She Can Teach

Dr. Jackie Roese developed and fine-tuned The Basics 101 course during her doctoral education under the tutelage of Dr. Haddon Robinson at Gordon-Conwell Seminary. Jackie has been teaching The Basics 101 for years to women from different demographics and denominations. The course is designed to be intimate and hands-on. While working in-community with each other, women learn how to study, prepare and deliver a 20-minute message. Through The Basics 101, The Marcella Project is giving women the skills and confidence they need to effectively proclaim God’s Word.


  • You would like to teach but don’t know how to begin.
  • You teach the bible but have no training.
  • You have had some training but need further development.
  • You would like to fine-tune your skills.
  • You want to develop relationships with other women who teach.



course structure

FIRST WEEKEND (Friday evening & all day Saturday): The first part of the course is dedicated to teaching Bible study methods. Women will learn how to observe, interpret and apply a biblical passage. Then they will begin practicing to find the main idea of a passage (the author’s original intent to the original audience). Once the main idea is found we discover how to take the ancient text to our modern-day audience. 

IN BETWEEN: Over the next several weeks women work on preparing their message. Each woman has a date of completion for finding the main idea and an outline. She sends message to instructor via email for help & feedback. The full manuscript is sent to the instructor by a specified date. Again the instructor will review and work with the student until she is ready to deliver the message.

RETURNING WEEKEND (Saturday only): Women teach their 20-minute message in front of the class. The teachers and classmates will give constructive feedback on delivery.


next course

May 8th - 9th & June 6th, 2015
Austin Ridge Bible Church, Austin, TX
Instructor: Dr. Jackie Roese
Cost: $400

Contact us to inquire about offering The Basics 101 at your church or in your community.