Join us for a day of women in fellowship!
Saturday 25 November 2023 — 9 am to 5 pm
English and French
Developing a Rhythm of Life
Diana Anton, Executive Director of Lifesprings International
Learn how to create a Holy-Spirit-empowered rhythm of life. Choose your “best yeses” to create space for God to do His transforming work in you!
Peace Amidst Conflict Training
Theresa Anderson, President of Lifepsrings France
Grow in your ability to bring peace into conflict by learning to deal with conflict in a God-honoring way.
Where: Espace Bancel, 50 rue Bancel, 69007 Lyon
Cost: 60€ — includes teaching, materials, coffee break and lunch
For more information contact us at: LifespringsLyon2020@gmail.com
Register for this one day session:
School of Ministry
UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL!
We believe every Christian woman has the potential to impact the world for Christ and His Kingdom beginning with her own community.
Lifesprings School of Ministry (LSM) is a personal ministry and leadership development training program that gives you the tools and skills you need to be a more confident, competent, and caring leader in ministry. Seminary-level teaching that is accessbile, affordable, and immediately applicable.
We bring the program to you — your venue in your timing!
School of Ministry students will:
- Attend six Saturday classroom teaching sessions at a local venue (2 teaching segments per session) spread over 18 months to 2 years
- Complete assignments between sessions.
- Participate in a study group (groups are assigned by study coach) and a prayer partnership.
- Apply what you are learning by planning and implementing a ministry project in your church or community (SEE BELOW FOR SAMPLE MINISTRY PROJECTS)
- God’s Global Vision for Women
- History of Women in the Bible and in Building the Kingdom of God
- Leadership Development
- Bible Study Methods
- Building Effective Ministry Teams
- Peace Amidst Conflict
- Spiritual Formation (including Developing a Rhythm of Life)
- Discipleship / Spiritual Mentoring
- Organizational Principles and Practices
- Your Story Matters
- People Helping
Our Past LSM Teachers include:
Carolyn Custis James
Carolyn Custis James (BA in Sociology, MA in Biblical Studies) is an award winning author who thinks deeply about what it means to be a female follower of Jesus in a postmodern world.
She is the author of numerous books including:
- Finding God in the Margins: The Book of Ruth (2018)
- Malestrom: Manhood Swept into the Currents of a Changing World (2015)
- Half the Church: Recapturing God’s Global Vision for Women (2011)
- The Gospel of Ruth: Loving God Enough to Break the Rules (2008)
- When Life and Beliefs Collide: How Knowing God Makes a Difference (2001)
Carolyn is also an adjunct faculty member at Missio Seminary (formerly Biblical Theological Seminary) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a consulting editor for Zondervan’s Exegetical Commentary Series on the New Testament. She speaks regularly at church conferences, colleges, and for other Christian organizations both in the US and abroad and is a guest lecturer at various theological seminaries.
Leslie Leyland Fields
Leslie has three graduate degrees (in English, Journalism, and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction) and has taught extensively, including being a founding faculty member of Seattle Pacific University’s MFA program. She leads faith and writing retreats around the world and directs an online community in the craft and art of spiritual memoir. She is an international teacher, speaker and the multi-award winning author of twelve books, including:
- Your Story Matters: Finding, Writing and Living the Truth of Your Life (With a DVD companion video “Your Story for His Glory” from RightNow Media)
- The Wonder Years: 40 Women Over 40 on Aging, Faith, Beauty and Strength
- Crossing the Waters: Following Jesus through the Storms, the Fish, the Doubt and the Seas, which won Christianity Today’s 2017 Book Award in Christian Living.
Since 2013 she’s been leading The Harvester Island Writers’ Workshop on her family’s island in Alaska (with guest writers Ann Voskamp, Philip Yancey, Bret Lott, Luci Shaw, Jeanne Murray Walker, Paul Willis, Gina Ochsner.) You will find her website here: https://www.leslieleylandfields.com
Dr. Nate Feldmeth
Nathan is assistant professor of church history and director of faculty development for regional campuses in the School of Theology. He has taught at Fuller since 1982. He has authored Reformed and Evangelical Across Four Centuries: The Presbyterian Story in America (coauthored with S. Donald Fortson III, Garth M. Rosell, and Kenneth J. Stewart, 2022) and The Pocket Dictionary of Church History (2008). He has contributed to several dictionaries, including the Dictionary of Christianity in America, The Global Dictionary of Theology,and A New Dictionary of Christian Theology. He teaches Early Church History, Medieval and Reformation Church History, American Church History, Modern Church History, Christianity and Science in Historical Perspective, and Women in Church History and Theology, and Theology of C. S. Lewis.
Jan is a writer, speaker and spiritual director who has degrees in biblical studies and Christian spirituality. She is the author of twenty-three books, including Enjoying the Presence of God, When the Soul Listens, and many of magazine articles. She is also a frequent retreat and conference speaker. She writes and speaks on three important topics: Spiritual Formation, Partnering with God in Caring for the Voiceless, and Living with Purposeful Intentionality. She spends most of her work days writing books, magazine articles, newspaper essays, and Bible studies. Check out her website: https://janjohnson.org
Mary is a Baptist minister from Britain. Having completed doctoral studies in theology, she held church pastorates in England and Wales before serving in two regional oversight roles. Other areas of ministry have included chaplaincy to a psychiatric hospital, contributing to BBC religious programming and university lecturing. She currently exercises her ministry through speaking and writing. She is author of Women Without Walls: How God Shapes Ordinary Women for Extraordinary Kingdom work, a regular writer for “The Preacher magazine,” and a member of the editorial team of the blog ServirEnsemble. She is also a passionate classical musician and teaches the piano.
Brother John of Taizé
Brother John was born in Philadelphia (USA) in 1950. He joined the Taizé Community in France in 1974. He spends much of his time in Taizé helping the young people and adults who take part in the international meetings there to learn how to read the Bible as a source of meaning for their own life. In the 1980s he was part of a small group of Taizé brothers who were living in Hell’s Kitchen on the West Side of Manhattan. He continues to travel, especially in the United States and Italy for meetings and retreats. Brother John has written a dozen books on Biblical topics discussed in the meetings at Taizé; they have been translated into many different languages. Among them are Friends in Christ: Reimagining the Christian Church in an Age of Globalization (2012); The Wrath of a Loving God: Unraveling a Biblical Conundrum (2019), and Metanoia: The Shape of the Christian Life (2021).
For more information about LSM please contact us @ email@example.com
Sample ministry projects done by former LSM students:
- Sunday School Curriculum for African Children (France)
- Uniting 2 Worlds through Creativity—Netherlands & Ecuador. Helping teach young girls in Ecuador a craft to keep them out of prostitution.
- Life Without Limits—Providing prosthetics to women in Africa
- Children’s Outreach Project — crafts, videos, pizza night, and sharing the gospel (France)
- Outreach to gypsy children—Bucharest, Romania
- Medical care and reproduction counseling for Roma Women—Romania
- Outreach to new mothers—Zürich, Switzerland
- Outreach to community through parenting classes—Geneva, Switzerland
- Anti-trafficking training for teenagers—Romania and Slovakia
- Outreach to women on the military base—Grenoble, France
- How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk
- Lunch at the Hub: Provides a nice place for asylum seekers to relax & have a hot drink
- Thandizo Ministries International (TMI)—Kenya, Uganda, Zambia—Empowering women in African communities by funding: a computer laboratory and library, a ministry to widows in Kenya, outreach to teenage girls in Zambia, a women’s fellowship group in Kenya; and a babies home in Uganda.