LifeWay's Chris Adams retires as 'true champion for women'

 
Although she was a young mother of twin girls with a fear of public speaking, Chris Adams became a women's ministry pioneer in the Southern Baptist Convention. After 22 years of training leaders as the women's ministry specialist for LifeWay Christian Resources, Adams retired in February from a role that God began leading her toward 30-plus years ago at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas. As she navigated motherhood, Adams gained a desire to share with others the wisdom that ...

FIRST PERSON: God's mission and women's ministries

 
I'm plagued with a burden that I've played it too safe. And what's even more dangerous, I fear I may have led others to play it safe as well. The heaviness was fueled as I sat on a dirt floor listening to 15 Asian women -- one by one -- tell how they had shared the Gospel. Each said something like, "I shared the Gospel with 15 people in my village, eight of them followed Christ and one was healed of demon ...