In this course, learners will look at five biblical women through the lens of H.O.P.E. (Honesty, Opportunity, Persistence, and Efficacy), explore active waiting, and find ways to engage more hopefully in the world today.
They’ll see how…
…Tamar controls her waiting, deceives, and forces honesty from the dishonest!
…Hannah opportunistically pleads for the end of her waiting, and then opportunities abound!
…Anna persists through decades of waiting and is victorious!
…Elizabeth and Mary take effective action to bring about the realm of God!
And learners will find ways to become active agents of H.O.P.E. themselves.
This course is eligible for 2.0 CEU.
Number of weeks: 4
Required book?: No
Live video session?: Yes, optional
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
About the Instructors
In addition to having decades of experience as a woman in lay and clergy ministry, Rev. Beth Perry took her first college course on women in religion over 30 years ago and taught her most recent college course on women in the Bible in 2019. She created the Women’s Ministries IFD Certification program, which began in 2020, and she leads the first two courses on Scripture and Theology.