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Anessa Westbrook Anessa Westbrook (DMin) is Associate Professor of Bible and Ministry at Harding University. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Church Growth and a Master of Divinity from Harding School of Theology. Her doctoral research at Fuller Theological Seminary focused on the spiritual development of women.
Why Women’s Ministry Matters Why does women’s ministry matter? Not everyone’s faith develops in the same ways, and there are distinctive ways women’s faith tends to develop. Scriptures such as Titus 2:3-5 and Luke 10:38-42 point us to the importance of women’s ministry in the local church. This article explores how we can help women in church find their... Anessa Westbrook
New Birth: Conversion and Baptism A GUIDEBOOK ON WHY AND HOW TO BE SAVED Why do we need a spiritual “new birth”? How is it even possible? The concept sounded strange to Jesus’ audience. It can sound even stranger in our day, when many wonder…
What Does It Mean to Repent? This is Question #3 in Anessa Westbrook and Michael Strickland’s New Birth: Conversion and Baptism. Anessa Westbrook
What Does It Mean to Place One’s Faith in Jesus? This is Question #2 in Anessa Westbrook and Michael Strickland’s New Birth: Conversion and Baptism. Anessa Westbrook
Why Is a New Birth Necessary? This is question #1 in Anessa Westbrook and Michael Strickland’s New Birth: Conversion and Baptism. Anessa Westbrook
What Is Repentance and What Does It Look Like? *Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from New Birth: Conversion and Baptism. In the first-century Jewish world, large numbers of people were drawn to the simple message of repentance. Both John the Baptist and Jesus preached, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near” (Matthew 3:2; 4:17). Mark 1:4 tells us that John...