What Is Women’s Training Network?

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Women’s Training Network Vision

Women’s Training Network (WTN) is an initiative of The Gospel Coalition aimed at training women to use the Scriptures well. We equip women to faithfully read, interpret, apply, and share the Word as they serve in every sphere of life to which they have been called: their churches, their homes, their workplaces, their neighborhoods, and their communities.

We aim to do this through regional two-day training events. There are many women’s events that proclaim the Scriptures, bringing encouragement and instruction to women. But the point of our two-day training events is not only to proclaim and encourage, but also to help women learn how to ask good questions about the biblical text:

  • What does it say?
  • What does it mean?
  • What is the context?
  • When in the story of redemption did it occur?
  • Does it further any biblical theme?

Our goal is to provide foundations for biblical interpretation and practical tools that help equip women for service.

We believe all women, as disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, should be equipped and encouraged in their ability to use the Scriptures. This equipping furthers their personal growth as well as their ability to study and share the Word of God. As we become better students of the Scriptures, we want God’s Word to flow out of us as disciplers, parents, friends, teachers, and women who want the gospel to be known. We pray in this that Christ’s church would be strengthened and that he would be pleased, praised, and glorified.  

About Women’s Training Network

The WTN team is composed of Taylor Turkington, Ann Westrate, and Courtney Doctor, who find great joy in working to plan, train, and execute the work of Women’s Training Network.

Our work is built on three core values: grounded in the Scriptures, centered on the gospel, and equipping women to serve—all for the glory of Christ. These are the foundation for what we do, framing our vision for training women and compelling us to continue. We see God working through his church and are overjoyed to be partnering with local churches to further equip women for the work to which God has called them.

WTN holds three types of events. The first is the two-day training event, which is our largest type of event. These events bring multiple tracks of content to a local church or seminary partner, inviting all women to join us for further training in the Bible. Check out our homepage to find a location near you! We cannot wait to see you there. Wondering who should come to these events? See below.

Our second type of event are teacher trainings, which seek to equip experienced Bible teachers, preparing them to instruct on Bible interpretation and exposition in their own contexts and in other TGC events. These are invitation-only events, but you can read more about a recent event that equipped women from Latin America

Our third type of event is our exposition training, which focuses on how to compose and communicate an exposition—a biblical message—from the Scriptures. This event is tailored for women who already teach women in their churches or in other contexts and who want to continue to grow in their teaching.

Who Should Attend a Two-Day Training Event?

Every woman desiring to grow in her understanding of Scripture is welcome and invited to join us for a two-day training event! We love gathering with women of all ages, ethnicities, background, and experience, because we all benefit as we learn from each other.          

This training is designed to help women, at various places in their understanding of Scripture, take their next step toward growth. Whether you’re a seminary student, a new Christian, or have been attending or teaching Bible study for years, we have a track for you. We’ve intentionally designed our tracks to be tailored to women with different levels of Bible knowledge and ministry experience. We also recognize that women are called to minister to and serve others in a variety of ways that can change from season to season. So we work to equip women in a variety of ways, from leading studies, to sharing the gospel with co-workers, to teaching our children, and more. God reveals himself through his Word and uses it to instruct us in all areas of life. As we meet with him in his Word, we are better equipped to interact well with our friends, families, neighbors, co-workers, and God himself. We hope you can join us!

What Are Tracks?

When registering for a two-day training, women will sign up for a particular “track” of workshops based on their interests and experience. Each track will consist of four workshops unified around a single theme. For instance, one track may focus on biblical interpretation skills, another on discipleship, another on understanding the storyline of the Bible, and all four workshops will concentrate on that one theme.

Not only do we offer different types of tracks to choose from, we also offer tracks at different levels of Bible knowledge and experience. We all come with varying degrees of experience, so when you read the description of the track, you should be able to find something that fits you. This way there is plenty to choose from and, hopefully, something for everyone!

To find out the tracks offered at each location, follow the various links from our Women’s Training Network page to view more information on each of our upcoming two-day training events. There you will see the tracks offered, tailored for each event.