What

Teaching Women to Teach (TWtT) seeks to serve the local church by providing theological and practical training to women who aspire to teach or are currently teaching the Bible. Whether they will teach in their church, home or community, we seek to train women to communicate God’s Word accurately and winsomely, in accord with sound doctrine, and under the authority of their particular church’s leadership… all for the glory of Christ!

This training consists of two 8-week segments:

  1. Foundational Principles of Teaching the Scriptures
  2. Practicals of Teaching the Scriptures

Why

RTS Charlotte exists to serve the church by preparing and training its leaders for a life of ministry, marked by sound doctrine and sincere love. We desire that women be able to serve one another through the robust and joyful ministry of God’s Word, especially spiritually younger women in the faith. We believe that this ministry among women is essential for the building up of the local church, for the sanctification of souls, and for the glory of God.

Currently, we live in an age where Christian women are increasingly looking to nationally-known women outside of their local church for training and discipleship. Rather than being taught and discipled face-to-face by gifted and trained women in their church body, women in our community are being taught and discipled by social media and DVDs. We hope to encourage discipleship in the local church so that women can learn from both the teaching and example of faithful women in their midst.

Who

This training is for any woman who aspires to teach or currently teaches the Scriptures. Whether over coffee one-on-one, in children’s Sunday school, or in a small or large women’s Bible study, we celebrate the many contexts in which this teaching may occur.

How

The primary instructors of this training will be the RTS-Charlotte faculty. These professors are gifted scholars, pastors, and theologians who delight to train not only the mind, but also the heart for ministry. In addition to our faculty, several local female ministry leaders will also teach in this training. Leading this RTS initiative are Mallie Taylor, RTS Charlotte’s Community Life Coordinator and Melissa Kruger, Director of Women’s Ministry at Uptown Church.

In the fall, the RTS Faculty will lecture each week on a foundational principle of teaching the Scriptures followed by a time of putting each principle into practice within small groups. Each woman will be assigned a passage from Colossians before we take a break. Over the winter break, we will offer three “Library Days” for women to learn how to use our resources on campus and how to take advantage of biblical study tools. In the spring, we will continue to dig into the practicals of teaching while we teach one another through the book of Colossians in our small groups. This will be an incredible opportunity to practice and receive feedback on our teaching.

When

We will meet on Monday mornings from 9:30-11:00am for 8 weeks in the Fall and Spring:

  • Fall: Sept 16, Sept 23, Sept 30, Oct 7, Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4
  • Spring: Jan 13, Jan 20, Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 10, Feb 24, Mar 2, Mar 9

Tentative Fall Schedule

9/16 The Doctrine of Scripture & The Call to Teach Dr. Mike Kruger
9/23 Christ in All of Scripture Dr. Blair Smith
9/30 Teaching the Old Testament Dr. Dick Belcher
10/7 Teaching the New Testament Dr. Mike Kruger
10/14 Basic Hermeneutics Dr. Bob Cara
10/21 Teaching to the Post-Modern Mind Dr. James Anderson
10/28 Studying a Text & Asking Good Questions Dr. & Mrs. Mike Kruger
11/4 Preparing & Applying a Text Dr. John Currid