Equip: Practical Training for Women in Ministry


SL-008-2015 Equip- Practical Training for Women in Ministry

While the classroom is full of practical training for ministry, Equip is intended to focus that training specifically for women’s ministry. The purpose of Equip is to take theological training and apply it to real-life situations women will face in ministry.

Each semester an Equip seminar is offered to the ladies of Southern. These mini-conferences are led by faculty wives or guest speakers who will share from their own experience and wisdom. Speakers at Equip provide practical tips, share personal experiences, and help prepare women to apply their theological education to everyday ministry.

Equip is open to all females on campus.


“Fighting Comparison and the Fear of Other Women”

featuring guest speaker, Trillia Newbell

Saturday, March 21, 2020

9:00AM – 12:00 noon, Heeren Recital Hall


Please note that registration for this event is required for all attendees. Please complete the registration form under the Attendee Registration section. The last day to register for this event will be Wednesday, March 18, 2020.


Confessing our personal struggles with fear can allow us as Christian women to encourage and strengthen one another. As sisters in Christ, we need each other, but so often we can be judgmental of others or feel judged ourselves. In a world that so exalts autonomy and self-sufficiency apart from God, how can we as Christian women not only live in a distinct reliance upon the Lord, but also create a heart-culture to humbly admit when we need help? How can we respond in Christ-like love and gentleness when our sisters seek our wise counsel, encouragement, or accountability? Author and speaker, Trillia Newbell, will explore how we as women can learn to encourage and to build one another up by allowing the faith that our Lord and Savior has given us to work in and through us to His glory and to our edification.

Join us for our Spring 2020 Equip event with Trillia Newbell on Saturday, March 21, 2020, from 9:00AM to 12:00 noon in Heeren Recital Hall. (Heeren Recital Hall is located on the second floor of Cooke Hall, adjacent to Alumni Chapel.) Light refreshments will be provided. Advance registration for all attendees is required; please complete the form in the Attendee Registration section below. Childcare arrangements are available by advance reservation only; please see the Childcare Registration section below.

Trillia Newbell is the author of Sacred Endurance: Finding Grace and Strength for a Lasting FaithIf God is For Usa 6-week Bible study on Romans 8, Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity, and the children’s book, God’s Very Good Idea: A True Story of God’s Delightfully Different Family. Her writings on issues of faith, family, and diversity have been published in the Knoxville News-SentinelDesiring GodTrue WomanChristianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, and more. She is also a commentator for World Radio (a sister platform for World Magazine). She has spoken at numerous conferences, churches, women’s retreats, colleges and seminaries, including True Woman, The Gospel Coalition Women’s conference, Southeastern Theological Seminary, and more. She currently is the Director of Community Outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention. Her greatest love besides God is her family. She is married to her best friend and love, Thern. They reside with their two children near Nashville, TN. You can find Trillia at trillianewbell.com and follow her on twitter at @trillianewbell.

If you have any questions, please contact the Women’s Ministry Coordinator, Justine Hahn, at women@sbts.edu.



Attendee Registration

ATTENTION – Based on the recent developments surrounding COVID-19 and precautions put in place by Dr. Mohler, this Equip event has been cancelled.


Childcare Registration

ATTENTION – Based on the recent developments surrounding COVID-19 and precautions put in place by Dr. Mohler, this Equip event has been cancelled.