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 One Story of Scripture – Courtney Reissig
Workshop 2: How to Study the Bible – Ann Westrate
Workshop 3: Genres of the Bible – Irene Sun
Workshop 4: Hands on Bible Study Practice – 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 Small Group Bible Study – Blair Linne
Workshop 2: How to Create a Culture for Peer Discipleship – Courtney Reissig
Workshop 3: How to Read the Bible One to One – Abi Byrd
Workshop 4: How to Walk Alongside Those in Grief – Danielle Anderson
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 – Courtney Doctor
Workshop 2: How the Story of Scripture Impacts our Ethnic Unity – Blair Linne
Workshop 3: How the Story of Scripture Impacts our Sexuality – Ellen Dykas
Workshop 4: How the Story of Scripture Impacts our Teaching – Irene Sun
Jesus made it clear – his followers are commanded to make disciples. Where do we start? How do we continue? What are the practical pieces of walking with another in growth? Let’s talk through how Christ enables us to obey this commission, to be transformed ourselves and to grow in service to others.
Workshop 1: How to Be a Disciple who Makes Disciples – Abi Byrd
Workshop 2: Disciple-making in the Steps of Jesus – Danielle Anderson
Workshop 3: Discipleship and Ethnic Unity in the Church – Blair Linne
Workshop 4: Transformation of Behavior from the Inside Out – Ellen Dykas
Advanced Bible Topics: Old Testament
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 the Old Testament. 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 Song of Solomon in Light of Christ – Ellen Dykas
Workshop 2: Interpreting Psalms as One Story – Irene Sun
Workshop 3: Interpreting Kings in Context – Courtney Doctor
Workshop 4: Interpreting Structure in Old Testament Narrative: 1 Samuel – Courtney Reissig