Spring is always a crazy travel season for me, which means I get to meet more of you all in person but be less present on the blog. So my apologies for the recent silence. However, I am glad to say that I may be able to make up for it a little bit this coming week as I attend The Gospel Coalition conference in Chicago. My pastor is sending me specifically to sit under the training of Kathleen Nielsen and learn more about teaching the Bible to other women.
In fact, I want to give a big shout-out to my pastor, Eric Simmons, for suggesting that my church, Redeemer Church of Arlington, send me to this event. He and the elders of my church wanted Redeemer to make that investment in me as I facilitate the women's Bible studies in our church. I do not do that work alone. I am assisted in this endeavor by a team of faithful friends who have each leading one of those groups--and Eric has told these ladies that the church will get them whatever study resources they need to do this. The reason I mention all this is that I was greatly encouraged that my pastors and elders appreciate these labors and want to invest in us as we serve other women in our church, and I want to encourage that model.
I am also looking forward to hearing Zambian pastor Conrad Mbewe speak on Wednesday evening. Having filmed in Zambia and having just wrapped a film in Botswana, I am eager to hear more about this pastor's vision for the churches he is planting in both nations and beyond.
I look forward to posting little updates and thoughts throughout the conference as I am able. So keep an eye on this blog as I share what I've been able to glean.