WTN Two-Day Intensive: Philadelphia
Registration fee is $65.
We hope you can join us for this Women’s Training Network event hosted by Covenant Fellowship Church! Saturday lunch 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, you can visit our webpage.
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.
Keynote 1: Colossians 1:24-29 – Taylor Turkington
Keynote 2: Colossians 3:1-4 – Mary Willson
Keynote 3: Colossians 4:2-6 – Colleen McFadden
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.
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 workshop, 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 – Abi Byrd
Workshop 2: Bible Study Methods – Ann Westrate
Workshop 3: Genres of the Bible – Mary Willson
Workshop 4: Practicing Interpretation – Ann Westrate
This track is intended for women hoping to be further equipped in practical ways to minister in the local church, our neighborhoods, our families, and our spheres of influence. Assuming a basic understanding of Bible interpretation, the workshop discussions will take the next step and get very practical about how we use our Bibles to serve others!
Workshop 1: How to Lead a Bible Study – Blair Linne
Workshop 2: How to Read the Bible One on One for Discipleship – Colleen McFadden
Workshop 3: How to Teach Someone to Share the Gospel – Rebecca McLaughlin
Workshop 4: How to Be Disciples Who Make Disciples – Abi Byrd
The Story of Scripture in Your Ministry
In this track, we will look at the metanarrative of Scripture, and then discuss in each workshop how it influences a specific area of Christian life. This track builds upon a basic understanding of Bible interpretation, seeking to better understand how biblical theology influences all of our ministry.
Workshop 1: The Beauty of the Story of Scripture – Colleen McFadden
Workshop 2: How the Story of Scripture Impacts our Evangelism – Rebecca McLaughlin
Workshop 3: How the Story of Scripture Impacts our Teaching- Taylor Turkington
Workshop 4: How the Story of Scripture Impacts our Discipleship – Rachel Gilson
Unity and Dignity
Justice. Race. Reconciliation. Sexuality. 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: Founded on the Rock: Deuteronomy’s Ethical Vision – Mary Willson
Workshop 2: Unity, Dignity and Ethnic Diversity – Blair Linne
Workshop 3: Unity, Dignity and our Sexuality – Rachel Gilson
Workshop 4: Unity and Dignity: In Youth, Age, and in Between – Rebecca McLaughlin
Advanced Bible Topics: Epistles
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 Epistles. 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 in Light of Redemptive History: Ephesians – Taylor Turkington
Workshop 2: Interpreting in Context when Reading Contested Passages: Romans – Rachel Gilson
Workshop 3: Interpreting Macro-Structure: Colossians – Colleen McFadden
Workshop 4: Interpreting Epistles’ Use of Scripture: James – Mary Willson