Last year's inaugural TGC Women's Conference was for women but not all about women. And the 2013 National Conference (TGC13) in April is for women but not just for women. It's for God's people and the good of the church.




Women, we are not only welcome at this conference; we are needed! For the church to operate as God intended, with all God's people growing and serving effectively, we must regularly encourage one another by the Spirit according to the Word. We're all doing it already in local contexts where we live and serve, but TGC13 provides a unique opportunity to hear from those ministering in contexts outside our own. Men and women from all over the world will gather in Orlando, offering a wide diversity of teaching and interaction that represents God's global gospel work.

The speakers at TGC13 form a grand mixed chorus. In addition to the rich preaching and teaching of pastors in the plenary sessions, there will be a varied assortment of workshops and focus gatherings offered by men and women addressing a host of gospel-related topics. Women will be interested in many of these workshops---not only but perhaps especially those led by women. From the pre-conference through the post-conference, we will hear the voices of women involved in missions, in teaching the Bible to women and to children, in issues of medical ethics and counseling, in Christian publishing, in churches where they're learning to live out the gospel in ways we need to hear about . . . and more.

Are you interested in better understanding the ramifications of assisted reproduction and new trends in IVF use? What a privilege to hear from Dr. Megan Best, who speaks to a number of issues in medical ethics with not only professional expertise but also unrelenting biblical focus and faithfulness. How about Scripture's teaching concerning men and women? Are we really able to articulate such teaching clearly and compellingly? Dr. Claire Smith comes to help us deal in careful detail with the "hard passages" we so often struggle to discuss. Megan and Claire both happen to be Australian, but we have an amazing group of women from all over the world---from China to California, Dubai to Delaware.

Women, come and grow with us! Men, please encourage the women in your lives and churches to come and grow with us, too. TGC13 is for  God's people to grow together around his Word.

Kathleen Nielson serves as director of women’s initiatives for The Gospel Coalition. She holds MA and PhD degrees in literature from Vanderbilt University and a BA from Wheaton College. Author of the Living Word Bible studies, she speaks often at women’s conferences and loves working with women in studying the Bible. She shares a heart for students with her husband, Niel, president of Covenant College from 2002 to 2012 and now leading an enterprise developing resources for Christian schools around the world.

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Kathleen Nielson


Kathleen Nielson serves as director of women’s initiatives for The Gospel Coalition. She holds MA and PhD degrees in literature from Vanderbilt University and a BA from Wheaton College. Author of the Living Word Bible studies, she speaks often at women’s conferences and loves working with women in studying the Bible. She shares a heart for students with her husband, Niel, president of Covenant College from 2002 to 2012 and now leading an enterprise developing resources for Christian schools around the world.

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