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Women in Ministry
Women in Ministry (WiM) is a ministry for all women affiliated with RTS that provides fellowship, fosters connection to the broader seminary community, equips each woman to build the kingdom in her respective calling, and encourages women to live passionately in submission to Christ.
WiM provides opportunities for connection through Bible studies and process groups, retreats, seminars, and fellowship events. We encourage the wives of students to take advantage of the spouse scholarship and enroll in or audit classes as they are able. Our hope is that all women will come away from seminary having experienced meaningful relationships and spiritual growth.
Mondays March 9, 16, 23 & 30 | 4:05 – 4:50PM | Fellowship Hall
Campus Yoga continues! By popular demand, we have extended this class with Beth Moore. All are invited (men can come too!) to participate in this FREE campus wellness initiative. Beth is a certified instructor and works for the YMCA. She is a Christian who has been teaching yoga for over 10 years and has multiple certifications in group exercise instruction. There will be no class held during reading week. We have also adjusted the time by 5 minutes for those of you getting out of class at 4:00. See you there!
Freedom in the Fishbowl: Ministry Wives Gatherings
Tuesday, Feb 10 & Mondays on March 9; Monday, April 20 | 7:00 – 9:00PM | Sweeting’s Home
Join Christina Sweeting (current student and wife of Don Sweeting, RTSO President) and Leigh Swanson (Associate Dean of Students and wife of David Swanson, Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Orlando) for an honest conversation about the blessings and challenges of being the wife of a pastor.
The Sweeting’s home is located at:
2875 Willow Bay Terrace
Casselberry, FL 32707
(to get in the gate find “Sweeting” in the gate kiosk, dial the number, and Christina will let you in)
Connections Lunch with Chaplain Joanne Westmoreland
Thursday, March 19 | Noon – 1:00 | Fellowship Hall
Our Connections Lunches are a time to meet and learn from women serving in vocational ministry. Chaplain Westmoreland has served as the chaplain to women in the John E Polk Correctional Facility (Seminole County Jail) for over 20 years. Come for a free lunch, great fellowship, and hear about the Lord’s work in a very dark place, our own county jail.
Field Trip Translation Completion & Scripture Celebration @ Wycliffe Bible Translators
Thursday, April 9 | 10AM – 2:00PM
A caravan from RTS leaving at 9:00 am or meet in the lobby of the Discovery Center at Wycliffe at 9:45 am. Wycliffe USA President and CEO, Bob Creson, will be hosting our group for lunch after the celebration. We will return to RTS by 2:00 pm. If you plan to bring additional guests please RSVP to Kim Sutter by April 1st.Wycliffe is located at 11221 John Wycliffe Blvd, Orlando, FL 32832.
"This is a wonderful opportunity, and if you have never seen their presentation on Bible translation, you should. I hope as many of us, including students and families, that can possibly attend, will go. It is a great inspiration on the translation and the power of the Bible. Our family went a few years ago. I encourage you to attend." - President Don Sweeting
Spring Brunch and Graduation Celebration with Christy Gambrell
Saturday, May 9 | 10AM - Noon | Fellowship Hall
This brunch honors our female graduates and the wives of graduates. Our speaker will be Christy Gambrell, Director of Women’s Ministry at Orangewood (PCA). Christy is a recent graduate of Covenant Seminary and is married to Dave Gambrell, Assistant Pastor at Orangewood.
For more information about any of the WiM events or to get more involved, please contact Leigh Swanson, Associate Dean of Students at RTS Orlando, at firstname.lastname@example.org