TGCW18: Day 2 Highlights

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Were you unable to come to the 2018 TGC National Women’s Conference? A free simulcast is available at thanks to our friends at The Christian Standard Bible. Videos of the completed sessions are also available on that same page, and Day 1 highlights can be found here.

Here is some of what you missed from the second day of TGCW18.

Conference Plenaries

Plenary speakers expounded key passages from Deuteronomy, to help us take it in deeply and personally.

Session 3: The Greatest Commandment for Every Generation — Kristie Anyabwile

Speaker bio: Kristie Anyabwile is a pastor’s wife, mom, Bible teacher, and writer. Married for more than 25 years, she joyfully supports her husband, Thabiti, as he pastors Anacostia River Church in Washington, D.C. She has written contributions to the ESV Women’s Devotional BibleWord-Filled Women’s Ministry: Loving and Serving the ChurchWomen on Life: A Call to Love the UnbornUnloved, and Neglected; and Hospitality Matters: Reviving an Ancient Practice for Modern Missions. Kristie and Thabiti have three children.


“We are called to engage in a kind of godly gossip: ‘Girl, let me tell you what God is like. . . Let me tell you how good God is.’”

“We need to think big thoughts of God, because what we think of him will shape how we live.”

“Exclusively love God by obeying him and testifying of his faithfulness to the next generation.”

Session 4: The Greatest Commandment in a Pluralistic Age — Don Carson

Speaker bio: Don Carson is a New Testament scholar and research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and is president of The Gospel Coalition. He and his wife, Joy, reside in Libertyville, Illinois, and have two children.


“The problem of a divided heart is in fact a problem of idolatry.’”

“Love for God entails obedience to God.”

“God sets his affection on Israel because he loves her. He loves her because he loves her.”


Session 5: Open Wide Your Hand! — Jen Wilkin

Speaker bio: Jen Wilkin is a speaker, author, and teacher of women’s Bible studies in Dallas, Texas. She has organized and led studies for women in home, church, and parachurch contexts. Her passion is to see women become articulate and committed followers of Christ, with a clear understanding of why they believe what they believe.


Conference Photos

See these and other photos from #TGCW18 on Instagram.

Still to Come

Schedule of Events for Saturday, June 16

8:30 AM – Session 6: A Prophet Like Me

10:30 AM – Session 7: A Matter of Life and Death