God calls all women to some level of leadership. Yet seeing yourself as a leader, discerning what one is meant to do, and navigating one's role as a woman and leader can be a challenging task. Drawing on the wisdom of 40 years of ministry, Bobbie Houston helps all women to discover their specific purpose and divine calling in Stay the Path. She shares the truths and experiences that have kept her and her husband, Brian Houston, on course, on point, and focused on the path before them. Readers will be able to recognize and believe in their unique gifts. Packed with personal stories, helpful advice, and leadership strategies for women, this book will challenge readers to claim their God-given potential and lead with confidence, poise, and grace.
About the Author
Bobbie Houston is the author of The Sisterhood and, together with her husband Brian, is the founder and Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church. Bobbie also founded The Colour Sisterhood foundation in 1997, a worldwide movement of women united to make a difference and make the world a better place, which sponsors conferences, Sisterhood projects and initiatives. She and her husband have three grown children and live in Sydney, Australia and Orange County, California.
Our friend Bobbie Houston is a wordsmith, and as such her book Stay the Path is at once poetic and prophetic. Each page of this captivating read is an invitation to weigh your life in the eternal balance and lead as the One we were told to follow would. Pastor Bobbie's dearest desire is to see men and women, young and old, finish the course that God has laid out for them in wisdom and strength. —John and Lisa Bevere, Founders of Messenger International, and bestselling authors
Life is a daring adventure full of opportunities, obstacles, challenges, disappointments, and victories. We each have our own lane in this race we are called to run; Stay the Path by Bobbie Houston provides a powerful, practical, and inspirational road map on how to navigate the endless twists and turns of life so that you can fulfill your God-given destiny. Wisdom gained over decades of faithfulness, steadfastness, commitment, and tenacity is precious and priceless, and I'm grateful that Bobbie has penned these pages. She shares her journey with grace and strength, and champions us all to run our race and to finish our course. This is a book that I will keep on my bookshelf and refer to over and over again. —Christine Caine, founder of A21
In every generation God gifts us with those who see the big picture of what He is doing in our world. Pastor Bobbie is one of those visionaries. Not only has she walked out her calling with faithfulness, tenacity, and trust, now she shares that journey with us. God is on the move! —Sheila Walsh, Bible teacher and bestselling author
We all need someone encouraging us who is just a little ahead on the journey, and my dear friend Bobbie will be that someone for you. I have been friends with Bobbie for over twenty years and have watched her live out her faith with such genuineness. Step-by-step she has been faithful to walk the leadership path she has been entrusted with. In Stay the Path, using her friendly yet poetic communication style, she describes challenges and victories, and at the same time gives us the practical how-to we all need as we walk the journey God has trusted us with. This is an inspirational as well as practical leadership guide. You might just need to get one for a friend too! —Holly Wagner, pastor of Oasis Church, and author of Find Your Brave
"Every time Bobbie speaks, she paints a prophetic picture of the church, and as church leaders we are grateful for her voice to be heard through this book."—Judah and Chelsea Smith, author and pastors of City Church Seattle and Los Angeles, on The Sisterhood
If leadership is defined by the influence you have on another, then Bobbie Houston is at the top of her game. Her longevity and credibility as a leader is only surmounted by her passion and focus to see heaven come to Earth through the extraordi- nary love of Christ in ordinary people. Stay the Path will give you invaluable insight into her miraculous journey of godly leadership. —John Maxwell, #1 New York Times bestselling author and leadership expert
This is a very powerful message, rooted in biblical principles, that every believer can benefit from, especially with the current issues and circumstances we are facing around the world today. I'm excited to see how God is using Bobbie Houston to help strengthen Christians in their faith. —Joyce Meyer, Bible teacher and #1 New York Times bestselling author
Bobbie is an inspiring leader who has not only written but lived out the reality of 'Staying the Path' in every aspect of her life. I highly recommend this book to anyone who desires a lasting vision for their life and ministry. I have no doubt that you will be greatly encouraged by her genuine love for the church and for God's precious people. —Joseph Prince, senior pastor of New Creation Church and international bestselling author
With simplicity and relatable warmth, Bobbie shares some of the challenges and experiences that shaped her life as a woman in leadership at Hillsong Church. Stay the Path will tug at your heartstrings and challenge you to create strong- holds that will help you have unshakable faith in the face of adversity. —Kay and Rick Warren, founders of Saddleback Church