Paige, you have made such a significant contribution to the lives of so many people through the events ministry you have lead. I have attended several of your events and each one has significantly impacted my life. Thank you. We have worked together for many years at LifeWay. Tell our readers a little bit about your journey as a person and at LifeWay.
One challenge working in this ministry of managing events for Adults at LifeWay is the constant need to balance both “walking by faith” and “not worrying about tomorrow” with planning a strategic ministry business plan to build and market the events God has entrusted to us. These 8 years working in Christian events, I have learned that God is always before and behind us. He wants our trust but he knows we have to forecast and budget. Whatever we do, we always “commit our plans” to Him and trust Him with the work that results.
Another challenge my team and I face since we are on the front lines of ministry is to always be on our spiritual toes and stay connected with the Lord. The spiritual warfare around our events can be intense at times so we pray consistently over our events.
2. What are you up to with LifeWay Women?
LifeWay Women is cooking these days and we have our hands in so many projects. We are excited about all that is going on around Priscilla Shirer. Last year we launched LifeWay Women’s first ever “Talk show” format Web show with Priscilla as host. She has many special guests and covers a variety of topics for women such as singleness, sexuality, stress, and marriage. Each show has a foundational message of faith, encourages honest conversation and helps women with how to respond to these issues as a Christian woman. The show has been so fun to build and is gaining momentum. Priscilla also has her national Simulcast coming up on April 5th and her Bible study on Gideon is proving to be an inspiration to women’s groups across the country. Another big release on the horizon for lifeWay women is Beth Moore’s new study that is launching May 1, 2014. It is called Children of the Day and is based on 1st and 2nd Thessalonians.
3. What or who currently inspires you most?
I am privileged to get to work at LifeWay among some of the most incredible women I have ever met. They inspire me daily. But my own mother is my greatest inspiration. When I was 4-years-old I can remember being strapped in the back of our old green station wagon, “the green bean,” as she ran “meals on wheels’ to shut ins. She is still taking meals on wheels at 75-years-old. She is the greatest servant I know and I aspire to one day be the sacrificial giver of time and friendship to the broken and forgotten that she is.
4. What are you reading right now?
It doesn’t sound very exciting but I am currently reading Theories of counseling psychotherapy: A case approach by Nancy Murdock. It is required reading for my current class in my Masters program. I am currently pursuing a Masters in Christian Counseling at Liberty University.
5. What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
I am a person of somewhat simple faith. One of my favorite verses (and I have many), that keeps me on track in whatever the situation, good or bad, is Proverbs 3:5-6 which says “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths” (HCSB). There is so much in life that we do not understand and this verse always re-centers me to trust God no matter what happens. I believe it is okay to question but when answers don’t come immediately, I can always “lean not.” A current verse I am loving right now is Hosea 6:3. The older I get the more I want to know Jesus. Hosea 6:3 says “Let us strive to know the Lord. His appearance is as sure as the dawn. He will come to us like the rain, like the spring showers that water the land” (HCSB).