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A Global Vision for Women: Traditions, Tensions, Theology & Thriving!

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - September 29 @ 7:00 pm

September 23-29, 2018     Farmington, MI       

hosted by: SEND International        www.send.org
facilitated by:
Wendy Wilson (Missio Nexus, Mission Advisor for Development of Women; Exec Dir – Women’s Development Track
Mary Lederleiter (missiologist/adjunct professor – TEDS/Wheaton, Exec Dir – Missional Intelligence)

This development experience will help you imagine pathways for stewarding the lives and gifts of women in your organization with resources and perspectives that strengthen your ability to step into the opportunities God is putting before you!  Invest now in a relational learning experience with peers for renewal and growth!  Learning is done in interactive peer-groups, guided by experienced mentors, with a maximum of 10 women in each group. First come, first serve! Register by Aug 1. (After this date, contact organizer to see if a place is still available.)

A Global Vision for Women: Traditions, Tensions, Theology & Thriving! Women hold up at least half the sky and make up more than half the church. Attention to both the plight and giftedness of women across the globe has been called the “moral challenge and unfinished business” of this century. What are the current callings, challenges, and opportunities of the North American church and missions in response? How can we have productive conversations that encourage both men and women to live out their callings and engage the paths God has laid before them?

As the scenery around us is changing rapidly, we will grapple toward clarity and impact of issues like: 1)  God’s relationship to women in the Bible, 2)  historical surveys of women in ministry from the early church to present, 3)  understanding the discussion around biblical theology of women and its implications and applications in various settings, 4)  renewing the dignity and mutual respect for single and married life contexts  5) redeeming diminishment and violence against women around the world, 6)  bridging differences in generational culture on sexuality, mentoring, and social justice, 7)  intentionality in nurturing the giftedness of women in our care, 8)  collaboration as a key to gospel transformation in the global age. We will respectfully interact to embrace what is most important to us by faith, living it out with confidence and grace, and let God speak to us about what He is doing in our day!  Some advance reading: Half the Church by Carolyn James, Neither Complementation nor Egalitarian by Michelle Lee-Barnewall.

(Other Module groups also meeting during this week:  Mentoring Next Generation Women: Re-igniting Intergenerational Relationships  -(see separate event banner)

Course Schedule:

Begin Sunday, September 23, at 5pm with dinner and an introductory session.
End Saturday evening, September 29, at 7pm. (Note: your conference fee allows you to stay on the SEND campus Saturday night and fly or drive out on Sunday morning). We will enjoy a worship time together on Monday morning and a free afternoon on Thursday for a break to rest or to enjoy the area for some fun/relaxation.

We will be hosted by SEND International on its campus in Farmington, Michigan just outside of Detroit. To get the most benefit from this unique opportunity, we ask that all participants stay on site. By being undistracted together for the week, you may even get a bit more sleep than you do at home! (No husbands, children, pets, or chocolate you don’t plan to share!)

All-Inclusive On-Site Cost:   $750   (What a DEAL!)

This price includes accommodation with 3 meals during each full day (plus snacks) for the duration of your stay, Sept 23-30. It also includes training instruction and materials, conference facilities and administration, pick-up and delivery to the Detroit airport, and daily transportation as needed.

Registration (Important!): by August 1, 2018

Please mail the registration form by email (to DJanzen@send.org) or by snail mail to:

SEND International, Attention: Dorothy Janzen,  36210 Freedom Road, Farmington, MI   48335

Please either include a payment of $750 with your registration form (check made payable to SEND International) or make arrangements to send payment through Bank Bill Pay. Please note in the memo line that the check is for WDT, September 2018.

OR Pay online at www.WomensDevelopmentTrack.com (notation for SEND – Sept 2018) and email the Registration Form to Dorothy Janzen at DJanzen@send.org.

We will confirm your reservation and send your receipt when we receive your registration form and payment – register soon as spaces are limited – first come, first serve. Please wait to book your travel until we notify you to confirm your spot at the close of registration in March, unless you hear from us sooner.

Refund Policy:

If you cancel your reservation, you will receive a refund less a $100 cancellation fee needed to cover non-refundable costs. Since groups are limited to 10, cancellations affect the overall group experience and configuration as well as our commitment to the facility. Therefore, we ask that each participant make every effort to be present once registered. Thank you!


If you are arriving by plane, please arrange to fly into Detroit (DTW – Detroit Metro airport) on Sunday September 23, arriving by 3pm, so our scheduled start on Sunday evening is protected. Flight departures anytime on Sunday, September 30. Thanks for arranging your arrival/departure times, so that you will be present from beginning to end, not arriving late or leaving early. It takes about 40 minutes to get from the Detroit airport to the SEND campus.

If you are driving to the SEND campus, please plan to be there by 4pm on Sunday, September 23 to get checked in before our training time begins. Let us know when you plan to arrive, so we know when to expect you.


SEND International,
36210 Freedom Road, Farmington, MI   48335
Telephone: 248-477-4210 ext. 153
Questions? Contact: Dorothy Janzen, DJanzen@send.org



September 23 @ 5:00 pm
September 29 @ 7:00 pm


Dorothy Janzen


SEND Hospitality Facility
36216 Freedom Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335 United States
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