- A Pastoral Understanding of Women
Explore how the physiological, psychological,
cultural, and spiritual aspects of a woman's life
affect good pastoral care. Gain understanding
of seasons and transitions in life cycles against
the background of societal role change for women.
Discover biblical examples and guidelines for
shepherding women. Develop strategies for developing
friendships, mentoring relationships, group support,
and other helps for shepherding women. 2 hours.
Faculty: Bev Hislop, D.Min.
- Women in Pain I Effective Ministry
to women MUST include a greater understanding
of the issues that bring pain into a woman's life,
such as: suicide, pornography, domestic abuse, eating
disorders, sexual abuse, widowhood, same-sex
attraction, breast cancer, post-abortion
stress. Developing awareness will enable one
to discern a woman's source of pain and encourage
her to take the first steps toward healing. Learn
how, from a biblical perspective, to help a woman
grieve losses, begin transitioning to health,
and get professional help when needed -- while
continuing to walk beside her. 2 hours. Faculty:
Bev Hislop, D.Min., with guest instructors in
their area of expertise.
512YE - Women in Pain II This course
examines additional issues that generate emotional
pain in women's lives. Issues discussed may
include: infant/child death, spiritual
abuse, infertility, terminal illness, physical
disabilities, homeless and incarcerated women.
Students will learn how to offer effective
pastoral care and create an environment of
grace, a healing community. 2 hours. Faculty:
Bev Hislop, D.Min., with guest instructors
in their area of expertise.
- Women in Leadership Are you in leadership
or preparing for a leadership role? This class
is designed for you and your leadership team!
Students will examine the call and character of
a woman in leadership, explore the art of leadership,
identify the essential competencies, & much
more. Gain insights from biblical and historical
examples of women in leadership. 2 hours. Faculty:
Bev Hislop, D.Min.
- Building Relational Ministries for
Women Learn how to build, maintain and
advance—from vision to reality—relational
ministries for women featuring four components:
cast the vision, build the team, discern the needs,
and mold the ministry. The focus is on relational
components, such as building and strengthening
a leadership team, accurately discerning the needs
of individual women and molding ministry around
that unique profile while developing spiritual
friendships and mentoring relationships. Students
will learn how to enhance ministry effectiveness
by reflecting a relational emphasis in promotion,
evaluation and celebration. 2 hours. Faculty:
Bev Hislop, D.Min.