Another Chance to Dream Again

by Nicole Chin '08

“God tells us what women are supposed to be like. And we won’t know who we are or what we’re supposed to do if we don’t sit at His feet and listen,” Carolyn Curtis James, distinguished author, said at the Dream Again Conference hosted by Christian Women in Leadership (CWL) on Saturday, May 14.

In hopes of encouraging current women in ministry, James discussed the first female theologians in the Bible – Mary and Martha. Referencing Luke 10:38-42, she claimed that Mary was a theologian simply because she sat at the feet of the King and learned. She encouraged conferees to sit at His feet and learn too.

The conference, held annually by CWL, hosted three plenary speakers – including James; Ilene Bezjian, DBA; and Cynthia Rembert James, Ph.D. - to celebrate past female theologians and inspire those called to ministry. The conference, themed “For Such a Time as This,” had more than 40 attendees. Through both the conference and the certificate program, CWL has been encouraging and empowering women for lay and pastoral ministry since 1999. Begun by Sarah Sumner, Ph.D., associate professor of theology, the program requires the completion of six classes to obtain the Professional Certificate in Christian Leadership.

This year, the Dream Again Conference encouraged women to be pursue their God-ordained destinies without limitations. “The idea of Dream Again is to take women’s dreams of being part of the Body of Christ out of the closet and help them dream again,” said CWL council member Evelyn Lo, MD.

For more information on the Christian Women in Leadership Certificate Program or the Dream Again Conference, visit its website or call (626) 815-5357.