Being the wife of a pastor or an elder is a joy—and a challenge. These devotional meditations encourage and equip wives of church leaders by pointing them to the Word of God for refreshment and counsel. Whether you are new to being a pastor’s or elder’s wife or have been in that role for decades, the truths in these pages will speak to you amid the complexities of ministry life and testify that the Lord is unfailingly good.
Megan Hill is the author of Praying Together, an editor for The Gospel Coalition, and a regular contributor to Today in the Word.
“Megan Hill knows the joys and challenges of being a pastor’s wife, and she lovingly points us to the Savior as we serve and love our husbands and our churches. Hill serves as a trusted friend as she speaks to the myriad of circumstances that a pastor’s wife encounters. This devotional is a gift to pastors’ and elders’ wives everywhere.” — Courtney Reissig, elder’s wife; author, Teach Me to Feel: Worshiping through the Psalms in Every Season of Life
“If you’re the wife of a pastor or elder, let me encourage you: read this book. Partners in the Gospel is full of wisdom, insight, compassion, and perspective. These daily devotions by Megan Hill will remind you of the truth, offer sympathy in the struggles, and refresh your heart as you walk alongside your husband in ministry.” — Melissa Kruger, pastor’s wife; author; director of women’s initiatives, The Gospel Coalition
“I am glad to recommend Megan Hill’s Partners in the Gospel to any woman whose husband is in ministry. Not only are its contents highly relatable, but its application is both challenging and encouraging. It will remind you of what is true, then help you to apply that truth to your everyday life.” — Aileen Challies, elder’s wife
"Having been both a pastor’s daughter and a pastor’s wife, Megan Hill has had a close-up view of the ministry role of the wives of pastors and elders. It is from this vantage point that she suggests there is “something else” that makes the role of a ministry wife different. With real-life illustrations, Megan explores the joys and challenges of life in the local church. Partners in the Gospel is a user-friendly, fifty-day devotional book designed for the busy ministry wife. Visit the book for a moment, or take time for an extended stay. Either way, you will gain an understanding and refreshing friend in Megan." — Anne Harley Duncan, teaching elder’s wife
"As tempting as it may be to gift your pastor’s or elder’s wife with a flowery coffee mug or another potholder with a proverb, give her something more helpful and lasting. Give her Megan Hill’s book Partners in the Gospel. Each concise and thoughtful reflection addresses a joy or challenge unique to pastoral ministry, offers a corresponding word of biblical encouragement, and presents an opportunity to personally reflect, pray, and act on the good news of the gospel. Give your pastor’s or elder’s wife a gift that lasts by giving her one that strengthens and equips her to stand firm in the faith. " — Lindsey Carlson, church planter’s wife; author, Growing in Godliness: A Teen Girl’s Guide to Maturing in Christ
"Megan Hill’s devotional is beautifully and clearly written. Deeply rooted in Scripture, Megan explores the themes of heart, home, church, and community, highlighting the joys and challenges in each. She is brutally honest about the life of service that is filled with rejoicing, sacrifice, and, on occasion, disappointment. Particularly helpful is the way she connects reflection and prayer with a call to action at the end of each chapter, always pointing to an expression of love for our Savior and thankfulness for the salvation we have in him. Though written primarily for the wives of pastors and elders, congregants too ought to read this, so that they might know how better to pray for those helpmeets sacrificially laboring alongside their elders and pastors." — Catriona Trueman, teaching elder’s wife