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Our vision is to advance awareness and visibility of Phoenix Seminary through fundraising, scholarships, serving faculty and staff, and cultivating relationships in our community

Our mission is work together to provide resources to benefit Phoenix Seminary through promotion and creative enterprise.



Women of Momentum was started in 2011 by a group of women asked to support Phoenix Seminary.  This innovative group of women chose to raise funds to provide scholarships for women attending the seminary, naming themselves Women of Momentum.  Over the years, funds were raised through an annual Christmas Luncheon and Artisan Market, a Good Friday Community Breakfast and Fellowship Travel. Since inception Women of Momentum has awarded 84 scholarships.

In these unprecedented, changing, times for our world, women today face unique challenges. As women are leading more in the marketplace and community, they need to be equipped to be bold in their faith with their families, friends, co-workers and their broader sphere of influence.  As women’s needs and interests are evolving with the changing times, Women of Momentum is expanding its scope to provide women the unique teaching that Phoenix Seminary offers. The opportunity to learn and grow in faith through lectures, bible studies and fellowship with likeminded women will transform lives and the community in Arizona as the Gospel of Christ is shared.


Join “Friends of WOM”, a dynamic group of women who have a heart for Phoenix Seminary and raising funds for female scholarship students.



Friends of WOM: $100 and includes participation in three lectures, Spring and Fall Bible studies and early registration to pay the fees to reserve for our Good Friday breakfast, Christmas luncheon, and future Fellowship Travel ($250 value).

Friends of WOM Benefactor: $250 and includes all the above benefits plus access to Phoenix Seminary Online Lectures ($625 value).

Friends of WOM Champion: $500 All the above benefits plus the option to audit a seminary class ($1,100 value).


Lecture participation: $50 each lecture

Bible study semester: $50 each semester

Auditing a seminary class: $475 each class

Good Friday Breakfast, Christmas Luncheon and Fellowship Travel: To be determined

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The bible studies will be held on Friday mornings from 9:30 – 11:00. Come learn under the teaching of these Phoenix Seminary professors alongside other women.


  • Dr. Steven Anderson, Practical Theology
  • Dr. Steve Duby, Theology
  • Dr. Peter Gurry, New Testament
  • Dr. David Hogg, Church History
  • Dr. John Meade, Old Testament
  • Dr. J. Michael Thigpen, Old Testament
  • Dr. Brian Arnold, Church History

The Psalms are some of the most cherished portions of Christian scripture. The Psalms comfort us in suffering, strengthen us in weakness, gladden us in despair, teach us about God, and foreshadow the coming of Christ. Join us as we take a closer look at ten Psalms over 10 weeks.

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In the early church, the book of Isaiah was known as the fifth Gospel because it was so important for understanding the entire Bible. Isaiah deals not only with God’s judgment of Israel, but the future hope of the coming Messiah and the release from exile, both physical and spiritual. Come study this significant book with expert guides.

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A series of three biblically provocative lectures will be held for women on Saturday mornings from 9:00-12:00. This will be time to grow spiritually and enjoy fellowship with other women.

This session will consider various examples of female leadership that are found throughout Scripture. While there are a few differences between men's and women's leadership examples in Scripture, there are also many similarities. This session will focus on encouraging women in various leadership activities. 

Dr. Grudem became Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary in 2001 after teaching at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for 20 years. He was named Distinguished Research Professor in 2018. He has served as the President of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, as President of the Evangelical Theological Society (1999), and as a member of the Translation Oversight Committee for the English Standard Version of the Bible. He also served as the General Editor for the ESV Study Bible (Crossway Bibles, 2008).

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Western society is eroding before our very eyes. Critical theories, cancel culture, LBGTQ+ issues, and many other challenges are facing the church and Christian higher education. In this lecture we will identify where these ideas came from and how we can respond to them in a biblical way.

Dr . Brian Arnold serves as the fourth President of Phoenix Seminary. In this role he combines a love for the local church with a passion for serious, academic theology. He is convinced that seminaries are servants of the church, uniquely positioned to train men and women for mature, biblically-grounded ministry in a rapidly changing world. Before joining the faculty of Phoenix Seminary in 2015, Dr. Arnold served as the Pastor of Smithland First Baptist Church in Kentucky. Prior to pastoring, he worked as a paramedic for nearly a decade. Dr. Arnold earned his Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2013 and has since authored two books, Justification in the Second Century (de Gruyter; Baylor University Press) and Cyprian of Carthage: His Life and Impact (Christian Focus), and a number of journal articles.

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What does vocational faithfulness look like when there is a gulf between our daily work and our sense of calling? How can Christians embrace a holistic vision for work, and every aspect of our economic activity? It is key that we see the biblical vision for faithful Christian work rooted in the creation narrative and in our identity as ones created in God’s image. The creation narrative teaches us that our economic activities flow out of our identity, that all economic activity is worship, and that God intends a flourishing society, not just flourishing individuals.

Dr . J. Michael Thigpen earned a B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.Div. from Columbia Biblical Seminary, and an M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Judaic, Hebraic, and Cognate Studies from Hebrew Union College. He is the author of Divine Motive in the Hebrew Bible: A Comprehensive Survey and Analysis. In addition to his academic background, Dr. Thigpen has extensive pastoral and executive leadership experience. He has served churches in South Carolina, Ohio, Kentucky, and California. For more than a decade, Dr. Thigpen was the Executive Director of the Evangelical Theological Society. Prior to beginning his academic career he served as an eBusiness senior project manager and call center director for US Bank.

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Good Friday Breakfast

April 15, 2022 at Orange Tree Golf Club, Scottsdale.

Registration is now closed for the 2022 Good Friday Breakfast.  If you have question please contact John-Paul Reiger at

Christmas Luncheon

December 10, 2022 at Orange Tree Golf Club, Scottsdale.

More information to come.

Fellowship Travel

Scheduled for 2023.

More information to come.

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