You are invited to a one-day event featuring Dr. Lisa Bowens, Vivian Mabuni, and me that aims to nurture goodness ("tov") in our churches, ministries, and everyday lives. Based on our (Scot and Laura Barringer’s) book, A Church Called Tov, TOV for Women 2022 takes the conversation a step further by encouraging and empowering us to create cultures characterized by goodness.

What practical steps can we take to nurture tov in our church cultures, and especially tov cultures for women? Join us to hear about Scot and Laura’s forthcoming book.

We are thrilled to offer a diverse slate of voices from across the country and a variety of backgrounds.

Friday, October 21st, 9:00am-3:30pm CDT
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
149 W Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL

Featuring Dr. Lisa Bowens, Vivian Mabuni, and Dr. Scot McKnight

In-person $49
Livestream for Individuals (1-2 people) $10
Livestream for Groups (3+ people) $25
Livestream registration includes the main sessions from 9am-12pm.
A link to the afternoon breakout sessions will provided after the event.


Dr. Lisa Bowens is an Associate Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. As the first African American woman to receive tenure in Princeton Theological Seminary’s Bible department, she teaches a variety of courses including Introduction to New Testament Exegesis, Paul and Apocalyptic Thought, and African American Pauline Hermeneutics. She has written numerous articles and two books, An Apostle in Battle: Paul and Spiritual Warfare in 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 and African American Readings of Paul: Reception, Resistance, and Transformation. Among her current projects are two commentaries, one on 2 Corinthians and one on 1-2 Thessalonians.

Vivian Mabuni is a national speaker, author, bible teacher and podcast host. Her writing has appeared in Christianity Today, SheReadsTruth, Our Daily Bread, Propel Sophia and her teachings have been featured on the YouVersion Bible App’s “Verse of the Day”. With over 30 years on staff with Cru, Viv loves teaching about the Bible and its practical application to ministry and life. She has been a keynote speaker at IF:Gathering, QCommons, Cru Winter Conferences, and FamilyLife’s “Weekend To Remember” marriage conferences. Author of Open Hands, Willing Heart, she also serves on the Board of Trustees for Denver Seminary and is the founder & host of “Someday Is Here” a podcast for AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islanders) leaders. Viv loves drinking coffee with her husband of 31 years, Darrin, and marveling at their three young adult kids and brand new daughter-in-law.