Practical Theology and Women's Ministry
6-months, Limited to 12 people
"I'll help you shape women's ministry that is theologically rich and relevant to the context of your local church."
$105/month or $600 one-time
Many women's ministry leaders struggle to find a cohesive mission that fits the larger mission of discipleship in their churches. These sessions will help you develop theologically sound and relationally relevant content for women that supports your local church's core values. We will cover strategies for developing a women's ministry that is ...
1. Mission Driven. This session will lay a foundation for orienting your women's ministry around the larger vision for discipleship in your local church.
2. Jesus Centered. In Luke 24, Jesus taught His disciples that all of Scripture points to Him, including the hardest parts of the Old Testament. This session will cover what a Jesus-centered hermeneutic looks like when developing and presenting content from Scripture.
3. Gospel Focused. As leaders develop vision, content, and strategies, even the best will fail without the gospel as the oil that keeps the engine running. Friction inevitably develops when our identity is attached to how well our strategies are received. But the good news of Jesus offers us an identity that holds fast whether we are affirmed or critiqued in ministry.
4. Theologically Rich. How do you communicate the riches of the knowledge of God in ways that women in your ministry can receive and apply? This session will aid in developing practical theology—content that is both doctrinally correct and relevant to women's daily lives.
5. Relationally Relevant. What is your church's culture? What smaller subcultures exist in your women's ministry? And how should the needs of these subcultures affect the way you present ministry offerings? This session will focus on understanding the language and culture of your church's women and translating into that culture in ways women in your ministry can receive.
6. Women's Ministry Troubleshooting. This session will help you apply your understanding of the Triune God and your union with Christ to the various issues that cause frustration and discouragement in women's ministries–gossip, family dynamics, critique, friction with other leaders, etc.
Wendy Alsup has 20 years experience leading and collaborating with women's ministry teams, having shaped content and vision in large and small churches in states on both coasts. She currently helps at two churches (one established and the other a church plant) in the Lowcountry Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of America.
Wendy is a mom, math teacher, and the author of numerous books, including Practical Theology for Women, The Gospel-Centered Woman, and Is the Bible Good for Women?
Who is this for?
Leaders establishing or redesigning ministries to women in their congregations.
What do I get?
What do I invest?
$105/ month or $600 one-time payment. (USD)
Participation on live video calls for at least 5 of 6 months
Engagement in ‘Slack’ online community, sharing questions, ideas, and goals
Read books or articles Wendy recommends for the sessions