Tov for women | creed of jesus


You are invited to a one-day event featuring Dr. Lisa Bowens, Vivian Mabuni and I that aims to nurture goodness (“tov”) in our churches, ministries and daily lives. Based on our book (Scot and Laura Barringer), A church called TovTOV for Women 2022 takes the conversation a step further by encouraging and empowering us to create cultures characterized by kindness.

What practical steps can we take to nurture tov in our church cultures, and especially tov cultures for women? Join us for more on Scot and Laura’s upcoming book.

We are thrilled to offer a diverse palette of voices from across the country and from varied backgrounds.

Friday, October 21, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. CDT
Elmhurst Reformed Christian Church
149 W Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL

With Dr Lisa Bowens, Vivian Mabuni and Dr Scot McKnight

In person $49
Live broadcast for individuals (1-2 people) $10
Live broadcast for groups (3 people and more) $25
Registration for the livestream includes the main sessions from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
A link to the afternoon breakout sessions will be provided after the event.


Dr Lisa Bowens is Associate Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. As the first African-American woman to hold the Biblical Department at Princeton Theological Seminary, she teaches a variety of courses including Introduction to New Testament Exegesis, Paul and Apocalyptic Thought, and African-American Pauline Hermeneutics. She has written numerous articles and two books, An Apostle in Battle: Paul and Spiritual Warfare in 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 and African-American Readings of Paul: Reception, Resistance and Transformation. Among his current projects are two commentaries, one on 2 Corinthians and one on 1-2 Thessalonians.

Viviane Mabuni is a national speaker, author, Bible teacher and podcast host. Her writings have been published in Christianity Today, SheReadsTruth, Our Daily Bread, Propel Sophia and her teachings have been featured in YouVersion Bible App’s “Verse of the Day”. With over 30 years as a team at Cru, Viv enjoys teaching the Bible and its practical application to ministry and life. She has been a keynote speaker at IF: Gathering, QCommons, Cru Winter Conferences, and FamilyLife’s “Weekend To Remember” marriage conferences. Author of Open hands, willing heartShe also serves on the Denver Seminary Board of Directors and is the founder and host of “Someday Is Here,” a podcast for AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islanders) leaders. Viv loves drinking coffee with her husband of 31 years, Darrin, and marveling at their three young adult children and their brand new daughter-in-law.

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