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?  

2018 Salons


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Times Ten Cellar


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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 course

Date: Oct 12-13 and Nov 10, 2018

Location: Austin, TX

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.