Empowering Women Worldwide 2020-2021

Dr. Linda Warren began the day with an Old Testament survey class, livestreamed from a new site in Morristown, NJ.

Not a bit of pause was put on Empower 2020-2021. These Women Warriors didn’t miss a beat.

Pressing on towards its first decade, the Metro District C&MA and Alliance Theological Seminary certificate program for women that circles the globe, kicked off its ninth year on Saturday, September 19.

With a dynamic leadership team led by Empower Director, Dr. Wanda Walborn, EmpowerOne, EmpowerEngage and EmpowerProclaim classes were presented via a combination of in-person and virtual meetings that represented diversity—by age, race, ethnicity, denomination and global location.

There is nothing trivial about this trivia:

• More than 300 American students are registered and hail from…

Members of the cohort in Alaska tuned in to the livestream class.

• 26 U.S. States including: Alaska, Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Vermont and Washington.

• International students learn from venues in Germany, Gabon, Thailand, Jordan, Canada, China, France, United Arab Emirates and Israel

• C&MA Districts in the U.S. represented are Metropolitan, Mid-Atlantic, Mid-American, North Central, Spanish Eastern, North Eastern, Central Pacific, Central, South Central, Northwest, Southeast, Western PA, Eastern PA, Southern, Western Great Lakes and New England

• Denominations include Assemblies of God, Baptist, Brethren, C&MA, Catholic, Covenant, Full Gospel, Methodist, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Reformed as well as non-denominational

Dr. Wanda Walborn’s afternoon session addressed “cultivating a listening ear for God” and a model prayer for ministry to others.

• 12 powerful professors: Dr. Linda Warren, Dr. Wanda Walborn (Empower director), Dr. Martin Sanders, PastorLisa Plunket, Dr. Ron Walborn (ATS Dean), Mrs. Michelle Park, Dr. Amy Davis Abdallah, Dr. Mike Plunket, Dr. Rob Reimer, Rev. Kelvin Walker (Metro District Superintendent) Dr. Ingrid Davis and Dr. Charles Galbreath

• 101 mentors and assistant mentors serve students in small group sessions.

This full day of being filled with powerful teaching across time zones was the prelude to the months ahead with much more in store.

Empower…it’s a powerful platform for “equipping, motivating and preparing women for effective ministry.”