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Disciple Women’s Spring Event: “Women: Then and Now”

By December 14, 2015March 1st, 2016No Comments

Cost of event $35.00 if paid before March 1, 2016

After the March 1 deadline the cost goes up to $45 and all registrations must be received by March 21.

Spring Gathering Registration

Spring Gathering

April 2, 2016

10 AM – 3PM

Registration at 9:30 AM

Chiara Center

4875 Laverne Road

Springfield, IL

Keynote Speaker

The Reverend Dr. Lisa Wilson Davison

Lisa Wilson Davison is the Johnnie Eargle Cadieux Professor of Hebrew Bible at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, OK. Joining the PTS faculty in 2010, Dr. Davison received a BA from Lynchburg College, a MDiv from Brite Divinity School, TCU, a MA from Vanderbilt University, a PhD from Vanderbilt University. She is an ordained Disciples Minister and has served the church as pastor of congregations in Texas and Kentucky, a Chaplain at Culver Stockton College, Dean at Lynchburg College, and professor at Lexington Theological Seminary. Dr. Davison shares her expertise in the study of the Christian First Testament, Women of the Bible, Sexuality and the Bible, Issues of Gender, Race, Economics and Justice and the Bible, and Christian use and miss-use of the Christian First Testament through her teaching, her preaching in local congregations and her speaking at camps and conferences across the country. Her publications include contribution to the New Proclamation Series, Year C (Fortress, 2009), sermon in Those Preaching Women: A Multicultural Collection (Judson , 2008), introductory essays on the major prophets for The College Study Bible (St. Mary’s Press, 2007), entries for the Encyclopedia of the Stone- Campbell Movement (Eerdmans, 2005),“Job Commentary” for the New Interpreter’s Study Bible (Abingdon Press, 2003), an Essay in Tabletalk (Chalice Press, 2003), Preaching Women of the Bible (Chalice Press, 2006) and several articles in DiscipleWorld magazine and Bible studies in JustWomen magazine. Dr. Davison is married to The Reverend Michael Davison.

An Overview of Our Day Together

This is what the LORD says: “ A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.”                    Jeremiah 31: 15

9:30 – 10 AM                 

  • Arrival and Registration
  • enjoy a continental breakfast and a time to reconnect with Sisters from around the Region.

 10 AM – Noon

  • Gathering and Prayer
  • Women Then – Encountering Rachel
  • Women Now – Encountering our Sister in Guatemala And Around the World

Noon – 1 PM

  • Lunch

1 PM – 3 PM

  • Women Then – When God Saw
  • Women Now – Standing in Solidarity
  • Celebration and Thanksgiving
  • Our Charge

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain for the old order of things has passed away.                                                                                              Revelation