In this post you will find my honest opinion on a Christian business women’s community I am part of, it’s a She Works His Way Membership Review.
Before I begin with all the in’s and out’s… I recommend this membership site.
Now that you know what I think, let’s dig in. A few months ago on Instagram, I came upon a ministry for Christian women in business called She Works His Way. I was intrigued and started digging around the site. An affordable membership for Christian women with regular live trainings and a no-nonsense type of attitude? Well, I’m in!
A few weeks later the membership offered one of their Academies (more on that later) and it literally changed my life.
It changed both my personal and professional lives.
I am not getting paid for this post and have no dog in their fight, but I’m telling you, I feel clear while working and clear while Momming and I want to dig in to all the reasons (and only one reservation!) that I think a She Works His Way membership is beneficial.
What She Works His Way Membership Is
She Works His Way offers business training to Christian women. Why does it matter if you’re Christian or not? Because priorities, goals, and the means to achieve them are often different depending upon your values. This training is first Biblical and then Business, and seeks to help you run your business with integrity you’d be proud of. Also, they’re both pastor’s wives (or were) so they offer a lot of insight in practical terms.
The membership was founded by Michelle Myers, a successful businesswoman in her Beachbody business and her clothing line business among others. Somer Phoebus, the executive director, has had multiple successful brick and mortar businesses and is currently also a pastor’s wife. They constantly use practical examples from their own lives which bring a level of depth to their training.
Point of Interest: Last week they gave a call specifically for pastor’s wives in business and how to manage both roles when they intersect and get messy.
A She Works His Way Membership Review
Here I’m going to lay out what you get, what seems to work well, and *who* exactly I believe this is best for. I’m in no way affiliated with their management nor was I asked to write this, but after having recommended them to quite a few people I wanted to put my opinion in one place.
What Do You Get?
Essentially, She Works His Way delivers their content and value through live training and written content. You can purchase 1 on 1 consulting or spots in a quarterly class (with a good discount) as a member, but their monthly training is via live video and recordings. I’ve never yet managed to get to a training live, but I do watch the records when I’m able. You usually have around one month to six weeks to catch up before they’re removed from the site and I’ve found that’s plenty of time.
Who Is Is *Best* Suited For
After having listened to a wide range of topics, I do think their trainings are well suited for pre-beginners, beginners, and early intermediate business owners. The ladies themselves are clearly experts, but the trainings do not go greatly in depth and I believe that is reserved for consulting packages with them, etc. Even so, I always get great encouragement, inspiration, and Ah Ha moments even though I already do/know much of what they teach.
Additionally, as the founder is highly successful in her MLM, a lot of the off the cuff wisdom and advice applies to many members who are also in MLMs. So this includes advice about using social media, how to be authentic, gain clients, etc. If you are a run o the mill blogger as I am, some of this advice is less applicable. That said, I can tell they have much more experience and knowledge than I do and that they’re carefully curating what they share based on where they feel the majority of their members are at.
What Are the Topics Covered
The topics cover a wide range of subjects with a great many of them falling under the realm of leadership. This may be leadership of your team, in your home, in your ministry, etc. I don’t have a large “team” and those who I do work with do not work “for me” they work “with me on certain aspects of my business. Still, this is great for those who are looking to take their business from more of a one woman enterprise to something greater that reaches more people.
Classes have included creating a mission and vision statement, how to work with partners and as a team, how to be more productive, how to do the essentials and stop the rest and know the difference, and much more. Basically, the bones of things a business owner needs to consider and work out. The topics are interesting and often divine timing for me. I will literally be thinking about a subject and see that a training on it is coming up!
What is the Commitment
The commitment as I write this is $9 per month. I feel this is a great price point that allows you to utilize the training and not feel obligated to put hours in each month. I was once member of a $49 per month membership site and at that price point I simply had to pause because I wasn’t able to spend hours each month digesting the material that made that price point worth it for me.
How Does it Help?
The reasons I value this membership site are as follows: identity, inspiration, encouragement, kick in the pants, vision, and a sense that my business serves a greater purpose. I like identifying myself as a Christian business owner, not simply a girl trying to earn a buck. I feel regularly motivated by the way they do business, the stories they share, etc. that I feel a fresh source of creativity in my business.
Additionally, the talks are very no-nonsense. Michelle does not mince words or beat around the bush and it’s refreshing in the super easily offended world we live in today. They just say it how they see it and this appeals to me.
One Point that I’m Not Sure Of…
I must be honest about this part. Michelle and Somer repeatedly say that the point of every business is to bring glory to God and that if you have a business it’s a ministry. I am not sure if it’s a matter of semantics or terminology, but I don’t agree with this. As a mom of 5 who is currently the primary breadwinner, the overarching reason I show up to work every day is to provide for my family. This is not only NOT selfish or wrong, it is a righteous reason (1 Tim. 5:8).
Only those who’ve never worried about money can gloss over its importance in a family’s everyday life. I think calling every business a ministry is just churching it up. Some businesses are businesses. Paper towels don’t glorify God. WordPress plugins or apps don’t, in themselves, glorify God. They just are.
You are in business to earn money.
You may donate it all to charity, you may tithe a huge amount, you may share Christ with those you work with, those you work for, and anyone in between but you work on your business day in and day out because your goal is to earn money. Because it is a business. I think that is okay. If you are not there to earn money it is not business. I’m not sure how this is debatable, but there you have it. I often get the impression from them that having a goal of earning money is somehow wrong, that the only reason you’re in business should be to glorify God. To me, that is just hyper-spiritualizing something natural.
Just because a Christian does something, doesn’t mean it’s spiritual.
I know many missionary women who have businesses that are NOT ministry related… why? So they can support their family ministry. Their business is to earn money. Their ministry is to glorify God. Sure, that business therefore ends up providing for them to glorify God but you see how murky this gets? Sometimes, my friend, business is business. The End.
All that said, I hear that their hearts in the matter are we shouldn’t be prideful and selfish and money grubbing and doing anything we need to do to earn a buck because we are idolizing money. I think their words are spiced with the sobriety and caution Christian women should have toward important things. They are clearly not prioritizing money over God’s Kingdom and you can tell based on what they say that they are willing to lay down money in order to do what they feel is ethical and right.
One Reservation to Address…
I would leave this out completely, but when recommending this membership to a friend the other day she said *this* was the exact reason she hadn’t joined previously and I’ve heard this elsewhere as well so… I think it warrants pointing out. Let me try to see how to say this without being offensive or flippant…
There is a lot of mega church jargon going on.
I’ve gone to quite a few mega churches in my time so don’t send me hate mail, but if you are international or go to a church very different than a typical mega church, you may be turned off by the jargon. I don’t want to get into details but having lived in quite a few countries and attended many (non mega-church) churches I am aware the expressions, ways of talking about certain aspects of Christianity and Jesus, and certain attitudes of the mega church can be a real turn off. It can feel very “American,” in a negative way.
To that I say, as much as I can without personally knowing the ladies, they clearly have a heart for God, for one another, and for the ladies in the membership. They regularly ask for input, pray for others, and seek to be authentic and real as they are able. The training is sound and the leaders are worth of respect.
All in All… Should You Join?
All in all, I feel this is one of the best $9 I spend each month on my business. She Works His Way is a consistent source of inspiration, accountability, vision, and practical tips for me. I highly recommend!