Women in the church have both needs and interests as well as gifts and abilities. While they might experience those in different ways due to a variety of cultural circumstances, that foundation is recognizable across the differences. Local congregations can create space for understanding and living out women’s experiences in ways that meet their needs and empower their abilities!
In this survey of theological issues for women’s ministries, we’ll explore how theology reflects and supports the equality of women’s ministries, as well as investigate some varieties of women’s theologies.
Students are required to have the following book for this class:
- Women and Redemption: A Theological History (Second Edition), by Rosemary Radford Ruether
The instructor will offer an optional Zoom meeting for discussion and record the session for those who cannot attend.
This course is eligible for 3.0 CEU.
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You will need a password to enroll in this class as a proof of pre-requisites.
About the Instructor
Beth was ordained in the United Methodist Church but now has Privilege of Call in the United Church of Christ. She graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1994 and has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Elizabethtown College. In addition to 20 years of pastoral and chaplaincy experience, she teaches religion, philosophy, critical thinking, sociology, and general education courses for the University of Phoenix in New Jersey and Mercy College. She has been active in Safe Sanctuary/Safe church training for a decade or more, and a consultant for more than 150 congregations working to reduce the risk of abuse in the church. She also leads workshops and retreats on Spiritual Gifts, meditation, and mysticism. Several of her courses are approved as advanced courses in Lay Servant Ministries and meet requirements towards lay speaker status.