WTN Two-Day Intensive: Austin
Registration fee is $75.
We hope you can join us for this Women’s Training Network event hosted by The Austin Stone Community Church! Lunch on Saturday is included in your registration fee. When registering, women will select one track to attend at the training. Please see track descriptions below before registering. To see a basic schedule and learn more, please check out our web page.
Friday check-in begins at 6:00pm. Event starts at 6:30pm and ends at 9:15pm.
Saturday doors open at 8:00am. Event starts at 8:30am and ends at 5:00pm.
The Women’s Training Network is part of The Gospel Coalition that exists to train women to use the Bible well, for the purpose of their own growth and for service to others, all for the glory of Christ. If you are interested in hosting a future training event in your area, please complete this form to help us envision what a training would look like in your area.
Bible Interpretation Track
This is our foundational track that we believe everyone can benefit from, whether you are learning these tools for the first time or thinking through how you can teach them to others. This track covers Bible study methods through a series of sessions, including an entry-level story of Scripture, genre work, introduction to the interpretation process, and hands-on practice in groups. If you’ve never thought about tools for Bible interpretation, we hope you consider attending this track, as these tools are assumed in the other tracks offered.
Workshop 1 – The Story of Scripture – Shana Powell
Workshop 2 – Bible Study Methods – Mary Beth McGreevy
Workshop 3 – Genres of the Bible – Irene Sun
Workshop 4 – Practicing Interpretation – Mary Beth McGreevy
Christ-like Leadership Track
Leadership in our culture is often about your wielding power and fighting for your vision. Leadership before Jesus is about serving and empowering others. In this track, workshop discussions will focus on how Scripture speaks into serving others in the places we have been called to lead and influence. Topics will range from an overall look of what Scripture says about leadership, to looking at leadership principles in specific passages, and discussing the practicalities of faithfulness in leading.
Workshop 1 – The Place of Humility in Leadership (Philippians 2:1-11) – Jackie Hill Perry
Workshop 2 – How the Story of Scripture Impacts Leadership – Courtney Doctor
Workshop 3 – The Hope of Servant Leadership (Luke 22:24-27) – Taylor Turkington
Workshop 4 – Choices of Faithfulness in your Leadership – Shana Powell
Ministry Practicals Track
This track is intended for women hoping to be further equipped in practical ways for ministry in the local church. Assuming a basic understanding of Bible interpretation, the workshop discussions will take the next step and discuss how to engage in Word-centered relationships, how to lead a Bible study, how to teach someone to share the gospel, and ways to best share the gospel with LGBT+ loved ones. This track gets very practical about how we use our Bibles to serve others!
Workshop 1 – How to Use the Scriptures in Our Mentoring – Suzanne Wells
Workshop 2 – How to Lead a Bible Study – Alison Mezger
Workshop 3 – How to Teach Someone to have a Gospel Conversation – Shana Powell
Workshop 4 – How to Share the Gospel with LGBT+ Loved Ones – Jackie Hill Perry
Unity and Dignity Track
Justice. Race. Reconciliation. Sexuality. Imago Dei. Utilizing a working knowledge of Bible interpretation skills, we want to better understand what God’s Word has to say about the value and dignity of all human beings. We will look at the clear call for unity, love, biblical truth, and seek to answer questions about how we, as Christians, are to respond.
Workshop 1 – Unity, Dignity, Justice, and the Bible – Taylor Turkington
Workshop 2 – Loving the Immigrant: Steadfast Love in the Book of Ruth – Irene Sun
Workshop 3 – LGBT+ and Social Justice – Jackie Hill Perry
Workshop 4 – Racial Reconciliation and the Church – Courtney Doctor
Advanced Bible Topics Track
This track is designed for women who are ready for higher-level workshops, giving the opportunity to do a deep dive into specific biblical principles with one passage in view. We will focus on important topics relating to Old Testament narratives. In all of these discussions, we will see how individual parts tie to the whole and point to Christ. This track is intended for women who are already teaching the Bible and want to continue to grow in their understanding.
Workshop 1 – Interpreting Context in Kings – Courtney Doctor
Workshop 2 – Interpreting Biblical Theological Themes in Ruth – Taylor Turkington
Workshop 3 – Interpreting Numbers in Light of the Gospel – Mary Beth McGreevy
Workshop 4 – Interpreting Challenging Narratives: Jephthah in Judges – Irene Sun