One of the greatest passions of my life is studying and teaching the Bible. From my high school days when I would pull out my Bible and curl up with a blanket on the back porch of my childhood home, to leading hundreds of women through a passage of Scripture, few things give me greater joy.
This love for studying and teaching the Bible is what drove me to attend Bible school (Moody Bible Institute) and seminary thereafter (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary). As a student I learned from some of the best professors in their fields, gained tools that made studying simpler, and honed my ability to teach the Bible clearly. But as much as I learned about the joy of Bible study, I also learned a lot about the pit falls of having poor Bible study skills. I was shown the hazard of taking Scripture out of context and how easy it is to distort the Truth of God’s Word (and how often I was guilty of it).
And one day between Greek Exegesis class and Hebrew Grammar 101 it hit me: you shouldn’t have to go to seminary to learn how to study the Bible.
And you don’t. God’s Word is for every single person, and every believer is called to be a student of the Scriptures. It’s just that sometimes we don’t know where to start.
Take Root Seminars are one-day, workshop-based events that teach local congregations how to study and teach the Bible. I want to put simple tools in your hands that will help you study the Bible so that you understand it and teach the Bible in ways that others can understand, too. Whether you’re a new believer wanting to starting develop a daily study habit, a young mom wanting to teach the Word to her kids, or a seasoned believer wanting to hone your skills as a communicator of God’s Word, this seminar will further equip you as a student and ambassador of God’s Word.
“Take Root is a vital seminar for women today. Their heart to equip and empower women to mine the depths of Scripture is a breath of fresh air in women’s ministry! My time in the Word has been forever changed and the way the Bible now comes alive has truly been life transforming. I cannot recommend this seminar more highly!” Erika B. | 23 | Aurora, CO
“I really enjoyed going through the workshops; I learned many new things that I am excited to use in my study time.” Kayiyn S. | 14 | Fort Collins, CO
Become a Host
Could a Take Root Seminar be a good fit for your next women’s retreat, all-church event, or staff training day? With two, one-hour teaching sessions and two, one-hour workshops the only thing you have to decide is what’s for lunch.
“The seminar was incredibly helpful as far as learning a structured way to approach the Bible. Being a new student I felt a little lost and overwhelmed until this seminar! Now I am excited to know more!” Erin P. | 56 | Cheyenne, WY
For first-time event coordinators we offer the Take Root Planning Kit. We want to give you everything you need to put on a successful event – from a master to-do list, to a planning timeline, you will have everything you need to put on a successful seminar – even if it is your first time. We remember what it’s like to plan our first event, so we’re glad to offer customized promotional mailers, posters, and printable workshop materials. Inquire today!
Amy Gannett is a writer and speaker passionate about equipping women in the local church to do discipleship through studying and teaching the Word of God. She is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute with an B.A. in Biblical Studies, an B.A. in Biblical Exposition, and a minor in women’s ministry. She also earned a Master’s of Divinity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Amy and her husband, Austin, are currently a members of Grace Fellowship Church in Kinston, NC, where Austin is the Pastor of Church Planting. Amy and Austin enjoy reading, strong coffee, and hiking with their Golden Retriever, Penny Lane.