On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave talks with Susan Heck about biblical memorization, the marks of a good mentor and what to avoid, advice for women wanting to dig more into Scripture, and much more.
What you’ll hear in this episode
- How memorization has helped Susan in her Christian life.
- The importance of biblical memorization and how Christians can begin to memorize the Bible.
- Help for the women wanting to dig more into Scripture.
- What most encourages Susan about what the Lord is doing in and through women’s ministry in the US.
- What most concerns Susan about women’s ministry around the US.
- Advice for pastors wanting to encourage the women leading women’s ministry in their local church.
- What to look for in a biblical mentor and what to avoid in selecting a mentor.
About Our Guest
Susan Heck was married for 46 years to her beloved husband and pastor, Doug Heck, who was a faithful Shepherd for 50 years, until the Lord took him to glory in August 2021. Susan has been involved in Women’s Ministries for about 40 years. This included teaching Bible Studies, counseling, and heading up Ladies with the Master women’s ministry at Grace Community Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma (www.gccoftulsa.org). Visit her website With the Master for more from Susan.
Susan is a certified counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (biblicalcounseling.com) since 2003. She is also the author of With the Master Bible study series for ladies. She also has authored; A Call to Discipleship, Putting-Off Life Dominating Sins; A Call to Scripture Memory; A Message of Assurance: Twenty Tests for God’s Children; What Does a Spirit Filled Marriage Look Like?; Speaking the Truth in Love in a Post Truth World; and The Liberating Gospel. Susan’s teaching ministry is an outgrowth of her memorization work on the Bible. She has memorized the entire New Testament along with two books from the Old Testament which include Ecclesiastes, Jonah and several of the Psalms and is now journeying her way through more of the Old Testament. To God be the glory!
Susan Heck has two grown children, and seven grandchildren. Both children and their spouses are in full time ministry. Because of the enthusiastic ladies who attend the Bible Studies that Susan teaches, and because of the life changes, Susan has been invited to speak to a number of ladies groups, both nationally and internationally. Susan loves to minister her gift of teaching to women.
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Dave Jenkins is happily married to Sarah Jenkins. He is a writer, editor, and speaker living in beautiful Southern Oregon. Dave is a lover of Christ, His people, the Church, and sound theology. He serves as the Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries, the Executive Editor of Theology for Life Magazine, the Host and Producer of Equipping You in Grace Podcast, and is a contributor to and producer of Contending for the Word. He is the author of The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What To Do About It (House to House, 2021) and The Word Matters: Defending Biblical Authority Against the Spirit of the Age (G3 Press, 2022). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, or read his newsletter. Dave loves to spend time with his wife, going to movies, eating at a nice restaurant, or going out for a round of golf with a good friend. He is also a voracious reader, in particular of Reformed theology, and the Puritans. You will often find him when he’s not busy with ministry reading a pile of the latest books from a wide variety of Christian publishers. Dave received his M.A.R. and M.Div through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.