Flourish EQUIPPING AND ENERGISING WOMEN'S MINISTRY

About

FLOURISH WILL BE RUNNING IN TWO LOCATIONS IN 2021/22:

Flourish Midlands at Emmanuel Church                                              Flourish 2 London at London Seminary with a hub in the Midlands at Emmanuel Church


Flourish is a course for women who want to be more thoroughly equipped to serve. The course is designed for women who are active in a recognised role and/or have some responsibility for ministry to women in their churches, whether paid or unpaid. It is not recommended for complete newcomers to ministry.

With teaching on everything from the doctrine of God, to supporting parenting, to responding biblically to our culture, Flourish covers both in-depth theology and practical issues from ministry life.

Our teaching will stretch you, help you grow in your understanding, and provide opportunities to learn from the experiences of others.

Lecturers

Linda Allcock – Globe Church, London

Lewis Allen – Hope Church, Huddersfield (North)

Sarah Allen – Hope Church, Huddersfield

Natalie Brand (Midlands)

Ralph Cunnington – City Church, Manchester (North)

Angela Davis – Tring Baptist Church

Nicola Edkins – Grace Baptist Church, Southport (North)

Vicki Gardner – Newark Evangelical Church (London)

David Green – London Seminary

Catherine Haddow – Therapeutic Discipleship, Trowbridge (London)

Bill James – London Seminary (London)

Sharon James – The Christian Institute

Luke Jenner – Grace Baptist Church, Halifax (North)

Julia Jones – Grace Baptist Mission, Abingdon

Leonie Lucas – Emmanuel Church, Leamington Spa

Tim McMahon – Serving in Mission

Sally Orwin-Lee – Teaches CCEF courses in the North West (North)

Matthew Roberts – Trinity Church, York (North)

Paul Yeulett – Grove Chapel

Garry Williams – London Seminary (London)

  • FLOURISH COURSE DAY 1 OF 9

    MORNING SESSIONS

    • Applying Gospel Narrative
    • Doctrine of God: The Trinity

    AFTERNOON SESSIONS

    Exploring the Bible’s teaching on Womanhood

    We’ll consider what the Bible has to say about womanhood, comparing this with feminist and other perspectives. We’ll also explore the need for self-care, to help us live godly lives and minister without burn-out.

  • FLOURISH COURSE DAY 2 OF 9

    MORNING SESSIONS

    • Understanding Paul’s Letters
    • Person of Christ – Jesus: God and Man

    AFTERNOON SESSIONS

    Helping women Grow & Equipping Women to Lead

    The church should be a place of ‘one-anothering’, where we are concerned for each others’ spiritual growth. How can we best encourage the women in our church families to grow in love and knowledge of the Lord Jesus, so that together we become more like Him? We will look at some practical ways of helping women grow by using and applying God’s word well, through intentional conversations and prayer, using examples from a variety of settings.

  • FLOURISH COURSE DAY 3 OF 9

    MORNING SESSIONS

    • Letter of James
    • The Holy Spirit

    AFTERNOON SESSIONS

    Supporting Parenting

    This session will seek to resource and equip church workers with tools for parenting well themselves and supporting others in the church and wider afield. Society seems increasingly fractured, families are often broken, yet God’s design for family as a place where children are loved, nurtured, protected, trained and respected still stands. We will look biblically at what a child is and what parents are, and how church can help support the various families within and around it.

  • FLOURISH COURSE DAY 4 OF 9

    MORNING SESSIONS

    • Applying Old Testament Narrative
    • God’s Sovereignty in Salvation

    AFTERNOON SESSIONS

    Engaging with secular culture

    We all live in a society which has been shaped by (amongst other isms) materialism, feminism and postmodernism. In this session we’ll be exploring the values of our culture: how the Bible speaks into it and how we can minister sensitively to women and children living in this anti-God world.

  • FLOURISH COURSE DAY 5 OF 9

    MORNING SESSIONS

    • Applying Old Testament Narrative
    • Scripture

    AFTERNOON SESSIONS

    Supporting Marriages & Helping Marriages in Crisis

    The Bible says that marriage is a picture of Christ and the church. That makes it pretty significant, yet for many married couples, the last time they thought about their marriage was on their wedding day! Through the book of Philippians we will look at how the gospel shapes marriages, transforms marriages, and restores broken marriages.

  • FLOURISH COURSE DAY 6 OF 9

    MORNING SESSIONS

    • Interpreting Old Testament Prophecy
    • Sin and Atonement

    AFTERNOON SESSIONS

    Caring for Those Under Pressure

    Life is hard and we can all feel overwhelmed. How can we feel more equipped to walk closely side-by-side with someone when they face the heat of life? We will consider how we can gain a robust biblical understanding of suffering ourselves to help us to move purposefully towards those suffering: helping them to connect life to scripture in a meaningful way; giving them hope through seeing the glory and transforming power of the cross more clearly through their struggles.

  • FLOURISH COURSE DAY 7 OF 9

    MORNING SESSIONS

    • Interpreting Old Testament Prophecy
    • Faith, Justification, and Conversion

    AFTERNOON SESSIONS

    Supporting Single People

    During this session we will be walking in a single person’s shoes and looking at how we can best help and encourage women who are single, widowed or divorced. With the help of practical exercises, real life stories and biblical examples we will be better equipped to speak truth into their situations.

  • FLOURISH COURSE DAY 8 OF 9

    MORNING SESSIONS

    • The Old in the New
    • Sanctification: Living the Christian Life

    AFTERNOON SESSIONS

    Dealing with Conflict

    The Christian walk is all about relationship, and sometimes relationships are a struggle and result in great pain. We will consider the thorny topic of anger and bitterness through a biblical lens to be equipped to love people better, even those who are very difficult to love; helping others and ourselves to deal with conflict, discouragement and difficult relational issues biblically, graciously and in a godly manner.

  • FLOURISH COURSE DAY 9 OF 9

    MORNING SESSIONS

    • Old Testament Wisdom
    • Doctrine of the Church

    AFTERNOON SESSIONS

    Reaching Women

    We’ll consider what will particularly help us in reaching women, and how we can develop contacts and create opportunities to communicate the gospel. We will also look at how we might structure and present an evangelistic message to women.