Women in Ministry training  

Sat, Aug. 20 @ 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Rooms 200-204)

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  • Our Itinerary

     7:40 a.m. Check-In & Refreshments
    8 a.m.
     Welcome and Announcements
    8:30 a.m. Large Group Session: “Beginning to End” – Trent Thompson
    10:15 a.m.  Workshop Session One
    11: 30 a.m. Lunch
    12:30 p.m. Workshop Session Two
    1:40 p.m. Final Thoughts
    2 p.m. Dismissal 


  • Large Group Session

     “Beginning to End: The purpose and plan of God in the history of redemption”  – with Trent Thompson

    “…making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.”  Ephesians 1:9-10 (ESV) 

    In this training time we will consider God’s primary purpose in the world and the outworking of that purpose in each of the major historical events in Scripture.  We will see how each of these events fit into one clearly designed plan and seek to understand how that plan serves as an interpretive lens for our study of the Bible.  We will also examine how this lens shapes our teaching and leadership.  This training will have some lecture but be significantly interactive, so please come ready to engage in dialogue with the whole class and in smaller groups.

  • Session One Workshops

    On Our Knees: Praying for Our Adult Children – BillieJo Monday
    For Anyone

    Parenting is one of the most precious, yet toughest, never ending “jobs” in the world and our current culture doesn’t make it any easier.  Prayer must be our first line of defense as we lift our children before the Lord constantly, in all circumstances, knowing that our prayers yield fruit in ways we can’t begin to imagine.   As we pray God’s blessing on our children, how do we release “our” plans and trust God to accomplish His?  Let’s join as the women of God taking our praises and concerns to the Lord, trusting that God hears our prayers and answers them on behalf of our adult children and grandchildren. 

    An Intro to Answering Challenging Questions about Doubts and Christianity– Cindy Parker
    For anyone 

    Many people are asking challenging questions about the truthfulness and goodness of Christianity.  Maybe you face questions like these in your family or with people you interact with in your ministry.  We will look at the three-step Columbo Method from the book Tactics, which will help you engage in discussions with minimal frustration or anger for you and the other person.  We’ll also look at resources to help you get answers to tough questions.   

    Intentional Living in the Little Years.. faithfully serving in the unseen season of laundry, sidewalk chalk & sticky counters– Amanda Thompson
    For West Shore Moms Leaders and Moms of  little ones or anyone who is pouring into women in this season 

    We will look at how we can cultivate our own love for God in this season. Additionally, we’ll talk about how to love our littles and faithfully serve where God has planted us (i.e., in our home, neighborhood, playground and sports side-line).  This talk will be entirely practical with lots of applications and simple ways to get started! 

  • Session Two Workshops

    Loving the single women well within your ministry- Melinda Bear
    For anyone

    Did you know that the largest group of people leaving the church are single Christian women?  Shockingly and sadly, this is true because of feelings of isolation and inadequacy felt WITHIN the church.  So how do we change this?  Come learn what is the problem and how we can reframe our thoughts and beliefs on biblical theology of singleness.  Learn practical ways to love and include single women in your ministry.  Let’s be the change these women and the church need.   

    The First Priority: Leading Ourselves Well- Terry Nesbitt
    For anyone 

    What we do in women’s Bible study can change lives and even turn women away from a framework of “truthliness.”  God has given us stewardship, a unique position, to share light, freedom, and salvation with women.  As such, this session will address how to take care of ourselves, as responsible stewards.  Join me as we equip our souls for God’s call to serve.   

    Lord teach me to share Your comfort with those who are grieving- Marinda Sellwood
    This would be an excellent workshop for nurturers, mentors, West Shore Moms and teachers

    Ever feel like you want to comfort someone who is grieving a loss, but don’t know what to say?  Ever say something to a grieving person, but immediately see that it was not helpful to them?  Ever wonder how to support someone who is grieving?  We will explore a Biblical, God honoring model for grief and look at some practical ways to support, love and encourage someone who is grieving.