There are so many wonderful things going on in the church world. Praise and worship is growing in Jesus. Sermon content is more hope-filled than church-bashing. Our people are increasing in picking up on where to serve more effectively; how to implement their gifts.
But, one thing really encourages me greatly and that is getting to be in groups where women pray with the men. What a treasure of God being held at bay because women aren't permitted to pray when men are present. If it's one's conscience that they cannot be in a mixed prayer group, then I respect it. For me, a new world of God broke open when I got to hear the hearts of women in prayer.
Our Sunday night small group is a prayer group. We meet to pray. No songs. No study; just prayer. The women make it live.