Christian women don’t need any new sources for inspiration or therapy, and while the gender discussions are important to have, there’s a lot more to discuss–a lot more Bible, a lot more theology, and what seems to be a never-ending need to make disciples. Since that day at TEDS when God prompted me to the work of ministry to women, it has become clear that there are women in the church in different life situations, professions, and age-groups who acknowledge the importance of studying theology. They desire to develop a Christian worldview that they can bring with them on the job, in their homes and their community. These are women who want to engage their world at all levels. This is the mission of The Center for Women of Faith in Culture, to equip women to love God with their heart, soul and mind–to help them to look beyond their subjective experience to know and love God in submission to the authority of Scripture.
April 30, 2011 marks the first annual God, Faith & Culture Evangelical Women’s Conference hosted by The Center for Women of Faith in Culture. To be held at the Arlington Countryside Church in Arlington Heights, IL, the speakers are excited about this opportunity to impact women’s minds with theological truth, developing them in areas including apologetics, bioethics, worldview, and theology proper. Check out the speakers here. Because this is the first time an event for CWFC–where we’re not focused on our emotions or our gender–we’re not entirely sure what to expect. Many of the speakers are sacrificing their own time and expense for this event–this movement–because they believe that there is a segment of women in the church that are missing out on some important theological conversations, and that the God, Faith & Culture Evangelical Women’s Conference can be an important resource them. We’re very excited, because it doesn’t end with the Conference, either. At the same time, we are launching Intersect: The Journal of The Center for Women of Faith in Culture. No pictures of flowers or crying ladies hugging each other in this journal…from the website:
Intersect: The Journal of The Center for Women of Faith in Culture is an evangelical publication written for women by women. It exists to encourage today’s Christian women as present and future theologians, apologists and philosophers, bringing faith and reason to their own sphere of influence. Each journal will feature established and emerging thinkers from church, the academy, business, etc with articles reflective of intersecting theological themes including Faith and Reason, Church, Culture, and the Academy, and the theological influence of women in all parts of society.
Please consider being part of this movement by making a contribution. If you are interested in being an official sponsor of this conference, please click here. But if you can make a contribution–no matter how big or small, your gift will go directly to conference expenses with priority given to speaker compensation. The Center for Women of Faith in Culture is incorporated in the State of Illinois but is not yet a 501c3. Obviously, if you are a woman and interested in attending the conference, don’t forget to register! Media are also welcome and need to contact me directly.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!