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Bible Study


Bible Study

Wine, Women & Jesus

We’re redefining women’s Bible studies by offering the unique opportunity to connect with women and engage with Jesus in the casual atmosphere of your local winery.

You won't find a set program, small groups, or pressure to fit the mold. You will find real women, great teaching, and candid conversations.

Wine, women and Jesus. It's really that simple.


Is this all there is? Going through the motions. Overwhelming obstacles and circumstances. Feeling stuck and exhausted. Jesus promised us a full and abundant life both now and in eternity. So, why doesn't life always seem full and abundant?


Monday Nights
1/23/17 - 2/27/17
Times Ten Cellars


Tuesday Nights
1/24/17 - 2/28/17
FoodHeads Cafe

If you are unable to join us in person this semester or need to catch up with a lesson you missed, they will be posted about a week after each is recorded. Click here to listen to our podcasts of the first semester's lessons. 

If you are not registered for the study already, you can order the bible study guide online. Click here to order More Than This: A Study in the Gospel of John. 


  • un-churched curious about Jesus but not interested in organized religion 

  • de-churched follower of Jesus but not interested in organized religion 

  • over-churched attend church but need a change in engaging
    Jesus & others





A salon is a gathering of women who have an informed conversation about spiritual issues that impact their lives. They are typically hosted in someone's home and focus on a single topic like body image, female sexuality, submission, or the role of men and women in marriage.


  • Submission
  • Body Image
  • Homosexuality
  • Female Sexuality
  • Female Friendships
  • Unleash the Dream
  • Can Men and Women Be Friends?
  • The Role of Men and Women in Marriage
  • Why Aren't Men As Spiritually Engaged?  

2017 Salons


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Salon: Homosexuality

Mar 9, 2017 7-9pm

Location: TBA


Subscribe to the mailing list for the next salon announcement!

Salon: Homosexuality

Mar 7, 2017 7-9pm

FoodHeads Cafe

If you can't make it to the event in person, please purchase a salon document for $15 and have a discussion in your own home. Let's get the conversations started! 

We currently host Marcella Salons in Dallas and Austin. To invite us to facilitate a salon in your home or community, contact us with your ideas!




She Can Teach

Dr. Jackie Roese developed and fine-tuned She Can Teach during her doctoral education under the tutelage of Dr. Haddon Robinson at Gordon-Conwell Seminary. Jackie has been teaching the course, formerly known as 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 She Can Teach, 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 courses

Date: TBA
Instructor: Dr. Jackie Roese
Cost: $400

Contact us to inquire about offering She Can Teach at your church or in your community.





Dr. Jackie Roese is a passionate speaker with an approachable and engaging style. She has spoken around the globe at conferences, retreats, mission events and other speaking engagements. You can read Jackie's full bio here.

Special Messages

Below are several messages offered by Jackie for a one-time speaking engagement. Feel free to inquire about the specifics of a particular message by contacting us.

  • The Woman at the Well
  • Spiritual Discipline: Fasting/Generosity
  • Remembering our Salvation Story: Deuteronomy 8
  • Body Image
  • Dealing with Fear
  • Mary and Martha
  • Unforgiveness
  • Envy
  • Who would God Choose to Change the World?
  • Living Stones, Royal Priests
  • Joseph: Betrayal
  • Our Father: Part of the Lord’s Prayer
  • Give us Our Bread: Part of the Lord’s Prayer
  • The Gospel
  • You’ve Got What it Takes: Matthew 25
  • The Bema


The various Retreats offered below are specifically designed to engage women in transformative community and truth. 

  • Are You on Fire?
  • Unleash the Dream
  • Detox: Getting Rid of Toxins that Keep Us from Spiritual Wellness
  • Reaction: James – Learning to React Faithfully in Times of Trials
  • The Book of Mark
  • Philippians: Joy in Midst of Trials
  • Proverbs: Selected Topics
  • The Holy Spirit: His Role in Our Lives
  • At Wisdom's Feet: Women in the Old Testament
  • Unfolding the Gospel
  • Living Loved
  • Sisterhood: From Aloneness to Knownness
  • Revealed: A Look at the Trinity, Father, Son, and Spirit

Contact us for questions or other inquiries on messages offered, or to book Jackie for your next event.


Marcella 100

Marcella 100

the marcella 100

A collective voice fighting for a proper view and standing for all women worldwide.
A team of learners, ambassadors, and funders of our mission to ennoble women.

100 Members    |    $100 / Month

Join The Marcella 100 by becoming a member, gifting a membership to someone you know, or providing a scholarship.

Monthly Member Spotlight:  Ben Pinto

I am one of the lucky ones. I am a man who has been positively influenced by both strong men and strong, perhaps even stronger, women.

I grew up in an Italian family. My grandfather was quiet and steady. My father was strong and a great provider. My grandmother was ever present and larger than life while my mother was sensitive and nurturing. And Amy, my wife of almost 30 years and who incidentally is pink with ever darkening streaks of green (versus lime green ala long-time friend, author, preacher, and founder of The Marcella Project, Jackie Roese), is such a perfectly fitted and complementary partner to me that we are clearly stronger and better together than apart. 

As far back as I can remember I have always had respectful admiration and valuable appreciation of women. I was raised Catholic and attended private schools through most of my early education. I am grateful to have been taught, at such a young age, that God not only exists but loves me and desires to be a part of my daily life. I also learned that the Trinity (God existing in three distinct and divine Persons but one God) is a beautiful and very real presence. In a similar manner, the combination of distinct male and female persons, whether in one marriage, church or other organization, has the power to do great things when employing their unique gifts. For instance, I found both male and female educators contributed greatly to my education and my way of thinking. Each using their talents, abilities, and experiences for the benefit of students seemed very natural and normative.

As I moved into adulthood in what had been referred to as “a man's world” and became a part of a conservative evangelical Bible church, I “learned” something new. At some point, a woman’s opportunity to lead is limited. This seems incongruent with the way I was raised as a boy, and now, as a man and a follower of Christ, this concerns me. As a father of two adult daughters, I want each of them to have the opportunity to pursue God’s calling, and I don’t want, or believe, their gender should restrict them.

Enter The Marcella Project. The Marcella Project is working hard to reshape the way women view themselves and the way the larger church views them. Through Scripture-focused teaching, training and dialogue, The Marcella Project is bringing awareness and transformation to traditional gender inequalities that have hindered the mission of the church…to go into the world and preach the good news of Jesus Christ and make disciples. My wife Amy and I are privileged and honored to be Marcella 100 Members. Through Bible studies, salons, and retreats we have been equipped, encouraged, and challenged to engage in conversations and movements to promote the ennobling of women in the local and international church community.



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The Summit

The Summit


April 21st - 23rd, 2017

The Marcella Summit is a convening of men and women who desire to learn how to live as co-partners in God's Kingdom work. We provide a safe place to wrestle with key Scriptures, learn from Bible scholars, engage others in dialogue, figure out how it looks in practical terms, and learn how to articulate God's truth about men and women. Regardless of where we land, we desire to gather, learn together, engage in healthy dialogue, and leave better equipped to live in blessed alliance.

2017 Theme "Men and Women: Making The New Normal Together", with Dr. Stephen Boyd, Dr. Sue Russell and Dr. Jackie Roese.

Come join us, engage in conversations, be challenged by Bible scholars, enjoy fabulous food and wine, take in beautiful surroundings, ask tough questions, hear real answers, and leave equipped to change your own corner of the world.