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 the Assistant Director of Events 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.

Aug 14, 2019

Your Prayers Won't Save You by Allyson Todd

God’s character is as honest as we can be in our prayers. Our quest may feel endless but our God is not. 

Dec 18, 2019

Wounding Our Friends by Allyson Todd

Hurtful words are only good if they are selfless words, driven by love. 

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 22, 2019

Women's Ministry For The Church by Allyson Todd

We do not want to avoid equipping women just because it can be hard.

Feb 26

When I Don't Like God's Answer by Allyson Todd

I deceived myself and thought I had the right to question God, to turn my back and scoff at Him, the Creator of everything.

Mar 30

We Will Still Feast by Allyson Todd

 Do we only recognize that this virus has taken comfort from us? Or do we also look to Jesus and see that He has given us a great gift? 

Oct 23, 2019

We Are Not Omni-Anything by Allyson Todd

All our longing for God-likeness is only wrong when we strive for it in and of ourselves.

Jul 27, 2018

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.

Mar 29, 2019

The Quietly Poured-Out Life of Lilias Trotter by Allyson Todd

We should slay the lurking thought that obedience to God should give something other than Christ.

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, 2018

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. 

May 29, 2019

My Flooded Soul by Allyson Todd

This is where I am - covered by water and desperate for God’s help every moment to truly believe this flood is a gift.

Jan 24, 2018

Living As Those Who Are Lacking by Allyson Todd

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

Jun 19, 2019

Like A Bird In A Thunderstorm by Allyson Todd

My current struggles weigh as much as a feather while the weight of God’s glory is incalculable.

Feb 28, 2018

Life In His Ways by Allyson Todd

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

Mar 28, 2018

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, 2018

He Hears Our Every Whisper by Allyson Todd

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

Feb 4

Handle With Care: A Book Review by Allyson Todd

Series: Book Reviews

If we can reframe how we think about touch and avoid fear of man, we can love our brothers and sisters by touching them in a holy, loving way. 

Apr 24, 2019

God In the In-Between by Allyson Todd

We must trust that these in-between days where we can’t see God at work are not signs that he’s turned his back on us.

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, 2018

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.

Jan 13

By Women, For Women

Jesus' Genealogy in Matthew

These were not token women. They were essential participants in the fulfillment of God’s promises to Abraham and David.

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, 2018

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.

Sep 18, 2019

A Stolen Unity by Allyson Todd

I made a disjointed relationship into a convincing substitute for true unity.

Jan 20

A Poem for MLK Day by Allyson Todd

A poem in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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.

Nov 27, 2019

9 Things I've Learned in 9 Years Of Theological Education by Allyson Todd

All theological education exists to build up the church, equip the church, adorn the church, love the church - it is for the church.

Sep 28, 2018

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, 2018

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.