Lifeway Women Academy

Online Courses for Women, by Women

Have you ever sat in a Bible study and thought, I’d really like to know more about how this teacher learned all of this? Or maybe you’ve considered going to seminary, but you’re not sure you can commit to homework, a class schedule, or working toward a diploma at this time. Or perhaps you did go to seminary, but it’s been a few years and you’re feeling rusty when it comes to theological terminology and practices.  

If you’re interested in learning how to study and teach the Bible and how you can use your interests and gifts in the church and the kingdom, Lifeway Women Academy is where you begin.

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Complete the courses at your own pace and on your own time. Plus, you can revisit the content anytime you want in the future!

How to Lead and Serve Women: Practical Ministry 101

Jen Wilkin, Kelly D. King, Emily W. Dean, and Lilly Park

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How to Study the Bible: Hermeneutics 101

Jen Wilkin, Julia B. Higgins, and Elizabeth Woodson

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What We Believe: Theology 101

Jen Wilkin, Elizabeth Woodson, Mary Wiley, Dr. Christine E. Thornton

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Old Testament Survey

Taught by Jen Wilkin, Dr. Katie J. McCoy, DeeDee R. Williams, and Irene Sun

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New Testament Survey

Taught by Elizabeth Woodson, Courtney Doctor, Eunice Chung, and Jen Wilkin 

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The World of the Bible: Historical and Cultural Context 101

Taught by Jen Wilkin, Katie J. McCoy, Amy Williams, Kristie Anyabwile, Courtney Veasey

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Meet the Teachers

Jen Wilkin

Jen Wilkin

Elizabeth Woodson

Dr. Julia B. Higgins

Mary Wiley

Dr. Christine E. Thornton

Emily Dean

Kelly D. King

Kelly D. King

Lilly Park

Katie J. McCoy

Amy Williams

Kristie Anyabwile

Courtney Veasey

The World of the Bible: Historical and Cultural Context 101

Taught by Jen Wilkin, Katie J. McCoy, Amy Williams, Kristie Anyabwile, Courtney Veasey

The Bible was written thousands of years ago to, by, and about people who were very different from us today. In this course, learn to see the Bible through the lens of a different time, place, and people. Through lectures, quizzes, and downloadable resources, learn about the lifestyles, values, outlooks, and geography that shaped Scripture. Put on the lenses of the Ancient Near East and see the Word of God in its world as an invaluable influence of how you understand its impact for us and for now.

  • 10 video teaching sessions

  • Approximately 30-55 minutes each

  • Unlimited access to course content to be completed at your own pace

Course Price: $59

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How to Lead and Serve Women: Practical Ministry 101

Taught by Jen Wilkin, Kelly D. King, Emily W. Dean, and Lilly Park

Ministry is both practical and theological. As we step into ministry and leadership, questions arise: How do we care for our own souls as we lead? What do I do as a mentor? How do I handle conflict biblically? Where do I begin when starting a women's ministry or a Bible study in my church? How do I handle crisis situations that arise in ministry?

The answers to these questions are based in our theology with a practical application. In this 10-session course, you will learn from experienced leaders all about the logistics of ministry to women, while also being reminded of the why—the reason we serve and lead and minister to those around us.

  • 10 video teaching sessions

  • Approximately 30-40 minutes each

  • Unlimited access to course content to be completed at your own pace

Course Price: $59

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How to Study the Bible: Hermeneutics 101

Taught by Jen Wilkin, Julia B. Higgins, and Elizabeth Woodson

The goal of this 10-session online, on-demand course is to equip you and build your confidence in studying and teaching the Bible for yourself. If you’ve ever wondered how Bible study authors and teachers mine Scripture for the truth about God and applications for our lives today, you’re in the right place.

Learn about the history of the Bible, interpretive methods, the metanarrative of Scripture, and more. Take quizzes and work through assignments to measure your progress in learning. Check out recommended reading and attend a virtual study workshop in the inductive method of Bible study. 

  • 10 video teaching sessions

  • Approximately 40-60 minutes each

  • Unlimited access to course content to be completed at your own pace

Course Price: $59

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What We Believe: Theology 101

Taught by Jen Wilkin, Elizabeth Woodson, Mary Wiley, Dr. Christine E. Thornton

Theology is knowing God and growing in clarity of the Christian faith, within the fellowship of the church. The What We Believe: Theology 101 course will help you to grow in your knowledge of God and your understanding of key teachings of the Christian faith. Take quizzes and work through assignments to measure your progress in learning and check out recommended reading to dive even deeper.

  • 11 video teaching sessions

  • Approximately 40-60 minutes each

  • Unlimited access to course content to be completed at your own pace

Course Price: $59

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Old Testament Survey

Taught by Jen Wilkin, Dr. Katie J. McCoy, DeeDee R. Williams, and Irene Sun

In this 10-session online, on-demand course, you will gain insight into the thirty-nine books that make up the Old Testament. If you are reading through your Bible, planning to do a deep dive into one book, or preparing to teach on events in the Old Testament, this course is for you! Through lectures, quizzes, notes, and recommended reading, fall more deeply in love with the Creator God as you see His character and works throughout history. 

  • 10 video teaching sessions

  • Approximately 40-60 minutes each

  • Unlimited access to course content to be completed at your own pace

Course price: $59

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Receive a $20 discount code for New Testament Survey via email when you register.

New Testament Survey

Taught by Elizabeth Woodson, Courtney Doctor, Eunice Chung, and Jen Wilkin 

This 8-session course looks at the twenty-seven books of the New Testament in an online, on-demand format. Starting with a lecture on the intertestamental history, you'll learn how the New Testament continues the story of God's works and God's people. Featuring lectures that cover the history, format, and context of the New Testament, this course will help you as you study and teach. 

  • 8 video teaching sessions

  • Approximately 40-60 minutes each

  • Unlimited access to course content to be completed at your own pace

Course price: $59

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*Receive a $20 discount code for Old Testament Survey via email when you register.

Get an Inside Look

With a Lifeway Women Academy course, you can expect virtual teaching sessions that dive deep into the course topic. Plus, you'll gain access to lecture notes, quizzes to measure your progress, and recommended reading to continue learning. Below, view a teaching clip and sample coursework to get an idea of what to expect when you register for a course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Nope! Once a course is live, you can register for it at any time, and you'll gain unlimited access to all content in that course. You can complete Lifeway Women Academy courses at your own pace and on your own time. Plus, you can revisit the content anytime you want in the future!

  • The $59 registration includes one Lifeway Women Academy course. The first course includes 10 video teaching sessions, notes, a group discussion guide, and additional resources. You'll have unlimited access to that content, so you can complete the course in a way that works with your schedule. 

  • No. Right now, each course is set up to stand alone. The content is unique for each course, so that they can be done individually or in any order.

  • On demand means that you can complete the course at your own pace on your own schedule. It's like on-demand TV—it's not live, so you can watch it whenever!

  • No. We have some quizzes and assignments set up along the way for you to gauge your own understanding of the teaching and to provide some accountability, but they are not counted toward any grade. 

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