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 are 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 in the Campbell building)
Tuesday, Sept. 22 #Trending Topic:
Where Do We Go From Here—Vision Casting for Seminary and Beyond
Join ARISE/WSF for a panel discussion with four DTS women professors and staff: Dr. Joye Baker, Dr. Dorian Coover-Cox, Dr. Lynn Etta Manning, and Dr. Michelle Woody. They will be discussing opportunities and challenges women students face as they launch into business and ministry from seminary, and what students can be doing now to prepare. The forum will include questions from students, so bring any questions you may have. Open to all women students, faculty, and staff.
Tuesday, Oct. 27 #Trending Topic:
Interpreting Paul’s Writings About Gender
Join ARISE/WSF as we welcome DTS professor Dr. Sandra Glahn to #TrendingTopics. She will be presenting her recently published research on the pagan goddess Artemis in first-century Ephesus. Dr. Glahn will highlight important contextual information that sheds light on Paul’s esteem for women, particularly in his instructions in 1 Timothy, and that helps establish a biblical view of gender with application for men and women partnering in ministry. Open to ALL students, faculty, and staff.
- 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 September 17, 2015
- 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!
- When: Every Thursday during lunch (11:30-12:45) from September 24 to November 12
- Where: Walvoord 104 (classroom next to Mabee Student Lounge)
- Arise with Influence
Mark your calendar and register online for a discounted student price of $30 dollars for this informative and inspirational conference.
- When: Monday, November 16
- Location: Park Cities Baptist Church, located at 3933 Northwest Pkwy, Dallas, 75225
- Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Keynote Speaker: Jennie Allen, the bestselling author of Anything and Restless, as well as the founder of IF: Gathering
- Register at www.dts.edu/wlc
- Check out the Chapel slides in the coming months for information regarding a breakfast for DTS women students prior to the conference on Monday morning!
- Arise Retreat
Save the Date: February 5-6, 2016. Event details will be posted soon<
Leadership Board 2015-16
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- Dr. Lynn Etta Manning
- Lisa Bowe
- Vice President
- Patrice Oakley
- Joy Cherian
- Carolyn Harris
- Karen Henson
- Hannah-Leah Lambert
- Monique Jennings
- Kelly Bly