Faithfully Gifted: Women in Church History

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Are you feeling a yearning within your heart to make a meaningful impact in your world but unsure how to start? In “Faithfully Gifted: Women in Church History,” you will embark on a captivating journey back through time as you dive into the lives of eight remarkable women in church history who answered God’s call by utilizing their unique gifts to advance God’s Kingdom.

In this convenient on-demand course, you will find inspiration in their stories and discover a roadmap for your spiritual journey. Each narrative will deepen your understanding of your potential, revealing how you can make a significant impact in your everyday life. By the end of the course, you will experience a profound renewal, gaining a stronger sense of purpose and the unwavering conviction to serve The Lord courageously. Embrace a new chapter in your life by accepting God’s call and unleashing the extraordinary impact of your spiritual gifts. Enroll in “Faithfully Gifted: Women in Church History” now.


What You'll Learn

  • Experience the captivating lives of eight extraordinary women who, in the face of adversity, left an indelible legacy on Church history.
  • Get energized as you witness how faith propels action for Christians in every era, including today
  • Start living out your unique God-given gifts within your family, church, and community as you journey onward in your spiritual path.
  • Be inspired by interviews with women leading today from foster parenting to art to anti-trafficking ministry and more
  • Ignite your sense of purpose, affirming your crucial role in the intricate mosaic of God’s work in our increasingly complex world.

About this Course

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  • Learning Elements


  • Videos


  • Practices & Activities


  • Time

8 hours, 30 minutes

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Here's What's Inside...

Get oriented to the course, download the interactive handbook, and access the group to chat with others!

In this module, you will

  • Appreciate this little-known contributor to Bible translation.
  • Set a learning goal to further equip you for service.

In this module, you will

  • Understand the key role of women like Hilda in the medieval church.
  • Reflect on your own experiences of hospitality and peace.

In this module, you will

  • Consider the complexity of God’s work through humans like Olga in the world.
  • Become more confident in saying yes or no to leadership opportunities as you pursue God’s call.

In this module, you will

  • Add to your knowledge of the Reformation by understanding Katharina von Bora’s role in it.
  • Find ways to work with others to maximize everyone’s gifts.

In this module, you will

  • Appreciate the role of art as resistance in the life of de la Cruz.
  • Learn how to know when to question and push boundaries.
  • Consider the role of art in your giftedness.

In this module, you will

  • Understand the sacrifices and the risks of faithful obedience in the life of Columa Kang Wan-suk.
  • Pray for those being martyred around the world.
  • Consider how comfort and safety may be barriers to fully and faithfully using one’s gifts.

In this module, you will

  • Appreciate Wesley’s passion for discipling others.
  • List opportunities for nurturing others in the faith.

In this module, you will

  • Appreciate Smith’s passion for advocacy and preaching in difficult circumstances.
  • Develop a message to share with your community.

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You'll Learn How to Tell the Story

Whether you’re a spiritual explorer, a devout follower, or an inquisitive mind drawn to historical narratives, this course opens a window to a refreshing perspective on Church history. The past isn’t merely a dry list of events—it’s a canvas filled with people, not unlike yourself, whom God has called for momentous tasks. Through “Faithfully Gifted: Women in Church History,” you will embark on an uplifting voyage of self-realization and purpose. Best of all – you will emerge ready to add your own unique chapter to the continuing story of anything but ordinary disciples of God accomplishing incredible works in His name.


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Here's everything you get for just $55:

  • Eight on-demand modules, each focusing on a different extraordinary woman from church history:
    • Paula of Rome, Hilda of Whitby, Olga of Kyiv, Katharina von Bora, Sor Juana de la Cruz, Columa Kang Wan-suk, Susannah Wesley, and Amanda Berry Smith
  • Eight parallel case studies on modern women who are leaving their mark on the world:
    • Sondra Samuels, Dr. Jennie Wojciechowski, Rev. Dr. Dawn Alitz, Roberta “Bobbie” Dale, Laura Wennstrom, Esther Carrera, Bethany Ringdal, and Laura Parker
  • Eight built-in quizzes to enhance your learning experience
  • Eight interactive handbooks
  • A dedicated online community to learn and grow in your faith
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Meet Your Instructor

  • Dr. Jennifer Hornyak Wojciechowski

    Jennie Wojciechowski has been teaching at Luther since 2019. She previously taught in the religion department at Augsburg University. Wojciechowski is author of the book Women and the Christian Story: A Global History published by Fortress Press in 2022. Her research focuses on women’s history, American history, and the intersection of religion and social reform. She is also the associate editor of the journal Word & World.

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Learning happens best when you do it together with folks who are on the same journey as you are.

That's why our private social network, the Faith+Lead Learning Lab, hosts conversations about course content with other learners, instructors, TAs, and community leaders.

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Study together with a small group or congregation

Want to bring Faithfully Gifted: Women in Church History to your Bible study, small group, or even your entire congregation?

Choose "Enroll a Group" at checkout and select how many people you'd like to provide access to the course. You can go through the course together in-person, watch lessons together via Zoom, or even create a private group in the Learning Lab where participants can connect asynchronously.

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