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 – Caroline Smiley
Workshop 2: How to Study the Bible – Caroline Smiley
Workshop 3: Practicing Bible 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 Use the Scriptures in your Mentoring – Suzanne Wells
Workshop 2: How to Lead a Bible Study – Alison Mezger
Workshop 3: How to Teach Someone to Share the Gospel – Kori de Leon
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 – K.A. Ellis
Workshop 2: How the Story of Scripture Impacts our Teaching – Irene Sun
Workshop 3: How the Story of Scripture Impacts our Evangelism – Courtney Doctor
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: By What Are We Discipled? – Alison Mezger
Workshop 2: Discipleship in the Frame of Biblical Paradigms – K.A. Ellis
Workshop 3: The Story of Scripture in Discipleship – Caroline Smiley
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 Psalms as One Story – Irene Sun
Workshop 2: Interpreting Kings in Redemptive Historical Context – Courtney Doctor
Workshop 3: Interpreting Biblical Theological Themes in Proverbs – K.A. Ellis