Teaching Women to Teach (TWtT) began at RTS Orlando in January of 2018. Our first offering was a year-long course taught by RTS faculty and local women’s ministry leaders covering the basics of biblical interpretation and exposition. In the spring of 2019, we offered a three-month course on Covenant Theology. In September of 2019, TWtT was pleased to host Nancy Guthrie for a Biblical Theology Workshop for Women on the RTS Orlando campus. This past spring, Dr. Scott Swain taught a three-month course on the principles of biblical interpretation.

Registration is now open for the spring 2022 offering, “Foundations: From Exegesis to Exposition,” taught by the faculty of RTS Orlando.

What?

Teaching Women to Teach resources the local church by providing theological training to women who are teaching or who aspire to teach the Bible in women’s ministries. Started in January of 2018, this outreach of RTS Orlando has trained hundreds of women from our constituent churches so that theological conversation and discipleship in women’s ministry can happen in the context of relationships, in accord with Reformed teaching, and under the authority of a particular church’s leadership.

Why?

Christian women are increasingly looking to nationally known figures to fill teaching roles in local congregations by using mass produced curriculum. Rather than being taught and discipled by gifted and trained women in their own local church, women in our community are being taught and discipled by DVDs. Many women’s ministries in Reformed churches are using material whose teaching is at odds with historic Reformed doctrines.

Who?

We want to serve any woman who currently teaches or aspires to teach the Bible in a local congregation. Leading this RTS initiative is Leigh Swanson, RTS Orlando’s Executive Vice President. For more information, contact Leigh at lswanson@rts.edu.

Spring 2022 Course
Foundations: From Exegesis to Exposition

February 3 - March 10 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm

This spring, for six consecutive Thursday nights, we will offer an abbreviated version of our first course, “Foundations: From Exegesis to Exposition.”  Six different faculty will each teach from their area of expertise and will cover the basic principles of biblical interpretation and exposition.

Week 1 (Feb 3) | Scott Swain – Doctrine of scripture and observing a text

Week 2 (Feb 10) | Mark Futato – Understanding genre and why it matters

Week 3 (Feb 17) | Nicholas Reid – Redemptive History: Covenantal framework of the Old Testament

Week 4 (Feb 24) | Zachary Cole – Redemptive History: Covenantal framework of the New Testament

Week 5 (Mar 3) | Michael Allen – How to draw application from a text

Week 6 (Mar 10) | Mike Glodo – From exegesis to exposition: moving from studying the Bible to teaching the Bible

Format:

In years past, TWtT has been offered as an in-person class only. With COVID-19 forcing us to reconsider face to face instruction, we are pleased to offer both an in-person option as well as an online option. Space for both options is limited. Registration will open Wednesday, December 1.

  • In person: Class will meet from 7:00 – 8:30pm in the Fellowship Hall on the campus of RTS Orlando. In person registrants will be limited to 100 women.
  • Online: Online participants will join the live class via Zoom at 7:00pm Eastern time. Registration is limited, so sign up early!
  • Cost: Individual registration is $40 for both in-person and online. All registered participants (whether in-person or online) will have access to the class recordings through the end of the academic year.