Women Student Fellowship
Welcome from Lisa Bowe
President, Women Student Fellowship Board
Welcome to Women Student Fellowship. As an official student group of Dallas Theological Seminary we endeavor to engage, support, and encourage the community of women students, staff, and faculty at Dallas Theological Seminary by ...
- cultivating unity through the promotion of female scholarship and open dialogue across all academic departments, and
- celebrating diversity through the promotion of authentic restored relationships as we equip, prepare, and launch into our callings
Our theme for this year is ARISE, which comes from Isaiah 60:1, “Arise and Shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.” What a sight to behold! The prophet Isaiah uses two imperatives “Arise” and “Shine” to proclaim the restoration of Zion to her rightful place of reigning after a lengthy slumber. The JFB Commentary summarizes this verse as, “Arise from the dust in which thou hast been sitting as mourning female captive.” A new day has dawned in Zion because the Lord’s presence has risen upon them. As a result they are once again to shine with all His splendor before all the other nations. We too, as female image bearers, have been called to arise as vessels of His presence and to let His light shine through us in a dark and depraved world.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the admittance of women as students to DTS. This is a year for us to express our gratitude and to celebrate all the ways God has blessed His faithful daughters through Dallas Theological Seminary! Let us arise together as vessels of His presence as we are equipped, prepared and launched into our callings.
President - Women Student Fellowship Board
Events for 2015-2016
- Trending Topics (#TrendingTopics)
Our monthly forum for learning about and discussing topics relevant to women students as we prepare and equip for ministry, business, and academics, both in the U.S. and around the world. Speakers include women leaders who have embraced God’s calling on their lives and stepped out in faith for His glory. Bring your lunch and come listen, learn, and engage in conversation with the presenters, DTS faculty and staff, and fellow students.
- 4th Tuesday of every month (when classes are in session)
- When: 11:30-12:45 lunch hour
- Where: CAC 110 (adjacent to Lamb Auditorium)
Tues Jan 26:
#TrendingTopic: Integrating God’s Calling with Personal Life
Join ARISE/WSF for a special time with Rebecca Carrell, morning show co-host on KCBI 90.9fm, conference speaker, author, DTS student, wife, mother, and joyful Jesus follower – but not in this order of importance! Rebecca will be discussing the challenges and opportunities of integrating the calling God has given to each one of us with a hectic and sometimes seemingly incongruent personal life full of responsibilities and pitfalls in school, spouses/dating relationships/singleness, kids, aging parents, friends, and more. The forum will include questions from students, so bring any questions you may have!
Tues Feb 23:
#TrendingTopic: How Can I Make a Difference in This World?
Join ARISE/WSF as we welcome ministry leader Vela Tomba to #TrendingTopics. Vela will be sharing from her wealth of knowledge gained through personal experience and many years working in Recovery Ministry, Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU), Women’s Ministry, and Children’s Ministry, and serving as a Senior Pastor’s Wife. Vela’s broad perspective will add to what the Bible says about how each one of us can play a vital role in God’s work in this world. Bring your lunch and bring your questions!
Tues Mar 29:
#TrendingTopic: Change in the Church: Alternate Lifestyles
NOTE THIS IS THE 5th TUES. Join ARISE/WSF for a much anticipated forum with experts Debby Wade and DTS’s Dr. Gary Barnes (who is co-teaching Sexuality & Ethics this semester). How can and should the church respond to people living alternate lifestyles? How do we love, welcome, and include these groups of people while still communicating truth? How can we be the hands and feet of Christ as the laws and acceptable lifestyles continue to change in our culture? Many churches are grappling with these questions, particularly in youth groups and young adult groups where church members do not support inclusion. This is an interactive discussion so bring your questions! Open to ALL students, faculty, and staff. Lunch will be provided!
- Arise with Hope
A weekly opportunity to connect with other women students for a cup of java and a time of light-hearted fellowship at Hope Coffee in the Mitchell Ministry Center. Everyone has extremely busy schedules during the school year, and most of the time our relationships with one another suffer! So take a few minutes out of your morning, before or after your 7:40 a.m. class or before your 9:10 a.m. class, to grab a cup of coffee and meet, engage, and encourage your fellow sisters on campus.
- Every Thursday morning, 7-9 a.m.
- Beginning January 21, 2016
- Arise Lunch Connections
Bring your lunch and join us for an open dialogue with fellow women students on the DTS campus. It is our hope to promote the building of authentic relationships among women students despite challenges such as diverse backgrounds, various life stages, and extremely busy schedules. We hope to do this through facilitating conversations about issues our women face on campus and in the ministry and by encouraging one another as we all prepare at DTS to further God’s kingdom! This will be a time of connection for our diverse community of women students!
- Dates: February 16th, March 22nd, April 19th
- Time: 11:30am - 12:45pm
- Location: Walvoord 104 (small classroom next to Mabee Lounge)
- Arise Student Chapel
Thursday, February 18th
Join Arise in chapel as we celebrate the 40th year of women’s admittance to DTS. Dr. Sandra Glahn will be sharing a brief history of women on our campus and Dr. Lanier Burns will be our chapel speaker.
- Arise Retreat
February 5-6, 2016.
Leadership Board 2015-16
- Social Media
- Dr. Lynn Etta Manning
- Lisa Bowe
- Vice President
- Patrice Oakley
- Joy Cherian
- Carolyn Harris
- Karen Henson
- Hannah-Leah Lambert
- Kelly Bly
- Student Groups