How do you respond when you meet resistance to using your gifts as a female Christian leader? What about when you face criticism and challenges to what God has called you to do?

What to Do When You Meet Resistance, Criticism, or Challenges as a Female Leader

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All of us will experience resistance, criticism, and challenges as Christian leaders. It’s how we respond and handle these situations that really matters. 

In this episode of our Summer Throwback Series, you’ll hear from several of our past guests and find out what they have learned in these situations. Plus, you’ll receive practical wisdom that you can apply in your own life as a leader.


Featured Guests on this episode:


Key Quotes from this throwback episode:

  • “That ambition, that drive, that achiever in me is not all bad. I just have to find the part of it that God is forming and reforming, and not be afraid of it… but to completely shut it down is to not steward that gift that God has given me.” – Jenni Catron
  • “If I am looking for affirmation or value or approval for anything outside of [God’s love], then I’m going to struggle.” – Esther Littlefield
  • “When you are in the middle of the situation, you are aware of things and options and the nuances that not everyone else will be aware of… the most important thing is: if God has called you, you have to go.” – Tembi Secrist
  • “If you are letting other people’s criticism or feedback define you, you’re not going to get anything done.” – Jenny Randle
  • “These are my 2 anchors: I want to be honest about myself and what I’ve done without bragging, and I want to be honoring where I’m not usurping or putting anyone down.” – Kadi Cole
  • “Go where you are celebrated, not where you are tolerated.” – Dr. Shannon Polk
  • “We are doing spiritual warfare in the realm of ideas, and we have to realize that people are going to hate that. We have to see everybody as Jesus sees them, and hope that there’s something we can say that will soften or diffuse so that they can hear what we have to say.” – Alisa Childers


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