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Workshops

CALLED - Taking Women Deeper in a Shallow World

A Training Day for Women: Saturday, April 6, 2019

Moody Bible Institute

 

Morning Workshop Descriptions and Speakers

  

Lina AbuJamra
Living with Power Ministries

More information to come. 

 

 

 

 

The Great Omission

Jill Briscoe
Telling the Truth Ministries

Start in Jerusalem, then Judea, then Samaria, then the uttermost parts of the earth. How far have I got? 

 

 

 

Called To Joy in the Midst of Suffering

Katherine Clark
Author

Joy lies at the core of the Christian life. But how can you have joy amid suffering? Where is joy in the grim diagnosis, broken relationships, poverty, addiction, or violence? Katherine, author of Where I End: A Story of Tragedy, Truth, and Rebellious Hope, will share the story of how a spirited game of tag on her son’s playground ended with her lying in the woodchips paralyzed. A diagnosed quadriplegic with a miraculous story, Kate looks beyond clichéd responses to suffering. Learn how shallow happiness contrasts with a rich theology of joy.

 

Called To Develop a Culture of Disciple-Making in Your Local Church

Annna Cotto
Director of women’s discipleship for Village Church

God called the Early Church to “go and make disciples.” Today you’d expect the local church to prioritize disciple-making, but it doesn’t always. In this workshop, discuss what distracts the local church from discipleship and discover practical strategies that’ll help you focus on growing disciples who, in turn, make disciples.

 

Co-Laboring with our Brothers

Dr. Gloria Grell
Adjunct instructor at Moody Bible Institute

We as women in ministry leadership often find ourselves serving under or alongside all male teams. How can we effectively contribute to these teams, co-laboring with our brothers for the sake of God's mission? How can we avoid silencing our voices or becoming loud, clanging symbols on these teams? In this workshop we will examine what God's Word says about the how and why to use our voices on these teams. We will discuss the challenges, blessings, an ways of co-laboring with our brothers. 

 

Basic Counseling Skills for an Anxious Generation

Mary Hendrickson
Assistant professor at Moody Bible Institute.

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concerns in the United States. it is estimated that 18% of adults and 8% of children and teenagers experience an anxiety disorder of some kind. In this workshop participants will be equipped with basic counseling skills to begin tackling issues related to anxiety from biblical and psychological perspective.  

 

Increasing Your Ministry Effectiveness through Organization and Administrative Needs

Peggy Leyden
Management consultant at Illinois Business Consulting Advisory Board

In this session, you will learn practical tips for running better meetings (using agendas), organizing projects, and making better presentations. Peggy will also teach you about the practice of weekly planning, the one discipline that will transform your management of time! Plan the week, each week, before the week begins. 

 

 

 

Furthering Your Education

Pam MacRae
Program head at Moody Bible Institute

Would you like to learn more about educational training opportunities in your church? Would you like to take classes without the obligation of degree requirements and interruption of putting your life on hold? Join Dr Pam MacRae for an informational workshop on the Certificate of Ministry to Women Cohort (Moody Distance Learning). This certificate program is designed for women with busy schedules who currently serve in ministry or desire a ministry leadership position. Come hear more about this exciting opportunity to receive biblical, theological, and practical training for your ministry!

 

Kelli Worrall
Professor at Moody Bible Institute

More information to come.

 

 

 

 

 

12:45 p.m. Afternoon Workshop Descriptions and Speakers

 

Lina AbuJamra
Living with Power Ministries

More information to come. 

 

 

 

Lifting Other to Christ in their Suffering, Part 1

Listening for the Ache in the Sound-bite World

Lianna Davis
Editor for Hope Mommies

Leaders desire to speak God’s true Word into suffering because they know the Word gives life. But how can you do so effectively? How can you select applicable truths? And how can you avoid trite and sound-bite statements without compromising that truth? This workshop examines wisdom principles for listening to the sufferer and hearing her aches. Join us to observe biblical texts and work through examples. You’ll discover new ways to exercise truth and compassion, while humbly lifting others to the Lord.

 

Teaching Women the Dignity of a Chosen Life

Rosalie de Rosset
Professor at Moody Bible Institute

It takes so much strength to be unseduced by the culture. How easily, then, women can assume impoverished views of womanhood as beauty and desirability are emphasized above their God-given minds and creativity, leading them to become divided and distracted selves. This seminar is a definition and examination of the importance of dignity in every life, a quality that leads a woman to be intentional in her choices, cultivating her intellect and seeing the importance of theology in those choices. The seminar is designed to help those leading and mentoring women to cut through the most significant issues that inform a woman's character and future.

 

Fundamental Principles for building a biblical Ministry to Women, Part 1

Dr. Gloria Grell
Adjunct Instructor at Moody Bible Institute. 

