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 – Colleen McFadden
Workshop 3: Genres of the Bible – Mary Liebert
Workshop 4: Hands on Bible Study Practice – Colleen McFadden
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 Read the Bible One to One – Cynthia Mathai
Workshop 2: How to Lead a Bible Study – Mary Liebert
Workshop 3: How to Disciple In Spite of Insecurity – Quina Aragon
Workshop 4: How to Disciple for Transformation – Ellen Dykas
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 – Whitney Woollard
Workshop 2: How the Story of Scripture Impacts our Evangelism – Taylor Turkington
Workshop 3: How the Story of Scripture Impacts our Sexuality– Ellen Dykas
Workshop 4: How the Story of Scripture Impacts our Ethnic Unity – Cynthia Mathai
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: Transformation of Behavior from the Inside Out – Ellen Dykas
Workshop 2: Foundations of Discipleship – Whitney Woollard
Workshop 3: How the Story of Scripture Impacts Discipleship – Caroline Smiley
Workshop 4: Discipleship as Spiritual Friendship – Quina Aragon
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 Structure in Old Testament Narrative – Colleen McFadden
Workshop 2: Interpreting Structural Parallelism in the Torah – Caroline Smiley
Workshop 3: Interpreting Biblical Theological Themes in Ezekiel – Whitney Woollard
Workshop 4: Interpreting Lamentations in Light of Structure – Mary Liebert