a) to develop evangelical theological education and scholarship by women;
By training women over a 1 or 2 year period, T2Women will help women gain their confidence in handling God’s Word and encourage them to consider further study either directly after their training or when their life situation permits.
b) to support projects developing Sydney, national and international leadership of evangelical women;
T2Women aims to train up women in regional centres who do not have ready access to the Bible colleges and training centres found in Sydney.
These women will become the primary leaders of evangelical women in rural and country areas where it is unlikely that a women’s pastor could be afforded for the staff team.
c) to develop works of compassionate care and mission support within Sydney and beyond;
The one to one discipleship nature of T2Women across the four areas of ‘reach, connect, grow and serve’ allows for personal contact between women that builds communities in which they live.Compassionate care would come in the reach and connect areas, as T2Women seek to develop a one to one relationship with migrants, neighbours, people in need to read the Bible with them and show them Jesus love. Mission support would come in the ‘serve’ area as a T2Woman could meet with someone serving in mission for their ‘serve’ one to one.
d) to seed fund the development and growth of strategic Gospel ministries among women in Sydney, nationally and internationally;
T2Women is particularly strategic as it not only trains women in basic discipleship, but it encourages them to have 4 intentional relationships across 4 key strategy areas:
Reach – encourages the women in evangelism
Connect – encourages the women to be intentional in helping new people connect into the church community.
Grow – encourages healthy peer Bible reading relationships that apply the gospel deeply to each other’s lives.
Serve – encourages someone else serving in ministry to help them persevere and multiply.
e) to support innovative projects which equip and deploy Christian women for ministry in Sydney and beyond.
A major goal of T2Women is equipping Christian women for one to one ministry in a variety of contexts.
There is interest in the program from churches in Sydney where Women’s Pastors could adapt and run the program. This proposal however is for the development of resources and for a trainer who can run the T2Women training in a regional centres.