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CALLED - Equipping Women Who Lead to Make Disciples

A Training Day for Women: Saturday, April 7, 2018

Moody Bible Institute


Workshops Descriptions and Speakers

Called to Make Disciples Through Writing

Judy Dunagan
Acquisitions Editor, Moody Publishers

Many women ministry leaders have a passion to write, but don't know where to start, or they are frozen by the fear of failure. Has God placed a call on your life to teach/disciple through writing and you're missing that calling? Join acquisitions editor, Judy Dunagan, for a practical workshop filled with lots of ideas for using your gift of writing as a strategic discipleship tool.


Called to Disciple Teen Moms and Urban Youth

Tiana Taylor
YoungLives Coordinator, YoungLife, Toledo City, Ohio

Teen moms and urban youth are often overlooked in ministry for women or youth. Urban youth and young moms are filled with beauty and promise, yet they are often drowning in angst and hopelessness, desperately needing the hope of Christ and the compassion of a friend. This workshop will address how we can better serve these young women, by looking at principles from Scripture, considering real-life experiences, and discussing practical strategies.


Called to Develop Leadership Teams that Foster Discipleship

Dr. Gloria Grell
Adjunct Instructor, Applied Theology and Church Ministries Division, Moody Bible Institute. Director of Ministry to Women, Great Lakes District, EFCA

Leadership teams can foster a ministry through which women grow as faithful followers of Jesus Christ, a ministry of discipleship. Or they can foster a ministry through which women fill up their calendars with events, a ministry of programs. One brings God glory and gives us joy. The other brings people glory and wears them out. Gloria will present the essentials needed to develop a leadership team that fosters a joy-filled, God-glorifying ministry of discipleship.


Called to Help Others Heal

Kelli Worrall
Author, Speaker, Professor of Communications, Moody Bible Institute

God designed His Church as a place where His people bear one another's burdens (Galatians 6:2). And He often allows us to experience pain, at least in part, so we can comfort others who are called to walk a similar path (2 Corinthians 1:3-5). However-and unfortunately-church is sometimes a terribly insensitive place in which to suffer. Kelli Worrall, author of Pierced and Embraced: 7 Life-Changing Encounters with the Love of Christ, has experienced both isolation and healing help within the church, and she longs to see the Body get better at caring for its wounded. In this interactive session, we will discuss the role of pain in spiritual growth and some practical methods for coming alongside one another in restorative ways.


Called to Disciple as Jesus Disciples

Christy Spader
Team Leader, Cru, Ohio U. & Southeast Ohio

Jesus led a movement of multiplying disciples that changed the world! He then tells us in John 14:12 to do what He has done. As women following Christ, we want to make disciples and have an impact for Him! But, are we and the others we lead? Where do I begin? Can I really do this? What do I do? How do I do it? Is this actually working? These are the questions we ask ourselves. In this session we will take an evaluative look at both Jesus' ministry and our own. Whether you are a lay leader, or a ministry director, this session is for you.This practical, Biblical & interactive workshop will challenge your mind, stir your heart, and-as we look to Jesus-grow your own disciple-making ministry to the next level.


Called to Develop a Culture of Disciplemaking in Your Local Church

Anna Cotto
Director of Women's Discipleship, Village Church, Oak Park, Illinois

The early church was a movement of believers that were called to "go and make disciples" for Jesus Christ. Today we would expect that the local church would prioritize disciple-making, however, this isn't always the case. In this workshop, we will discuss some of the barriers the local church faces that distract from a culture of discipleship, and practical strategies that break through these barriers to develop a church culture that focuses on growing disciples who make disciples.


Called to Disciple Young Adults

Bex Rowlands
High School and College Pastor, Christ Community Church, St. Charles, Illinois

Raising up the next generation of female leaders is no small task, especially when an increasing number of young adults walk away from the church before they reach adulthood. If our discipleship efforts aren't making lifelong followers of Jesus, it may be time we rethink what we're doing and how we're doing it. This workshop will focus on some key best practices for raising up high school and college students into mature disciples of Christ; disciples who fall in love with Christ and his church for a lifetime.






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Moody Bible Institute

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