WHAT'S THE PURPOSE?
Through regional “Word-Filled Women” training, The Gospel Coalition in partnership with local churches like Redemption City Church, aims to encourage and support the growth of Word-based ministry among women in and through the local church, under the leadership of pastors and elders. We are hosting two-day regional workshops for women currently engaged or interested in Word-filled ministry–that is, ministry grounded in the Scriptures, growing in the context of God’s people, and aiming for the glory of Christ.
We celebrate the many various paths of ministry among women, from teaching to mentoring to mercy ministry to working with children, and on and on. The workshop is for women walking along one of these paths of ministry, paid or unpaid, who want to grow in studying, handling, and sharing God’s Word. TGC-sponsored teachers will lead sessions in:
- A biblical approach to women’s ministry and discipleship.
- A biblical exposition, focusing on one biblical book per workshop.
WHO IS IT FOR?
This workshop is for women in paid or unpaid ministry, and women with potential and interest in Word-filled ministry. Participants don’t have to be involved in formal “women’s ministry” programs; we’re also aiming to reach women engaged in Christian education, children’s and youth ministry, work with the poor—from Bible teachers to small group leaders to evangelists to those ministering in the workplace. Any woman who desires to grow in her ability to handle the Scriptures and disciple others with the Scriptures is invited, no matter what her previous ministry experience. Participants are welcome from the teen years onward.
What is the difference between a workshop and a conference?
To attend a women’s conference, one does not need to do any preparatory work. You can show up and listen to speakers without having done anything before hand. The Word-Filled Women’s Workshop does require a little bit of prep. We will be studying a book of the Bible together, and therefore want you to have been in that book before attending the event so that you can truly glean a deeper knowledge of the text. Prior to the event, you will receive materials on the book we will be discussing.
WHO IS TEACHING?
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2OTH FROM 3:00-8:30
- Session 1: Why Are We Here?
- Session 2: Ministering God’s Word
- Session 3A: Instructions in Exposition, Part I
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21ST FROM 8:00am-5:00pm
- Session 3B: Instructions in Exposition, Part II
- Session 4A: Practice in Exposition
- Session 4B: Observations in Exposition
- Session 5: The Living Context: Serving God’s People
- Session 6: Panel Question and Answer
Where is the Workshop?
The workshop will take place at Redemption City Church, located in Downtown Frederick, MD.
where should i Park?
The church building is located downtown where you will find both street parking and a parking garage. We suggest parking in the Church Street Parking Garage, conveniently located across the street from the church building. The parking garage address is 17 E Church St Frederick, MD 21701. To get from the garage to the WFW workshop, walk to Market Street and head North to 2nd Street, where you will turn right onto East 2nd Street. The church building will be on your left just a few buildings up.
There is street parking available, however, you will need to remember to fill your parking meter throughout our time together. You can download the Parkmobile App and refill your meter via your cell phone every two hours.
if I am traveling, Where should I stay?
We are so glad you are making the trip to join us for this event! We recommend the following hotels:
- The Hilton Garden Inn located at 7226 Corporate Court Frederick, MD 21703
- Homewood Suites by Hilton located at 4950 Westview Dr. Frederick, MD 21703
- Hampton Inn and Suites located at 1565 Opossumtown Pike Frederick, MD 21702
Is there childcare for this event?
There is no childcare provided for this event. Young, nursing infants are allowed. Our goal is to create a space for women to be able to dive into God’s word and spend time engaged in the teachings.
What If I Have Dietary Restrictions?
Vegetarian and gluten free options will be provided for both dinner Friday evening and lunch on Saturday. We wish we could accommodate everyone’s dietary restrictions, however we know this is not possible. If you need to bring your own food because of this, please know that there is a refrigerator and microwave available for your use.
What should I bring?
We suggest you bring the following:
- WFW worksheets/materials you received in preparation for the event.
- Something to write with.
How do I Register?
Cost for the Word Filled Women is $85.
This includes all meals, snacks, and materials on Friday and Saturday.
RCC has a limited number of scholarships available. If you are in need of financial assistance, please fill out the form below and one of our staff will be in contact with you. Please also consider volunteering for the event to help offset the registration costs.
Volunteer for the Workshop
We are looking for six women who are willing to volunteer the weekend of the workshop in order to help us provide a hospitable and welcoming environment for all who attend.
Volunteer Job Description
- Must be available all day Friday and Saturday.
- Will help with Setup on Friday and Breakdown on Saturday.
- Must be willing to set up/check on food, drinks, snacks, bathroom tidiness, etc.
- Must be willing to wear a redemption city t-shirt and be a “go-to” person for anyone that may need assistance .
These spots are first come, first serve. If you are interested in volunteering or looking for more information, fill out the form below and one of our For Women leaders will be in touch: