Parker Ministries

Equipping women in ministry to serve their church and community. Dr. Barbara Parker is the founder of A Woman's View & Parker Ministries.

Dr. Barbara Parker is a consultant and teacher with a passion to help others discover a life of Christ-centered meaning and purpose. "I love working alongside leaders to bring out their best. Providing a fresh perspective can bring new energy and encouragement as well as focus to both experienced and emerging leaders." For more information go to In 2005, Barbara was called to start a prayer ministry and founded United in Prayer, a community prayer group for DeSoto, Texas. That ministry later grew into First Tuesday which meets monthly in churches to pray for local governments, businesses, and churches. From 2007 to 2013 she served as the Director of Women's Ministry at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Cedar Hill, Texas. She is currently serving as a Leadership Consultant with the Dallas Baptist Association. She also remains active in women's ministry so she can speak to you with a fresh voice of someone who has experienced many of the same challenges you do in ministry. Barbara has a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of North Texas, a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Dallas Baptist University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Christian Education Advanced Track degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Mission: We support women by providing leadership development, ministry to and by women, as well as defining methods to reach our community. This ministry provides workshops, small group studies, and personal consultations to help others grow in their faith.

The Covid-19 pandemic and now civil unrest has changed our landscape for the foreseeable future. But a change in direction doesn’t mean stop, it just means pivot! Move forward and see where the Lord is leading you as we all discover our next steps.

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[05/24/20]   In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. — Psalm 5:3

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Carey Nieuwhof

As many churches went online for the first time and everyone made digital their default, the long debate about whether online church is ‘real’ or not is settled.

And even if it’s not settled theologically (a few still have questions and objections and always will), it is settled practically.

Of course physical gatherings will return with joy as restrictions lift (don’t ignore the probability that the restrictions will lift partially and gradually), but to think that the world will suddenly go back to 100% physical when people have experienced digital is highly unlikely.

In the future church, if you care about people, you'll care about digital church.

The Problem with Group Gatherings

When we get our groups together are we really building community? Group gatherings. Some groups forego them altogether. A group member in Albuquerque, New Mexico, recently approached me at the end of a workshop I led at the state’s annual evangelism conference. S…

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today - Mormon Tabernacle Choir

“He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.'” Luke 24:6-7

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square present "Christ the Lord is Risen Today" in Lyra Davidica 1708, lyrics by Charles Wesley, arranged...

Imagine you’re watching Jesus hang from the cross. The only way He can breathe is by pushing Himself up using the nails in His wrists and ankles.

As the day draws to an end, He musters what little strength He has left to pull Himself up again so that He can cry out: “My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?”

If we’re being honest with ourselves, we’ve all probably had moments where we’ve asked God, “Where are You in this? Why have You forsaken me?”

How should we respond when we find ourselves in situations where we feel alone, anxious, or forsaken?

The words Jesus spoke on the cross were actually taken from Psalm 22—a prophetic lament written by King David. In many ways, this Psalm is about Jesus, but it also provides us with three action steps we can follow when we feel alone:

1. Be honest with God about how you’re feeling.

Relationships start with being real. So if you’re feeling forsaken by God, tell Him that. Ask God your questions, and prepare your heart to hear his answers.

2. Give God glory anyway.

Our feelings don’t change the fact that God is worthy of being worshiped. In fact, it’s often through worship that we discover the cure for our worry. When we focus on who God is, our perspective eventually shifts—even if our situation doesn’t.

3. Remind God of his promises.

Throughout Psalm 22, David basically tells God, “I know who You are. And since You’re always true to character, deliver me like You’ve delivered Your people before me.” Reminding God of his promises is not only an act of faith, but it also helps us remember the faithfulness of God’s character.

Ultimately, God’s faithfulness was personified when Jesus was crucified. Jesus willingly suffered alone on the cross so that we could experience eternal companionship with God. Jesus is the prophetic fulfillment of Psalm 22. And, because He endured separation from God, we never have to.

Take a moment to reflect on Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice for you.

