Category Archives for Leadership

Fall Leadership

  Hello everyone!  Fall is now if full swing here in Alabama.  We are still having hot days, beaches, homemade ice cream, watermelon and swimming fun.  I love it.  I have always loved spring and summer in that order, and this year fall has been just another summer!  BUT, I love God and my family more! 

  Life is all about priorities and the older I get, the more I realize that.  There are a lot of things that I can’t do anymore that I once did, and my life has taken on a reprioritization these last few years.  I must put the important things first or they will not get done.  Have you heard about the woman who began her day with a list of things to do and as she began to do them, she got distracted by another task that she wanted to do?  By the end of the day, she was exhausted and had not completed anything!  I find myself there a lot, so I  have committed to do the important things and complete them before I become distracted with minutia (unimportant stuff). 

  God gave me the gift of leadership and He probably did you or you wouldn’t be reading this blog.  Leadership is taking the initiative to encourage others to accomplish something.

  Examples are scout leaders, military leaders, team leaders and spiritual leaders.  If you have been given a spiritual gift of leadership, you will want to lead a group to do something;, maybe a women’s ministry,  a children’s ministry, a senior citizens ministry, a bible study ministry or any other type of ministry that you can think of.  

  WIGS is here to help you with whatever ministry you choose to serve in.  We have tools that can help you start a group, find funding for your group, grow your group or anything else that you need us to do to help with.

  Please tell us what you want to do and what you need.  We would love to be a part of your ministry and help others grow in the service and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Simply  reply to our website or our Facebook page and we will respond quickly to help you get started.

  We are hoping to have an online class soon to explain what WIGS is and what we do to help others.  That is our founding goal, to help other women become the best that they can be doing whatever God has called them to do.  There is even a book on the way to accompany the course with tips and suggestions to help more.

  We are so excited that you may become a part of this wonderful ministry and work hand in hand with us to serve God while serving others.  Together, we can accomplish so much more than any of us can by ourselves.

  Won’t you contact us and take the next step of commitment to grow your ministry into the plan that God has for you.  You never know how far God will take you until you step out in faith.

  We will be praying for you as you prepare to join us on this wonderful adventure.  

     Hugs, Margie

Leadership, June 2019

Hello everyone!  Summer has come to Alabama and it’s only June!  We have been sweltering already and the hot part is yet to come!

We have been talking about the Seven “F” words to my Legacy for the past three months.  We looked at Faith, Family and Friends.  Now “Mama’s Legacy”  has been published and you can read about the other four “F” words  (Fitness, Finances, Fun, and Future) in the book because we are changing topics this month.

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The Seven F’s in my Legacy for Leadership

I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to some warm weather and also the time change!  It will be good to wake up and it be daylight. 

I pray that you have renewed your love with Jesus Christ in this month of “love”!  During March and following months, I would like to share my Seven “F”s of my Legacy that I am leaving to  my family who follow me.  I believe that they are applicable to all of us and especially to those of us in leadership positions.  I have listed them in my order of importance:

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Take my Hand in Leadership

It has already been such a wonderful year, getting to meet new members and spending time in fellowship and fun.  There were a lot of new friendships made at the Cheaha Baptist Church last month when they hosted us for brunch.  The food was great, and the ladies were just amazing.  We ended the meeting with our annual Jewel Ceremony that was so very special.  Hope you made it and if not, keep checking the website for the next event.

The overarching theme of WIGS for 2019 is “Take my hand”.  WIGS is offering to “take you hand” in any way that you need or want us to do.  We will “take your hand” in leadership and help you get a small group started.  We can help grow your small group if you already have one and give you tools and creative ideas how to energize the ladies that you are already working with.

Have you been praying about God’s will for your life?  Have you already identified your spiritual gifts that He wants you to use in ministry?  Do you have a plan of action in place to begin or continue the ministry that you have already begun or want to start?

These are all questions that you need to ask yourself and once you get the answers, let WIGS “take your hand” and help you at whatever level you are.  We would love to share ideas and ministries with you that will help you not to reinvent the wheel.  So many of us have been where you are now and would love to mentor you as you move forward for the Lord.

Philippians 2:2-4

2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

Paul encourages us to be likeminded, loving one another and others.  We can together to get so much more accomplished.  It’s simple mathematics…………if just one lady does one service for one month, than one service gets done. If one hundred ladies do just one service for one month then, one hundred services get done and one person isn’t worn out completely.  In most cases, only a few women do most of the work all of the time.  Just think what could happen if we all took our share.  We could change the world that we live in.  WE really could!!!!!

The clock is already ticking, and time is wasting.  Let’s commit to do it.  Let me know when you are ready.

Together in God’s service, Love each of you, Margie

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Are You Ready to Lead?

Are you ready to step out of your comfort zone and into a leadership position?  2019 can be YOUR year to lead.  If you are already a leader, what about taking it up to the next level?  My favorit cartoon movie of all times in “UP” and one of the best lines is “Adventure is out there”

There are opportunities everywhere for leaders to succeed with small groups.  You can lead:

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Make Things Happen

​What a wonderful idea!  But how do we make things happen, especially when we already have so many things happening.

Good news!  Making things happen doesn't have to be hard or time consuming.

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Welcome to WIGS!

Hi. This is Margie Winnie once again to talk to you about WIGS®, Women In God’s Service.  We have tried to answer your questions and explain just how WIGS works.  It is a call to action for women’s groups to join together and serve the Lord with other communities of women who are doing the same thing. There is such a force of power when we join:  kindred hearts, kindred minds and kindred fellowship together with a common goal ahead of us.

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Time Management

Hi there.  Here we are almost through June.  I don’t know about you but time is racing by at warp speed.  Seems like we just took down the Christmas decorations and we are halfway through the year.   Time…………we don’t have enough of it do we?

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