Discipling Young Women (Part 3): How Should the Local Church Disciple Young Women?

In the previous posts, a biblical rationale for the discipleship of young women was established and the group was defined as young adult women of the Millennial Generation who are in the season of marriage, parenting, and homemaking. The discussion will now consider how to most effectively minister to this demographic, in light of the research that was presented. A recent study demonstrated that young adults are leaving the church in staggering numbers.[1] At the same time, research indicates that young adults value the influence of older generations. Continue reading

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Discipling Young Women (Part 2): Who Are the Young Women?

What defines a young adult woman? Lawson explained, “Adulthood is reached when individuals become personally accountable for themselves and accept adult responsibilities. Adulthood is another stage of life that, in itself, has many more stages.”[1] Within the lifestage of adulthood there are levels of development, such as “emerging adulthood” and “young adulthood.”[2] For the purpose of this discussion, attention will be given to young adult women who are currently between sixteen and thirty-six years of age. This group is referred to as the Millennial Generation, Continue reading

Discipling Young Women (Part 1): Biblical Rationale

Scripture offers numerous reasons to focus on the discipleship of young women. This discussion will consider four major aspects of this biblical mandate. First, Jesus gave the Great Commission so that his followers would make and develop disciples. Second, the example of Jesus and other New Testament writers demonstrated the importance of teaching adults. Third, Paul specifically addressed the need to disciple young women in the season of marriage, parenting, and homemaking. Fourth, sin distorted the blessing of childbearing and relationships for women, and made this season of life painful and challenging. Continue reading

“Sister, You Can Do Hard Things”

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In this excellent article, Amy Gannett offers words of encouragement for women who want to know the Bible, but find it to be challenging. She makes it clear that studying the Scriptures is “not necessarily an easy task, but, sister, you can do hard things.” Getting to know God through His Word requires persistence and practice. Check out the helpful article here.

 

TGC17 National Conference Talks Online

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The Gospel Coalition 2017 National Conference was an outstanding time of teaching and worship. The plenary sessions worked through the book of Galatians and celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The main sessions are now available online here.

If you only have time to watch three, might I suggest the following:

Paul’s Pilgrimage, Paul’s Plea: Galatians 1” by John Piper

On John Calvin” by Kevin DeYoung

“Gospel Freedom, Gospel Fruit: Galatians 5” by Thabiti Anyabwile

 

 

Needed: Women Disciplers

Check out this compelling article by Megan Hill which emphasizes the need for more biblically based mentoring relationships in the local church. She acknowledges the influence that best-selling authors and speakers can have, yet cautions of the weaknesses of distant mentoring relationships. Hill offers a helpful review of the new book Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. Read the full review here.