What courses does Womenary offer? Womenary offers a curriculum of 10 courses. One course is offered in the fall and one in the spring each year, in various cities and locations. An interesting variety of theological and biblical topics are taught, such as worldviews and world religions, the history of Christianity, God’s purpose in the church, salvation and the relationship of angels, man, and sin. Curriculum details can be found here.
How much time will be required? Womenary classes meet each semester once a week. Courses vary in length from 4 - 10 weeks. Some professors will suggest optional reading that enrich and prepare the student for class can usually be completed within an hour. Extra reading or other assignments are completely optional and serve only as enrichment for the student.
Will there be tests or homework? There are no tests. Extra reading or other assignments are completely optional and serve only as enrichment for the student.
How are the classes set up? Classes are set up with tables in rows, much like a classroom. There will be teaching from the professor, short time of announcements, and a 15 min break in the middle. Womenary classes lean more toward classroom environments than to traditional bible study groups you may have experienced.
What should I bring to class? Most students bring a Bible and something to take notes on. You will see laptops, notebooks or spirals, as well as traditional Bibles, electronic Bibles on tablets or cell phones. Most students would also give you the insider tip to always bring a sweater.
Who teaches Womenary classes? Professors who teach the Womenary curriculum are dynamic men and women with an outstanding variety of academic achievements and ministries. All are seminary graduates with multiple degrees. Most have completed doctorate studies in their chosen fields and others are actively working toward doctorate degrees. Every Womenary professor demonstrates a love of teaching, a love of God’s Word, and a heart for the women that enroll in their classes. Learn about each professors here.
Is Womenary associated with a church? Womenary affirms the church as the body of Christ on earth and encourages church membership, but is not, as an organization, associated with any particular denomination or church.
What is theology and why should we study in this way? The word “theology” comes from two Greek words that combined mean “the study of God.” Christian theology is an attempt to understand God as He is revealed in the Bible. When we are studying theology, we dig into God’s Word to discover what He has revealed about Himself. We study theology to get to know God, in order that we may glorify Him through our love and obedience.
What is the difference between traditional Bible study and biblical exposition? Biblical exposition presents the meaning and intent of the scripture, providing commentary and examples to make the passage clear and understandable. The word exposition contains the word expose—the goal is to expose the meaning of the Bible, verse by verse and only then apply its meaning to our lives. In traditional Bible study the Bible passage may be used as support material for the topic. When studying in this way, the Bible passage is the topic, and support materials are used to explain and clarify it.