Resources by Michelle Eagle:
Michelle Eagle Michelle currently quarterbacks the Discipleship Ministry at Harpeth Christian Church in Franklin, TN. Prior to joining the ministry team at Harpeth, Michelle was a Physician Assistant working with HIV infected mothers and their children in Jacksonville, FL. After a family move to TN in 2008, Michelle began volunteering in the home groups ministry at Harpeth which led to a staff administrative position. A lot of experience has been gained over the years and she takes great pleasure in coordinating and educating home group leaders, as well as matching church members to groups. Much of her experience has been gained through supporting women while they work the 12 steps of Celebrate Recovery. Michelle finds great joy in helping women grow in their relationship with Christ.
Prayer & Fasting: Real Life Theology with Renée Sproles Renée Sproles sat down with Michael Eagle, co-author of “Prayer & Fasting,” and his wife, Michelle. Together, they discussed the spiritual benefits, as well as the difficulties you may have while fasting for a purpose. They also gave guidance on…
A Surprising Spiritual Benefit of Fasting: Preparation for What’s to Come We experience a major spiritual benefit of fasting even if God answers no to what we’re praying and fasting for. Through fasting, God prepares us for what’s to come. Fasting should be a journey. Perhaps the fasting journey starts out of obedience, or out of what “seems like a good idea,” or a mentor suggested... Michelle Eagle
Thinking about an Extended Fast? Lessons Learned from My Gen Z’er My daughter is 21, a Gen Z college student at a very large, secular, state university. She was raised in the church and is a critical thinker, soon to graduate as an engineer. She has been trained to solve problems, told to think critically, and to question everything, including the faith she was raised in.... Michelle Eagle
God Is the Healer of Your Wounds One of the many names of God is Jehovah Rapha, which means “the God who heals.” In Hebrew the word rapha means to make whole, to completely mend and repair. Throughout history people have walked around with gaping wounds in their hearts. People cause wounds to one another, making decisions which inflict pain on themselves... Michelle Eagle
Church Leader, We Are So Thankful for You Dear friends, If you’re a church leader in 2020, wherever you have served, it has been a tough year. Well done. When we think of you, these words of Paul come to mind: “We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father...
On Gender and the Bible: Practical Advice by Complementarian Women for Local Churches (Part 7) “Change is at the heart of leadership because a leader’s job is to take people from where they are to where they need to be. You can’t do that without ushering in change.” –Carey Nieuwhof. For those who have followed this series of articles over the past weeks, you know that Renew upholds gender complementarity...
Exile: The Perfect Word for Our Situation We are experiencing a time of exile. If you are like me, as a church staff member, I’ve been trying to get my head around where the church & our community is right now. What is the biblical term to explain the sense of loss, and unsettledness which is causing a lack of peace, and... Michelle Eagle
Embracing the Truth about Your Adoption I’ve discipled many women that were struggling with their identity in Christ. Many times we work through Neil T Anderson’s book Victory Over Darkness. He describes how we, after the fall, are born physically alive, but Adam and Eve were born both physically and spiritually alive. This created a oneness with God. So, God created mankind in... Michelle Eagle
MacArthur, Moore, and Gender Bullying. It comes in all shapes and sizes, and sadly it occurs between siblings in the family of Christ. We are brothers and sisters first, and we are not loving each other well when we make disparaging quips about one other. We are speaking, of course, concerning the recent remarks by John MacArthur about Beth...
Fasting: A Surprising Journey into Joy Growing up, we were Christmas and Easter pew warmers and that was only if we didn’t have family in town. When I was in high school, my mom and I attended more regularly, but I never remember hearing anything about fasting, at church or at home. If someone had told me that they fasted for... Michelle Eagle
Rip Current I’m a native Floridian, so when northern kids were learning how to survive if you got stuck out in a snow storm, we were learning how to get out of a rip current at the beach. I’m sure those in the Midwest were learning about tornado safety or what to do if you got stuck... Michelle Eagle
Grace as a Bop on the Head in the Middle of the Night I’m writing this in the middle of the night as God is convicting me of my lack of perseverance in many areas of my life, both spiritual and personal. It comes after a challenging evening in my marriage, nothing serious, just the fruit of a busy day and a lack of grace and patience for... Michelle Eagle