Christian women have needs and interests as well as gifts and abilities. While they might experience those in different ways due to a variety of cultural circumstances, congregations can create opportunities for women to meet their needs and empower their abilities!
In this course, learners will lay the scriptural foundation for Women’s Ministries, looking at the stories and roles of women in scripture, how & why those roles might have changed, and where those roles relate to the lives and ministries of women today.
Students are required to have the following book for this class:
- Reading the Women of the Bible: A New Interpretation of Their Stories, Tikva Frymer-Kensky
- Back to the Well: Women’s Encounters with Jesus in the Gospels, by Frances Taylor Gench
The instructor will offer a weekly Zoom meeting for discussion which will be recorded for those who cannot attend.
This course is eligible for 3.0 CEU.
About the Instructor
In addition to having decades of experience as a woman in lay or clergy ministry, Rev. Beth Perry took her first college course on women in religion over 30 years ago and taught her last college course on women in the Bible in 2019. She created this certificate program and leads the first two courses in it.