Center for Women’s Leadership Studies
through Grace Theological Seminary
Dr. Christy Hill, Director
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For women who are already in ministry and are looking for quality training to develop their leadership skills, and women who desire interaction and challenge from others in ministry.
Helping women in leadership:
- Grow in personal awareness of strengths and weaknesses as a leader in Christian ministry settings.
- Develop incarnational ministry values and skills to authentically connect with others so that God’s love is experienced through spiritual friendships and community.
- Learn important leadership skills associated with the organization and administration of ministry programs in church, parachurch and missional environments.
- Internalize a biblical worldview of dependency on God that utilizes critical thinking skills to address current issues in ministry.
- Certificate through CEU credits; bachelor’s degree not required.
- Master’s degree possibility (Master of Arts in Ministry Studies with a concentration in Women’s Leadership Studies) with additional pre- and post-course work and a bachelor’s degree.
- Classes are substantive, not just techniques.
Core Classes include:
Spiritual Formation: personal development in relationship with God through self awareness and understanding of one’s operant belief system; formation of philosophy of spiritual growth.
Women and Scripture: embracing God’s unique design for females and learning how God uses women to impact others; deals with the fuzzy thinking about women in leadership in the church and develops biblical perspectives on current culture’s messages about women.
Biblical Foundations of Leadership: development of philosophy of ministry; exposure to organization and administration principles of effective leadership.
Principles of Effective Bible Study and Teaching Ministry: Bible study and interpretation skills applied to a teaching ministry.
Soul Care in Leadership: issues related to providing soul care to those who are hurting and spiritual direction to those who are in need of focused attention.
Equipping Others for Ministry: how to empower and nurture ministry skills in others.
Transformational Teaching: explores the teaching-learning process and applies it to ministry settings.
Upcoming classes and locations:
Principles of Effective Bible Study – Winona Lake, IN August 26-27, 2016
Soul Care in Leadership – Eagle River, AK September 9-10, 2016; New Holland, PA October 7-8, 2016; Ripon, CA May 5-6, 2017
Spiritual Formation (Spanish) – Winona Lake, IN November 4-5, 2016
Equipping Others for Ministry – Marysville, OH November 11-12, 2016
Women and Scripture – Roanoke, VA March 17-18, 2017
Spiritual Formation – Frederick, MD April 7-8, 2017