This year, we have some exciting news at KCM! For the very first time, KCM is starting a Women’s Teaching Ministry! We confess that this type of ministry has been long overdue but we’re so excited that God has given us this incredible opportunity to start this ministry for our students.
Why Women’s Ministry?
There are many reasons why KCM desires to start a Women’s Teaching Ministry.
First, KCM has historically done a good job in platforming women with serving gifts but we have not done a good job in platforming women with teaching gifts. Although we have done a good job in identifying, equipping, and platforming women to serve, we have not done a good job in identifying, equipping, and platforming women to teach. We want to change that this year because we understand that there are many women in our ministry who have a desire to teach. Therefore, Women’s Ministry was created to help identify women who have a desire to teach so that they can use their gifts to serve God’s kingdom.
1 Peter 4:10 – 11 teaches us that God’s people generally have either serving gifts or speaking gifts. Here at KCM, we desire to platform both the gift of serving and speaking for the glory of God and for the Kingdom.
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 4:10-11)
Second, although KCM identifies as complementarian (which means that KCM desires to be male-led), our hope is that KCM will be female heavy. I confess that I am a complementarian. I believe that Scripture points to the fact that although men and women are equal in worth and value, God has given us different roles and functions in the home and in the church.
However, although KCM leans towards being complementarian, we do not want to be patriarchal. We want to honor women, empower women, to serve and protect women (who often have been marginalized in our society and church), to actively identify the gifts God has given to women, and equip them and platform them so that they can serve in the variety of ways that God has gifted them for the Kingdom. Our hope for KCM is that KCM will be male-led but that in every ministry of KCM, there will be many gifted, humble women serving for the glory of God. As a father of two beautiful daughters, my humble objective opinion is that girls rock!
Lastly, KCM desires to start a women’s teaching ministry because our Lord Jesus deeply loved and championed women. We see many accounts in scripture of women serving alongside Jesus. We believe with all our heart that Jesus wants many women to serve at KCM in their various giftings. So we believe that this initiative to start Women’s Ministry is pleasing to our savior and king.
What Will Women’s Ministry Look Like?
KCM Women’s Ministry will primarily be a ministry of women teaching other women. So every quarter, KCM Women’s Ministry will conduct seminars relevant to the women of our ministry.
During the Fall Quarter, the Women’s Ministry equipped all KCM small group core leaders on how to equip all their small group leaders on how to lead well. We covered topics ranging from being a safe person to seeing small group members through a biblical/gospel-centered lens of sufferer, sinner, saint, to identify and help potential small group members with mental illnesses.
In the Winter Quarter, the Women’s Ministry will conduct a women’s seminar track at Winter Con.
Finally, during Spring Quarter, KCM will be having its very first KCM Women’s Conference geared towards blessing and equipping the women of our ministry. Along with conducting seminars, the Women’s Ministry will write quarterly articles that will help our students to grow in their discipleship.
Who Will Be a Part of Women’s Ministry?
Who will be a part of Women’s Ministry?
KCM has identified three female staff members (I’m pretty sure there’s more) that we believe has a desire and passion to teach God’s word. They are Jessica Kim, Helen Han and Heidi Kim.
Jessica is a graduate of UCSD, studying clinical psychology at Biola. She has a passion to serve the marginalized in our community and deeply desires to see God’s justice be made evident in this world.
Helen is a graduate of UCI. Helen’s passion is to see a gospel-shaped restoration of women through God’s word. To apply that passion, Helen is currently in the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) certification program which is sponsored by Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia.
Heidi is a graduate of UCSD. Heidi’s passion is to bring greater awareness of mental illness in our Christian community so that we can better identify and support those who are struggling with mental illness. Heidi also has a great passion to be an advocate for those who have suffered from sexual abuse and trauma.
We are very thankful for these pioneers and trailblazers who courageously decided to follow Christ and hopefully lay a path for other women who have a desire to teach at KCM. Our commitment is to equip them to the best of our ability and to platform them so that they will faithfully use the gifts that God has given to them for His glory.
Please pray for us and please pray for Women’s Ministry!