Workshops on Biblical Exposition

JANUARY 25-27, 2018

The Charles Simeon Trust aims to help recover the centrality of expository teaching of the Word of God, for the health and benefit of the church in our own and future generations. Training women to teach the Bible to other women is vital for building up the church and equipping its members to live out the truths of the gospel. This Workshop on Biblical Exposition is designed for women who are currently in a teaching ministry with the responsibility to teach the Bible regularly. It is open to women who lead in regular teaching ministries including large group instructors, small group teachers, and women’s and children’s ministry leaders appointed by their churches.

Colleen McFadden joined the Charles Simeon Trust in 2007 and currently serves as the Director of Women's Workshops. Prior to working with the Trust, she was in the corporate world, most recently as a Business Development Manager at a major insurance corporation. Colleen earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Illinois and an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She teaches and trains women in her local congregation, Seven Mile Road Church, in Philadelphia and serves on the board of Matthias Media Ministries.

Colleen McFadden

About the Workshops
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Grace Community Church
5711 Granny White Pike
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 377-8997

Brochure [pdf, 2.4 mb]

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5pm-8:30pm, Thursday
8:30am-5:30pm, Friday
8:30am-1pm, Saturday
Detailed Schedule [pdf]


Hilton Hotel (4.4 miles)
Marriott Hotel (5.6 miles)

$139 USD before January 12
$159 USD after January 12
Cost includes dinner the first night,
lunch the second day, and
refreshment breaks.
($25 nonrefundable deposit)
Abi Byrd serves as the Deacon of women's ministry at Loudoun Valley Baptist Church in Purcellville Virginia, where she mentors women and teaches a Bible Study. She speaks for evangelistic events and retreats at churches around the country and internationally. Abi graduated with a BEd in Music from Cambridge University. Previously she worked as an elementary school teacher in the UK, and served as Children's Ministry Director at Capitol Hill Baptist Church. She and her family were missionaries in the UK and Kosovo with Radstock Ministries for 11 years, and she continues to be involved as part of the Board. 

Abi Byrd
Karen Grant is a Bible teacher at Parish Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee, where her husband, George, is the pastor. She studied at the University of Houston and Covenant Theological Seminary. Karen and George founded Franklin Classical School in Franklin, where Karen continues to serve on the board of trustees. She has also served on the multicultural church planting and mercy committee for the PCA. Karen's work in women’s ministries has often centered on creating connections between women’s and mercy ministries. She has co-authored books on gardening, reading, cooking, and travel. 

Karen Grant