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Teaching the Epistles

A Workshop for Women Bible Teachers

April 20-22, 2023 | Cedar Rapids, IA
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What Is It?

The Workshops on Biblical Exposition is a 3-day training event aimed to encourage and equip you in the skills needed to read, understand, and proclaim the Word of God.

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The Workshops on Biblical Exposition is a 3-day training event aimed to encourage and equip you in the skills needed to read, understand, and proclaim the Word of God. The Workshop includes times set aside for 1) Principles of Exposition (instructional sessions on how to better handle biblical texts), 2) Small Group Practice (when you will share and receive feedback on two passages you prepare in advance), and 3) Expositions (the opportunity to sit under the word). Each of these sessions is carefully designed to be interrelated for the greatest value in improving your work. In other words, this is a Workshop and not a conference. If you cannot be at all the sessions, then it really isn’t for you.

It is important to note: Partial participation is not permitted. Our pedagogical commitments in the small group sessions as well as the cumulative relationship between the small group and plenary sessions, full participation is required. Extenuating circumstances should be discussed with the Charles Simeon Trust and exceptions will be granted very rarely.

Who Should Attend?

The Women’s Workshops are generally for women who are currently in a teaching ministry with the responsibility to teach the Bible regularly.

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The Women’s Workshops are generally for women who are currently in a teaching ministry with the responsibility to teach the Bible regularly. It is open to women who lead in regular teaching ministries including large group instructors, small group teachers, and women’s and children’s ministry leaders appointed by their churches.

How Should I Prepare?

During the small groups, you will have an opportunity to get feedback on work you’ve prepared in advance.

 

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Leaders

MCFADDEN Colleen McFadden Director of Women's Workshops

Colleen McFadden

Director of Women's Workshops

Colleen serves as the Director of Women’s Workshops for the Charles Simeon Trust where she is responsible for all activities related to the Workshops for women Bible teachers. She has helped lead women’s ministries in churches in Illinois and Pennsylvania. Colleen was previously in the corporate world for several years in sales and marketing. She earned a BS in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She also serves on the board of Matthias Media Ministries.

WHEELER Erin Wheeler Bible teacher and trainer, University Baptist Church

Erin Wheeler

Bible teacher and trainer, University Baptist Church

Erin helps with the coordination and teaching of the Women’s Institute for theology at University Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She earned her BS in Kinesiology from Westmont College and her BS in Nursing from Johns Hopkins. She works part-time as a labor and delivery RN. Erin is also a speaker and contributing writer for TGC and 9Marks. She is the cohost of the Priscilla Talk podcast. She wrote The Good Portion-The Church: Delighting in the Doctrine of the Church (Christian Focus, 2022).

Schedule

5-8:30pm, Thursday
8:30am-5pm, Friday
8:30am-12:15pm, Saturday

Small Group Passages

Participants will each be assigned two of the following passages:
Titus 1:1-4
Titus 1:5-16
Titus 2:1-10
Titus 2:11-15
Titus 3:1-11
Titus 3:12-15

Cost

$139 USD before March 16
$159 USD after March 16
Dinner Thursday, lunch Friday, and refreshment breaks each day are provided at no cost.

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