Resources by Allyson Todd

Allyson Todd is an associate editor and intern for women’s initiatives at For The Church. She holds an undergrad degree from Midwestern College, a dual major in Christian Ministry (missions emphasis) and Humanities. Todd is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Midwestern Seminary where she works full time as Office and Event Coordinator for Student Life, and is a member of Wornall Road Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO. Her ultimate desire is to continue learning more about the Word of God and equipping women to make disciples. You can follow her on Twitter at @_allysontodd.

Oct 24, 2016

Women's Roles and The Great Commission by Allyson Todd

I have sadly heard it said to me, “Well it’s great that you’re learning a lot about God and want to share it, but be careful not to go outside of what God has commanded women to do!”

Jul 27

The Tight Grip of Jesus by Allyson Todd

Once we were grafted in, there was not, is not, and can never be any possibility that we do anything but remain in Him.

May 22, 2017

The One Who Treads the Waves by Allyson Todd

I can rest assured that my powerlessness to determine my future makes room for me to trust God who is most powerful.

Feb 19, 2016

The Gospel for Cynics and Scoffers by Allyson Todd

Far too many of our conversations are about why one church is the best in polity, or how a specific kind of music, preaching style, discipleship model, major, leadership training program, or missions agency is superior to all others.

Apr 19, 2017

The Former is Not The Forever by Allyson Todd

Why, O Father, must I endure this cycle of repentance in hard-heartedness forever? 

May 23

The Fearsome God, Our Friend by Allyson Todd

Jesus was trampled by the wrath of God on our behalf. 

Nov 16, 2016

The Beauty of Telling Your Story by Allyson Todd

To tell my story is to tell of the faithfulness of God.

Mar 20, 2017

Tale As Old As Time by Allyson Todd

The gospel is the ultimate "tale as old as time" because we get God.

Sep 20, 2017

Remember Whose Name You're Wearing by Allyson Todd

Christ brought his own petition of a perfect life and signed it in his blood so that the Highest name of all could be given to the lowest of us. 

Aug 22, 2016

Our Blanket-Fort Kingdom of Weakness by Allyson Todd

No amount of building that I do in my blanket-fort kingdom will last.

Jun 14, 2017

No Lesser Women by Allyson Todd

Since we all bear God’s image, we should affirm and celebrate every kind of personality He has designed. 

Jan 24

Living As Those Who Are Lacking by Allyson Todd

Marriage is not sufficient for life and godliness. Jesus is.

Feb 28

Life In His Ways by Allyson Todd

Jesus kills our sin so that He can fill us up and give us life. 

Mar 28

Kill Your Dogmatism by Allyson Todd

It isn’t wrong to have strong opinions. It is wrong to hold so tightly to these beliefs that we dismiss and destroy our neighbors.

Jul 26, 2016

How My Special-Needs Sister Teaches Me to Trust God’s Heart by Allyson Todd

One of the most formidable things that shaped who I am today is my sister, Amanda. She is now 21 years old, reads more books than I do, just graduated high-school, and has Down's Syndrome. And she is a means by which God has taught us to love him more.

Feb 6, 2017

How Journaling Combats Sin by Allyson Todd

Journaling is not an end in and of itself; the end is to look to and live by the cross.  

Apr 27

He Hears Our Every Whisper by Allyson Todd

The listening, loving, inclined ear of God is a gift that flows from the gospel.

Dec 20, 2017

Expect Hope by Allyson Todd

Hope came at an ugly price - the God-man slain for heinous crimes He did not commit. 

Jun 29

Dear Beloved Christian Men by Allyson Todd

I want to tell you what God sees when he looks at you, why I love you, and how I hope to encourage you in the midst of our cynical culture.

Feb 27, 2017

Beware of Ministry Shaming by Allyson Todd

If we strive to build up one another in our ministries and tune into other people’s feelings, we can help the body of Christ feel unashamed for the call given to them by God.

Aug 31

Beauty Brings Rest by Allyson Todd

It is a holy endeavor to stop and smell the roses so long as the rose is not the ultimate object from whom we seek rest.

Aug 16, 2017

A Beautiful Union For Broken Hearts by Allyson Todd

Even if we don’t feel like God hears us and struggle with doubt, we know that we belong to Jesus.

Sep 28

4 Encouragements To Live A Vulnerable Life by Allyson Todd

Trust that God is at work in your heart, and vulnerability is good because He makes it good.

Nov 29, 2017

3 Ways to Love Women Without Children in Your Church by Allyson Todd

Remind women without children that they have everything they need for life and godliness in Christ.

Oct 18, 2017

3 Ways To Love Moms In Your Church by Allyson Todd

If you know women with children in your church, you’re called to love and serve them. 

Oct 31

3 Reasons To Ask For Help by Allyson Todd

God, in his forever patience, humbles me over and over again and reminds me of my need for help from Him.