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May 6, 2019

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with Kristie Anyabwile about what to do when church gets hard. We ran the gamut on what kind of stuff makes church difficult and why it’s important that we press in, even when it’s challenging.

Kristie is a pastor's wife, mom, Bible teacher and author of His Testimonies, My Heritage: Women of Color on the Word of God, which will be released in September. She works with the Charles Simeon Trust as the Associate Director of Women's Workshops, helping to equip women Bible teachers. She joyfully supports her husband of 27 years, Thabiti, as he pastors Anacostia River Church in Washington, DC.



What Is a Healthy Church Member? by Thabiti M. Anyabwile

The Compelling Community: Where God's Power Makes a Church Attractive by Mark Dever

Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus by Mark Dever

Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change by Paul David Tripp



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  • Use 3-5 words to describe your personal experience with church over your lifetime.
  • What would it look like to engage in church while working through the things that can make church hard?
  • How can you exhort and encourage those in your circle to engage in church when it is hard?
  • How have you seen God’s provision for you through hard times? What role did the Church play?
  • How have you seen God use your pain and hard times to minister to others?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?



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