Regardless of the size, location, denomination, and demographics of a church, the fundamental principles for building a biblical ministry to women are the same. God's Word gives us these principles. In the first hour of this workshop we will look at the biblical reason, purpose, goals, and elements of Ministry to Women. In the second hour we will consider how to put these principles into practice.  

 

Mary Hendrickson
Assistant professor at Moody Bible Institute.

More information to come. 

 

 

 

Deep Small Groups in a Shallow World: Why We Need them

Kristin Jacobson
Interim women’s ministry director at Bethel Church

Our world has never been more “connected”. Social media makes it possible to know everything and nothing about those in our lives. These superficial connections leave women feeling empty and insufficent. Enter Small Groups. In this workshop, discuss the many reasons women resist connecting in community and how the Lord may use small groups to help women deeply connect with HIm and each other in this shallow world.

 

Woman in the Mirror: Looking at Depression and the Soul of a Woman, Part 1

Roslyn Jordan
Counselor

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in eight women experience depression in their lifetime—regardless of ethnicity or background. This workshop looks at how to recognize symptoms of depression, give practical steps for dealing with those symptoms, and advice on when to seek help. Approach this difficult topic from a biblical perspective with the support of other godly women and join with the Psalmist in proclaiming, “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God” (Psalm 42:5).

 

Called to Launch and Grow Movements of Disciple-Makers, Part 1

Christy Spader
Team leader with Cru

Jesus led a group of twelve disciples who changed the world. You, too, can disciple others who multiply your efforts by continuing on to make disciples of their own. Take an evaluative look at both Jesus’s ministry and your own in this workshop and find answers to common discipleship questions. Learn how you can rise to meet the challenges of ministry and grow your disciple-making skills by look at the example of Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

 

2:00 p.m. Afternoon Workshop Descriptions and Speakers

 

Lina AbuJamra
Living with Power Ministries

More information to come. 

 

 

 

Jill Briscoe
Telling the Truth Ministries

More information to come. 

 

 

  

Lifting Other to Christ in their Suffering, Part 2

Why I Still Believe: Testimonies of Faith Arising from Suffering

Lianna Davis
Editor for Hope Mommies

Suffering often produces temptation to respond with bitterness, anger, and resentment toward God. Yet many manage to maintain faith amid suffering and find restoration in Him after such difficulty. Join this workshop to review the testimonies of women who continued believing God despite hardship. Examine the common themes of doctrine and rich theology in these testimonies and receive encouragement for trials in your own life.

 

Developing a Theology of Leisure: Mindful or Mindless

Dr Rosalie de Rosset
Professor at Moody Bible Institute

God cares about how you spend your time. What you choose to do subconsciously can affect you more than what you do purposefully. Everything belongs to God—especially your leisure. Christians who float into the patterns of the culture often risk becoming drifters. God cares also about how you use your technology and the resulting effects on your leisure and relationships. This seminar provides theological grounding from which to think about time and how you choose to spend it.

 

Fundamental Principles for Building a biblical Ministry to Women, Part 2

Dr. Gloria Grell
Adjunct instructor at Moody Bible Institute. 

Regardless of the size, location, denomination, and demographics of a church, the fundamental principles for building a biblical ministry to women are the same. God's Word gives us these principles. In the first hour of this workshop we will look at the biblical reason, purpose, goals, and elements of Ministry to Women. In the second hour we will consider how to put these principles into practice.  

 

Mary Hendrickson
Assistant professor at Moody Bible Institute.

More information to come. 

 

 

 

Deep Small Groups in a Shallow World: How to Lead Them

Kristin Jacobsen
Interim women’s ministry director at Bethel Church

A good small group offers women the opportunity to connect deeply with each other. This workshop presents the essentials needed to create such an environment. Learn how to cultivate a space where women can be themselves, apply practical leadership for fruitful group discussions, and avoid common pitfalls.

  

Woman in the Mirror: Looking at Depression and the Soul of a Woman, Part 2

Roslyn Jordan
Counselor

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in eight women experience depression in their lifetime—regardless of ethnicity or background. This workshop looks at how to recognize symptoms of depression, give practical steps for dealing with those symptoms, and advice on when to seek help. Approach this difficult topic from a biblical perspective with the support of other godly women and join with the Psalmist in proclaiming, “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God” (Psalm 42:5).

 

Called to Launch and Grow Movements of Disciple-Makers, Part 2

Christy Spader
Team leader with Cru

Take a deeper dive into the ministry of Jesus and consider the practical challenges of trying to grow disciples and movements of multiplication alone. Can you really do today what Jesus did 2,000 years ago? Whether you lead from the front or from the midst of the crowd, this workshop 

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