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 fall 2022 workshop, “From Information to Transformation: Teaching for Change,” taught by Professor Mike Glodo.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall 2022 WorkshopFrom Information to Transformation: Teaching for Change
September 6, October 4, & November 1 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The three-session Fall 2022 term will focus on using the theological and exegetical tools of previous classes to prepare presentations that apply those tools to your listeners’ lives. Participants will prepare an expositional, a doctrinal, and an issue-based lesson.
The monthly seminars will include workshopping material at discussion tables, with each evening concluding with a short reflection interview with an experienced women’s speaker. In between each evening session, a short “check-in” video lesson will enhance participant application and progress from each session. Sessions will be led by Rev. Mike Glodo, Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Dean of the Chapel, who for twenty-five years at RTS has taught biblical studies, communication, preaching, and pastoral ministry.
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.
- In-person: Class will meet from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall on the campus of RTS Orlando.
- Online: Online participants will join the live class via Zoom at 7:00 pm Eastern time. Registration is limited, so sign up early!
- Cost: Individual registration is $25 for both in-person and online. To host a group, registration is $125 (online only). All registered participants (whether in-person or online) will have access to the class recordings through the end of the academic year.