I could ship them my green peas. As I have grown in my relationship with the Lord, He has given me a heart for the Nations. Reading missionary … Continue reading Helping Our Kids Gain a Heart for the Nations

What’s Next? 4 Development Opportunities for Staff Women

By Deb Proctor Ten years ago I was eating lunch with my supervisor in California. I had recently been promoted to Nav Rep. As we discussed my desires for development for the next school year he shared something with me that has forever changed the way that I think about my development. He said, “Deb, your development is your responsibility!”  His approach was very thoughtful … Continue reading What’s Next? 4 Development Opportunities for Staff Women

Practically Investing in One: Getting Back in the Saddle After Having a Baby

By Linnette Bachman Before Andrew was born I closed out all of my 1-on-1 relationships with women. I connected new older women to the younger women I was meeting with so they could continue having someone invest in them. I talked with the woman who had been investing into me about taking 6 months off. I wanted to have time to adjust to baby number … Continue reading Practically Investing in One: Getting Back in the Saddle After Having a Baby

Top Ten Tips for Navigating STPs with Kids

 By Linnette Bachman (This post originally appeared in April 2015)         At my first STP I remember bringing my 6 month–old to Navnight each week.  Strolling her in the back of the room, desperately trying to get her to sleep, a wise older staff woman said, “Linnette, you need to go home and put your baby to bed!” It was a landmark moment in my life–I realized I was still trying to fit in the … Continue reading Top Ten Tips for Navigating STPs with Kids

Post it Note Parenting: Adjusting our Dreams for our Children

When my oldest was still very young, I recognized that she has a lovely singing voice. I was ecstatic! I am a singer too! I’m all about oratorios and acapella groups and art songs! I was so excited and proud and like any good mama – I started to plan out her musical future. When we moved to Champaign, I signed her up for a … Continue reading Post it Note Parenting: Adjusting our Dreams for our Children