Hosted by Cornerstone Baptist Church.

Registration fee is $99.

2 Timothy reminds us that we have been entrusted with a message to proclaim and a gift to steward. We hope you can join us for this Women’s Training Network event to hear from 2 Timothy and be further equipped to pass on what has been entrusted to us. Saturday lunch is included in your registration fee. When registering, you will select the track you’d like to attend; please see track descriptions below. To see a basic schedule and learn more, you can visit our webpage.

Friday check-in begins at 5:00pm. Event starts at 6:00pm and ends at 9:00pm.

Saturday doors open at 8:00am. Event starts at 8:30am and ends at 5:30pm.

Keynote Sessions

Keynote 1: 2 Timothy 1:6-14 – Courtney Doctor

Keynote 2: 2 Timothy 2:1-2 – Ellen Dykas

Keynote 3: 2 Timothy 3:14-17 – Blair Linne


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.

Available Tracks

Bible Interpretation 

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

Ministry Practicals

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

Making Disciples

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

Danielle Anderson is a speaker, teacher, and fitness instructor. Through her own journey of loss, grief and ongoing restoration, Danielle is eager for women to know God more intimately through His word. Whether through a Bible study or a fitness class, she is passionate about whole health - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual - and encourages those she comes in contact with to pursue it. She is the proud mom of 4 boys - Jaden, Chase, Callen, and Kai. She lives in Atlanta and has been married to Tedashii for 13 years.
Abi Byrd (B'Ed honors - music and education Cambridge University) serves as Deacon of Women's ministry at Loudoun Valley Baptist Church mentoring women and teaching Bible Study. She is an instructor for the Simeon Trust equipping women to grow in their love for and knowledge of God's word. Their family served in Kosovo for over a decade as missionaries with Radstock Ministries and Abi now chairs the Board of Trustees. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband Brad and 4 children where she loves to make food for anyone who will eat it!
Courtney Doctor (MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary) serves as the Coordinator of Women’s Training and Content at The Gospel Coalition. She is a Bible teacher, conference and retreat speaker, and author. She also serves on the advisory board of Covenant College and is the author of From Garden to Glory: A Bible Study on the Bible’s Story. Courtney and her husband, Craig, have two sons, two daughters, two daughters-in-law, and four amazing grandsons!
Ellen Dykas has been involved in ministry for 30 years. Since 2007 she’s served as the women’s ministry coordinator at Harvest USA, a national ministry dedicated to discipleship and church education regarding sexuality and gender. Ellen delights to teach God’s Word, disciple others towards intimacy with Christ, and encourage believers to fully engage God’s kingdom mission.
Blair Linne serves as Director of Women's Ministries at Risen Christ Fellowship in Philadelphia, PA, where her husband is one of the founding pastors. She rejoices in the many opportunities she has had to serve ladies with the Word, through teaching, writing and Spoken-Word Poetry. She is an author who lives in Philadelphia, PA with her husband Shai and three children- Sage, Maya, and Ezra.
Courtney Reissig a wife to Daniel, mom to four sons, writer, and Bible teacher. She is the author of The Accidental Feminist, Glory in the Ordinary, and Teach Me to Feel: Worshiping Through The Psalms in Every Season of Life. Her writing has appeared in publications including Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, and The Washington Post, but her greatest passion is seeing God’s word come alive for women in her local church. Courtney and her family are members of Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Irene Sun was born in Malaysia but has lived all over the world. She studied liturgy and literature at Yale University (M.A.R.) and the Old Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Th.M.). She is the author of the picture book God Counts: Numbers in His Word and His World. Many characters in the Bible delight her to no end; among her favorites are Lady Wisdom in Proverbs and the women in the book of Judges. She teaches her four boys at home with her husband Hans, a preacher in the Chicago area.
Ann Westrate serves as Coordinator of Women’s Training Network for The Gospel Coalition. Ann earned a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where God grew in her a heart for discipleship and for training women in studying Scripture. Ann, her husband, and their son live in Batavia, Illinois, where they attend River Valley Community Church. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and drinking tea.


17017 E. 12 Mile Road Roseville,
MI 48066


17017 E. 12 Mile Road Roseville,
MI 48066