Jill Briscoe, an author, editor and speaker with an extensive history in lay ministry and particular focus in women’s ministry, will be speaking at Hope College several times, Sunday-Tuesday, March 3-5 through the Hageman Faith Series.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
She will speak during the college’s evening worship service, “The Gathering,” Sunday, March 3, at 7 p.m. and during the morning Chapel service on Monday, March 4, at 10:30 a.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel. Due to strong student attendance, seating at both services will be limited.
She will participate in a question-and-answer session on Monday, March 4, at 6 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall. Also, she will participate in a question-and-answer session geared specifically toward a female audience on Tuesday, March 5 at 6 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. All events will be led by the college’s Campus Ministries team.
Jill Briscoe was born in Liverpool England in 1935. Educated at the University of Cambridge, she taught school for a number of years before marrying Stuart in 1958 and raising their three children.
In addition to sharing with her husband in ministry with Torchbearers and in pastoring Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin for 30 years, she has written more than 40 books, traveled on every continent teaching and encouraging, served on the boards of Christianity Today and World Relief, and now acts as executive editor of the women’s magazine Just Between Us, which she founded. She can also be heard regularly on “Telling the Truth,” a worldwide media ministry.
The annual Hageman Faith Series was established to encourage a vibrant Christian faith among the students, faculty and staff of Hope College. The lecture series is endowed to invite recognized Christian speakers to Hope’s campus who will inspire and encourage a living and personal faith in Jesus Christ. Selected by the college’s Campus Ministries team, which is overseen by the dean of the chapel, speakers are chosen on the basis of having an articulate, winsome and challenging message that is relevant to college-aged students seeking to grow in their life with Christ.
Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 277 College Ave., at the corner of College Avenue and 12th Street. Graves Hall is located at 263 College Ave., between 10th and 12th streets. The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.