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Women in Ministry

Women’s Equipping Forum: October 17

"On Lament"  |  6:30–8:30pm in C310
 


Our women’s equipping forum engages a current issue, searches God’s Word relating to that issue, and considers how God’s Word ought to transform our thinking, speaking, and acting regarding that issue. We want to grow as Word-filled women who are wise and winsome witnesses of the Lord Jesus, and also as local-church family members who listen well to one another and encourage one another, not least when we might differ with one another in how we apply Scripture’s principles relating to a specific issue.

All women are welcome to register for the equipping forum and benefit from the discussion. If you would like to participate in discussion (or simply come prepared to benefit more from the discussion), please make sure you register and check your confirmation email for 4 brief articles to read before this event.

Our Fall forum will aim to equip us in understanding and embracing the biblical category of lament, maturing as women who grieve with those who grieve, and helping those we disciple do the same. We’ll consider questions such as: What’s the difference between “grieving without hope” and “grieving with hope”? What’s so powerful about faithful lament in the life of a Christian and of a Christian community, and how might we make progress in cultivating space for this in our church, in our family, in our discipleship and evangelistic relationships? Why is it difficult to lament and to receive others’ lament, and what tools can help us follow Jesus’s example in this area?

 


 

Women’s Luncheon and Dinner: October 22 

Lunch 11:30am–1:00pm in the Fellowship Hall
Dinner 6:30–8:00pm in C310
 


We’ll have the joy of hearing Irene Sun (Bible teacher and author of children’s book God Counts: Numbers in His Word and His World), who will share a story from her own life. She’ll model for us how we can grow in viewing our smaller life-stories in the context of God’s big story of redemption in Christ, and then how we can share personal stories in a way that commends God’s character. Following Irene’s testimony, she’ll be joined by our own Margaret Thompson, and together they’ll reflect on how we each might hone the practical skill of God-centered storytelling in our discipling and evangelistic relationships.

 



Girl's Night Out: November 21

 



A Merry Little Christmas Event: December 5

 



Church Equipping Forum: January 23, 2020

“On Civics and Civility”

Our Winter forum will aim to equip us in understanding and embracing a biblical vision for civic engagement among followers of Christ  and citizens of heaven. We’ll consider questions such as: How does our identity in Christ and our belonging to his church shape the way we pray, the way we vote and advocate, the way we think and talk about politicians and political issues, the way we interact about politics online, the way we engage people who hold different positions than we? What peculiar temptations do we Christians face during election seasons, and what might it look like to “stand the test” throughout 2020 and beyond? What will it look like for our church to pursue gospel-centered unity in these matters amidst our various diversities of thought, political leaning, background and experience, and stage of life? What are some good resources for ongoing reflection and engagement on these matters?

 



Women of the Church (Monthly Circles)

The Women of the Church Circles meet monthly for Bible study, fellowship, prayer, and service.

These circle meetings run September-May

The 2019-2020 study will be, Loving the Way Jesus Loves by Phil Ryken, which is a Christ-centered study of 1 Corinthians 13.

Dates/times vary by circle; usually the first or second Tuesday of each month.

  




Women in Ministry programs are open to all. We welcome those who are not members of this church or of any church. if you have any questions about call the Women in Ministry office at (901) 531-6159.