Pray: Jesus, thank You for rescuing me from eternal separation from You. It’s because You willingly endured separation from Your Father that I never have to. Today, help me to pause and reflect on the magnitude of Your sacrifice, and to give You the glory You rightly deserve. No matter what I’m feeling, You are always worthy of my worship. So today, I choose to worship You. In Jesus’ name, Amen

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LifeWay Recommends | Studies without Videos - LifeWay Women All Access

We know many of you gather in church meeting rooms or cozy living rooms for a couple of hours each week to study God’s Word together. But Bible study isn’t a one-size-fits-all commitment. If you can’t meet for more than an hour or if you’re between small groups and studying alone, choosing studies without videos may be your best option. What matters most is that you’re finding time to dig deeper into Scripture and grow closer to God. LifeWay Women Recommends | We're sharing 6 Bible studies to reach for the next time you need to forego videos. Bonus, we're including 3 Bible studies with FREE videos!

She Leads: A Summit for Women in Church Leadership A talk by Kayra Montanez

Istoria Ministries

“From Alma Hunt to Paige Heard; from Hazel Brannon Smith to Sheri Klouda, Southern Baptist women have used their gifts to encourage God's people.”

Every Southern Baptist who loves Jesus and believes the Bible needs to understand that the crisis over "the role of women" in the SBC is a self-made crisis that need not happen. This issue is a third-tier doctrinal issue not worth separating over.

Gifted Women in Leadership and the SBC in 2020 A blog on theology, history, and culture


Can’t attend IF:Gathering in Dallas or at an IF:Local this year? Maybe you’re traveling a lot for work right now or you can’t find childcare. Whatever is keeping you from joining us in person, we want to bring IF:Gathering to you. Purchase our IF:Gathering Digital Streaming Access for $25 and tune in live + have access to stream it all for a whole year. Watch it from the airport, stream one talk a day during naptime, or put it on the T.V. while you workout. And it’s only $25 for access for a year, but the price goes up on February 7th, so don’t wait!

3 Destructive Approaches to Ministry We Must Avoid | Facts & Trends

Fake it 'till you make it, right? These harmful ministry practices inevitably cause us to neglect the relationships that matter most, our emotional well-being, and our spiritual health.

Dallas Baptist Association Women

The annual Sunday School & Small Group Leadership Conference will be February 22, 2020 at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Cedar Hill, TX. There is no cost and no pre-regiatration is required. Women's track speakers include Thelma Wells (Mama T) and Kori Smith. For more information contact Barbara Parker, DBA Women's Ministry Specialist at [email protected].

The annual Sunday School & Small Group Leadership Conference will be February 22, 2020 at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Cedar Hill, TX. There is no cost and no pre-regiatration is required. Women's track speakers include Thelma Wells (Mama T) and Kori Smith. For more information contact Barbara Parker, DBA Women's Ministry Specialist at [email protected].

Wow, four weeks into the FP4H study and finding this to be true. We are our own worst enemy. For some the battle is food, for others sex, drugs, or their sin of choice. When you give in to the desire and afterwards say"Why did I do that?" Well, you did it because you put yourself into a position of temptation! If you don't want to eat cookies at 9:00 PM then don't have them in the house! If you don't want to watch porn then put a block on your computers. We all make a choice of who we really want to obey. Who are you following? Self or Savior?

Kim Crabill and the Roses and Rainbows ministries

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What Can We Learn from J.K. Rowling’s Tweet on Transgenderism? - LifeWay Voices

This post takes a serious turn but it’s one we need to consider. "We can celebrate our embodied existence as a good gift from God." - Nancy Pearcey

Women's Roundtable (Cedar Hill) - Southern Baptists of Texas Convention

Have you registered for the SBTC Women's Roundtable? It's March 31 from 6:30-8:30 PM at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Cedar Hill, TX. See you there! Roundtable conversations will present new ideas and solutions between women’s ministry leaders. The goal is to build support for women’s leaders in smaller churches and make them aware of resources to...

"Watch therefore, for you do not know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming." Matthew 25:13


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"The Banner of the Cross" - Written by Civil War veteran Maj. Daniel Whittle

"You have given a banner to those who fear you, that it may be displayed because of the truth." - Psalm 60:4

Major Daniel Whittle fought for the 72nd Illinois Infantry at the pivotal battle of Vicksburg and marched with General Sherman through Georgia. If anyone knew about "marching on", I'd say it was him!

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"Good stories are entertaining, but great stories are defining. The Exodus defined the Jewish people, and the Passover lamb led the way.

Does this Passover story just entertain you, or does it define you? Has it reshaped your heart and your life?"

Follow along with today's Advent devotional.

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